Uncovered SLO

To each his own jury in the Kristin Smart murder trial

By KAREN VELIE There is one trial with two juries planned in the June 6 tribunal of accused murderer Paul Flores and his alleged accomplice Ruben Flores. Paul Flores is charged with murdering Kristin Smart in San Luis Obispo during... (Continue reading)

Helios Dayspring selling turnkey cannabis shop in SLO for $9 million

By KAREN VELIE Less than a year after San Luis Obispo terminated marijuana kingpin Helios Dayspring’s retail pot shop permit, Dayspring is attempting to sell the remodeled commercial property for $9 million. “Extremely rare opportunity to own a fully entitled... (Continue reading)

Social Security stops 100-year-old Paso Robles woman’s payments

By KAREN VELIE A 100-year-old Paso Robles woman had her monthly income ripped away after the Social Security Administration sent her a letter stating she had failed to provide required information, specifically proof that she does not have unreported income.... (Continue reading)

Group files lawsuit to recoup more than $1 million from SLO County agency

By KAREN VELIE A group filed a civil lawsuit last week against the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) for the “illegal use” of more than $1 million from the California’s Off-Highway Vehicle Trust Fund. Friends of... (Continue reading)

San Simeon board fails to appoint new director: What’s next?

By KAREN VELIE The San Simeon Community Services District missed the window to appoint a board member to fill a vacancy, after it wrongfully withheld the names of those running for the seat from the public. After just two months... (Continue reading)

Did Arroyo Grande Councilman Paulding vote to give himself a raise?

By KAREN VELIE Jimmy Paulding, an Arroyo Grande councilman, is trying to unseat incumbent San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Lynn Compton with a campaign heavy on feigned outrage. With the election fast approaching, Paulding accused Compton and developer Nick Tompkins... (Continue reading)

Judge selected in Kristin Smart murder trial, to be held in Salinas

By KAREN VELIE The trial of accused murderer Paul Flores and his alleged accomplice Ruben Flores will be conducted in a Salinas courtroom with Monterey County Superior Court Judge Jennifer O’Keefe presiding. The trial is scheduled to start on May... (Continue reading)

Three supervisor seats will determine control of the SLO County Board

By KAREN VELIE The stakes are high for San Luis Obispo County’s 2022 primary election. Conservatives are battling to maintain Republican control of the Board of Supervisors, while progressive Democrats are backing their preferred candidates in what is likely to... (Continue reading)

Jenkins leads in race for SLO County Clerk-Recorder campaign contributions

By KAREN VELIE With the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder seat up for grabs, the three candidates running are raking in cash, collecting endorsements and fervently campaigning. Campaign finance reports for the first reporting period of 2022 show Stew Jenkins... (Continue reading)

SLO Mayor Stewart announces candidacy, Harmon shows interest

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo Mayor Erica Stewart announced her candidacy for mayor on April 25, the same day former SLO mayor Hiedi Harmon hinted on Instagram that she was considering also running for the mayor seat. Elected in... (Continue reading)