Uncovered SLO

Arroyo Grande man joins supervisor race

A 31-year-old Arroyo Grande man filed papers last week announcing his intention to challenge San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Lynn Compton for the District 4 seat on the board of supervisors. [Cal Coast Times] Jimmy Paulding, a recent law school... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district awards controversial administrator life-time benefits

The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board agreed to provide life-time medical benefits for former administrator Gerhardt Hubner and his family along with a $37,500 severance, following just 16 months on the job. The award occurred while Hubner ... (Continue reading)

Witness of Holland’s death files claim against SLO County

In another claim against the San Luis Obispo County Jail, a woman repeats allegations that jail staffed laughed and joked after a mentally ill man died on the concrete floor of a jail cell. [Cal Coast News] Days before the... (Continue reading)

Lawlessness at SLO marijuana festival

With billions at stake in San Luis Obispo County’s emerging marijuana industry, questions have been raised about allegations of backroom deals, threats, lawlessness and unequal law enforcement. [Cal Coast Times] One needs to look no farther than San Luis Obispo’s... (Continue reading)

No Brown Act violations found in Jim Hill investigation

An investigation into accusations that Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill shared closed session information in violation of the Brown Act determined the accusation was unfounded. However, the report did find that Hill was involved in personnel matters and shared an... (Continue reading)

SLO jail slapped with another torture claim

He called 911 wanting help. Instead, in a claim filed against the county, Jeremiah Mobley says he was hog tied, tormented, stripped naked, berated and belittled by staffers at the San Luis Obispo County Jail. The jail has one of... (Continue reading)

Dan Dow calls Tribune reporting on jail deaths misleading

After reading the Tribune’s article, “SLO County Jail is under FBI investigation after 11 inmate deaths,” San Luis Obispo County District attorney Dan Dow called the Tribunes Aug. 1 article misleading and inaccurate. [Cal Coast Times] In the article, the... (Continue reading)

South County sanitation district chief announces resignation

The administrator of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District announced he will resign on Aug. 3. [Cal Coast Times] Gerhardt Hubner has come under fire in recent months as the district has launched several personnel investigations, which have... (Continue reading)

SLO County reaches $5 million settlement in jail torture death

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors has agreed to pay $5 million to the family of a man who died after jail guards left him strapped in a chair for more than 46 hours. The board has also... (Continue reading)

Manse on Marsh owner charged with manslaughter

California Department of Justice investigators arrested the owner and a former employee of The Manse on Marsh, an independent living facility in San Luis Obispo, for their alleged culpability in the death of one of their residents. On July 19,... (Continue reading)