Uncovered SLO

Did SLO History Center staffers fabricate a homophobic tale?

By Cal Coast Times Staff The History Center of San Luis Obispo is facing allegations of mismanagement and political partisanship. Allegations the Tribune blames on anti-gay sentiment but others say was concocted to cover up existing problems. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

Did squabble over family trust lead to arson in Oceano?

By Cal Coast Times Staff An Oceano man involved in a squabble over a family trust allegedly used a blowtorch to set fire to a home his mother, Oceano Community Services District Director Lori Angello, owns in Oceano. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

County vendor’s troubles raise the question, who’s printing your ballots?

By KAREN VELIE While fielding questions over its ability to operate in California, San Luis Obispo County’s ballot printer was hit with multiple tax liens. [Cal Coast Times] The additional bad news for the owners of Integrated Voting Solutions and... (Continue reading)

Is SLO County’s ballot producer suspended from operating in California?

By KAREN VELIE The ballot printer for the San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorders Office was suspended from doing business in California in 2017, but continued to print ballots putting six California counties at risk, according to the California Secretary... (Continue reading)

Staffers allege mismanagement at the SLO County Jail

By KAREN VELIE Amid allegations of mismanagement, incapacitated staffers and failures to provide proper medical care, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson hired more administrators and modified procedures. Changes some staffers say have not improved jail patient care. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Feds arrest SLO cannabis business owner in darknet drug sting

The U.S. Justice Department has arrested 35 suspects selling illegal drugs and marijuana on the darknet including a San Luis Obispo county cannabis delivery service owner, according to a news release. [Cal Coast Times] Federal agents posed as money launderers... (Continue reading)

Oceano CSD struggling to fund fire services

Facing rolling blackouts or alternating closures of the Oceano and Grover Beach fire stations, the Oceano Community Services District Board plans to discuss how to continue to provide fire and emergency services to the community of 7,600 people. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police officer accused of on-duty rape

A Paso Robles police sergeant is on paid administrative leave as the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department investigates allegations of rape. The officer allegedly assaulted several women while on the job. After one Paso Robles woman called 911 to... (Continue reading)

Tommy Gong slapped with temporary restraining order

Judge Barry LaBarbera granted San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Lynn Compton a temporary restraining order on Monday barring Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong from further correcting mismatched signature ballots. [Cal Coast Times] Following the June 5 election, Gong told both Compton and... (Continue reading)

SLO County equal voter rights dispute headed to court

By KAREN VELIE A dispute over equal voting rights has propelled San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder Tommy Gong into a legal battle with Supervisor Lynn Compton. On Monday morning, the county officials will appear in court to argue their... (Continue reading)