Uncovered SLO

SLO County places 3 year sunset clause on low-cost housing fees

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 on Tuesday to amend the controversial Inclusionary Housing Ordinance and Affordable Housing Fund with a three-year sunset on inclusionary housing if other sources are developed to provide funding for low-cost... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo mayor asks children to skip school and strike

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In her latest call for social activism, San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon posted on Instagram and Facebook an appeal to local students to skip class on Friday and participate in a global strike in which youth... (Continue reading)

Claim details alleged rape by Paso Robles police officer

By KAREN VELIE A woman who was allegedly raped by a Paso Robles police officer filed a claim against the city last month, saying city employees were negligent in the supervision of former officer Sean Christopher McGuire, and in preventing... (Continue reading)

Caren Ray-Russom campaign worker guilty of felony vandalism

By Cal Coast Times staff A campaign worker for Arroyo Grande Mayor Caren Ray-Russom was found guilty of felony vandalism today for destroying more than $4,000 of city, business, campaign and personal property during the 2018 mayoral campaign. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

SLO County music teacher attacks picketers, video

The owner of a music school with locations in both San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande is claiming two protestors assaulted her, but video shows she was the assailant. [Cal Coast Times] Bonnie Tevelde, 58, has owned and operated the... (Continue reading)

Elderly man allegedly assaulted in Mission Plaza

By KAREN VELIE A 66-year-old man was transported to the hospital after a run-in with two men moving furniture for a local shop in San Luis Obispo, who claim the injured man was the instigator. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after... (Continue reading)

Templeton residents vote against marijuana candidates

By KAREN VELIE The election that brought more than 200 residents to the Templeton Area Advisory Group (TAAG) election in the rain on March 2 was certainly extraordinary. And residents who voted for incumbents Chris Cobey and Bruce Jones were... (Continue reading)

An historic battle for marijuana candidates in Templeton

By KAREN VELIE What is generally a quiet election, this year’s race for three seats on the Templeton Area Advisory Group (TAAG) has turned into a contentious battle between longtime community members and three marijuana industry insiders. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

SLO County Board of supervisors rejects mail in only ballot model

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to reject a vote-by-mail only election model on Tuesday following a divide primarily between Republicans and Democrats. [Cal Coast Times] At the meeting, Democrats said vote-by-mail ballots along with... (Continue reading)

County board to settle Templeton cannabis cultivation dispute

By KAREN VELIE A dispute over a proposed marijuana cultivation on York Mountain Road in Templeton is headed to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. [Cal Coast Times] In September, the county planning department approved a permit... (Continue reading)