Uncovered SLO

Giovanni’s in Morro Bay sued over sexual harassment claims

By KAREN VELIE A former employee has sued Giovanni’s Fish Market in Morro Bay alleging she was sexually harassed. It is the fourth such claim made against the company in less than three years. The civil complaint, filed by attorney... (Continue reading)

Nearly $4 million awarded to SLO County water projects, San Simeon declined

By KAREN VELIE Six of the seven applicants vying for a cut of $3,8 million in state grants awarded San Luis Obispo County are in line to receive funding for water projects, while one local agency was declined because of... (Continue reading)

Atascadero administrator seeking to terminate chief of police

By KAREN VELIE After less than two years on the job, the Atascadero police chief is out of the department until the city council has an opportunity to determine whether or not to approve his proposed termination. It has been... (Continue reading)

Another woman accuses Paul Flores of rape, jurors cry

By KAREN VELIE A woman who was allegedly roofied and raped in 2011 by Paul Flores, the man on trial for the murder of Kristin Smart, testified Friday against her alleged attacker. For the second time in less than a... (Continue reading)

Appellate ruling on SLO County prosecutors rife with factual inaccuracies

By KAREN VELIE Three appellate court judges ruled this week that San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow’s personal political opinions jeopardized seven Black Lives Matter defendants’ rights to a fair trial and that local prosecutors should be replaced... (Continue reading)

Notorious San Luis Obispo con man accused of impersonating a federal agent

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo man who allegedly flashed a badge, claimed he was a federal agent, and then pepper sprayed a man could face charges of assault and impersonating a law enforcement officer. The SLO Police Department... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s homicide rate plummets, Santa Barbara County’s rate soars

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County had 71% fewer murders in 2021 than in 2020. With only two murders in 2021, down from seven in 2020, SLO County has one of the lowest homicide rates in California. Things did... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit accuses Paso Robles winery managers of sexual harassment

By KAREN VELIE A federal agency filed a lawsuit against Justin Vineyards & Winery in Paso Robles and the Wonderful Company in Los Angeles over allegations of sexual harassment, unwanted sexual touching and retaliation, according to a lawsuit filed by... (Continue reading)

Paul Flores’ alleged long history of sexually assaulting women

By KAREN VELIE For decades, women have accused Paul Flores of sexual assaults, though Wednesday was the first time an alleged victim testified about a rape in court. Flores is charged with murdering Kristin Smart during an attempted rape in... (Continue reading)

SLO County produce companies to pay $1.7 million to settle lawsuit

By KAREN VELIE Two major agricultural companies on the Central Coast have agreed to pay $1.7 million to settle a class action lawsuit over employee issues, according to an Aug. 12 tentative ruling by San Luis Obispo County Superior Court ... (Continue reading)