Articles Tagged With ‘Agriculture’




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6 arrested in equipment theft investigation

Theft storage

Following a five-month joint investigation, sheriff deputies from Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties arrested six people suspected of participating in an agriculture and construction equipment theft ring. Deputies investigated more than twenty different cases involving several farming and... (Continue reading)

Huasna roadside stand thief found in Bay Area

Robert Troy Yockey

A Templeton man suspected of stealing money and produce from roadside stands in Huasna Valley was located in the Bay Area. Police in South San Francisco arrested the suspect on Tuesday. [KCOY] The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Rural Crimes... (Continue reading)

Did the arsonist win?

Nipomo Fire

The alleged late night torching of a home slated to house migrant workers has prompted a Nipomo strawberry grower to announced he no longer plans to house his farm workers in a residential neighborhood. The home was one of seven... (Continue reading)

Thief targeting roadside stands on Huasna Road

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The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who has been stealing money at night from roadside produce stands. The suspect has been targeting stands on Huasna Road in rural Arroyo Grande. Investigators are circulating a... (Continue reading)

First threats, then fire burns migrant housing in Nipomo

Nipomo Fire

Following several reported threats, an arsonist likely set a fire Wednesday night that burned a home under construction in Nipomo. The home was one of seven houses being built to shelter 112 or more foreign nationals who would come from... (Continue reading)

Nipomo neighbors in uproar over migrant housing

Strawberry pickers

By KAREN VELIE A large strawberry grower in South County is seeking to move 112 or more foreign nationals into seven homes on Mad Place in Nipomo. A plan some neighbors are rallying against. Under the federal H-2A program, employers... (Continue reading)

Who win$ if state controls Paso Robles water basin?

Paso Robles pipes

Editor’s Note: This is first in a two-part series examining economic rewards tied to North County water. Cindy Steinbeck’s letter is at the bottom of this article. By DANIEL BLACKBURN A quiet but frenetic land rush in the North County... (Continue reading)

Cambria widow sues Monsanto over husband’s death

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A Cambria woman is suing agrochemical giant Monsanto, alleging a herbicide the company produces killed her husband. [KSBY] Late last year, Cambria farmer Jack McCall died of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. McCall reportedly used the... (Continue reading)

Moving forward with water solutions for the Paso Robles basin

Supervisor Lynn Compton

Opinion by supervisors Debbie Arnold and Lynn Compton Tonight the San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder’s Office has reported preliminary results regarding the formation of a special water district, also known as the AB 2453 Water District, for the Paso... (Continue reading)

Proposed Paso Robles water district trampled by voters

Supervisor Debbie Arnold

Correction: The number of Measure B-16 votes for the formation of the district was 753 and the votes against the district 2,643. In a crushing loss to large North County agribusiness interests, 77.83 percent of landowners above the Paso Robles... (Continue reading)



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