Uncovered SLO

Top San Luis Obispo County stories in 2022: murder trial and corruption

By CalCoastNews staff To say 2022 was an eventful year in San Luis Obispo County would be an understatement. The top three stories of 2022 focus on Paul Flores’ murder conviction, Helios Dayspring and corruption. 1. Paul Flores found guilty... (Continue reading)

Woman pleads to battery during child exchange in Atascadero, video

By KAREN VELIE A woman who assaulted her stepson’s mother during a child exchange in Atascadero was sentenced last week to 20 days as part of a plea agreement. Kate Slater pleaded no contest to a charge of battery with... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach councilman wins setback battle against political opponent

By KAREN VELIE The California Coastal Commission again voted to allow the construction of a single family residence affiliated with Pismo Beach Councilman Scott Newton, following an eight-month battle with his political rival, former Councilman Erik Howell. In the 2020... (Continue reading)

Will there be litigation over issues with SLO County’s ballot recount?

By KAREN VELIE The Paso Robles woman who requested a recount and inspection of ballots received in the District 2 San Luis Obispo County supervisorial race is considering litigation because of possible overcharging and alleged obstructive steps Clerk-Recorder Elaina Cano... (Continue reading)

SLO County cracking down on the hospitality industry

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is looking to restrict the ability for residents to allow overnight RV stays at their properties through Harvest Host and for event venues to host weddings and other functions.... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande couple used COVID relief money to buy a condo in Hawaii

By KAREN VELIE An Arroyo Grande couple allegedly scammed the federal government out of more than a million dollars they used to purchase two SUVs and for a down payment on a condo in Hawaii. The couple, Christopher and Erin... (Continue reading)

Former SLO County deputy charged with abusing inmate

By KAREN VELIE A federal grand jury indicted a former San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s deputy on federal criminal charges on Tuesday alleging he abused a female inmate and then obstructing a probe into his actions by lying about the... (Continue reading)

SLO County District 2 recount requested, clerk’s office under fire

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE A recount of ballots in the District 2 San Luis Obispo County supervisorial race in which incumbent Supervisor Bruce Gibson defeated challenger Bruce Jones by just 13 votes was officially requested on Monday afternoon.... (Continue reading)

Latest storm pushed SLO County rain totals well above normal

BY KAREN VELIE A storm soaked San Luis Obispo County over the past three days, pushing rainfall totals well above average after three years of drought. From San Miguel to Nipomo, the storm brought between .79 of an inch and... (Continue reading)

Shakeup begins in San Simeon, attorney resigns before dismissal

By KAREN VELIE In response to a request for a special meeting to review and discuss the possible dismissal of San Simeon Community Services District’s legal counsel, district manager Charles Grace refused to put the issue on the agenda and... (Continue reading)