Uncovered SLO

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)

Three gang members arrested for murder of Oceano man

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo sheriff detectives arrested three men on Friday for the murder of an Oceano man who was shot multiple times in the back, a source close to the investigation said. [Cal Coast Times] Nathaniel Jara,... (Continue reading)

Couple caught in SLO chief’s gun fiasco granted visitation

By KAREN VELIE The couple swept up in the search for the gun that San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell lost in a restaurant bathroom is being allowed to see their children again. [Cal Coast Times] Cheyne Orndoff and... (Continue reading)

Andy Caldwell challenges Salud Carbajal for seat in Congress

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Central Coast radio host and executive director of the Coalition for Labor, Agriculture and Business (COLAB), Andy Caldwell, has announced he will challenge incumbent Rep. Salud Carbajal for the District 24 congressional seat. [Cal Coast Times] Caldwell,... (Continue reading)

Marijuana industry donations lead in SLO County races

By KAREN VELIE With the majority on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors up for grabs, several marijuana cultivators are donating large amounts of cash to the two candidates who support their agenda, incumbent supervisor Adam Hill and... (Continue reading)

Fact check: No meth found in home during search for chief’s gun

Clarification: SLO Police officers found a pipe at Cheyne Orndoff and Vanessa Bedroni’s home they listed as a meth pipe in their report. However, the pipe, which is sold for cannabis use, was not procured as evidence. By KAREN VELIE... (Continue reading)

The SLO police chief, her lost gun, and a conflux of failures

By KAREN VELIE For more than a year, Cheyne Orndoff has asked the county to correct an error that lists him as a convicted man on probation in a law enforcement database, when he was actually the victim of the... (Continue reading)

SLO police chief accused of dispersing misinformation

By KAREN VELIE Attempts by San Luis Obispo city administrators to limit and manipulate information about the police chief’s failure to retain her firearm has led the family of the man who found the gun in a bathroom stall to... (Continue reading)

Geopolitical analyst Alex Alexiev, former SLO County resident, dies at 77

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Alex Alexiev, an accomplished geopolitical analyst who lived and worked in numerous locations around the world, including San Luis Obispo County, where he raised a family and resided for 15 years, died early Sunday morning in his... (Continue reading)