Uncovered SLO


Los Osos candidate challenges election loss in court

By KAREN VELIE The man who lost the Los Osos Community Services District race by less than 1 percent of the votes is challenging the election in a lawsuit. [Cal Coast Times] The complaint filed Dec. 28, says that Stephen Best... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach police officer killed in accidental shooting

Pismo Beach Police officer Sgt. Trevor Blevins was fatally shot in his Nipomo home on Sunday. [Cal Coast Times] At 5:35 p.m., a caller reported Blevins had been shot in his home on the 800 block of Tanis Place in... (Continue reading)

Man killed outside Paso Robles bar was suspected serial burglar

By KAREN VELIE The Paso Robles man killed Friday while trying to stop a friend from driving was arrested in September for an alleged string of residential burglaries. [Cal Coast Times] On Sept. 20, a resident returned to a home... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County’s first babies of 2019

While the end of the year celebrations were winding down, the first baby born in San Luis Obispo County in 2019 made an appearance 14 minutes into the new year at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. The mother asked that... (Continue reading)

Templeton board supports one marijuana farm, votes against another

By KAREN VELIE The Templeton Area Advisory Group weighed in on the high-stakes debate about where legal marijuana should be grown in San Luis Obispo County last week, voting unanimously to support one farm while voicing their objections to a... (Continue reading)

Los Osos board members accused of misappropriation of funds

By KAREN VELIE A community with some of the highest utility rates in San Luis Obispo County is embroiled in controversy after several current and former board members appear to have over-paid themselves, alleged misappropriations that for years went uncontested.... (Continue reading)

No trial for SLO doctor arrested for narcotics abuses after DA fails to arraign her in time

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge dismissed on Monday the felony charges against a San Luis Obispo doctor accused of running a prescription drug pill mill after prosecutors failed to arraign her in time and the statute of limitations expired. [Cal... (Continue reading)

SLO County waste management agency spent thousands on luxury items

By KAREN VELIE An agency created to help San Luis Obispo County government entities with recycling reporting requirements, has diverted funds from that mission to purchase luxury items for the benefit of staff and board members. [Cal Coast Times] Over... (Continue reading)

Strike ends, San Luis Obispo County signals fiscal troubles ahead

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following the first strike in San Luis Obispo County government history, officials are not planning on any further salary negotiations for the current fiscal year. Early next year, the county will discuss increases in pay for the... (Continue reading)

Are striking SLO County workers exaggerating their financial struggles?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A group of striking San Luis Obispo County government workers claimed Tuesday they do not make livable wages, yet many, if not most, of the employees currently on strike collect between $50,000 and $100,000 in annual pay... (Continue reading)