Uncovered SLO

Nonprofit buys Grover Beach property, still eyeing church

By KAREN VELIE The 5 Cities Homeless Coalition recently purchased a property on Fourth Street in Grover Beach, where they plan to conduct homeless services. Even so, the homeless coalition is still trying to buy the Bethel Baptist Church property.... (Continue reading)

SLO Tribune commenter charged for claims of pedophilia

By KAREN VELIE Kevin Rice, an activist, was surprised when people questioned him about a post in the SLO Tribune comment section in which it appears Rice boasts about having had sex with minors. Rice soon discovered he was the... (Continue reading)

SLO Mayor Heidi Harmon misinterprets LA Times article

By KAREN VELIE Touting the benefits of electric-only homes, San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon released a video Tuesday morning that features a Los Angeles Times article on pollution associated with gas appliances. However, Harmon failed to explain that the... (Continue reading)

Death toll from Central Coast boat fire rises to eight

By KAREN VELIE Searchers have found the bodies of eight people who died after a boat caught fire off the Channel Islands Monday morning. One crew member and 25 divers remain missing, said Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown during... (Continue reading)

SLO police officers break man’s arm during arrest, video

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo Police Department released a video Thursday of officers breaking the arm of a man who was resisting arrest. [Cal Coast Times] On May 29, dispatchers sent two officers to the Chevron station at... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Adam Hill touts bipartisanship in plea for donations

By KAREN VELIE In a recent email ad requesting money, San luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill posts a photo of himself at a wind energy event attended by both Republicans and Democrats as proof of his bipartisan leadership. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Council opposes marijuana cultivation near Nipomo elementary school

The South County Advisory Council voted Monday night against a proposed marijuana grow on a site 1,500 feet away from a Nipomo elementary school. [KSBY] Nipomo AG LLC is seeking a conditional use permit for marijuana cultivation on a 28.82-acre... (Continue reading)

Undocumented farm worker arrested for Paso Robles murder

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County sheriff detectives charged a man on Friday for the murder of a North County man who was stabbed multiple times, according to Sheriff Ian Parkinson. [Cal Coast Times] Fausto Ortega Maldonado, 28, is... (Continue reading)

Did Morro Bay officials exploit pot shop permitting process?

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Morro Bay city officials inappropriately manipulated results of marijuana permit applications to reward a pair of favored groups, a lawsuit filed this week in San Luis Obispo asserts. [Cal Coast Times] In late June, the city identified... (Continue reading)

Orcutt school pays $75,000 after teacher allegedly punches student

By CCT STAFF The Orcutt Union School District paid a $75,000 settlement to a student last month whom a high school teacher allegedly bullied and punched. [Cal Coast Times] On Aug. 21, 2017, Orcutt Academy High School teacher Ty Fredriks... (Continue reading)