Uncovered SLO

California employee reports misspending and malfeasance at Oceano Dunes

By KAREN VELIE A geologist working for the California Geological Survey posted a critical assessment of alleged misspending and malfeasance by a San Luis Obispo County agency and of state officials who have ignored their own findings at a cost... (Continue reading)

Los Osos residents file claims, blame CSD for catastrophic failure

By KAREN VELIE At least 13 residents have filed claims against the Los Osos Community Services District seeking financial compensation for mudslide and flood damage to their homes with multiple victims accusing the district of negligence. Decades ago, contractors built... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors seeking more than 20% pay increase

BY KAREN VELIE Less than a year after refusing to give union represented staffers raises of more than 3% a year, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is set to raise their own salaries by 20.8% on Tuesday... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County sees significant improvement in drought

By KAREN VELIE For more than 20 days, a series of storms unleashed torrential rains on San Luis Obispo County. These storms significantly improved SLO County’s drought status. Before the series of 12 storms, SLO County was in moderate to... (Continue reading)

Pair of SLO County businessmen facing sex assault charges

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Months after numerous women accused two local business owners of sexual misconduct, detectives arrested one of the men on felony sex charges and are searching for the other suspect. Last year, more than 30 women came forward... (Continue reading)

Two more bodies found in SLO County hotel room

By KAREN VELIE Arroyo Grande police found two bodies in a room at the Aloha Inn on Jan. 7, police said. There are now two cases of multiple bodies found in a hotel room in SLO County on a Saturday... (Continue reading)

Los Osos diverts water from failed basin, neighbors call foul

BY KAREN VELIE Floodwaters flowed into homes in the Cuesta-by-the-Sea neighborhood in Los Osos on Saturday, prompting neighbors to question if an earlier basin failure caused the flooding. While an atmospheric river pummeled Los Osos on Jan. 9, floodwaters did... (Continue reading)

Road closed, hundreds cutoff near Lake Nacimiento

By KAREN VELIE The atmospheric river that pummeled San Luis Obispo County on Monday left hundreds of people near Lake Nacimiento stranded in their neighborhood. Early Monday morning the power went out for the more than 400 PG&E customers in... (Continue reading)

Los Osos retention basin bursts, 20 homes damaged

BY KAREN VELIE Heavy rains destroyed a retention basin in Los Osos on Monday, leading to hundreds of thousands of gallons of water and mud crashing into Vista de Oro Estates. The force of the rushing water and mud filled... (Continue reading)

Storm leaves one person dead, five-year-old missing in SLO County

By KAREN VELIE A woman is dead and a five-year-old boy is missing as flood waters endanger drivers and pedestrians in San Luis Obispo County. Shortly before 8 a.m., a woman was driving through the San Marcos Creek creek bed... (Continue reading)