Uncovered SLO


SLO building inspector in jail, no longer employed

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo city inspector who violently assaulted a woman in 2016 was allegedly terminated on Wednesday, according to a city staffer. [Cal Coast Times] Several months ago, a lengthy investigation into Christopher Olcott’s work and... (Continue reading)

Chamber chair challenges Hill in SLO County District 3 race

By CCT STAFF South County Chamber of Commerce Chair Stacy Korsgaden announced Monday her candidacy for the San Luis Obispo County supervisor seat currently held by Adam Hill. Korsgaden, who currently operates a local insurance agency, has called SLO County... (Continue reading)

SLO City councilwoman accused of conflict of interest

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo City officials have suspended a plan to phase out the use of natural gas appliances while they look into allegations Councilwoman Andy Pease violated conflict of interest rules. [Cal Coast Times] Two weeks ago,... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s lieutenant arrested for DUI

By CCT STAFF CHP officers arrested a Santa Barbara County sheriff’s custody lieutenant Saturday night on suspicion of drunken driving following a head-on crash on Highway 154 that left seven people injured. Shortly after 7 p.m., Lt. Javier Antunez, 44,... (Continue reading)

Vandals destroy Templeton hemp crop

By Karen Velie A long-time Templeton farming family has been left devastated after they were targeted by apparent anti-hemp criminals. [Cal Coast Times] On Sunday evening, vandals on all-terrain vehicles rode up and down rows of hemp plants destroying the... (Continue reading)

Winners of Grover Beach pot shops quickly sold permits

By KAREN VELIE As part of the green rush stampede, entrepreneurs battled for a limited number of Grover Beach marijuana retail shop permits as the city touted its ability to scrutinize applicants. [Cal Coast Times] But shortly after the city... (Continue reading)

SLO police chief to release her cell phone records

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell has agreed to release her personal cell phone records in a criminal case that arose after the chief lost her pistol in the bathroom of an El Pollo Loco restaurant.... (Continue reading)

Nonprofit buys Grover Beach property, still eyeing church

By KAREN VELIE The 5 Cities Homeless Coalition recently purchased a property on Fourth Street in Grover Beach, where they plan to conduct homeless services. Even so, the homeless coalition is still trying to buy the Bethel Baptist Church property.... (Continue reading)

SLO Tribune commenter charged for claims of pedophilia

By KAREN VELIE Kevin Rice, an activist, was surprised when people questioned him about a post in the SLO Tribune comment section in which it appears Rice boasts about having had sex with minors. Rice soon discovered he was the... (Continue reading)

SLO Mayor Heidi Harmon misinterprets LA Times article

By KAREN VELIE Touting the benefits of electric-only homes, San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon released a video Tuesday morning that features a Los Angeles Times article on pollution associated with gas appliances. However, Harmon failed to explain that the... (Continue reading)