Uncovered SLO

Couple caught in SLO chief’s gun fiasco granted visitation

By KAREN VELIE The couple swept up in the search for the gun that San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell lost in a restaurant bathroom is being allowed to see their children again. [Cal Coast Times] Cheyne Orndoff and... (Continue reading)

Andy Caldwell challenges Salud Carbajal for seat in Congress

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Central Coast radio host and executive director of the Coalition for Labor, Agriculture and Business (COLAB), Andy Caldwell, has announced he will challenge incumbent Rep. Salud Carbajal for the District 24 congressional seat. [Cal Coast Times] Caldwell,... (Continue reading)

Marijuana industry donations lead in SLO County races

By KAREN VELIE With the majority on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors up for grabs, several marijuana cultivators are donating large amounts of cash to the two candidates who support their agenda, incumbent supervisor Adam Hill and... (Continue reading)

Fact check: No meth found in home during search for chief’s gun

Clarification: SLO Police officers found a pipe at Cheyne Orndoff and Vanessa Bedroni’s home they listed as a meth pipe in their report. However, the pipe, which is sold for cannabis use, was not procured as evidence. By KAREN VELIE... (Continue reading)

The SLO police chief, her lost gun, and a conflux of failures

By KAREN VELIE For more than a year, Cheyne Orndoff has asked the county to correct an error that lists him as a convicted man on probation in a law enforcement database, when he was actually the victim of the... (Continue reading)

SLO police chief accused of dispersing misinformation

By KAREN VELIE Attempts by San Luis Obispo city administrators to limit and manipulate information about the police chief’s failure to retain her firearm has led the family of the man who found the gun in a bathroom stall to... (Continue reading)

Geopolitical analyst Alex Alexiev, former SLO County resident, dies at 77

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Alex Alexiev, an accomplished geopolitical analyst who lived and worked in numerous locations around the world, including San Luis Obispo County, where he raised a family and resided for 15 years, died early Sunday morning in his... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police chief accused of coverup over stolen gun

Clarification: The chief left her personal weapon, a Glock 42 which holds six rounds, in the restroom and not her department issued gun. Sean Greenwood called the SLO Police Department at 7 p.m. on July 11 to report he had... (Continue reading)

Emails detail ties between SLO City manager and violent employee

By KAREN VELIE An investigation into a San Luis Obispo city inspector who violently assaulted a woman in a bar ended several weeks ago, but the employee remains on paid administrative leave while city management ponders what they should do... (Continue reading)

South SLO County district passes controversial labor agreement

By Cal Coast Times staff Amid allegations large donations from several unions were swaying their decisions, on July 18 two members of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District board voted to require the use of local union members... (Continue reading)