Uncovered SLO

David Edge fired by supervisors

By DANIEL BLACKBURN San Luis Obispo County's top administrator, David Edge, was fired Tuesday afternoon by the Board of Supervisors following a week of speculation about his fate. Edge spoke to the board for 10 minutes before the vote, calling their... (Continue reading)

Guth and Yaguda plead not guilty

By KAREN VELIE Estate Financial Principles Karen Guth and Joshua Yaguda Friday pleaded not guilty in San Luis Obispo Superior Court to charges they defrauded millions of dollars from more than 3,000 people. Prosecutors have charged Guth and her son Yaguda with... (Continue reading)

CMC lieutenant flees from officer

By KAREN VELIE A California Men’s Colony (CMC) lieutenant slipped away from a Pismo Beach police officer who had arrived to break up a fight in which the intoxicated officer was involved at Harry’s Night Club and Beach Bar on April... (Continue reading)

Edge’s job on the line

By KAREN VELIE The County Board of Supervisors will evaluate whether to terminate County Administrative Officer David Edge at their next meeting on May 19. Both Edge and Assistant County Administrative Officer Gail Wilcox are on paid administrative leave. A source told... (Continue reading)

CalCoastNews on the distribution ‘no fly list’

County officials did not provide CalCoastNews the press release regarding the possible termination of David Edge and the appointment of Jeff Hamm. This is not uncommon. Because of this, the following e-mail was sent to County Counsel Warren Jensen:... (Continue reading)

Who’s running SLO County?

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County’s top two administrators are currently missing in action, and county employees have been ordered not to discuss their absences. Monday, a source told CalCoastNews that County Administrator David Edge had stepped down following allegations of... (Continue reading)

North County water plans sidetracked by bad counsel?

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Paso Robles officials may have been receiving less than stellar legal advice throughout the city’s lengthy process to secure a future water supply, a former mayor and new county supervisor suggested last week. Frank Mecham’s comments come on... (Continue reading)

Tribe’s casino pact with white men suspect

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN A secret, decade-long, eight-phase strategy by a group of local investors – including one notorious individual now under investigation for fraud – outlines plans for construction of a Indian gaming casino in San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

EFI judge slashes lawyer fees

By KAREN VELIE A federal bankruptcy judge slashed fee requests and ordered professionals working on the Estate Financial Inc. (EFI) bankruptcy to practice frugality in an attempt to protect assets for EFI investors at a hearing on Wednesday in Santa Barbara... (Continue reading)

Los Osos sewer project tainted by ’expired’ crime

By DANIEL BLACKBURN County planning commissioners Thursday will consider a proposal for construction of Los Osos’ contentious wastewater project, a mission now shadowed by a documented crime. Despite the existence of substantial evidence of unlawful backdating of key contract agreements, executed by... (Continue reading)