Uncovered SLO

SLO Police Chief Cantrell nixes radio coverage of police forum

Update: San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell has changed her mind, and will permit KVEC to cover the “PEACE talk” on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. By CCT Staff San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell on... (Continue reading)

Miscreant SLO building inspector appeals termination

By KAREN VELIE A former San Luis Obispo city inspector appealed his termination, but backed out last week just days before a scheduled hearing in which details of his firing were to be discussed, according to a city staffer. In... (Continue reading)

Famed 3 Mule nomad arrested in Paso Robles

By CCT STAFF After ordering John Sears to stop walking with his mules on Nacimiento Lake Drive near Paso Robles, on Thursday afternoon a CHP officer arrested the 72-year-old esteemed nomad for resisting arrest and placed his mules into San... (Continue reading)

Beraud takes big campaign donations from controversial marijuana figures

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor candidate Ellen Beraud recently accepted $36,700 from donors affiliated with one marijuana business owner facing an abatement action by SLO County and another being sued by the state over marijuana taxes. The... (Continue reading)

Candidates took the gloves off during SLO County supervisor debate

By CCT STAFF Two candidates with sharp contrasts; a focus on social services and the economy; and personal jabs. These were some of the notable moments at Wednesday’s San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors District 3 debate. Incumbent Supervisor... (Continue reading)

Cayucos Sanitary District set to pay manager $216,000 a year

By CCT STAFF The Cayucos Sanitary District Board is planning to make their contract general manager an employee with a salary of $216,000 a year plus benefits at their Thursday board meeting. Since 2012, General Manager Rick Koon has worked... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district lawyer accused of conflict of interest

By CCT STAFF South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District legal counsel Gilbert Trujillo announced plans to terminate his contract with the district shortly after he was accused of failing to report a conflict of interest in a timely manner.... (Continue reading)

What’s driving SLO County’s erratic marijuana oversight?

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County supervisors will not only consider extending the time marijuana growers can continue to operate without a land use permit on Tuesday, but also what specific benchmarks applicants need to achieve to stay in... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisor candidates voice their differences at forum

By CCT STAFF Candidates for the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors District 5 seat bantered over their views on housing and the local economy at an Atascadero Chamber of Commerce forum on Thursday. Incumbent Supervisor Debbie Arnold and... (Continue reading)

Is SLO’s marijuana shop approval process unbiased?

By KAREN VELIE After the city of San Luis Obispo approved three businesses to operate marijuana retail shops, the members of each proposed business passed their criminal records checks. But city staff later rejected one company’s approval based on a... (Continue reading)