Uncovered SLO

Four takeaways from the Paso Robles school board race

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County political watchers have been fixated for the past three months on the Paso Robles school board special election to fill the seat of an ousted board member. With the election on Tuesday, more... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly ROTC chair accused of filming teen denied military diversion

By KAREN VELIE A Cal Poly ROTC chair is facing a maximum sentence of more than three years in prison after a judge denied his request for military diversion and ordered him to face four charges related to secretly filming... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit seeks to shutdown Diablo Canyon power plant

By KAREN VELIE A lawsuit filed Tuesday seeks to stop PG&E from continuing to operate Diablo Canyon Power Plant in Avila Beach past 2025. In 2016, Friends of the Earth and PG&E agreed in a contract that Diablo Canyon would... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Jimmy Paulding explores dumping Oceano

By KAREN VELIE After years of strife between community leaders in Oceano, freshman Supervisor Jimmy Paulding is considering dumping Oceano after just three months on the job. Paulding’s latest plan is to shutter the Oceano Community Services District and make... (Continue reading)

San Simeon director resigns, blames whistleblowers

By KAREN VELIE San Simeon Community Services Director Gwen Kellas resigned last week amid multiple ongoing investigations into conflicts of interest, while blaming local whistleblowers for her mounting legal issues. Kellas resigned effective immediately on April 3 in a short... (Continue reading)

Drunk prison guard attacks strangers in SLO, video

By KAREN VELIE A former prison guard unleashed a violent attack on two strangers in downtown San Luis Obispo on Friday afternoon while so drunk she was unable to button her pants. Celebrating her 34 birthday, Jacquelyn Stuntebeck started her... (Continue reading)

Wade Horton’s separation agreement includes severance, NDA

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County officials agreed to provide Administrative Officer Wade Horton a severance package that includes a non-disparage clause after Horton announced plans to resign amid a controversial performance review. The SLO County Board of Supervisors... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit exposes former Mindbody CEO’s tainted deal

By KAREN VELIE A Delaware court ordered former Mindbody CEO Rick Stollmeyer and Vista Capital in March to pay approximately $48 million because of Stollmeyer’s breach of his fiduciary duties to Mindbody shareholders during the sale of the then-publicly owned... (Continue reading)

Employee flees senior care facility, fears it is haunted

By KAREN VELIE Afraid the building is haunted, the only employee on duty at a senior living facility in San Luis Obispo fled leaving residents unattended because she was afraid to be alone in the “haunted” senior care home, the... (Continue reading)

Helios Dayspring released from federal prison

By KAREN VELIE Federal officials released San Luis Obispo County marijuana mogul Helios Dayspring from federal prison last week and placed him in either home confinement or a halfway house, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. Dayspring is currently... (Continue reading)