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March 6, 2014
CalCoastNews reporters have uncovered cases of real estate fraud, embezzlement, and elder abuse that have led to arrests and public awareness.
Reporter and CCN co-founder Daniel Blackburn covers water issues in the North County. His understanding of water politics is unmatched by other reporters in the area because of his former employment in the upper strata of California’s water industry. He has written on water politics for three decades.
Reporter and CCN co-founder Karen Velie’s investigations into several hard money lenders who defrauded area seniors of more $500 million led to investigations and arrests.
Reporter Josh Friedman performs in-depth investigations into issues of government wrongdoing and abuse against the homeless.
CCN needs your support to continue to operate. San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill and affiliates continue to harass our advertisers — sometimes making multiple weekly contacts. Because of this, many advertisers have suspended their advertising until the harassment stops. But after two years, it continues and has recently escalated.
In addition, the tragic death of Velie’s daughter and the county’s abduction of her grandchildren had a negative impact on CalCoastNews.
The changing media landscape has resulted in decreased advertising revenue throughout the industry and created a major problem — the dearth of investigative reporting as mainstream newspapers focus on profits. Because of this, communities suffer. CalCoastNews needs your support to continue to report on important local issues.
We are asking our readers for donations to help cover reporter salaries. Our donors’ names are not disclosed, so you do not need to fear retaliation.
Through donations, you help keep CCN alive. Donations can be made through PayPal on the site or mail your donation to P.O. Box 14809, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406.
Thank you for your support,