Uncovered SLO

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Supervisor Gibson’s failures to disclose

By KAREN VELIE Bruce Gibson, a San Luis Obispo county supervisor who boasted on his campaign website that he advocates transparency, is under fire for failing to disclose some of his assets as required by law. State law requires that... (Continue reading)

Mission Community Bancorp and Santa Lucia Bank merger finalized

Mission Community Bancorp and Santa Lucia Bank completed a previously announced merger on Oct. 21 saving the troubled Atascadero based Santa Lucia Bank from further regulatory actions, according to the Bancorp. In May, the California Department of Financial Institutions gave Santa... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit filed to stop SLO County redistricting plan

The new redistricting lines for San Luis Obispo County were one day away from going into effect when a lawsuit was filed challenging the proposed boundaries. William Pelfrey, a resident of Templeton, said he filed the suit because he believes the... (Continue reading)

SLO points to zoning, not ordinance in fighting medical marijuana

San Luis Obispo has turned to zoning code to keep medical marijuana dispensaries out of the city. Acting Community Development Director Doug Davidson rejected three applications for medical marijuana dispensary business licenses in July, citing zoning code incompatibility, not an emergency... (Continue reading)

FEMA may want Paso Robles earthquake monies returned

The city of Paso Robles is getting a double wave of bad financial news — not only is the city already facing a $2.1 million budget shortfall, but the feds may be looking for the return of more than $1... (Continue reading)

School lunches open Pandora’s Box

Clarification: The state’s report on Cayucos Elementary’s percentage of students on the free or reduced lunch program appears to be incorrect as the report misstates the number of students in the school and the 100 percent is based on that... (Continue reading)

Train death spurs lawsuit against bar

Parents of a young North County man killed by a train have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the owners of a popular downtown Paso Robles bar and restaurant and are asking for a jury trial. Bryan Brady was celebrating his... (Continue reading)

No such thing as a free lunch?

Children of a San Luis Obispo County school district superintendent were signed up for a federal free lunch program, causing some to wonder if school officials increase federal funding by routinely inflating estimates of poverty-level student numbers on program applications. Chris... (Continue reading)

Woman brutalized on video at SLO County Mental Health

If Valerie Lane had been a stray dog she would gotten better protection from San Luis Obispo County. As it is, she is still suffering from a brutal attack that occurred more than two years ago at a San Luis... (Continue reading)

Attorney General asked to weigh in on judges’ $235,000 benefits

California’s Attorney General is deciding whether the Commission on Judicial Performance can discipline San Luis Obispo County judges for giving themselves perks that total more than $235,000 a year, according to documents and sources familiar with the issue. The commission says... (Continue reading)

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