Uncovered SLO

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Questions surround Santa Margarita woman’s death

On the morning she died, Janet Lucille McCarthy had planned to take flight from a tumultuous marriage, friends told CalCoastNews. The 44-year-old Santa Margarita woman, and mother of three, was planning an extended vacation to her parents' home in Ohio to... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly’s controversial dean of engineering dismissed

After years of controversy, high staff turnover and faculty discontent, Mohammad Noori, the controversial dean of Cal Poly’s College of Engineering, was asked last week to step down as the head of the university’s most prestigious college, CalCoastNews has learned. The... (Continue reading)

New Arroyo Grande councilwoman leads a harried secret life

Scandal ridden former councilmember Ed Arnold stepped down to allow the Arroyo Grande City Council to avoid distraction related to his personal life, and at his replacement’s first council meeting, questions about her lifestyle started a confrontation between her supporters... (Continue reading)

Bordonaro steps down as local Republican chair

Former state assemblyman and current county assessor Tom Bordonaro is no longer chair of the county Republican Central Committee. Bordonaro, who remains on the committee, recently gave up the chairmanship, according to multiple sources, in order to endorse Katcho Achadjian... (Continue reading)

Update: Details about Bolts DUI arrest

San Luis Obispo Undersheriff Steve Bolts is currently on vacation without pay and his DUI arrest Saturday night is scheduled to be the subject of an internal investigation by the Sheriff’s department [Tribune] Two Atascadero police officers responded to an... (Continue reading)

Undersheriff arrested for DUI, but not jailed

Atascadero Police arrested San Luis Obispo Under Sheriff Steve Bolts for driving under the influence on El Camino Real near Del Rio Road on Saturday night at 8:30 p.m., according to the police log. Bolts, 56, was booked at the Atascadero... (Continue reading)

Taxi shortage fueling disorder?

Despite the fact that cab owners in San Luis Obispo say there’s no shortage of taxis in the area, local bar owners and others contend there is a big shortage, especially on weekends when some patrons physically try to flag... (Continue reading)

Proposed bus fare increases anger riders

In a move to compensate for a 16-percent reduction in state funding, San Luis Obispo city staff is asking for higher bus fares, an end to free transfers from one bus to another and a reduction in trolley services in... (Continue reading)

Waterfield criticized for stopping taping of candidates forum

An Oceano woman has posted a Youtube video, criticizing state Assembly candidate Etta Waterfield after a campaign staff member objected to the taping of a candidates’ forum Friday night in San Luis Obispo. Nina Grabiel claims that Joanie Brown, host... (Continue reading)

Sheriff spokesperson seeing red

With two weeks to go, the six-candidate race for sheriff in San Luis Obispo County is getting testy with the communication spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department calling the supporters of one candidate, Joe Cortez, “commies” or communists. Rob Bryn, who is... (Continue reading)

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