Uncovered SLO

Witness in Shandon murder missing, suspected victim of foul play

By KAREN VELIE A 27-year-old Paso Robles man, who testified for prosecutors at a murder suspect’s preliminary hearing, is missing. Authorities suspect he was the victim of foul play. Trevon Perry testified in December against Kejuan Guy Bynum, the man... (Continue reading)

Oceano board members defend the use of the word bitch during meetings

By KAREN VELIE Two members of the Oceano Advisory Council sent emails defending their use of the word “bitch” after the name-calling ended up in the minutes from their Feb. 20 board meeting. Three of the six members in attendance... (Continue reading)

Five Cities Fire Authority delays raises because of disclosure failures

By KAREN VELIE The Five Cities Fire Authority Board delayed plans last week to give raises and bonuses to all fire personnel, allowing Arroyo Grande Councilman Keith Storton time to comply with his city’s requirement to get council approval to... (Continue reading)

FBI agents interviewing San Luis Obispo County officials

By KAREN VELIE FBI agents have interviewed four San Luis Obispo County supervisors in their homes in the last five days, county officials say. The interviews lasted as little as 30 minutes and as long as three hours. Agents asked... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo developers accused of swindling investors

By KAREN VELIE A former investor and partner of San Luis Obispo based developers John Belsher and Ryan Wright recently filed a lawsuit against the pair accusing them of swindling him out of $700,000 through a double escrow scheme. The... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police officer placed on paid leave, again

By KAREN VELIE Controversial San Luis Obispo police officer Josh Walsh is on paid administrative leave while he is allegedly investigated. While a source reports Walsh acted inappropriately while on the job, city officials are not divulging the reason for... (Continue reading)

SLO County basically bans hemp cultivation

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on May 5 to pass a hemp cultivation ordinance that requires 400-acre sites with 2,000-foot setbacks, which will put an end to or seriously scale back every hemp grow that... (Continue reading)

Road rage leads to knockout punch in Nipomo, video

During a road rage incident in Nipomo on Saturday evening, a driver exited his pickup truck and cold-cocked two men who were reportedly harassing his children and him, knocking them both to the ground on a Highway 101 offramp. Cell... (Continue reading)

Marijuana mogul evicts Old Town Market in Orcutt

By KAREN VELIE Orcutt’s iconic Old Town Market is closing, the tenants evicted by marijuana mogul Helios Dayspring, who recently purchased the building. After more than 70 years, locals will lose the only grocery store in Old Town Orcutt. They... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande manager’s resignation text revealed

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Typing eight words, two periods and hitting the send button was all it took for the city of Arroyo Grande’s top executive to resign in the midst of a pandemic and global economic downturn. A records request... (Continue reading)