Uncovered SLO

Ryan Petetit trial for 7 year old charges delayed, again

By KAREN VELIE For the third time this year, developer Ryan Petetit’s sentencing for a 2015 violent assault and a trial setting conference regarding a drunk in public and resisting arrest case from 2012 were delayed, this time until June... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit seeks environmental review of York Mountain weed business

By KAREN VELIE As the full impact of San Luis Obispo County’s increase to 3.5 acres of cannabis cultivation per site wafts over neighborhoods, a law firm is citing state environmental regulations in a suit against the county for its... (Continue reading)

SLO city retirees receive average pension of $90,000 a year

By JOSH FRIEDMAN As California grapples with soaring unfunded pension liabilities, which are wreaking havoc on local government budgets, the city of San Luis Obispo has a rapidly expanding six-figure pension club, and its retirees are now receiving average retirement... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council approves management raises

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Despite the city’s distressing financial situation, the San Luis Obispo City Council unanimously voted to approved significant pay raises for two management positions. Over the past 15 years, the city’s unfunded pension liabilities have gone from $0... (Continue reading)

Ryan Petetit’s sentencing hearing delayed, again

The sentencing of an Arroyo Grande man for the 2015 violent assault of his girlfriend was delayed last week, though the reason for the delay is disputed. [Cal Coast Times] According to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office,... (Continue reading)

Gong threatens to close North County office, without more funding

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder Tommy Gong plans to close the North County office, which is located above the Atascadero Library, unless the Board of Supervisors increases his funding, Gong said. [Cal Coast Times] County administrators... (Continue reading)

SLO County to fund controversial Grover Beach homeless project

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to approve funding for a controversial homeless services project in Grover Beach. [Cal Coast Times] Supervisors Adam Hill, Bruce Gibson, and John Peschong voted to... (Continue reading)

Bounty hunter captures armed, naked fugitive in Paso Robles

Editor’s Note: The following article and video include language some may find offensive. By KAREN VELIE After tracking a fugitive for three weeks, bounty hunter Richard Dunbar found the bail jumper holed up in a hideout in Paso Robles last... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles informant, who killed his dad in 2003, dies in prison

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Martin Mendoza, imprisoned since murdering his 67-year-old Paso Robes father in 2003, died  March 30 in Mule Creek State Prison’s hospital, family members said this week. [Cal Coast Times] Mendoza had been suffering from an undisclosed illness,... (Continue reading)

Atascadero murders unsolved for decades, resolved by DNA

By KAREN VELIE Jane Morten Antunez was driving to her best friend’s home in Atascadero on Nov. 18, 1977, but she never arrived. Her friend soon discover why: Antunez was murdered and her body was left in the backseat of... (Continue reading)