Uncovered SLO

Paul Flores wants evidence of sexual assault, murder sent to jail

By KAREN VELIE Paul Flores, charged in the 1996 murder of Kristin Smart, wants prosecutors to provide a second set of discovery materials, which includes evidence described as rape videos, for his review at the San Luis Obispo County Jail.... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors vote again on redistricting, lawsuit threatened

By KAREN VELIE Amid threats of a lawsuit, on Tuesday the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors again voted 3-2 to make substantial changes to the supervisorial districts, with supervisors Bruce Gibson and Dawn Ortiz-Legg dissenting. Of the 36... (Continue reading)

SLO Black Lives Matter protester in line for a plea agreement

By KAREN VELIE One of the leaders of last year’s Black Lives Matter protests in San Luis Obispo is expected to plea to one felony count of using threats or violence to deter a police officer. In exchange, 24-year-old Elias... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles school district responds to allegations of discrimination

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has launched an investigation into allegations that the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District discriminated against Latinos and non-English speakers, allegations the district denies. On behalf of Paso... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s district map selection process exposes political divide

By KAREN VELIE After months of debate and mudslinging, San Luis Obispo County has a new political map that makes major changes to the supervisorial districts. Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to adopt the Patten map, with supervisors Bruce Gibson... (Continue reading)

Regulators in hot water again over the Oceano Dunes

By KAREN VELIE For more than a decade, San Luis Obispo County’s Air Pollution Control District has claimed that 100% of the dust particles blowing on the Nipomo Mesa are the result of off-roading at the Oceano Dunes. It is... (Continue reading)

San Simeon CSD considers protecting manager from financial liability

By KAREN VELIE The San Simeon Community Services District Board will consider indemnifying its district manager, shortly after the state discovered the community could seek reimbursement for funds spent under an illegally executed agreement. Currently under an investigation by San... (Continue reading)

FPPC fines San Simeon official, considering further court action

By KAREN VELIE The California Fair Political Practices Commission voted Thursday to penalize San Simeon’s general manager for the “inherent harm” he did to the community by sitting on both sides of the negotiating table. In 2016, as San Simeon... (Continue reading)

Threats and altercations mar SLO County’s redistricting process

By KAREN VELIE Amid taunts and threats of lawsuits and riots, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors whittled down the number of redistricting maps on Friday. Two maps remain, one likely to get liberal support and the other... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar trustee slammed as hypocrite for hosting party

By KAREN VELIE A Lucia Mar School Unified School District trustee has been branded a hypocrite for hosting a celebration party at her home — while saying the board cannot meet in public because she has underlying health problems. In... (Continue reading)