Uncovered SLO


Grover Beach violates judge’s order to validate recall petition

By KAREN VELIE The City of Grover Beach violated a judge’s order to approve Grover H2O’s petition to recall Councilman Daniel Rushing. City Clerk Wendi Sims had until Tuesday at 5 p.m. to approve the petition. Last week, San Luis... (Continue reading)

This week’s San Luis Obispo County government meetings

By CalCoastNews staff The Arroyo Grande City Council will meet at 6 p.m. on May 28 in the council chambers. The city council wants to increase the city’s sales tax rate by a full percentage point in the November election.... (Continue reading)

Court finds fraud, orders $3.6 million judgement against San Luis Obispo attorney

By KAREN VELIE In a scheme rife with fraud and deceit, San Luis Obispo attorney John Belsher bilked his clients out of millions of dollars while living a life of luxury. The court ordered Belsher and his partner Ryan Petetit... (Continue reading)

Who was arrested during latest protest at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo?

By KAREN VELIE For the second time this year, a pro-Palestinian protest at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo led to multiple arrests. Officers arrested eight people during Thursday’s protest including four students, one professor and three people unrelated to... (Continue reading)

Judge finds Grover Beach clerk illicitly rejected recall petitions

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge on Thursday found that Grover Beach City Clerk Wendi Sims violated the law in her rejection of recall petitions for Mayor Karen Bright and councilmen Daniel Rushing and Zach Zimmerman.... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo MMA fighter knocks out opponent in first professional fight

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo Mixed Martial Arts fighter Steven Sainsbury won his first professional match last week by knocking out the “Boogeyman” in the second round of the “Lights Out Extreme Fighting” event in Long Beach. Sainsbury entered... (Continue reading)

SLO County judge rules against local fishermen

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County judge last week rejected a request from Morro Bay and Port San Luis fishermen for a preliminary injunction to stop wind energy companies from surveying the ocean floor. Signed into law in... (Continue reading)

This week’s San Luis Obispo County government meetings

By CalCoastNews staff The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. on May 21 in the board chambers. The annual supplemental budget serves two primary purposes: to publish the budget hearing schedule and to adjust... (Continue reading)

Exposed by a Post-it-note: The fall of Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series about the evolution of notorious developer Ryan Wright, also known as Ryan Petetit, and the legal challenges he is currently facing. Read part one: Evolution of an... (Continue reading)

Complaint filed against UC Santa Barbara over targeting of Jewish student

  By CCN STAFF A Jewish legal advocacy organization on Thursday filed a federal civil rights complaint against the University of California Santa Barbara on behalf of the student government president, whom pro-Palestinian protesters have targeted amid the ongoing war... (Continue reading)