Uncovered SLO

Anger over mask mandates disrupts school board meetings in SLO County

By KAREN VELIE Anger, cursing and interruptions marred school board meetings held in Templeton and San Luis Obispo on Thursday during discussions on mask mandates. In both cases, the school boards elected to bring the issue back as an action... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles school board votes to defy the state, no mask mandate

By KAREN VELIE The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District voted 5-2 on Tuesday to defy Gov. Gavin Newsom’s mask mandate for schools, and to allow students to decide if they want to wear a mask at school. More than... (Continue reading)

San Simeon manager accuses DA of abuse of power, political motivation

By KAREN VELIE Attorneys for San Simeon Community Services District Manager Charlie Grace recently filed court documents accusing prosecutors of abuse of power in support of a political agenda. The documents also asserts Grace is innocent of all the crimes... (Continue reading)

SLO County developers accused of money laundering, wire fraud

By KAREN VELIE The FBI is probing San Luis Obispo County developer Ryan Wright in connection with wire fraud, money laundering and tax charges, a SLO superior court judge revealed while tentatively ruling that Wright would have to give a... (Continue reading)

Supreme Court denies attempt to stop SLO County’s redistricting

By KAREN VELIE The California Supreme Court denied an effort by a group of local opponents of redistricting  to overturn the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors’ vote to adopt the Patten map. After a judge shot down an... (Continue reading)

Plaintiffs planning to appeal judge’s ruling on SLO County redistricting

By KAREN VELIE A group focused on overturning the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors’ vote to redraw the county’s five supervisorial districts is planning to appeal a failed motion for a temporary restraining order. Even though there are... (Continue reading)

SLO County wins first redistricting map challenge

By KAREN VELIE A judge shot down an attempt to temporarily reverse the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors’ adoption of the Patten map on Wednesday, a win for the Republican board majority. SLO County Citizens for Good Government... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s marijuana mogul’s sentencing delayed

By KAREN VELIE A federal judge has agreed to delay the sentencing hearing for a San Luis Obispo man who pled guilty in Oct, 2021 to bribing former SLO County Supervisor Adam Hill. Judge André Birotte moved the sentencing for... (Continue reading)

Controversial contributions mar SLO County’s supervisorial campaigns

By KAREN VELIE With the majority of seats on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors up for grabs, special interest groups and individuals are donating large amounts of cash to the candidates who support their agendas. Seven candidates... (Continue reading)

Cayucos Elementary superintendent to retire following controversial raise

By KAREN VELIE Cayucos Elementary School Superintendent Scott Smith announced on Friday plans to retire, less than a month after he received a controversial 10% pay raise. Smith, the superintendent of both Cayucos Elementary and Coast Unified school districts, received... (Continue reading)