Uncovered SLO


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SLO tries to parlay its legal losses to CAPSLO

The San Luis Obispo City Council is threatening that if the two attorneys who sued for unconstitutional treatment of the homeless do not agree to donate half of the $133,880 award of fees to the San Luis Obispo Community Action... (Continue reading)

Sheriff Parkinson admits to officer brutality

By KAREN VELIE In response to a citizen complaint, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson  confirmed that under the color of authority a deputy used excessive and unnecessary force in dealing with a minor traffic violation. Under former sheriff... (Continue reading)

SLO loses another battle in its fight against the homeless

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Charles Crandall awarded the two lawyers who sued the city for unconstitutional treatment of the homeless $133,880 for costs and legal fees on Thursday. Laws permit attorneys who undertake cases... (Continue reading)

Sheriff deputy assault was family affair

By KAREN VELIE Driving from a celebration at a local church, donning a dress shirt and tie, a 5 foot 3 inch Nipomo man was not worried when a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy pulled behind the car he... (Continue reading)

Oceano manager under fire for operating suspended corporation

Even though the Oceano Community Service’s District manager’s privately owned corporation was suspended in early 2009, he continued operating his lending company, according to his financial disclosures. On Tom Geaslen’s Form 700, he claims his company the Titan Lending Corporation... (Continue reading)

Marx’s martial arts and Hill’s “kumbaya” highlight SLO homeless meeting

San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx recalled getting punched in the arm outside city hall, Councilman John Ashbaugh proposed video surveillance of the homeless and County Supervisor Adam Hill delivered a “kumbaya” moment during a city workshop Saturday on the... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Gibson sneaks girlfriend back in office?

By CALCOASTNEWS STAFF Supervisor Bruce Gibson has brought his legislative assistant and mistress back to work for him in his office, several county employees said. These employees contend Gibson is attempting to bring Cherie Aispuro back to work at his... (Continue reading)

Medical pot delivery bust denounced

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A driver for a patients’ medical marijuana collective was arrested last week in Oceano after his vehicle was stopped by San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies, reportedly for having a cracked windshield. Following a search of his... (Continue reading)

Officers lodge two claims of retaliation against Arroyo Grande

An Arroyo Grande Police officer says the city has failed to follow due process in dealing with a claim of retaliation, and the police officers’ union also has lodged an accusation of retaliation. On Dec. 31, Michelle Cota filed a... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay Council rejects proposed sewer plant

By KAREN VELIE UPDATE: Morro Bay City Attorney Rob Schulz said Morro Bay is not pulling its application, it is asking that the Coastal Commission deny the application. At a highly contentious special meeting, the Morro Bay City Council voted... (Continue reading)



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