Uncovered SLO


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Trailer proves fleeting refuge from smells at sanitation district office

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District’s new administrator has caused a bit of a stink over an office trailer that he rented to get away from odors, mold, pests, stained... (Continue reading)

Petetit and Belsher’s money woes widen

By KAREN VELIE John Belsher and Ryan Petetit have lost water rights key to their plans to build an assisted living and Alzheimer’s care facility in Templeton. Their failure to fund the purchase of the... (Continue reading)

Porters threaten Tina Swithin with a lawsuit

By KAREN VELIE The parents of a man facing 23 charges related to the sexual abuse of children took the first step toward legal action against their former daughter-in-law Tina Swithin, following Swithin’s public disclosures... (Continue reading)

8-year-old kidnapped from Cayucos, felon arrested

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a Pebble Beach woman with a long criminal history Saturday for allegedly kidnapping an 8-year-old Cayucos boy from his home on the 3400 block of Davis Avenue, according... (Continue reading)

Is SLO County seeking to profit from heroin addicts?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE Amid a growing opioid problem, San Luis Obispo County has announced plans to expand its substance abuse treatment programs. However, critics say the plans are inadequate in that they focus... (Continue reading)

Battle against SLO’s rental inspection ordinance advances

By KAREN VELIE Councilman Dan Carpenter and two local attorneys unveiled a plan Monday to strike San Luis Obispo’s controversial rental inspection program through the initiative process. The proposed measure by Carpenter, Stew Jenkins and... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach mayor fined for concealing campaign donations

By KAREN VELIE California’s political watchdog levied a fine against Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals during a hearing on Aug. 18, because he failed to file five campaign reports as required by the government code... (Continue reading)

County employees say whistleblower complaints mishandled

By KAREN VELIE For years, San Luis Obispo County employees have lodged complaints about missing medications and conditions at the jail that they say endanger inmates and nurses. More than four years ago, several medical... (Continue reading)

Bond rating for Los Osos is suspended

By KAREN VELIE The financial bad news for the Los Osos Community Services District continues; earlier this summer the Standard & Poor’s suspended its rating for district bonds. The credit rating service said it could... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s great cake caper

By KAREN VELIE It turned out to be sort of a half-baked plan. On June 7, Susan Cameron, a nursing supervisor in charge of medical staff at the San Luis Obispo County Jail, brought a... (Continue reading)



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