Uncovered SLO

Injured deputy sues SLO attorney who left gun and ammo in office

By KAREN VELIE Three people who suffered losses during a shooting spree in Paso Robles are suing a San Luis Obispo attorney for storing firearms and ammunition in an unlocked and accessible location in his law office. Before going on... (Continue reading)

Most San Luis Obispo County ballots not yet tallied

By KAREN VELIE With less than half the ballots tallied, it is too early to call most San Luis Obispo County races. On Thursday afternoon, the SLO County Clerk-Recorder announced there are 48,561 uncounted ballots. Currently, the county has tallied... (Continue reading)

Plea agreement discussed in Kristin Smart murder case

By KAREN VELIE During a pretrial hearing on Monday morning for accused murderer Paul Flores and his alleged accomplice Ruben Flores, attorneys revealed discussions over a possible plea agreement with San Luis Obispo County prosecutors. Ruben Flores’ son Paul Flores... (Continue reading)

Thousands of uncounted ballots in SLO County could impact races

By KAREN VELIE There are still thousands of ballots to count in San Luis Obispo County, leaving many races undetermined. The county clerk recorder has not yet released the number of uncounted ballots while her staff continues to organize returns.... (Continue reading)

SLO County election night coverage

By CCN STAFF An unusually heated election cycle, both nationally and in San Luis Obispo County, is drawing to a close. Likewise, the slugfests over three supervisor seats and the clerk recorders top spot are wrapping up. Who will have... (Continue reading)

Federal investigation spurs SLO County to outsource mental health services

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County plans to outsource inpatient mental health services as the Behavioral Health Department faces multiple challenges, an email to employees says. The services would be transferred to private entities. During the past decade, administrators... (Continue reading)

Will data spur change in dust mitigation on the Oceano Dunes?

By KAREN VELIE After installing more than 230 acres of dust mitigation measures within the 1,000-acre off-highway vehicle riding area at the Oceano Dunes, the number of violations for exceeding the state’s pollution standard on the Nipomo Mesa in May... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo plans to double parking rates, increase fines

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo wants to double its downtown parking rates to make up for money the city did not collect during the pandemic lockdown, concerning business owners who are struggling to make ends meet. With plans to... (Continue reading)

Jimmy Paulding’s campaign consultant’s ploy backfires

By KAREN VELIE A Jimmy Paulding campaign consultant’s attempt to disparage San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Lynn Compton for blocking her on Facebook appears to have backfired, with locals condemning the Paulding campaign. “If this is the kind of campaign... (Continue reading)

Paulding consultant trolls Compton over organizing campaign

By KAREN VELIE A Jimmy Paulding campaign consultant aggressively trolled San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Lynn Compton’s campaign after Compton organized a GoFundMe page for a Nipomo family who lost their teenage daughter in a fire, motivating other trolls to... (Continue reading)