Uncovered SLO

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The workers’ comp case that San Luis Obispo won’t discuss

San Luis Obispo city officials are refusing to answer questions about a workers' compensation claim filed on behalf of San Luis Obispo Fire Chief John Callahan, who died last summer, slated to cost the taxpayers about $7,000 per month. Information about... (Continue reading)

How Arroyo Grande blew a million dollars

At the same time the Arroyo Grande City Council was looking to reduce the deficit by cutting money from after school programs and law enforcement, the Council voted to pay almost twice the current market value for the empty former... (Continue reading)

Confidential prisoner records found discarded in dumpster

A box of California Men’s Colony (CMC) prisoner files, that contain private information such as psyche evaluations and social security numbers, was found in a dumpster at the Shell gas station on Madonna Road near Highway 101 in San Luis... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande criticized for lack of flood control

Over the past thirty years, the City of Arroyo Grande has failed to protect homes and the Arroyo Grande Creek from flooding and erosion problems that the city has been paid by developers to correct. Currently, the city and a developer... (Continue reading)

The Shredder takes on The Hulk

We knew–we just knew–CalCoastNews couldn’t be the only media in town amused by the recent Youtube exchange between sheriff’s candidate Ian Parkinson and former television star Lou Ferrigno. So we weren’t all that surprised to go online this morning and... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria teen’s murder caught on videotape

A Pismo Beach gas station surveillance tape captured what appears to be the horrific beating of 15-year-old Dystiny Myers while two Pismo Beach police officers stand nearby, talking and drinking coffee. [KCCN.tv] On Sept. 26 at 3 a.m. at the... (Continue reading)

Parkinson takes on the Incredible Hulk (seriously)

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s candidate Ian Parkinson may avoid debates on KVEC, or interviews with our intrepid reporter Karen Velie, but no one declines an interview with the Incredible Hulk. Just when you thought that Parkinson couldn’t become any... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay and Cayucos waste water plant bidding process under fire

By KAREN VELIE While city officials in Morro Bay battle over which of two contractors should design a multimillion dollar wastewater treatment upgrade, one of the contractors has decided to withdraw their proposal and the other is under fire for... (Continue reading)

Parkinson responds

Ian Parkinson, the front runner in the November election for county Sheriff, defended his actions Thursday as an expert witness in a 2000 civil trial. [KSBY] Parkinson has come under criticism after CalCoastNews reported that the San Luis Obispo police... (Continue reading)

Ian Parkinson: Witness for hire

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff candidate Ian Parkinson’s testimony as an expert witness in a 2000 civil case helped his sister-in-law Rita Tavernetti collect a $1.4 million dollar settlement, causing some to question Parkinson's ethics. By his own account, Parkinson, currently... (Continue reading)

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