Uncovered SLO

SLO protesters target Giuseppe’s restaurant over political donation

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Black Lives Matter protesters gathered and chanted outside downtown San Luis Obispo restaurants where people were dining outdoors on Friday, specifically targeting Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant over its past support of Sheriff Ian Parkinson. “Hey hey, ho ho.... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission loses legal battle to Friends of Oceano Dunes

By KAREN VELIE A multiyear contentious legal battle ended Friday with a judge ordering the California Coastal Commission to pay Friends of the Oceano Dunes $252,726 for attorney’s fees and costs. In late 2017, the commission approved a large expansion... (Continue reading)

BLM protesters detained pregnant woman, and nurses in SLO

By CCN STAFF The video shows a man and a woman pleading with Black Lives Matter protesters who had blocked Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo, to let them take a pregnant woman in labor to a hospital. “She is... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo protesters smash glass on 4-year-old child

By KAREN VELIE Participants in a Black Lives Matter protest in San Luis Obispo on Tuesday turned violent smashing a car window onto a four-year-old child and damaging the hood of the car. Protesters repeatedly refused to let people walk... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo ranked number one for unaffordable rental costs

By CCN STAFF City of San Luis Obispo residents pay the most in rent, proportional to their income, in the United States, according to a recent study by Insurify. The study found that 43.43 percent of renters in SLO are... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s unemployment rate continues to drop

BY CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo County’s unemployment rate continues to decline — from a high of 14 percent in April to 11.5 percent in June, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. The county’s unemployment rate dropped to 11.5... (Continue reading)

Angry tirade at Paso Robles grocery store over face mask rules, video

Customers at a Smart and Final in Paso Robles witnesses an ugly confrontation earlier this month when a man refused to wear a mask, and an employee insisted. California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide order on June 18 that... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande’s push for a sales tax increase fails

By CCN STAFF During a contentious city council meeting on Tuesday, members of the Arroyo Grande Council were split 2-3 on whether or not to place a 1 percent sales tax increase on the November ballot, causing the proposal, which... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay and Atascadero councils vote in support of sales tax hike

By JOSH FRIEDMAN With most cities in San Luis Obispo County considering tax hikes, the Atascadero and Morro Bay City Councils both voted unanimously Tuesday to place 1 percent sales tax increase measures on their respective cities’ November ballots. Currently,... (Continue reading)

Newsom orders bars and restaurants closed, beauty shops are next

By CCN STAFF California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered bars and dine-in restaurants to close statewide earlier today in response to a surge in coronavirus cases. In addition, counties on the monitoring list for three days are required to shut down... (Continue reading)