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COMMENTARY: Try not to irritate Lon Allan

By DANIEL BLACKBURN I have a recurring dream in which the local media crowd works in concert to slay the dragons of government corruption and to cultivate an environment of informed citizens. And then I open my eyes, and my... (Continue reading)

Paso merchants lost big on Memorial Weekend

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Angry Paso Robles downtown merchants are reacting to what many are calling a Memorial Weekend financial disaster triggered by city officials responsible for the sudden departure of one of the nation’s largest car shows. Local business owners are reporting... (Continue reading)

Estate Financial evaluator appointed

San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Barry T. LaBarbera Monday initiated a complete evaluation of the books of Estate Financial Inc. (EFI) mortgage fund. LaBarbera appointed Hanno Powell -- an attorney from Fresno experienced in receiverships -- to look into EFI’s... (Continue reading)

Just the facts, ma’am

By THE EDITORS A Cal Poly official took to the airways Monday to dispute portions of an UncoveredSLO.com article posted last week. Amy Hewes, director of publications and communications for the College of Engineering, argued on Dave Congalton’s 920KVEC Hometown Radio show... (Continue reading)

UncoveredSLO.com is your watchdog

Do you enjoy reading UncoveredSLO.com’s in-depth reporting? Do you like the media watchdog function we provide and reader commentaries that follow? Now is your chance to help us continue. Support us today. We thank the many people who have contributed to... (Continue reading)

State regulators cancel EFI sales permits

By KAREN VELIE Estate Financial Corp. (EFI) of Paso Robles can no longer solicit nor accept investor money because the troubled lender’s state permit to do so has been revoked. Specifically, regulators from the California Department of Corporations (DOC) have stopped the... (Continue reading)

Mussel inspection method lacking?

By KAREN VELIE A tiny, invasive bivalve and a statewide drought of increasing severity are on a collision course in San Luis Obispo County. Hoping to prevent an infestation of the Quagga mussel into local waters, the county Parks and Recreation Department... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly College of Engineering budget bleeds

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Red ink sullies Cal Poly’s College of Engineering and the internationally respected educational institution now operates at a deficit for the first time in decades, according to a slide prepared, presented, and distributed by the... (Continue reading)

COMMENTARY: Keeping you confidential

By THE EDITORS Internet journalism and Web sites like this wade through uncharted legal and ethical waters. One of the first difficult issues to surface related to the content not of our news articles, but to the readers’ comments that the news... (Continue reading)

Vendor lawyer Hall helps county official buy house

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE A top county official’s Arroyo Grande home was jointly purchased by her and the family trusts of local lawyer Clay Hall, whose firm receives hundreds of thousands of dollars annually as the vendor responsible for... (Continue reading)



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