Uncovered SLO

Critical race theory battle reaches Lucia Mar Unified School District

By KAREN VELIE Lucia Mar Unified School District Board members praised social emotional learning programs as tools for building character and diminishing behavioral issues, while parents argued it is a form of critical race theory that pits groups of people... (Continue reading)

Judge denies audio broadcasting of hearing in Kristin Smart murder case

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Craig van Rooyen ruled Monday against allowing audio recordings of next month’s preliminary hearing of two men accused in the disappearance and murder of Cal Poly freshman Kristin Smart because... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles school board planning to ban critical race theory

By KAREN VELIE The Paso Robles school district board is scheduled to discuss a resolution banning the teaching of critical race theory at its meeting on June 22. If the board votes to approve the resolution on Tuesday, it will... (Continue reading)

Torres accuses SLO County supervisor of helping kill Adam Hill

By KAREN VELIE Almost a year after former supervisor Adam Hill died from a reported suicide, his estranged wife, in a Facebook post, accused San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Lynn Compton of helping to kill him. Responding to a SLO... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande withdraws from regional recycled water project

By KAREN VELIE The Arroyo Grande City Council voted unanimously on June 8 to back out of Central Coast Blue, a regional recycled water project set to bring a reliable water source to the Five Cities area, unless their demands... (Continue reading)

Misinformation and mudslinging reach new heights in Oceano

By KAREN VELIE Oceano politics descended this week from simple mudslinging to a reputation-damaging misinformation campaign, as part of an attempt to persuade people to reject a proposed second advisory council for the small beachside community. In April, seven South... (Continue reading)

Woman seeking $1.75 million after SLO County firefighter fondled breasts

By KAREN VELIE An employee of the Cal Fire station in Los Osos filed a $1.75 million claim against the department after a fire captain allegedly stuck his hand up her shirt and pulled on her nipples. The woman –... (Continue reading)

SLO County Clerk Recorder resigns after a rocky five years

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder Tommy Gong is resigning his elected position after securing a job in another county. Gong’s last day has not yet been announced. The SLO County Board of Supervisors is then tasked... (Continue reading)

Alleged impersonator allegedly defrauds man out of SLO County properties

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two-part series about allegations of theft, illegal cannabis cultivation, impersonation and fraud. By KAREN VELIE After living in a home near Lake Nacimiento in north San Luis Obispo County for almost 20... (Continue reading)

Illegal pot grow in rural Paso Robles advertised for sale

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series about allegations of theft, illegal cannabis cultivation, impersonation and fraud. By KAREN VELIE What should you not do when attempting to sell a property in rural Paso Robles for top... (Continue reading)