Uncovered SLO

Vandals destroy Templeton hemp crop

By Karen Velie A long-time Templeton farming family has been left devastated after they were targeted by apparent anti-hemp criminals. [Cal Coast Times] On Sunday evening, vandals on all-terrain vehicles rode up and down rows of hemp plants destroying the... (Continue reading)

Winners of Grover Beach pot shops quickly sold permits

By KAREN VELIE As part of the green rush stampede, entrepreneurs battled for a limited number of Grover Beach marijuana retail shop permits as the city touted its ability to scrutinize applicants. [Cal Coast Times] But shortly after the city... (Continue reading)

SLO police chief to release her cell phone records

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell has agreed to release her personal cell phone records in a criminal case that arose after the chief lost her pistol in the bathroom of an El Pollo Loco restaurant.... (Continue reading)

Nonprofit buys Grover Beach property, still eyeing church

By KAREN VELIE The 5 Cities Homeless Coalition recently purchased a property on Fourth Street in Grover Beach, where they plan to conduct homeless services. Even so, the homeless coalition is still trying to buy the Bethel Baptist Church property.... (Continue reading)

SLO Tribune commenter charged for claims of pedophilia

By KAREN VELIE Kevin Rice, an activist, was surprised when people questioned him about a post in the SLO Tribune comment section in which it appears Rice boasts about having had sex with minors. Rice soon discovered he was the... (Continue reading)

SLO Mayor Heidi Harmon misinterprets LA Times article

By KAREN VELIE Touting the benefits of electric-only homes, San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon released a video Tuesday morning that features a Los Angeles Times article on pollution associated with gas appliances. However, Harmon failed to explain that the... (Continue reading)

Death toll from Central Coast boat fire rises to eight

By KAREN VELIE Searchers have found the bodies of eight people who died after a boat caught fire off the Channel Islands Monday morning. One crew member and 25 divers remain missing, said Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown during... (Continue reading)

SLO police officers break man’s arm during arrest, video

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo Police Department released a video Thursday of officers breaking the arm of a man who was resisting arrest. [Cal Coast Times] On May 29, dispatchers sent two officers to the Chevron station at... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Adam Hill touts bipartisanship in plea for donations

By KAREN VELIE In a recent email ad requesting money, San luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill posts a photo of himself at a wind energy event attended by both Republicans and Democrats as proof of his bipartisan leadership. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Council opposes marijuana cultivation near Nipomo elementary school

The South County Advisory Council voted Monday night against a proposed marijuana grow on a site 1,500 feet away from a Nipomo elementary school. [KSBY] Nipomo AG LLC is seeking a conditional use permit for marijuana cultivation on a 28.82-acre... (Continue reading)