Uncovered SLO


Horse sanctuary foreman fined for killing wild pigs

By KAREN VELIE Dancing Star Foundation reportedly levied fines against its foreman for illegal poaching at the sanctuary, situated south of Harmony on 700 rolling acres along U.S. Highway 1, sources said. Former employees of the Dancing Star Sanctuary told... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo slated to pay $195,000 for alleged police brutality

San Luis Obispo taxpayers are in line to pay $195,000 to a local business owner for alleged excessive force by police officers during a case of mistaken identity. Attorneys for both the city and Jeff Milne, the owner of... (Continue reading)

PG&E rescues 2-1-1 Hotline

CalCoastNews has learned that PG&E is stepping in with an emergency grant of $20,000 to keep the countywide 2-1-1 call system in business at least through June 1, 2010. Expect the official announcement to be made early next week. The... (Continue reading)

Superintendent under investigation for inappropriate relationship with student

San Miguel Joint Union School District board officials have hired an investigator to look into allegations that 55-year-old Supt. Dean Smith had an inappropriate relationship with a former student. “The school board is concerned and they are investigating, but we are... (Continue reading)

Jeanette Trompeter becomes the news. Again.

Soon-to-be-returning KSBY news anchor Jeanette Trompeter must be counting the days until she leaves Minneapolis-St. Paul for the friendlier confines of San Luis Obispo. As CalCoastNews first reported in November, Trompeter lost her lucrative TV news anchor position in the... (Continue reading)

Unsupervised prisoner release imminent

California state prisons are to begin implementing a plan for the unsupervised release of up to 40,000 non-violent inmates and are required to train staff on non-revocable parole eligibility by Jan. 21, according to a memo sent from the State... (Continue reading)

Estate Financial principals sentenced

San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Jac Crawford sentenced Estate Financial, Inc. principal Karen Guth to 12 years in prison and Joshua Yaguda to eight years for fraudulently selling securities without the proper licenses, lying to investors and stealing or... (Continue reading)

Principal agrees to pay back misappropriated monies

Atascadero High School Principal EJ Rossi agreed to return $32,000 to the San Ardo School District (SASD) bringing to the forefront questions of why officials in Atascadero hired Rossi knowing he was accused of misappropriating school funds. Last month, Rossi signed... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly hazing death prompts amnesty program

On the one year anniversary of the hazing death of California Polytechnic State University freshman Carson Starkey, Texas alcohol regulators announced an amnesty program aimed at helping to stop alcohol deaths. Starkey, an Austin Texas native, died after obeying a... (Continue reading)

Juror bails out De Vaul

After voting Dan De Vaul guilty of safety and building code violations, juror number five posted bail for the rancher who chose to go to jail rather than evict the homeless from his property. “My son may not have the best... (Continue reading)