Uncovered SLO

SLO considers raising taxes and marijuana to cover budget deficit

San Luis Obispo City staff is recommending that city officials agree to raise property taxes, promote marijuana businesses, reduce services and increase employee benefit contributions in an attempt to address an $8.9 million budget deficit. [Cal Coast Times] Amid declining... (Continue reading)

Mission College Prep administrator back on leave

An administrator accused of assaulting a student at Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School in San Luis Obispo was placed on administrative leave after his alleged victim was granted a temporary restraining order. [Cal Coast Times] On Nov. 3, Russ... (Continue reading)

Charles Tenborg pays restitution to CalRecycle for false claims

A CalCoastNews investigation has led to the payment of almost $35,000 to CalRecycle in a false claim investigation of Charles Tenborg, a contractor working with the San Luis Obispo Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA). [Cal Coast Times] Tenborg paid $34,634... (Continue reading)

Fundraiser with Louie Ortega to support the CCN legal defense fund

Please help Karen Velie and Dan Blackburn continue their investigative reporting by attending a fundraiser in Paso Robles on Sunday, Nov. 26 at the Pine Street Saloon in Paso Robles. Several of their supporters are hosting the fundraiser to raise money... (Continue reading)

Mission College Prep administrator restrains student with choke hold

An administrator at Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School in San Luis Obispo is on suspension after he placed a student in a headlock during lunch on Nov. 3. Several students then shared photos of the altercation on social media.... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill sends homophobic email to critic

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Hill sent a bizarre email Friday afternoon suggesting a local critic’s marriage is a sham and that the critic is attracted to Hill. As a county supervisor, Hill was passed over in January for chairman... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Adam Hill accused of gay bashing

In response to critical commentary about his contentious behavior, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill lashed out Keith Gurnee claiming his critic has a homosexual interest in him. [Cal Coast Times] “T. Keith has a bad crush on me... (Continue reading)

SLO County could lose $85 million Diablo Canyon settlement

An administrative law judge for the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a proposed ruling against the settlement agreement between PG&E and local government agencies over the expected closure of Diablo Canyon. The agreement that is now at risk of... (Continue reading)

Baltodano and Marino appointed to SLO County Superior Court judgeships

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointments of Hernaldo J. Baltodano and Jesse J. Marino to judgeships in the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court. [Cal Coast Times] Baltodano, 41, of San Luis Obispo, has been a partner... (Continue reading)

Supervisors Hill and Gibson attack board majority, fact check

More than a dozen times since losing the board majority, San Luis Obispo County supervisors Adam Hill and Bruce Gibson have claimed that their conservative counterparts are incompetent, bad to staff and fail to understand the facts. In a recent... (Continue reading)