Uncovered SLO

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Police chief under fire for retaliating against her men

A Paso Robles police officer, who says his numerous attempts to force the chief to run the department in a legal and productive manner were rebuffed, filed a claim against the city in December and plans to follow up with... (Continue reading)

Officials ‘knew’ of sexual allegations against chief

Allegations of sexual misconduct by Paso Robles’ chief of police didn’t surprise everyone, according to a former councilman who said today that the city’s top management and council members have known of the assertions for years. Lisa Solomon has been accused... (Continue reading)

KCOY Underground asking viewers to boycott

The KCOY Underground is asking viewers to boycott KCOY News in February as part of an attempt to force the station back to local broadcasting and make a change in ownership. In early January, KCOY laid off meteorologist Jim Byrne... (Continue reading)

Police chief accused of sexually assaulting her officers

Law enforcement officers have names for the girls offering them sex on the beat: Badge Bunny. Holster Sniffer. Uniform Jumper. Handcuff Hugger. In Paso Robles, brethren in blue have one more: The Chief. A flurry of complaints and mounting formal grievances... (Continue reading)

Psychiatric cuts at ASH raise alarms

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Deep budget cuts at Atascadero State Hospital have prompted administrators to slash positions of more than a dozen contract psychiatrists during the past three months, just as the hospital initiates a unique pilot program for collectively treating... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill admits to impersonating opponent

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill admitted Wednesday he impersonated his political opponent, and now he says it was just a joke. On Jan. 6, the San Luis Obispo Tribune printed a letter to the editor from Sheila Blake asking... (Continue reading)

SLO County dirty politics déjà vu

San Luis Obispo County has had its share of dirty politics including slate mailers used in a 2010 sheriff campaign and the impersonating of opponents by a 1998 assemblyman’s campaign committee, both of which led to Fair Political Practice Commission... (Continue reading)

SLO faces fines, arrest of workers over toxic dumping

San Luis Obispo is looking at possible civil and administrative fines as well as the arrests of city workers following the dumping of toxic chemicals in a city facility, City Attorney Christine Dietrick told council members and managers Thursday. The news... (Continue reading)

Search for Pedro Garcia fizzles

For a guy who doesn’t seem to exist, Pedro Garcia is the talk of the town in Cambria. That’s the name printed at the bottom of a Dec. 15 letter faxed to the editor of the local newspaper, The Cambrian, a... (Continue reading)

Gearhart appraiser loses license over land fraud

An Atascadero-based appraiser whose inflated appraisals helped North County Developer Kelly Gearhart defraud investors out of more than $100 million has lost his license. The California Attorney General’s office ordered Terry Pippin to surrender his license in December. Pippin made false... (Continue reading)

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