Uncovered SLO

Oceano Dunes closures planned despite disputed pollution reports

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Despite mounting evidence indicating the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) used flawed science to deem the Oceano Dunes off-road riding area a public nuisance, the APCD and California state parks have reached a... (Continue reading)

District attorney slaps sanitation district with notice of violation

By KAREN VELIE The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation Board agreed to correct violations of the Ralph M. Brown Act last week after receiving a notice of violation from the SLO County District Attorney’s Office. The Ralph M. Brown... (Continue reading)

DA’s expert witness never earned her college degree

By KAREN VELIE A woman who has testified in dozens of cases and been offered as an expert witness by the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office does not have a college degree that she has claimed in court.... (Continue reading)

Hill and Gibson vote no on resolution opposing offshore oil

At a contentious San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, supervisors Adam Hill and Bruce Gibson voted no on a resolution opposing offshore oil drilling that supervisors Lynn Compton and Debbie Arnold supported. Lacking a majority vote... (Continue reading)

Fact check: Sheriff Parkinson twists jail death statistics

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson appears to be twisting facts when it comes to whether or not the number of deaths in the SLO county jail is average or excessive. [Cal Coast Times] At a forum last week,... (Continue reading)

Study ranks SLO County13 for pot friendliness

San Luis Obispo County is ranked 13 out of 58 counties for pot friendliness, according to a study by the Southern California News Group. SLO County received a score of 20.9. [Cal Coast Times] A review of all marijuana ordinances... (Continue reading)

Mayor Hill skips meeting, alleges Brown Act violations

Two South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board members and administrative staffers have come under fire for alleged violations of open meetings laws that protect public access to information and participation. Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill refused to attend... (Continue reading)

Social media misinformation prompts online bullying

Update: Jimmy Paulding responded shortly before the article was published to say that he had heard from CR Lara from Latino Outreach who wanted to reschedule the forum because of Supervisor Compton’s campaign. Paulding later posted on Facebook that the... (Continue reading)

Holland family reveals $40,000 donation to Jimmy Paulding

Following multiple allegations that District 4 supervisor candidate Jimmy Paulding has not been transparent because he refused to identify several large donors, the family of Andrew Holland announced they had donated $40,000 to Paulding in early March. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

SLO Progressives protest at local meetings, but is it working?

Even as the SLO County Progressives are celebrating their well attended rallies for change, their protests for the resignation of the sheriff because of the death of Andrew Holland at the county jail have resulted in outrage from other attendees... (Continue reading)