Uncovered SLO

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Employee files fraud lawsuit against Wallace

A former employee of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District filed a lawsuit that accuses plant administrators, including the head of the sanitation district, of risking public safety and fraud. The civil lawsuit, filed in San Luis Obispo Superior... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district fires second alleged whistleblower

By KAREN VELIE Another South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District worker who complained to state and local regulators that the district had violated laws was terminated on Friday. Over the past few years, former shift supervisor Scott Mascolo reported incidents... (Continue reading)

Oceano Dunes air quality committees disbanded

Under pressure to comply with open meeting law requirements, county and state officials have agreed to dissolve their agreement to examine and develop a plan to clean up air pollution in the Oceano Dunes, according to a press release from... (Continue reading)

Federal regulators seize San Luis Trust Bank

Federal regulators shut down San Luis Trust Bank (SLTB) in San Luis Obispo Friday because the bank was critically undercapitalized, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC). At 5:55p.m. Friday, just five minutes before the bank was scheduled to close... (Continue reading)

Hate website headquartered in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, the renowned happiest place in America, is also the home of an apparent “hate” website that has created a multinational online forum against the political left, Muslims, gays and undocumented workers. The website, “I Hate the Media,” (IHTM)... (Continue reading)

Cayucos and Morro Bay balk on hiring lobbyist long-term

The Morro Bay City Council and Cayucos Sanitary District board have been brimming with confidence over the past year or so that its proposed new wastewater treatment plant, scheduled to cost untold millions and certain to saddle ratepayers with significant... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo City Council battling over binding arbitration

After a contentious debate, San Luis Obispo City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday night to call for a special council meeting next week to discuss repealing or revising binding arbitration and pensions for public safety employees. Next Tuesday, the council is slated... (Continue reading)

San Luis Trust Bank facing threat of seizure

San Luis Trust Bank (SLTB) may soon be added to the FDIC’s list of failed banks unless it pulls itself out of a “critically undercapitalized” state, according to federal regulators. The bank’s regulator, the Federal Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), says... (Continue reading)

Group wages battle against Glenn Beck

A group of San Luis Obispo County residents, prompted by last month’s shootings in Tucson, Ariz. that left six dead, has mounted a campaign to pressure local radio stations to limit what they call “hate talk.” Since January, outspoken critics of... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande gets new elevator, non-profits get the shaft

Arroyo Grande city officials are looking to take monies granted to local non-profits to cover the cities miscalculations for the cost of placing an elevator in the cities new city hall building. City officials, utilizing estimates provided by the city engineer... (Continue reading)

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