Uncovered SLO

Arroyo Grande police chief retiring in July

By Karen Velie Arroyo Grande Police Chief Beau Pryor announced Friday that he plans to retire in July, capping a 26-year career with the department. “I am very pleased to announce my planned retirement date with you,” Pryor said.”It has... (Continue reading)

Protests cost San Luis Obispo at least $250,000

By KAREN VELIE The city of San Luis Obispo tallied some of the taxpayer costs related to a handful of recent protests. Those expenses come to $253,238, and do not include all the costs. One of the primary goals of... (Continue reading)

SLO County deputy shoots dog three times during suspected burglary

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County sheriff deputy who wrongly assumed a man was robbing a dry cleaners on June 15, shot the man’s dog three times. An Atacadero police officer then handcuffed the man’s wife, even though... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles gunman threatened to shoot bus driver

By KAREN VELIE Before going on a shooting spree in Paso Robles, Mason Lira threatened to shoot a bus driver in the head while exiting a Regional Transit Authority bus and then burglarizing a San Luis Obispo attorney’s office. Shortly... (Continue reading)

Black organization accuses SLO mayor of cheap political tricks

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon has come under fire from the California Black Chamber of Commerce for attempting to link racism to global warming. Harmon, who has been a primary proponent of an ordinance supporting all... (Continue reading)

Oceano official dubs flag supporting officers a sign of white supremacy

Clarification: Replogle used the wording quoted to her in the story. She said the flag hung on Linda Austin’s property was a sign of white supremacy, and not of racism. By KAREN VELIE Protests over the death of George Floyd... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles gunman dies in shootout with law enforcement

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A suspect in a two day Paso Robles shooting spree that left one man dead and four law enforcement officers injured was shot and killed in a firefight Thursday afternoon. Over the span of a day and... (Continue reading)

Two officers and suspect shot in Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE Two law enforcement officers were shot Thursday during a manhunt for a transient man allegedly on a shooting spree, according to the police scanner. The suspect, 26-year-old Mason James Lira, is down and unresponsive, according to the... (Continue reading)

SLO County releases name of deputy shot by gunman

By CCN STAFF The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the deputy who was shot in the face by a gunman in Paso Robles on Wednesday, as 28-year-old Nicholas Dreyfus. In response to a gunman’s ambush... (Continue reading)

Armed Arroyo Grande business owners stand on rooftops during protest

While several hundred protestors marched in Grover Beach and Arroyo Grande against police brutality and racism on Friday, several rifle wielding men stood on rooftops to guard against looters and vandals, leading to heightened animosity between local conservatives and liberals.... (Continue reading)