Uncovered SLO


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Did SLO County medical examiner skate on hit-and-run?

By KAREN VELIE Local officials decided to look the other way after the San Luis Obispo County contracted medical examiner was involved in a hit-and-run on his way to an autopsy. Even so, officers did... (Continue reading)

Poll shows District 3 supervisor seat up for grabs

By CCN STAFF The San Luis Obispo County’s District 3 race is close, with none of the candidates likely to garner 50 percent of the votes needed to win the June 7 primary election. If... (Continue reading)

Did Grover Beach mayor purposely conceal campaign donations?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals committed 52 violations of state campaign finance laws during his 2014 mayoral campaign, according to a complaint filed with the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). The... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar bars teen with brain tumor from going to prom

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A high school senior who is battling a brain tumor and recovering from a broken hip managed to score a date, as well as a black tuxedo with a pink tie, for... (Continue reading)

AG City officials tussle in escalating fight over grocery store

  By KAREN VELIE While the former space of Arroyo Grande’s only full-service grocery store remains empty, city officials are tussling over what should be done. In late October, as part of a bankruptcy, Haggen... (Continue reading)

Grand Jury investigating Rabobank in money laundering probe

By KAREN VELIE A federal grand jury is questioning former and current employees of Rabobank branches in San Luis Obispo County as part of an investigation into allegations of money laundering for Mexican drug cartels.... (Continue reading)

SLO proposed 75-foot-high project scrapped

  By KAREN VELIE Developers Nick Tompkins, Andrew Firestone and Jess Parker have withdrawn their plans to build a 75-foot high development in San Luis Obispo that would have included an 80-room hotel, residential units,... (Continue reading)

Rob Rossi files suit against ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66

By KAREN VELIE Rob Rossi, an owner of the more than 14,000 acre Santa Margarita Ranch, filed a lawsuit against ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 on Friday for allegedly operating a pipeline that has contaminated a... (Continue reading)

SLO City manager and attorney to get bonuses

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo City staff is recommending the council vote Tuesday to give City Manager Katie Lichtig and City Attorney Christine Dietrick $5,000 retention bonuses, Dietrick’s fifth bonus or raise in five... (Continue reading)

Arnold, Hill, Peschong lead campaign contribution battles

Note: Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin posted his campaign finance disclosure after this story was posted. The story has been updated to include Martin’s campaign contributions. By JOSH FRIEDMAN A clear fundraising leader has emerged... (Continue reading)



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