Uncovered SLO

Paso Robles to change parking rates, forgo another council vote

By KAREN VELIE While state law appears to require that the Paso Robles City Council change paid parking rates by ordinance only, the council has repeatedly set parking rates through other avenues. During a discussion on parking rates in downtown... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles students protest black speaker at Martin Luther King event

By KAREN VELIE A group of Paso Robles High School students plan to boycott the city’s 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration because they disapprove of the chosen speaker, a black woman. In December, the students in a drama... (Continue reading)

San Simeon official’s claims of racism fall flat

By KAREN VELIE A San Simeon Community Services District (CSD) director accused another board member of racism last year before resigning abruptly. After the district spent $4,900 for an investigation, Director Daniel De la Rosa admitted the investigator would not... (Continue reading)

Group launches recall effort to oust Grover Beach mayor, 2 councilmen, video

By KAREN VELIE A citizens group launched a recall effort to oust Grover Beach Mayor Karen Bright and councilmen Daniel Rushing and Zachary Zimmerman through a recall election on Monday. During public comment at Monday’s Grover Beach Council meeting, Lesley... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County government meetings this week

By CalCoastNews Staff Government meetings in San Luis Obispo County for the week of Jan. 7 through Jan. 13: San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meets at 9 a.m. on Jan. 9 at the county building. The board is... (Continue reading)

SLO County developer sends clandestine texts, denied bail

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo developer Ryan Wright’s clandestine texting backfired and he lost another bid to get out of jail. Inmates are barred from sending private texts from a federal jail, but that apparently didn’t stop Wright, according... (Continue reading)

Berkeley can’t enforce natural gas ban, and neither can SLO

By KAREN VELIE Berkeley can’t enforce its natural gas ban, and neither can San Luis Obispo or more than a dozen other cities in California. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Jan. 2 declined a full court review of... (Continue reading)

Giant waves and fencing trap campers at Oceano Dunes, video

By KAREN VELIE As giant waves pounded the coast on Dec. 28, metal fencing trapped dozens of campers at the Oceano Dunes. One woman, who was smashed between a vehicle and the fencing, sustained bruising over much of her body.... (Continue reading)

Group now collecting signatures to recall SLO County Supervisor Gibson

By KAREN VELIE The race is on in the effort to recall San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson. County official approved a recall petition on Jan. 2. The Committee to Support the Recall of Supervisor Bruce Gibson now has... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisor Hill, Wright and Belsher conspired to obstruct justice

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill, and developers Ryan Wright and John Belsher conspired to obstruct justice, a practice the developers allegedly continued after Hill committed suicide, according to recently released court records. Wright, Belsher and... (Continue reading)