Uncovered SLO

SLO County getting $54.9 million in COVID-19 funding, how will it be spent?

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County is in line to receive an estimated $54.9 million as part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, and two supervisors have been selected to develop a plan on how to spend... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission votes to ban off-roading in three years at Oceano Dunes

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to phase out off-road vehicle usage at the Oceano Dunes over the next three years. Additionally, the commission voted to ban nighttime vehicle riding at the Oceano Dunes, with... (Continue reading)

Appellate court asked to reconsider Judge Guerrero’s ruling

By KAREN VELIE In the latest tussle over the criminal cases regarding a group of Black Lives Matter protesters who blocked Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo last summer, the California Attorney General’s Office is again asking the appellate court... (Continue reading)

Kristin Smart case: Deputies finish search of Arroyo Grande home

By KAREN VELIE After seizing an old car, digging in the back yard and taking evidence — San Luis Obispo County sheriff deputies concluded a two search of an Arroyo Grande home related to the 1996 disappearance of Kristin Smart.... (Continue reading)

State agencies battle over the future of the Oceano Dunes

By KAREN VELIE Two California state agencies claim to have control over the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area. The California Coastal Commission and California State Parks have been fighting for years over which agency will decide the future of... (Continue reading)

Cannabis hides in plain sight in SLO County

By KAREN VELIE The signs around the field of budding cannabis plants growing in rural San Miguel say the grow is part of a legitimate and legal research project. And, neighbors believe the plants are part of a permitted Cal... (Continue reading)

Port San Luis commissioners told to stop bullying, harassment

By KAREN VELIE The Port San Luis Harbor District has served cease-and-desist letters on two commissioners ordering them to stop bullying, harassing, slandering and threatening a staffer. The district hired attorney Susannah Galiano with the Ventura based law firm of... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo BLM protesters want to sack judge, refuse diversion

By KAREN VELIE Attorneys for several Black Lives Matter protesters expressed interest on March 3 in disqualifying San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Rita Federman from the case, while at the same time displaying no interest in a diversion... (Continue reading)

Attorneys for BLM protesters take another swipe at SLO County prosecutors

CORRECTION: Judge Rita Federman has taken over the cases from Judge Matt Guerrero. By KAREN VELIE Attorneys for two San Luis Obispo Black Lives Matter protesters are asking the court to hold prosecutors in contempt of court for allegedly withholding... (Continue reading)

Port San Luis Harbor commissioner refuses to sign reprimand

By KAREN VELIE During a contentious Port San Luis Harbor District board meeting on Tuesday, commissioners voted 3-2 to reprimand Commissioner Bob Vessely for allegedly violating the Brown Act by emailing confidential closed session information through his public email. District... (Continue reading)