Uncovered SLO

SLO County Supervisor Bruce Gibson accused of misusing public resources

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson is holding office hours in Debbie Arnold’s district in a county building after canceling constituent meetings in his own district because of the pandemic. This action spurred allegations Gibson violated... (Continue reading)

Oceano Dunes off-roading enthusiasts win another round

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday in favor of a group working to establish a public right to off-road vehicle recreation on the Oceano Dunes. SLO County Superior Court Judge Tana Coates rejected... (Continue reading)

Cannabis kingpin versus public integrity, SLO County judge to decide

By KAREN VELIE Natural Healing Center SLO filed a lawsuit against the city of San Luis Obispo in December alleging improper termination of its retail pot shop permit and asking the court to order the city to allow them to... (Continue reading)

CalCoastNews’ top stories of 2021

By CALCOASTNEWS STAFF A partisan battle over redistricting, Kristin Smart’s alleged killer arrested, marijuana mogul admits he paid bribes to a county supervisor and a controversial plan to stop off-roading at the Oceano Dunes — these were some of San... (Continue reading)

Flores’ lawyer files a motion to dismiss Kristin Smart murder charges

By KAREN VELIE Lawyers representing Paul Flores on a charge he murdered Kristin Smart during an attempted rape in 1996 filed a motion on Dec. 17 to dismiss the case. After more than a month of testimony, San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

New California laws you need to know in 2022

By KAREN VELIE The new year brings hundreds of new laws with major consequences to Californians. Here’s a summary of seven new laws taking effect in 2022. No more pigs packed into pens, increase in pork prices Legislation to protect... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police release video of fatal officer involved shooting

By KAREN VELIE Paso Robles police released body cam video on Wednesday of a fatal officer-involved shooting at an apartment complex on July 6. Multiple members of the of the San Luis Obispo Regional Special Weapons and Tactics Team shot... (Continue reading)

Federal judge rules that San Simeon deprived property owner

By KAREN VELIE A federal judge ruled last week that San Simeon Community Services District’s refusal to provide a water hookup deprived a property owner the right to the free use of his property. The ruling opens the door for... (Continue reading)

Oceano Dunes closure canceled, reopened to vehicles and camping

By KAREN VELIE Two days after temporarily shuttering the Oceano Dunes to cars and camping, California State Parks announced Friday the park will remain open. Because of storm activity and the Arroyo Grande Creek flowing to the ocean, on Dec.... (Continue reading)

Students speak out during Atascadero teacher’s sentencing

By KAREN VELIE Before a judge sentenced a former Atascadero school teacher to four years and four months in prison, on Thursday students and parents spoke out about the impact Chris Lynn Berdoll’s sexual misconduct has had on their lives.... (Continue reading)