Uncovered SLO

Gong threatens to close North County office, without more funding

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder Tommy Gong plans to close the North County office, which is located above the Atascadero Library, unless the Board of Supervisors increases his funding, Gong said. [Cal Coast Times] County administrators... (Continue reading)

SLO County to fund controversial Grover Beach homeless project

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to approve funding for a controversial homeless services project in Grover Beach. [Cal Coast Times] Supervisors Adam Hill, Bruce Gibson, and John Peschong voted to... (Continue reading)

Bounty hunter captures armed, naked fugitive in Paso Robles

Editor’s Note: The following article and video include language some may find offensive. By KAREN VELIE After tracking a fugitive for three weeks, bounty hunter Richard Dunbar found the bail jumper holed up in a hideout in Paso Robles last... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles informant, who killed his dad in 2003, dies in prison

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Martin Mendoza, imprisoned since murdering his 67-year-old Paso Robes father in 2003, died  March 30 in Mule Creek State Prison’s hospital, family members said this week. [Cal Coast Times] Mendoza had been suffering from an undisclosed illness,... (Continue reading)

Atascadero murders unsolved for decades, resolved by DNA

By KAREN VELIE Jane Morten Antunez was driving to her best friend’s home in Atascadero on Nov. 18, 1977, but she never arrived. Her friend soon discover why: Antunez was murdered and her body was left in the backseat of... (Continue reading)

SLO City inspector placed on leave after assault conviction

By KAREN VELIE Amid public outrage over a San Luis Obispo City inspector’s unprovoked assault on a woman and a man at a local nightclub, on Tuesday city administrators placed Chris Olcott on paid administrative leave. [Cal Coast Times] More... (Continue reading)

SLO City employee guilty of random assault, video

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo city employee pleaded guilty last month to assaulting two people at Mr.Rick’s in Avilia Beach and was sentenced to 60 days in the SLO County Jail. [Cal Coast Times] On May 28, 2016,... (Continue reading)

Nipomo cannabis grower’s license revoked over illegal activity

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to revoke licensing and shut down the CFAM Management marijuana cultivation at the former Clearwater Nursery in Nipomo because of illegal activities. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

McClatchy gives first-place award for poor second

Judges in journalism contest were not told By Cal Coast Times Staff In an editorial about the importance of a free press, the New York Times noted the need for journalists to hold government accountable, mentioning an article about the... (Continue reading)

State investigators raid SLO County’s largest marijuana cultivation

By KAREN VELIE Shortly after state investigators raided San Luis Obispo County’s largest marijuana cultivation site, county staffers rescinded their recommendation of approval and are asking the Board of Supervisors to shut down the grow. [Cal Coast Times] In 2016,... (Continue reading)