Uncovered SLO

Court records reveal failures following loss of Chief’s pistol

By KAREN VELIE Editor’s Note: This is part one in a two-part series about the consequences of mistaken identities assumptions and the San Luis Obispo Police Department’s efforts to send a couple to prison after officers tried to quietly find... (Continue reading)

Parishioners prevail in battle over Grover Beach church

By KAREN VELIE An expensive legal battle over ownership of the Bethel Baptist Church in Grover Beach concluded with the parishioners saving their church through a private settlement agreement. After learning in late 2018 that the 57-year-old church was being... (Continue reading)

Tianna Arata supporters batter reporter in SLO

By CCN STAFF Hundreds of protestors gathered in San Luis Obispo Thursday morning for the arraignment hearings of BLM organizer Tianna Arata and protester Elias Bautista, several of whom battered reporter Josh Friedman. Arata’s arraignment was continued until Sept. 17... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisor’s Zoom meeting goes boom-boom

By KAREN VELIE What happens when a naked man Zoom bombs a meeting held by San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson? The meeting ends early, women claim they were sexually assaulted, and pussy hats are ordered. During an Aug.... (Continue reading)

SLO Police Chief Deanna Cantrell quits suddenly

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell, who has faced criticism for incidents ranging from losing her gun in a restaurant bathroom to her handling of Black Lives Matter protests, announced Thursday she is leaving the city... (Continue reading)

Activists bused in from LA to attend San Luis Obispo rally

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Protesters rode buses from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo on Tuesday in an attempt to dissuade prosecutors from filing charges against SLO Black Lives Matter leader Tianna Arata. The gathering held outside the San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors disagree on all things cannabis

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County supervisors failed to agree on any proposed changes to the county cannabis ordinances last week, with supervisors Bruce Gibson and John Peschong butting heads with supervisors Debbie Arnold and Lynn Compton. As a... (Continue reading)

Protesters demand money from San Luis Obispo business owners

Clarification: Courtney Haile, a co-founder of R.A.C.E. Matters SLO, did not personally ask SLO business owners for money for reparations for boarding up their businesses. Business owners said they met Haile and Michelle and Tianna Arata downtown, and not inside... (Continue reading)

Who’s running for mayor and council seats in SLO County?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County cities are in line to have competitive mayoral and council races this fall, potentially with the exception of one city that is considering not holding an election. San Luis Obispo has a crowded... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County supervisor accused of sexual misconduct

By CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill’s administrative assistant accused the supervisor of sexual misconduct shortly before he committed suicide on Aug. 6, according to multiple sources aware of the allegations. Nicole Nix took over as Hill’s... (Continue reading)