Uncovered SLO


Picking at bones of EFI: Lawyers wrangling

By KAREN VELIE During the latest battle over assets of failed Estate Financial Inc. (EFI) , attorneys for trustees, former co-owner Charlie Applebaum, Joshua Yaguda’s wife, and Heritage Oaks bank argued their clients alleged claims at an asset hearing on Friday. San... (Continue reading)

UPDATE: Unmasking Dalido’s mysterious foe

By KAREN VELIE Centervest, the group that contracted to take the torch from Ernie Dalidio and propel his proposed development through the system, has backed out, reportedly because of the economic downswing. Meanwhile, Dalido’s team continues attempts to unmask their mysterious... (Continue reading)

Medical pot icon Charlie Lynch gets national attention

ABC’s John Stossel explores an American anomaly -- medicinal marijuana which is legal in some states, including California, but unlawful under U.S. law. Stossel’s third segment of his series “Bailouts and Bull” examines the extraordinary case of Charles Lynch of... (Continue reading)

Lou Dobbs to Cal Poly President: “bureaucratic moron”

CNN’s Lou Dobbs recently called out California Polytechnic State University President Warren Baker for squelching diversity and free speech. “Let me say this to Cal Poly's president, you sir are a coward and a fool and as far as I’m concerned,... (Continue reading)

Sand, sun, bailout bucks for Heritage Oaks Bank officials

By DANIEL BLACKBURN If members of Heritage Oaks Bank’s board of directors and high ranking officials must kill a little time waiting for the U.S. government to deliver their allotment of $21 million in taxpayer bailout money, they might as well... (Continue reading)

Copeland grip on downtown SLO nightmare for some

By DANIEL BLACKBURN There are nicknames aplenty for the city of San Luis Obispo, and many have a commonality, the name Copeland: “Copelandville,” “Copelandburg,” “Copeland Kingdom,” and of course, “Cope-Land, ” to list but a few. References to the Copeland family, and... (Continue reading)

Tribune slashing jobs as McClatchy freefalls

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County’s daily newspaper, The Tribune, will terminate seven employees, and its top officials are reported to be warning of massive layoffs to come in the wake of a similarly foreboding announcement this morning by parent... (Continue reading)

Fire crews battle blaze in downtown Atascadero

Fire crews continue to monitor the smoldering remains of an older commercial building on El Camino Real in Atascadero near the Carlton Hotel.... (Continue reading)

Bush Administration okayed pitting military against you

By THE EDITORS Was the U.S. military preparing to deploy troops against American citizens in the aftermath of the presidential elections? This Web site reported that possibility a week before voters went to the polls, on October 28, 2008, citing no... (Continue reading)

Hertel and Fowler caught up in yet another scandal

By THE EDITORS Securities and Exchange Commission investigators are probing California Assemblywoman Diane Harkey (R-Orange County), her husband Dan, and his hard-money lending company, Point Center Financial, regarding the Harkey’s relationship with R.W. Hertel and Sons. The investigation is said to focus... (Continue reading)