Uncovered SLO


San Luis Obispo County public defenders sued for malpractice

By KAREN VELIE The family of a mentally ill man who died in the San Luis Obispo County Jail is suing two San Luis Obispo County public defenders and a law firm under contract with the county for malpractice and... (Continue reading)

Inmate abuse allegations continue to dog SLO County Jail

By KAREN VELIE More than a year after the FBI mounted a criminal investigation into alleged civil rights abuses of inmates at the San Luis Obispo County Jail, the Department of Justice opened an investigation into how the sheriff’s department... (Continue reading)

Dark fundraisers, marijuana and local city elections

By KAREN VELIE Amid allegations of pay-to-play in the lucrative cannabis industry, marijuana mogul Helios Dayspring and his marijuana brand Natural Healing Center hosted a fundraiser on Oct. 28 for eight politicians from local cities planning to open cannabis shops... (Continue reading)

Caren Ray campaigner suspected of vandalism rampage

By KAREN VELIE Arroyo Grande police have asked prosecutors to charge a Caren Ray campaigner with felony vandalism after she went on a rampage last month damaging more than $4,000 in city, business, campaign and personal property. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

Twin Cities nursing chief accused of murdering his wife

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The man Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton hired earlier this year to be its chief nursing officer allegedly murdered his wife, a successful lawyer with a $1 million life insurance policy, in attempt to collect large... (Continue reading)

Despite DNA evidence, no prosecution for officer accused of rape

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office has elected not to charge a Paso Robles Officer accused of sexual assault while on the job even though his DNA was found at the alleged victim’s home, officials... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach woman stabbed to death after lodging complaints

By KAREN VELIE A Grover Beach woman was brutally murdered in her home last week shortly after she complained of alleged wrongdoing at a neighboring church and criminal activity in her neighborhood. [Cal Coast Times] On Oct. 25, police officers... (Continue reading)

Corruption allegations continue to dog local marijuana industry

By KAREN VELIE Battles over control of the multi-million dollar Central Coast marijuana industry have led to a barrage of ethical and criminal allegations. [Cal Coast Times] Some elected officials and government employees have been accused of taking bribes and... (Continue reading)

Creston man facing prosecution after killing dog

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A criminal prosecution will proceed against a Creston man who admitted to shooting and killing a prize Rhodesian Ridgeback owned by a neighbor. District Attorney Dan Dow has passed the case along to a deputy, according to... (Continue reading)

SLO attorney convicted of bank fraud

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo attorney Stephen Ronca pled guilty and was convicted of one count of bank fraud in June. Ronca is facing up to 30 years in prison. [Cal Coast Times] Last year, FBI agents arrested Ronca... (Continue reading)