Uncovered SLO

SLO doctor accused of operating prescription drug mill

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo doctor with a history of dispersing drugs without performing the required medical exams was charged Wednesday with six felony counts associated with running a pill mill is also facing losing her medical license.... (Continue reading)

DA hires discredited investigator to look into perjury questions

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow has hired an investigator to look into whether an expert witness used by his office committed perjury. But the investigator he chose has had his work criticized by the... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Bruce Gibson accused of conflicts of interest

By KAREN VELIE One morning last week, activist Julie Tacker decided she had had enough, and she began putting together a conflict of interest complaint against San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson. [Cal Coast Times] Since 2011, Gibson has... (Continue reading)

SLO County judge threatens to fine state over jail inmates

A San Luis Obispo County judge is considering fining the California Department of State Hospitals over the continuing failure to accept mentally ill inmates. [Cal Coast Times] For years, the mentally ill have languished in the county jail even though... (Continue reading)

Oceano Dunes closures planned despite disputed pollution reports

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Despite mounting evidence indicating the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) used flawed science to deem the Oceano Dunes off-road riding area a public nuisance, the APCD and California state parks have reached a... (Continue reading)

District attorney slaps sanitation district with notice of violation

By KAREN VELIE The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation Board agreed to correct violations of the Ralph M. Brown Act last week after receiving a notice of violation from the SLO County District Attorney’s Office. The Ralph M. Brown... (Continue reading)

DA’s expert witness never earned her college degree

By KAREN VELIE A woman who has testified in dozens of cases and been offered as an expert witness by the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office does not have a college degree that she has claimed in court.... (Continue reading)

Hill and Gibson vote no on resolution opposing offshore oil

At a contentious San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, supervisors Adam Hill and Bruce Gibson voted no on a resolution opposing offshore oil drilling that supervisors Lynn Compton and Debbie Arnold supported. Lacking a majority vote... (Continue reading)

Fact check: Sheriff Parkinson twists jail death statistics

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson appears to be twisting facts when it comes to whether or not the number of deaths in the SLO county jail is average or excessive. [Cal Coast Times] At a forum last week,... (Continue reading)

Study ranks SLO County13 for pot friendliness

San Luis Obispo County is ranked 13 out of 58 counties for pot friendliness, according to a study by the Southern California News Group. SLO County received a score of 20.9. [Cal Coast Times] A review of all marijuana ordinances... (Continue reading)