Uncovered SLO

Prosecutors accuse Paul Fores’ attorney of sanctionable offenses

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office accuses the lawyer representing a man found guilty last year of murdering Kristin Smart of sanctionable offenses, according to an opposition filed March 3. A Monterey County jury found... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon can continue operating past 2025

By KAREN VELIE PG&E can continue operating Diablo Canyon Power Plant past 2025 while the utility works through the relicensing process, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on Thursday. PG&E had planned on shutting down the nuclear power plant in... (Continue reading)

Kristin Smart murderer Paul Flores seeking a new trial

By KAREN VELIE Lawyers representing Paul Flores, a man found guilty last year of murdering Kristin Smart in San Luis Obispo in 1996, filed motions last week to dismiss the jury verdict and for a new trial. A Monterey County... (Continue reading)

Is the Five Cities Fire Authority’s future in jeopardy?

By KAREN VELIE The Five Cities Fire Authority is struggling to pay its bills and maintain it equipment while responding to multiple non-emergency calls, according to a comprehensive review of the authority. After Oceano announced plans to leave the Five... (Continue reading)

SLO driver who hit and killed couple charged with manslaughter

By KAREN VELIE The 24-year-old San Luis Obispo resident who allegedly hit and killed a couple and their dog while speeding on Sacramento Drive was charged with two counts of felony vehicular manslaughter on Monday. San Luis Obispo police officers... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo debates allowing bicyclists to ride on sidewalks

By KAREN VELIE After installing bike lanes through much of the city, San Luis Obispo is debating whether or not to allow bicyclists to also ride on sidewalks. The city’s Active Transportation Committee last month debated the pros and cons... (Continue reading)

State employee accuses SLO County air district of quid pro quo threat

By KAREN VELIE The message from the SLO County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) was clear, testified an environmental scientist with State Parks. If Friends of Oceano Dunes wins its lawsuit and the APCD is forced to return money to... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly ROTC chair now facing four criminal charges

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office filed two more criminal charges in the case of the Army Lt. Colonel arrested after his hidden camera was discovered in a dressing room in a Pismo Beach store.... (Continue reading)

Man shot and killed near the pier in Pismo Beach

By KAREN VELIE A man was shot and killed in Pismo Beach in the pier promenade area during an altercation with strangers on Saturday night. Shortly before midnight, four Hispanic men and several women confronted the 40-year-old man from Fresno... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisor’s widow claims he was murdered

By KAREN VELIE In an email to San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Jimmy Paulding, former Supervisor Adam Hill’s widow claims her husband was murdered. In the Valentine’s Day email, Dee Torres-Hill asks Paulding to convince Gov. Gavin Newson to open... (Continue reading)