Uncovered SLO


Activists bused in from LA to attend San Luis Obispo rally

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Protesters rode buses from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo on Tuesday in an attempt to dissuade prosecutors from filing charges against SLO Black Lives Matter leader Tianna Arata. The gathering held outside the San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors disagree on all things cannabis

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County supervisors failed to agree on any proposed changes to the county cannabis ordinances last week, with supervisors Bruce Gibson and John Peschong butting heads with supervisors Debbie Arnold and Lynn Compton. As a... (Continue reading)

Protesters demand money from San Luis Obispo business owners

Clarification: Courtney Haile, a co-founder of R.A.C.E. Matters SLO, did not personally ask SLO business owners for money for reparations for boarding up their businesses. Business owners said they met Haile and Michelle and Tianna Arata downtown, and not inside... (Continue reading)

Who’s running for mayor and council seats in SLO County?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County cities are in line to have competitive mayoral and council races this fall, potentially with the exception of one city that is considering not holding an election. San Luis Obispo has a crowded... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County supervisor accused of sexual misconduct

By CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill’s administrative assistant accused the supervisor of sexual misconduct shortly before he committed suicide on Aug. 6, according to multiple sources aware of the allegations. Nicole Nix took over as Hill’s... (Continue reading)

Civil rights attorney threatens SLO County district attorney

By KAREN VELIE A civil rights attorney out of Philadelphia threatened yesterday to bombard San Luis Obispo with protesters if District Attorney Dan Dow does not drop charges against Black Lives Matter organizer Tianna Arata, 20. Attorney Lee Merritt joins... (Continue reading)

San Luis County Counsel seeking 20 percent pay raise

By KAREN VELIE Less then one week after San Luis Obispo County administrators announced plans to eliminate 28 full-time positions because of a $26.3 million budget shortfall, the Board of Supervisors is set to approve a 21.38 percent increase in... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande mayor accused of threatening staffer, opponent

By CCN STAFF A former city manager and a resident considering a run for mayor both recently accused Arroyo Grande Mayor Caren Ray Russom of intimidation and making threats. Shortly before former Arroyo Grande Manager James Bergman resigned on April... (Continue reading)

SLO County Supervisor Adam Hill dead, suspected suicide

Clarification: Sources are now saying while it appears Supervisor Adam Hill killed himself, he did not use a gun. San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill was found dead in his home Thursday afternoon. At about 4 p.m., emergency responders... (Continue reading)

SLO police seek eight criminal charges against Tianna Arata

By CCN STAFF The San Luis Obispo Police Department is seeking five felony and three misdemeanor charges against a woman who organized a July 21 Black Lives Matter protest that included chasing after cars and detaining the drivers. After conducting... (Continue reading)