Uncovered SLO


Vandal splatters Arroyo Grande signs with paint filled Christmas ornaments

As a new police officer was sworn in at Arroyo Grande City Hall Tuesday night, with most of the police department in attendance, a vandal drove around town throwing glass Christmas tree ornaments filled with brown oil base paint at... (Continue reading)

Poll shows Gurnee with slight lead in SLO mayoral race

T. Keith Gurnee

By Cal Coast Times staff The San Luis Obispo mayoral race is close, with Keith Gurnee leading incumbent Heidi Harmon by 3 percent. [Cal Coast Times] A Cal Coast Times poll of 260 registered voters conducted Oct. 3 shows Gurnee... (Continue reading)

Prized dog gunned down, prosecutor ponders charges

By DANIEL BLACKBURN The morning’s first sunlight was barely peeking through the oaks as Snoop Dogg, a 2-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback, nosed open a sliding glass door and began his usual morning duties, consisting primarily of patrolling the perimeter of the... (Continue reading)

The richest bankrupt people in San Luis Obispo

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series about developers Ryan Petetit and John Belsher, their bankruptcies, tax liens and lawsuits. By KAREN VELIE Despite having real estate projects in bankruptcy, dozens of tax liens and multiple lawsuits from... (Continue reading)

San Luis Square developers file bankruptcy

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series about developers Ryan Petetit and John Belsher, their bankruptcies, tax liens and lawsuits. By KAREN VELIE The principals of a San Luis Obispo-based development company have filed multiple bankruptcies associated with... (Continue reading)

Did county staff ignore board direction at first cannabis hearing?

By KAREN VELIE Months after the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors passed a temporary resolution barring expansion of marijuana cultivation or additional grows, the county planning department is processing multiple  expanded cannabis cultivation permits. [Cal Coast Times] On... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach staffers picket city hall, consider strike

By KAREN VELIE Multiple city workers marched around Grover Beach City Hall Monday during the city council meeting in protest of the city’s stalled negotiation with the employee union. [Cal Coast Times] For six months, the union and the city... (Continue reading)

Do SLO County Jail visitation rules increase recidivism?

By KAREN VELIE One sunny day in September, Jazmine Paredes arrived 46 minutes early to the San Luis Obispo County Jail for a scheduled visit with her husband, but was turned away because she wasn’t 45 minutes early even though... (Continue reading)

SLO police chief under fire for incriminating tweet

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell’s Twitter page has brought a lot of people deemed suspects into the center of attention. The most recent is a long-time city business owner who the chief’s Twitter page listed... (Continue reading)

Erik Howell ordered to pay $959,307 for court costs, attorney fees

By KAREN VELIE A judge ordered Pismo Beach Councilman Erik Howell and four other members of the California Coastal Commission to pay $959,307 in attorney’s fees and court costs to attorney Cory Briggs and the nonprofit Spotlight on Coastal Corruption... (Continue reading)