Uncovered SLO

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County pays $20,000 to replace medical marijuana

In yet another black mark against the current sheriff's administration, San Luis Obispo County cut a $20,000 check on Monday to a medical marijuana user whose cannabis was wrongfully destroyed. In what appears to be the first time a government body... (Continue reading)

KSBY management defends Cipolla decision

Many Central Coast viewers have been writing to KSBY to express their frustration over the impending departure of news anchor Tony Cipolla after 20 years on the local airwaves, prompting a detailed response from KSBY general manager Evan Pappas. Pappas... (Continue reading)

Update: Parkinson unaware of tax liens?

In response to allegations that San Luis Obispo County Sheriff candidate Ian Parkinson was untruthful when he said that he has never had any tax liens, attorney John Ronca said his candidate had paid off three liens and asserts Parkinson... (Continue reading)

Ian Parkinson’s tax woes

Tax collectors have filed six tax liens in the past 10 years against Ian Parkinson, the current front runner for San Luis Obispo County Sheriff, because of his failure to pay taxes on properties and recreational vehicles. In June 2006, the... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande athletes face burglary charges

Arroyo Grande police last Friday asked the San Luis Obispo District Attorney’s office to file criminal charges against six junior varsity baseball players and a junior varsity track team member at Arroyo Grande High School, who are suspected of participating... (Continue reading)

Estate attorney’s actions called into question

Arroyo Grande probate attorney Mike Zimmerman’s actions as the trustee of a large estate led some to question his handling of a more than $2 million estate of an eccentric client. “Zimmerman is, I felt, like a stranger who had come... (Continue reading)

San Luis Police officers guilty of drug smuggling

CalCoastNews has learned that two San Luis Obispo police officers have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of bringing misbranded Mexican prescription drugs into the United States at the San Ysidro port of entry south of San Diego. The officers, Dan McDow... (Continue reading)

Grand Jury notes problems with elected officials

A San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury investigation has concluded that some elected city treasurers locally are unqualified to do their municipal jobs and are lax at performing them. As a result, the grand jury is recommending that cities appoint –... (Continue reading)

Federal action against Coast National Bank

The Federal Reserve Bank on Thursday announced a regulatory action taken against Coast Bancorp, in a move to maintain financial soundness at the bank, according to the federal order issued in San Francisco. Under a written agreement, the parent company of... (Continue reading)

Beauty salon inspector accused of targeting minorities

A state inspector, in charge of examining beauty salons and barber shops in San Luis Obispo County, has been accused of leveling steep fines on local beauticians and disrespecting the salons’ operators. Her behavior has caused some to question her motivation... (Continue reading)

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