Uncovered SLO

SLO County red tags People’s Self-Help Housing project in Los Osos

By KAREN VELIE People’s Self Help Housing is under fire after they allegedly clear cut approximately an acre of wetlands in Los Osos, all without a permit. Wetland are complex ecological resources that are protected under state and federal laws.... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County IWMA director explains resignation, misconceptions

By KAREN VELIE The executive director of San Luis Obispo County’s waste management agency is resigning after his attempts to overcome board divisions failed. But conflicting statements in local media and mistakes in the Tribune have created questions about the... (Continue reading)

SLO County judge denies gag order in Black Lives Matter cases

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County judge on Friday denied a request by prosecutors to put a lid on the outspoken defendants and their attorneys in the case against a group of Black Lives Matter protesters who blocked... (Continue reading)

SLO County settles with Justice Department for violations at the jail

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County has agreed to pay a former inmate $175,000 and to correct violations of the American’s with disabilities Act that led the inmate to suffer a broken leg, according to an agreement finalized on... (Continue reading)

Critical race theory battle reaches Lucia Mar Unified School District

By KAREN VELIE Lucia Mar Unified School District Board members praised social emotional learning programs as tools for building character and diminishing behavioral issues, while parents argued it is a form of critical race theory that pits groups of people... (Continue reading)

Judge denies audio broadcasting of hearing in Kristin Smart murder case

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Craig van Rooyen ruled Monday against allowing audio recordings of next month’s preliminary hearing of two men accused in the disappearance and murder of Cal Poly freshman Kristin Smart because... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles school board planning to ban critical race theory

By KAREN VELIE The Paso Robles school district board is scheduled to discuss a resolution banning the teaching of critical race theory at its meeting on June 22. If the board votes to approve the resolution on Tuesday, it will... (Continue reading)

Torres accuses SLO County supervisor of helping kill Adam Hill

By KAREN VELIE Almost a year after former supervisor Adam Hill died from a reported suicide, his estranged wife, in a Facebook post, accused San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Lynn Compton of helping to kill him. Responding to a SLO... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande withdraws from regional recycled water project

By KAREN VELIE The Arroyo Grande City Council voted unanimously on June 8 to back out of Central Coast Blue, a regional recycled water project set to bring a reliable water source to the Five Cities area, unless their demands... (Continue reading)

Misinformation and mudslinging reach new heights in Oceano

By KAREN VELIE Oceano politics descended this week from simple mudslinging to a reputation-damaging misinformation campaign, as part of an attempt to persuade people to reject a proposed second advisory council for the small beachside community. In April, seven South... (Continue reading)