Uncovered SLO

Los Osos official questions SLO County’s legal authority

By KAREN VELIE The Los Osos Community Services District is planning to keep Christine Womack on the board for four more years after questioning the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors’ authority to rescind her appointment, according to a... (Continue reading)

Cambria sexual assault trial ends with disputed verdict

By KAREN VELIE A Cambria man accused of sexual assault was found guilty on Friday of three lesser charges, of which the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office and the defendant’s attorney do not agree. In 2017, the district... (Continue reading)

Alleged victim in sexual assault case gives conflicting details

By KAREN VELIE During a controversial sexual assault trial Tuesday, San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Jacquelyn Duffy discussed the alleged victim’s inconsistent statements. [Cal Coast Times] Defendant Herbert Connor is charged with sexual battery, inflicting corporal injury and... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit filed against Mindbody over proposed sale

By KAREN VELIE A shareholder filed a class action lawsuit against San Luis Obispo-based software company Mindbody and its board of directors on Thursday for allegedly failing in its fiduciary duty to its stockholders. [Cal Coast Times] The suit alleges... (Continue reading)

Wife of Paso Robles man fatally shot by deputies files lawsuit

By KAREN VELIE The wife of a man shot and killed on Highway 101 by two San Luis Obispo County sheriff deputies in 2017 has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against Sheriff Ian Parkinson, his department and the two... (Continue reading)

Oceano activist murdered in his home

Oceano activist Larry Bross died after a brutal attack in his home earlier this week. He was 90-years-old. [Cal Coast Times] On Thursday morning, one of Bross’ neighbors found his body in his home on the 1400 block of Strand... (Continue reading)

Did SLO County contractor pocket collected sales tax?

By Cal Coast Times Staff A former contractor with intimate connections to San Luis Obispo’s County’s scandal-ridden waste disposal agency habitually collected sales tax on items he sold to the agency, then appears to have failed to remit those taxes... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man’s sentencing delayed, changing his name

By KAREN VELIE As an Arroyo Grande man awaits sentencing for the violent assault of his girlfriend, he is working to leave his past and his name behind. [Cal Coast Times] At a sentencing hearing on Jan. 17, San Luis... (Continue reading)

SLO County employee on the public dole despite nearly $60,000 salary

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County employee who makes nearly $75,000 a year in cash and benefits receives public housing assistance under a program that allows previously low-income households to continue receiving government-funded rent assistance. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

‘Cleaning up’ San Luis Obispo County agency’s missing money woes

By Cal Coast Times staff The county’s waste management board voted last week to begin “clean up” of fiscal issues which have generated ongoing criminal investigations by law enforcement into alleged misappropriation of public funds by former employees. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)