Uncovered SLO

Garbage rates slated to increase 97% in Los Osos

By KAREN VELIE Los Osos residents are facing a 97.61% increase in their garbage rates, in a community that has seen large increases in water, sewer, gas and electricity bills. While trash rates throughout the state are increasing because of... (Continue reading)

SLO County restricts water use, promotes selling rights

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is considering giving farmers the choice between planting crops or selling their water rights. It’s a move that could pay off for a group of large, wealthy landowners. The... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles plans to double parking rates, eliminate free parking

By KAREN VELIE Paso Robles wants to double its downtown parking rates to make up for money the city is losing on its parking program. In 2019, the city began charging $1 an hour for parking in the downtown area,... (Continue reading)

State to layoff more than 300 California Men’s Colony staffers

By KAREN VELIE The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDRC) plans to layoff more than 300 San Luis Obispo County employees as it closes most of California Men’s Colony West Facility, according to an email from a union representative.... (Continue reading)

Judge rejects Dayspring’s pot shop suit against SLO

By KAREN VELIE A judge last week rejected Natural Healing Center’s lawsuit alleging San Luis Obispo improperly terminated the retail pot shop’s permit based on Helios Dayspring’s criminal history and dishonesty. Dayspring, a local marijuana mogul, transferred ownership of his... (Continue reading)

SLO County Superior Court prepares for new courthouse

By CCN Contributor Stew Jenkins Presiding Superior Court Judge Craig B. van Rooyen announced at last month’s San Luis Obispo County Bar Association luncheon that the court is preparing to construct a new county courthouse. A team of architects was... (Continue reading)

State cites San Simeon for failures at wastewater facility

By KAREN VELIE The San Simeon Community Services District is in hot water again, after state regulators discovered the district failed to have the required personnel run its wastewater treatment plant, according to a Jan. 30 State Water Resource Control... (Continue reading)

Army officer at Cal Poly accused of spying on girls in dressing rooms

By KAREN VELIE An Army  lieutenant colonel assigned as the head of the Cal Poly ROTC unit faces criminal charges after a preteen girl found a spy camera in a dressing room at a store in Pismo Beach. The girl... (Continue reading)

Repeat offender attempts to rob Sam Blakeslee, lands in jail

By KAREN VELIE A man with a criminal history spanning five states is in jail after he attempted to rob a former California senator and assemblyman outside a drug store in San Luis Obispo. At about 4 a.m. on Jan.... (Continue reading)

San Simeon CSD caught encroaching on a neighbor, again

By KAREN VELIE San Simeon Community Services District officials are in hot water again, this time for constructing a staircase and a viewing area on property they do not own. Decades ago, the San Simeon district built a staircase to... (Continue reading)