Uncovered SLO


Game’s over: Baker will ink Poly-Saudi pact

By KAREN VELIE Cal Poly President Warren Baker will sign a controversial agreement to partner Cal Poly’s College of Engineering with a Saudi Arabian university despite growing campus discord with the plan. The Saudi proposal would appear to exclude women, Jews and... (Continue reading)

County gag on volunteers will be voided

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A newly-issued official policy prohibiting public comment by volunteers at the county animal shelter is being revised. San Luis Obispo County supervisors Bruce Gibson and Katcho Achadjian told UncoveredSLO.com Monday that changes are being made in Animal Services Division’s... (Continue reading)

Problems for ex-Trib publisher Par Ridder

Remember P. Anthony (Par) Ridder Jr., the man thought by many in this county to have aided the decline of The Tribune while its publisher a few years back? Ever wonder what happened to Par after he departed these parts for the St.... (Continue reading)

COMMENTARY: Bugs on the wall in City Hall

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN There’s a tight clamp on information coming out of Atascadero City Hall, what with the FBI hanging out and all, so it’s been tough to get information out of those hallowed confines, stuff like this….... (Continue reading)

New Times has new editor

San Luis Obispo’s weekly New Times has a new editor. He’s Ed Connolly, according to New Times General Manager Bob Rucker. Ryan Miller will return to his old post at New Times’ sister publication, the Santa Maria Sun, which he edited... (Continue reading)

Quiescent county Web site stirring suspicions

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN A Web site maintained by San Luis Obispo County’s Clerk-Recorder’s office – which provides property deed transaction data and other public information and is routinely updated weekly -- has been dormant for 36 days. The site’s... (Continue reading)

Free speech at county animal shelter put to sleep

By DANIEL BLACKBURN If you’re a volunteer at the San Luis Obispo County animal shelter, you can bark, but you might get bitten. Volunteers at the Animal Services Division (ASD) facility have been muzzled, prohibited from speaking to the media or even... (Continue reading)

Following Three Bells Winery money trail helps explain why DA, FBI are interested in Estate

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Angry investors wondering where their money went after funding Estate Financial of Paso Robles may be on the road to an eventual explanation. Whether that translates into returns for those who have put money into Estate... (Continue reading)

CAL POLY/SAUDI UPDATE: No-go plan pending

BY KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN A controversial proposal to partner Cal Poly’s College of Engineering with a Saudi Arabian university is hurtling toward resolution next week… maybe. Current plans, which have drawn nationwide attention and generated widespread campus debate, would establish... (Continue reading)

1st Choice Mortgage bites the dust

Another San Luis Obispo-based lender, Cameron Financial Group’s 1st Choice Mortgage, has failed, and San Luis Trust Bank is hit for $1 million. Pacific Coast Business Times staff writer Stephen Nellis provides the alarming details. www.pacbiztimes.com/index.cfm... (Continue reading)