Uncovered SLO


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Los Osos sewer issues prompt suicide?

In 2011, Gewynn Tayor confronted San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson over his claim that Los Osos residents can cover the cost of the proposed sewer project with the equity in their homes. Gewynn said his premise was incorrect... (Continue reading)

Atascadero student busted for concrete cursive

By DANIEL BLACKBURN At least he can write. An Atascadero High School student was removed from class on Dec. 4 and arrested by local police for allegedly scribbling his name in fresh concrete. The student, who is not being identified... (Continue reading)

California city snubs president, victims of Pearl Harbor

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo staffers accuse city officials of snubbing the president, the “greatest generation,” and victims of Pearl Harbor after they ordered employees to raise flags lowered in honor of Pearl Harbor patriots to full-staff. President Barack... (Continue reading)

Genius behind delivery of high speed “Hobbit” in SLO

By LISA RIZZO The worldwide movie premier of “The Hobbit” next week will unveil the fastest imaging in cinema history during a journey through ‘Middle-earth,’ thanks in part to technology designed and manufactured by USL, Inc. in San Luis Obispo.... (Continue reading)

Did supervisors dump ag ordinance to protect Gibson?

By CalCoastNews staff The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting did not proceed as scheduled Tuesday. After a late start to the meeting, Supervisor Adam Hill petitioned to move the 18th item on the agenda, the controversial agriculture... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles, Cayucos school districts shoulder huge bond debts

Two San Luis Obispo County school districts have borrowed millions of dollars using a risky form of financing saddling them with huge debt. Both Cayucos Elementary School District and Paso Robles Joint Unified School District turned to capital appreciation bonds... (Continue reading)

Supervisor’s zipper costly to county taxpayers

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE Supervisor Bruce Gibson’s adulterous, long-term affair with a subordinate — his legislative assistant of six years — will cost county taxpayers $68,870 in annual salary plus benefits for a parallel county position she’s been... (Continue reading)

Sanitation plant failures threaten groundwater

By KAREN VELIE During an inspection of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation plant earlier this year, federal Environmental Control Agency (EPA) inspectors discovered several self-monitoring and biosolid handling deficiencies that could result in groundwater contamination, according to a... (Continue reading)

SLO County hit with $6 billion property rights lawsuit

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Excelaron, the company seeking to drill as many as 12 oil wells in the Huasna Valley near Arroyo Grande, filed a more than $6 billion lawsuit against San Luis Obispo County. In the lawsuit filed Monday, attorney... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district regulatory woes escalate

By KAREN VELIE The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District is facing another fine for the third release of improperly treated sewage into the Pacific Ocean in less than four months, with each release larger than its predecessor. Sanitation... (Continue reading)



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