Uncovered SLO

Union attempts to strong arm Meathead Movers

Since a local general contractor refused to hire a union company to install drywall at the future San Luis Obispo home of Meathead Movers, the tactics and aggressive antics of the rejected bidder’s union have reached a level that caused... (Continue reading)

Rancher chooses jail over displacing homeless

Rancher Dan De Vaul was led away in handcuffs this morning after electing to go to jail, rather than accept Judge John Trice's offer of five years of probation. De Vaul, who instead will serve up to 90 days in... (Continue reading)

Principal and former coach accused of bilking cheerleader funds

By KAREN VELIE Parents are accusing the principal of Atascadero High School and a former cheerleading coach of misappropriating monies specified for cheerleader uniforms, camp and supplies for the school’s cheerleading squads.... (Continue reading)

Pardon our dust

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EFI victims’ bank account numbers released

By KAREN VELIE In the age of rampant identity theft, San Luis Obispo County officials, in a recent mailing to Estate Financial Inc. (EFI) victims, deliberately placed some investor bank account numbers on the outside of envelopes they mailed to the... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo Shell station part of $19.5 million judgment

By KAREN VELIE The Shell Oil Co. will pay $19.5 million in civil penalties and fees to cover environmental violations at its California gas stations including reports that operators tampered with or disabling leak detection devices at a now-defunct Shell gas... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly-Saudi deal kaput

By KAREN VELIE A controversial proposal to partner California Polytechnic State University with a Saudi Arabian university has been abandoned by Saudi officials, according to an article in the Mustang Daily. Many opponents claim the projected program excluded women, Jewish people, and... (Continue reading)

Atascadero officials attempt to filch more FEMA funds

By KAREN VELIE There is growing evidence in Atascadero – the recollections of former elected officials, city employees, and previous reports – that shows that some leading city officials purposely lied when they reported that the historic City Hall’s foundation substantially... (Continue reading)

CSU Chancellor announces first step toward layoffs

By KAREN VELIE Just three months after California State University (CSU) officials pitched furlough days as an alternative to layoffs, Cal Poly professors received notice of intended terminations. Last July, CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed said furloughs would save 6,000 jobs and... (Continue reading)

Pasolivo: How much is the ranch really worth?

Editor’s note: This is the second and final article in a series of stories examining how the development of Pasolivo olive ranch was funded through Estate Financial Inc. and how the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court-controlled asset is being... (Continue reading)