Uncovered SLO


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Paso Robles claims the computer did it

Paso Robles city officials have repeatedly provided conflicting crime statistics and falsified documents in an apparent attempt to bolster claims the city’s crime rate is down. While Police Chief Lisa Solomon continues her claim that crime has been reduced under her... (Continue reading)

Is Paso Robles fabricating crime statistics?

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." -- Phrase popularized by Mark Twain Paso Robles Police Chief Lisa Solomon is proclaiming a dramatic drop in crime under her watch, but the numbers she provides to back up... (Continue reading)

A little something on the side

Ask Bob Nicholson and he can point out how households and businesses are wasting water and money. He tells people how to save. Whether Nicholson’s advice is going to cost you anything depends on which hat he’s wearing that day. Nicholson makes... (Continue reading)

Kafkaesque nightmare at county mental health facility

San Luis Obispo County's claim that it is not responsible for the brutal attacks of women at its mental health facility on Johnson Avenue was thrown out by a judge on Feb. 8. Superior Court Judge Dodie Harman ruled against the... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles locker room play? Or lock her away?

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Was it just naughty fun? A little good-natured grope here and there? Or were crimes committed? Paso Robles Police Chief Lisa Solomon is being accused of sexual misconduct by a growing group of former and current Paso... (Continue reading)

Oceano seawater intrusion deemed a scam

San Luis Obispo County government agencies have been using data known to be phony to secure state and federal grants. Following a 2009 report of seawater intrusion contaminating the unincorporated community of Oceano’s groundwater supply, numerous local agencies used the information... (Continue reading)

SLO employees’ union negotiations stall, tensions mount

UPDATE: Includes a statement by San Luis Obispo Employees Association Vice President Madelyn Paasch that says city negotiators first declared an impasse. Amidst allegations of bargaining in bad faith, contract negotiations between the city of San Luis Obispo and its... (Continue reading)

SLO managers accused of intercepting council mail

By SYDNEY RAY A San Luis Obispo property owner spoke out on Tuesday about an incident involving mail sent to the City Council members being intercepted, the originals shredded and the correspondence withheld from the city’s elected officials for several... (Continue reading)

Paso schools face budget woes, teacher strike

An unexplained $1.59 million deficit in Paso Robles School District’s (PRSD) current budget has the district teetering on the brink of insolvency and under threat of a state takeover while local officials target teachers’ pay as a possible solution. In response,... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles’ police protection dwindling

Rattled by a recent spike in violent crime, several Paso Robles police officers are questioning the impact the department’s current policy of not always responding to some criminal activities is having on public safety. Paso Robles has been operating under a... (Continue reading)



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