Uncovered SLO


SLO attorney convicted of bank fraud

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo attorney Stephen Ronca pled guilty and was convicted of one count of bank fraud in June. Ronca is facing up to 30 years in prison. [Cal Coast Times] Last year, FBI agents arrested Ronca... (Continue reading)

Immigrants find themselves captive to marijuana harvest

Editors Note: Since the legalization of marijuana, allegations of bribery, human trafficking, black market sales and money laundering have surfaced. The issues involved are complex and the profits are huge. Several public officials are accused of accepting bribes and entering... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Hill calls CAPSLO crew ruthless and heartless

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill is again sending angry emails from the dais, this time at long time foes Biz Steinberg and Jim Famalette, executives with CAPSLO. Hill lashed out after mistakenly believing he had... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man allegedly punches political canvasser, video

A Paso Robles man allegedly assaulted a Cal Poly student who was going door-to-door canvasing for Congressional candidate Justin Fareed. [Cal Coast Times] Late last month, Isaac Schick, 21, knocked on the home of Bart Charles on Bel Air Place... (Continue reading)

Money laundering claims linked to illegal out-of-state marijuana sales

Editors Note: Since the legalization of marijuana, allegations of bribery, human trafficking, black market sales and money laundering have surfaced. The issues involved are complex and the profits are huge. Several public officials are accused of accepting bribes and entering... (Continue reading)

Who fabricated the Paso Robles groundwater basin overdraft?

Editor’s Note: For several years The Tribune reported that the Paso Robles water basin was in overdraft while promoting additional misinformation that has cost local taxpayers million of dollars. Now, the truth. By DANIEL BLACKBURN A San Jose jury’s recent... (Continue reading)

Vandal splatters Arroyo Grande signs with paint filled Christmas ornaments

As a new police officer was sworn in at Arroyo Grande City Hall Tuesday night, with most of the police department in attendance, a vandal drove around town throwing glass Christmas tree ornaments filled with brown oil base paint at... (Continue reading)

Poll shows Gurnee with slight lead in SLO mayoral race

T. Keith Gurnee

By Cal Coast Times staff The San Luis Obispo mayoral race is close, with Keith Gurnee leading incumbent Heidi Harmon by 3 percent. [Cal Coast Times] A Cal Coast Times poll of 260 registered voters conducted Oct. 3 shows Gurnee... (Continue reading)

Prized dog gunned down, prosecutor ponders charges

By DANIEL BLACKBURN The morning’s first sunlight was barely peeking through the oaks as Snoop Dogg, a 2-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback, nosed open a sliding glass door and began his usual morning duties, consisting primarily of patrolling the perimeter of the... (Continue reading)

The richest bankrupt people in San Luis Obispo

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series about developers Ryan Petetit and John Belsher, their bankruptcies, tax liens and lawsuits. By KAREN VELIE Despite having real estate projects in bankruptcy, dozens of tax liens and multiple lawsuits from... (Continue reading)