Uncovered SLO

SLO County supervisors select new county clerk recorder

By KAREN VELIE After learning one of the final three candidates had dropped out of the race for San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder, county supervisors voted 4-1 on Tuesday to appoint Elaina Cano, ending a contentious battle. During her... (Continue reading)

Central Coast cannabis business to sell for $56 million

By KAREN VELIE Following the battle for a limited number of retail cannabis permits in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties that included background checks, interviews and a variety of specific requirements, multiple winners sold their permitted businesses, the... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo’s entwined cannabis permitting process unraveling

By KAREN VELIE After years of servility and deference, the City of San Luis Obispo turned on marijuana mogul Helios Dayspring, terminating his application for his Natural Healing Center pot shop. City staff said, in a press release Wednesday, that... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors won’t correct staff error over appointment

By KAREN VELIE After a heated debate and a few tears, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 not to correct staff’s misdirection that led to an advisory committee selecting only three candidates who had worked in... (Continue reading)

Battle over SLO County’s clerk recorder appointment

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will discuss whether to require seven candidates for the interim county clerk recorder position as voted by the board, or chose from three people selected by a... (Continue reading)

District attorney sues San Simeon manager over alleged illegal practices

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office filed a civil suit on Tuesday alleging illegal business practices and false advertising against a company paid to manage the San Simeon Community Services District (CSD). The complaint accuses... (Continue reading)

SLO County lodging legal action against San Simeon management

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office plans to file a civil complaint against the the owner of the management company running the San Simeon Community Services District, according to a letter the county sent the... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo’s homeless sue for their rights

By KAREN VELIE A group of homeless individuals in San Luis Obispo is asking the court to help them secure the right to sleep in tents and vehicles without facing destruction of their property, harassment, fines and criminal charges, according... (Continue reading)

SLO Mayor Heidi Harmon quits early, demeans critics

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon posted multiple rants on Instagram Tuesday evening announcing she would be quitting five days early and calling criticism of her leadership “crap.” Amid allegations she took gifts from marijuana businessman Helios... (Continue reading)

Kristin Smart murder case heads to trial for both father and son

By KAREN VELIE After more than a month of testimony, a San Luis Obispo County judge ruled Wednesday that there is probable cause for Paul and Ruben Flores to be tried in front of a jury in the alleged 1996... (Continue reading)