Uncovered SLO

Repeat offender attempts to rob Sam Blakeslee, lands in jail

By KAREN VELIE A man with a criminal history spanning five states is in jail after he attempted to rob a former California senator and assemblyman outside a drug store in San Luis Obispo. At about 4 a.m. on Jan.... (Continue reading)

San Simeon CSD caught encroaching on a neighbor, again

By KAREN VELIE San Simeon Community Services District officials are in hot water again, this time for constructing a staircase and a viewing area on property they do not own. Decades ago, the San Simeon district built a staircase to... (Continue reading)

Atascadero teacher accused of touching students, making threats

By KAREN VELIE An Atascadero Middle School teacher is in jail for allegedly threatening and terrorizing others after he was accused of inappropriate contact with a student. Health and physical education teacher James Klink posted dozens of bizarre rants on... (Continue reading)

Ruling describes failures of Paso Robles officers during rampage

By KAREN VELIE Paso Robles police officers allegedly failed to do their jobs and confront an armed suspect firing shots at the station, instead electing to stand down for more than three hours, according to a ruling filed on Thursday.... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s new board majority launch their agenda

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors liberal majority launched their agenda on Tuesday. Their priorities include a new redistricting map, water banking, reversing a planting ordinance, joining new agencies and changing spending priorities. In closed... (Continue reading)

Regulators reject Diablo Canyon power plant’s renewal request

By KAREN VELIE The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Tuesday denied Diablo Canyon Power Plant’s request to resume review of its withdrawn renewal application request. The operating licenses for the two reactors at Diablo Canyon are set to expire in... (Continue reading)

California employee reports misspending and malfeasance at Oceano Dunes

By KAREN VELIE A geologist working for the California Geological Survey posted a critical assessment of alleged misspending and malfeasance by a San Luis Obispo County agency and of state officials who have ignored their own findings at a cost... (Continue reading)

Los Osos residents file claims, blame CSD for catastrophic failure

By KAREN VELIE At least 13 residents have filed claims against the Los Osos Community Services District seeking financial compensation for mudslide and flood damage to their homes with multiple victims accusing the district of negligence. Decades ago, contractors built... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors seeking more than 20% pay increase

BY KAREN VELIE Less than a year after refusing to give union represented staffers raises of more than 3% a year, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is set to raise their own salaries by 20.8% on Tuesday... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County sees significant improvement in drought

By KAREN VELIE For more than 20 days, a series of storms unleashed torrential rains on San Luis Obispo County. These storms significantly improved SLO County’s drought status. Before the series of 12 storms, SLO County was in moderate to... (Continue reading)