Uncovered SLO

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Was a whistleblower placed on administrative leave?

By KAREN VELIE Less than a week after the superintendent of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District reported that the district had violated the districts bylaws and purchasing policy, the administrator placed the superintendent on paid administrative leave.... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly officer accused of shooting an unarmed man

A former Fresno police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man is now working for the Cal Poly Police Department. Shortly after Cal Poly hired Felipe Manuel Lucero, students accused the officer of putting a 21-year-old man in a... (Continue reading)

Angry county jail staffers blast Tribune’s fake news story

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Jail employees, many of whom for years have complained about neglect and abuse at the jail, are calling the Tribune’s latest story on the county jail “fake news.” The whistleblowers say the Tribune... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay City manager seeking a new job

By KAREN VELIE City Manager David Buckingham is one of two finalists for the town manager position in Vail, Colorado. The announcement comes less than three months after Buckingham said he planned to remain on the Central Coast. Following interviews... (Continue reading)

SLO to hold special election as city battles to keep inspecting rentals

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Rather than adopting a non-discrimination in housing ordinance and staving off a special election, the San Luis Obispo City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to send the ongoing dispute over a rental inspection program to the voters. The... (Continue reading)

Cambria desalination plant facing closure

By KAREN VELIE Editor’s Note: The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board’s complaint is included at the bottom of this article. The state of California is working to close down the Cambria Community Services District $13 million desalination plant... (Continue reading)

SLO County medical examiner accused of misconduct

By KAREN VELIE The California Attorney General’s Office is seeking to revoke or suspend the license of San Luis Obispo County’s medical examiner, Dr. Gary Walter. Walter stands accused of committed a crime that substantially impacts his ability to properly... (Continue reading)

Sheriff Parkinson finds no wrongdoing in death of inmate

By KAREN VELIE There are multiple reports, logs and press releases documenting Andrew Holland’s time in county custody and his death, many of which include conflicting information. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Department staffers appear to be manipulating the truth... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district deletes recordings from the Wallace years

By KAREN VELIE During a contentious South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District board meeting on Wednesday evening, members of the public condemned the current administrator for eliminating recordings of tapes that documented former administrator John Wallace’s leadership. In January... (Continue reading)

Los Osos directors want a planning commission

By KAREN VELIE Several Los Osos Community Services District board members want the district to create and operate its own planning commission. At Thursdays 7 p.m. meeting, the board will hear a Government Services Committee report written by directors Jon-Erik... (Continue reading)

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