Uncovered SLO


Man shot multiple times in rural San Luis Obispo County

By KAREN VELIE A man was shot in the face and arm Tuesday evening near Lake Nacimiento in north San Luis Obispo County in an area known for illegal cannabis grows, according to the sheriff’s department. Shortly before 11 p.m.,... (Continue reading)

Who are the players in the redistricting lawsuit against SLO County?

By KAREN VELIE SLO County Citizens for Good Government and three SLO County residents, registered Democrats, are challenging the county’s supervisor redistricting, saying that it was adopted to benefit the Republican Party at the expense of Democrats, in violation of... (Continue reading)

Naked, fat man zoom bombs Templeton advisory meeting

By KAREN VELIE A fat, naked man describing sexual acts and cursing, Zoom bombed a Templeton Area Advisory Group meeting Tuesday evening as members critically critiqued City Boy Farms, a proposed cannabis grow. About an hour into the 6 p.m.... (Continue reading)

SLO business owner wins fraud lawsuit against Yelp

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo businessman has won a case against Yelp, the crowd-sourced site offering reviews of businesses, over charges on his credit card for advertising that he had already canceled. Yelp refused to return the money.... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly COVID-positive students decry deplorable conditions

By BEN DIGUGLIELMO With COVID-19 surging through the campus community, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo administrators have packed groups of eight infected students in small isolation apartments normally occupied by four, leaving some students feeling discarded. During the past seven... (Continue reading)

SLO County Supervisor Bruce Gibson accused of misusing public resources

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson is holding office hours in Debbie Arnold’s district in a county building after canceling constituent meetings in his own district because of the pandemic. This action spurred allegations Gibson violated... (Continue reading)

Oceano Dunes off-roading enthusiasts win another round

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday in favor of a group working to establish a public right to off-road vehicle recreation on the Oceano Dunes. SLO County Superior Court Judge Tana Coates rejected... (Continue reading)

Cannabis kingpin versus public integrity, SLO County judge to decide

By KAREN VELIE Natural Healing Center SLO filed a lawsuit against the city of San Luis Obispo in December alleging improper termination of its retail pot shop permit and asking the court to order the city to allow them to... (Continue reading)

CalCoastNews’ top stories of 2021

By CALCOASTNEWS STAFF A partisan battle over redistricting, Kristin Smart’s alleged killer arrested, marijuana mogul admits he paid bribes to a county supervisor and a controversial plan to stop off-roading at the Oceano Dunes — these were some of San... (Continue reading)

Flores’ lawyer files a motion to dismiss Kristin Smart murder charges

By KAREN VELIE Lawyers representing Paul Flores on a charge he murdered Kristin Smart during an attempted rape in 1996 filed a motion on Dec. 17 to dismiss the case. After more than a month of testimony, San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)