Uncovered SLO

Caren Ray-Russom campaign worker guilty of felony vandalism

By Cal Coast Times staff A campaign worker for Arroyo Grande Mayor Caren Ray-Russom was found guilty of felony vandalism today for destroying more than $4,000 of city, business, campaign and personal property during the 2018 mayoral campaign. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

SLO County music teacher attacks picketers, video

The owner of a music school with locations in both San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande is claiming two protestors assaulted her, but video shows she was the assailant. [Cal Coast Times] Bonnie Tevelde, 58, has owned and operated the... (Continue reading)

Elderly man allegedly assaulted in Mission Plaza

By KAREN VELIE A 66-year-old man was transported to the hospital after a run-in with two men moving furniture for a local shop in San Luis Obispo, who claim the injured man was the instigator. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after... (Continue reading)

Templeton residents vote against marijuana candidates

By KAREN VELIE The election that brought more than 200 residents to the Templeton Area Advisory Group (TAAG) election in the rain on March 2 was certainly extraordinary. And residents who voted for incumbents Chris Cobey and Bruce Jones were... (Continue reading)

An historic battle for marijuana candidates in Templeton

By KAREN VELIE What is generally a quiet election, this year’s race for three seats on the Templeton Area Advisory Group (TAAG) has turned into a contentious battle between longtime community members and three marijuana industry insiders. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

SLO County Board of supervisors rejects mail in only ballot model

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to reject a vote-by-mail only election model on Tuesday following a divide primarily between Republicans and Democrats. [Cal Coast Times] At the meeting, Democrats said vote-by-mail ballots along with... (Continue reading)

County board to settle Templeton cannabis cultivation dispute

By KAREN VELIE A dispute over a proposed marijuana cultivation on York Mountain Road in Templeton is headed to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. [Cal Coast Times] In September, the county planning department approved a permit... (Continue reading)

Did SLO city attorney misinterpret state transparency laws?

By KAREN VELIE During Tuesday’s council meeting, San Luis Obispo City Attorney Christine Dietrick voiced her support of council members’ decisions not to disclose a fundraiser hosted by one of the applicants for a marijuana retail shop permit. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Peterson names Grover Beach officials she believes took bribes

By KAREN VELIE Days after stepping down from the Grover Beach City Council after accusing public officials of corruption, Debbie Peterson has now named the council members she believes have taken bribes. [Cal Coast Times] “While I support the legalization... (Continue reading)

Alleging corruption, Grover Beach Council member resigns

By KAREN VELIE Debbie Peterson resigned from the Grover Beach City Council at the end of Tuesdays board meeting because of allegations of corruption related to the local marijuana industry. [Cal Coast Times] After 11 years on the council, Peterson... (Continue reading)