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Cindy Steinbeck

Cindy is a fifth generation Paso Robles, farmer working with her parents, brother and son at Steinbeck Vineyards and Steinbeck Vineyards & Winery. She is president of their various businesses and serves as director of marketing, sales and public relations. Cindy created CRASH COURSES in her vineyard, providing an educational experience into wine through the eyes of the farmer.

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Pro-water district opinion full of holes

OPINION By CINDY STEINBECK If you read Ms. Gage’s recent pro AB2453 water district editorial you may have been as bemused as I was. In the opinion piece Ms. Gage argues that adjudication is not an appropriate basin management tool. Ms. Gage, recent legislation excludes adjudicated basins from state management and adjudication has been successfully […]... (Continue Reading)

Paso Robles water rights group files amended complaint

OPINION By Protect Our Water Rights Concerns over sweeping changes to private property rights has brought tremendous support from the rural community for the Protect Our Water Rights (POWR) Quiet Title Action. The group filed an amended complaint July 31 in Superior Court of Santa Clara County, adding over 100 members and 7,000 acres. The […]... (Continue Reading)

Steinbeck: Looking deeper into EMWD’s thirst

A letter to the board of directors, Eastern Municipal Water District, Perris, California OPINION By  CINDY STEINBECK In Kevin Pearson’s Feb. 19, 2014 letter to the editors of CalCoastNews and the San Luis Obispo Tribune, he wrote that he was “setting the record straight.” Mr. Pearson, the public and media affairs officer for Eastern Municipal […]... (Continue Reading)

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POWR IS “belligerent” defending North County

PRAAGS/PWE chose the word “belligerent” in a recent Op Ed to describe the efforts of our Protect Our Water Rights [POWR] group. This is an appropriate choice of words as “belligerent” means, “having a war-like attitude.” POWR is defending all of North County by protecting our individual property rights. We are fired up, because we […]... (Continue Reading)

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Export power is still on the table

OPINION By CINDY STEINBECK Paso Robles Agricultural Alliance for Groundwater Solutions and Pro Water Equity (PRAAGS/ PWE) has stated that I have participated in a “smear campaign to deceive and confuse residents” with “deception and half-truths.” These accusations are false. As a citizen of this county and an overlying landowner I should be able to […]... (Continue Reading)

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Court-supervised groundwater management

OPINION By CINDY STEINBECK “Management” of the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin is a hot topic. Our groundwater basin will be managed. The question and struggle is about who will manage and what rules will apply. California law offers fundamentally different options for groundwater management. I helped organize the Protect Our Water Rights group. We believe […]... (Continue Reading)

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Paso Robles landowners need to protect their water rights

OPINION By CINDY STEINBECK Water is California’s gold. Groundwater basins are a battle ground where landowners must protect their water rights from modern-day claim-jumpers who include well-financed entrepreneurs seeking to sell or export our water. Where does that leave landowners? Unless home owners and landowners take steps to protect their rights under California’s law and […]... (Continue Reading)