Uncovered SLO


SLO City Council votes to remove multiple parking spaces

Correction: SLO City Council voted to take away one side of Broad Street on Tuesday, not both sides of the street. In the staff report, the city stated option C, which the city council voted for, included both sides of... (Continue reading)

Bicycle advocate, leader or hypocrite?

San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon appears to want everyone to bike – except her. [Cal Coast Times] While Harmon attempts to push city residents towards a “driver-less future,” she does not regularly ride her bicycle to city meetings. On... (Continue reading)

Waste chief Bill Worrell, targeted in probe, splits IWMA

San Luis Obispo County waste management agency’s board of directors met Wednesday to discuss manager Bill Worrell’s request for an early retirement, only to learn Worrell is already gone. His sudden departure leaves limited options for recovery of his county-funded... (Continue reading)

Haste makes waste: SLO County board will fix Brown Act violation

The San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA) board will reconsider on Aug. 29 its recent decision to allow its embattled administrator to retire amid criminal investigations into misappropriation of public funds. [Cal Coast Times] On Aug. 8,... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man arrested in child sex sting

Arroyo Grande police arrested a Grover Beach man last month for trying to solicit sex from a 15-year-old girl he met online, who was actually an undercover cop, Commander Shawn Cosgrove said. [Cal Coast Times] After chatting with an undercover... (Continue reading)

Son of murdered Templeton man accuses investigators of harassment

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department is again focusing on Brian Greer as a person of interest in the brutal slaying of his 71-year-old father in 2009. [Cal Coast Times] For years, Brian Greer has been a vocal critic... (Continue reading)

More women accuse Paso Robles officer of sexual misconduct

Multiple women have accused a Paso Robles police sergeant of sexual misconduct, including rape, while on duty. [Cal Coast Times] Late last year, a Paso Robles woman called 911 to report that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. Sgt.... (Continue reading)

Judge stalls removal of pot plants from California Valley

In a potentially precedent-setting case, a San Luis Obispo judge ruled Thursday that SLO County was justified in finding that a pot grower was violating local code by operating a farm in the California Valley, but officials have been temporarily... (Continue reading)

Five Cities Fire Authority chief accused of retaliation and labor violations

A former Five Cities Fire Authority firefighter accused the fire chief of retaliation and violations of labor laws in a lawsuit filed in July against the fire authority, the city of Arroyo Grande, and chief Steve Lieberman. The lawsuit alleges... (Continue reading)

Did Grover Beach waive rules for 1 public official’s candidacy?

Grover Beach residents will have three candidates to choose from for mayor this year, including a city council member who was permitted to forgo some election requirements. [Cal Coast Times] The mayor candidates are: Jeff Lee has served on the... (Continue reading)