Uncovered SLO


Change of venue granted in Kristin Smart murder trial

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County judge granted accused murderer Paul Flores a change of venue on Wednesday morning. The judge ruled the defendants could not get a fair trial in SLO County and that the case will... (Continue reading)

SLO County official accused of violating election law

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder Elaina Cano is facing a lawsuit over the way she chose to designate herself on the ballot for the June 7 primary. In the suit that starts with: “Rules for thee but... (Continue reading)

Oceano CSD director quits over alleged harassment, stalking

By KAREN VELIE An Oceano Community Services District director resigned following a board meeting on Wednesday at which she accused a community member of politically motivated harassment and stalking. Director Cynthia Replogle also accused district officials of failing to protect... (Continue reading)

SLO County garbage rates on the rise, much higher for some

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County residents can expect to see increases in their garbage bills over the next year because of inflation, gas prices, new regulations and the agencies overseeing garbage regulations for their area. The city of... (Continue reading)

Judge rejects environmentalists bid to intervene in Oceano Dunes lawsuit

By KAREN VELIE Adding to their winning streak, Friends of Oceano Dunes defeated an attempt by six environmental groups to intervene in their lawsuits against the California Coastal Commission because the groups intervention would not “promote fairness.” “The Court finds... (Continue reading)

Somber departures from war-torn Ukraine

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN For hours upon hours, Ukrainian refugees speak to one another in Russian while fleeing their cities and towns, and often, their country. Beside a CalCoastNews reporter, a woman, her mother and her daughter boarded a train... (Continue reading)

Voting in SLO County? Here are the candidates and their ballot positions

By KAREN VELIE The ballot is now set for candidates vying for powerful government positions in San Luis Obispo County, as the deadline for new candidates has passed. CalCoastNews has compiled a list of those running in the June 7... (Continue reading)

Atascadero loses first round in lawsuit alleging bias, prejudice

By KAREN VELIE Atascadero’s attempt to have a case dismissed against the city and two Atascadero City Council members who are accused of bias and prejudice shows the strength of a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the city, according to a... (Continue reading)

San Simeon chair demeans Spanish speakers, threatens critics

By KAREN VELIE Controversial San Simeon Community Services District Chair Gwen Kellas said that Latinos who do not read or speak English cannot be on the board because they cannot be citizens, during a board meeting on Tuesday. “To be... (Continue reading)

Award-winning American journalist killed in Ukraine

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Kyiv, Ukraine –  An award-winning American filmmaker and journalist was shot and killed in Ukraine and another journalist was injured on Sunday. Brent Renaud, 50, was reporting from Irpin, a city in the Kyiv region, neighboring the... (Continue reading)