Uncovered SLO


STAKEOUT CONFIDENTIAL: Seeing Guth and Yaguda in handcuffs

By THE EDITORS Law enforcement plans to grab Estate Financial Inc.’s principals some time Thursday raced through the investor community like rumors of rain during a drought. So we knew what was going to happen, we knew who, why, and where. But... (Continue reading)

CalCoastNews.com needs your help to stay the course

Do you enjoy reading CalCoastNews.com’s in-depth news and commentary? Do you like the investigative stories that the mainstream media often ignores until there is an arrest made or a press release provided? Now is your chance to make sure this... (Continue reading)

EFI ‘s Guth, Yaguda arrested on multiple fraud charges

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Beleaguered Estate Financial Inc. (EFI) principals Karen Guth and her son Joshua Yaguda were arrested Thursday morning on 26 felony charges. A parade of a dozen San Luis Obispo County Sheriff, District Attorney, and state vehicles... (Continue reading)

Plans afoot to shutter (finally) Morro Bay’s skyline-busting power plant

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Officials at the Morro Bay Power Plant are planning to bring down the curtain on the 54-year-old facility and currently are telling city council members that “continued operation of the plant is unlikely” beyond 2015. Plant owner Dynegy’s representative... (Continue reading)

EFI UPDATE: Corporate criminals?

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN In an attempt to explain the ongoing financial calamity created by Estate Financial Inc. (EFI), trustees recently held a meeting in which they frequently used the “F” word (fraud) and appeared to explain an apparent... (Continue reading)

Flow, baby, flow: Starbucks keeps water faucets wide open

Starbucks calls it “the dipper well system.” You might call it a million and a half gallons of San Luis Obispo County water wasting down the drain each and every month.... (Continue reading)

Paso city computer pressed into service to slam citizen

At least one Paso Robles city computer was used to post on this Web site’s blog dozens of derogatory, revealing remarks and private information about a citizen in the aftermath of a recent CalCoastNews commentary on Paso Robles police practices.... (Continue reading)

A message for the birds: Avoid this no-fly zone

Pigeons are dropping from the Atascadero skies, bleeding from the eyes and dying after allegedly being drugged by pest control workers ... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly Provost reassigned?

Cal Poly President Warren Baker announced that a Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost has been reassigned, on Monday. ... (Continue reading)

DUMPSTER CHRONICLES: Law, disorder, and the DA

SECOND IN A SERIES By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN A disengaged and reticent district attorney failed to investigate numerous complaints targeting fraudulent hard money lenders and big-name developers during the past 18 months, even as new and unsuspecting investors were being... (Continue reading)