Uncovered SLO

California sues Nipomo cannabis processing company

By KAREN VELIE The California Department of Food and Agriculture filed a lawsuit last week against a Nipomo marijuana processing and storage company for operating without a state license. The state is seeking fines and permission to destroy cannabis products.... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande city manager’s job in jeopardy

By KAREN VELIE The Arroyo Grande City Council scheduled a special closed session meeting for Tuesday to discuss the performance and the possible discipline or dismissal of City Manager Jim Bergman. The catalyst for the meeting is not listed on... (Continue reading)

Garbage rates to go up 25 percent in Los Osos

By KAREN VELIE Los Osos residents will be paying more for garbage collection next year if the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors votes to approve a more than 25 percent increase requested by Mission Country Disposal (MCD). [Cal... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles bank robbery suspect surrenders

By KAREN VELIE On the lam for almost a month, a suspect in a Paso Robles bank robbery turned himself in on Friday, with the assistance of a local bounty hunter. On Nov. 15, two masked men entered the Pacific... (Continue reading)

Oceano votes against freedom of speech

By KAREN VELIE In an attempt to control a director’s speech, the Oceano Community Services District Board voted 3-2 on Wednesday to bar Director Cynthia Replogle from any committee, liaison or subject matter assignments for one year. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

Former Grover Beach mayor resigns amid sexual harassment determination

By KAREN VELIE A former mayor of Grover Beach sexually harassed women at his job with Santa Barbara County, including one employee he would ask to stand up and turn around so that he could gaze at her body, according... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach marijuana shop stolen by partners, lawsuit claims

By KAREN VELIE Besieged with allegations of pay-to-play, perjury, and illegal possession of marijuana for sale, the owners of 805 Beach Breaks in Grover Beach entered into an agreement to sell their business. And currently, a principal in the business... (Continue reading)

Red-legged frog slows another SLO County sewer project

By CCT STAFF For the second time this month, a major sewer construction project in San Luis Obispo County is delayed after a red-legged frog was spotted nearby. [Cal Coast Times] For years, the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande top staffer let go, SLO creates a position

By KAREN VELIE Arroyo Grande’s Community Services Director Teresa McClish was the first of three top staffers to leave the city this month. All three have taken lower level positions with other public agencies. [Cal Coast Times] On Nov. 1,... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit challenges city’s right to ban natural gas appliances

By KAREN VELIE A mere six weeks after the Berkeley City Council voted to ban natural gas appliances in new construction, the San Luis Obispo City Council followed suit. And now Berkeley is battling a lawsuit, and SLO could be... (Continue reading)