Uncovered SLO

Politics, loopholes and research exempt hemp

Editor’s note: This is part two in a series about a loophole in state and county hemp regulations and those taking advantage of the lack of oversight. By KAREN VELIE Both hemp and marijuana are cannabis plants. But hemp has... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit targets trove of hidden SLO County IWMA documents

By CCT STAFF A private investigator who spent 23 years as an IRS special agent and whose work helped dismantle a Colombian drug cartel is suing San Luis Obispo County’s waste disposal agency and District Attorney Dan Dow to force... (Continue reading)

McLaughlin SLO County Jail death case not over yet

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Counsel Rita Neal is claiming the family of a 60-year-old man who died at the county jail accepted a nearly $42,000 settlement, while the family’s attorney is saying no such settlement occurred. Amid... (Continue reading)

Police investigate San Luis Obispo parking garage death

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo police are taking a second look at the death of a 21-year-old Atascadero man who died in a fall from the Marsh Street parking garage. Thomas “Tommy” Jodry had a blood alcohol of 0.38,... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach residents prevail, city to remove protected bike lanes

By KAREN VELIE The Grover Beach City Council voted unanimously Monday to remove a partially constructed protected bike lane on Newport Avenue, shorty after residents advertised the idea of a recall. [Cal Coast Times] In mid-September, construction workers began construction... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay residents win referendum petition against city hall

By CCT STAFF The citizens of Morro Bay have won the right to vote on a referendum challenging a city ordinance that allows annexation of a property where the city plans to build a $126 million sewer plant. The proponents... (Continue reading)

Cannabis industries’ dirty loophole, research exempt hemp

Editor’s note: This is part one in a series about a loophole in the state and county’s hemp regulations and those taking advantage of the lack of oversight. By KAREN VELIE The signs say “hemp.” But at multiple grows throughout... (Continue reading)

Burglars interrupted at Templeton cannabis farm

By CCT STAFF Workers at a cannabis cultivation site on York Mountain Road in Templeton interrupted three burglars early Monday morning. Shortly after 6 a.m., workers discovered the thieves in the act of taking hemp plants. The startled thieves dropped... (Continue reading)

Atascadero student arrested for messing with lunch lady’s car

By KAREN VELIE Three days before Governor Gavin Newson signed a bill banning schools from shaming children for not having lunch money, police officers arrested a 13-year-old 8th grade student at Atascadero Middle School for pouring grape juice in the... (Continue reading)

Judge orders SLO prosecutors to provide records, again

By KAREN VELIE Judge Timothy Covello granted a motion on Tuesday to compel prosecutors to provide phone records and other evidence in the case against a couple swept up in the search for San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell’s... (Continue reading)