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Farm workers file lawsuit against Abel Maldonado

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Several farm workers filed a class action lawsuit Wednesday that says former California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado and his family failed to pay overtime wages, reimbursed for expenses and provided meal and rest periods to their employees. [Tribune] San Luis... (Continue reading)

Marijuana grow caused Deer Fire

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An illegal marijuana grow caused the Deer Fire that burned 150 acres southwest of Lake Nacimiento over the weekend, according to Cal Fire. The fire was 75 percent contained, as of Sunday morning, and firefighters were mopping up hot spots.... (Continue reading)

Applaud Armstrong for preserving Ag land

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OPINION By WYATT BROWN On Friday, President Jeffrey Armstrong of Cal Poly wrote to the faculty to address them at the end of the academic year and to update them on specific issues that had been at the forefront spring... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly scraps plan to build on farmland

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Following public outcry, Cal Poly announced it has dropped a plan to develop farmland that agriculture students use as classrooms. As part of the university’s master plan update, Cal Poly officials were considering building housing, hotels and a convention center... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly faculty unrest leads to vote of no confidence in Ag dean

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By KAREN VELIE Faculty discontent boiled over in the College of Agriculture with a majority of faculty giving Agriculture Dean Andrew Thulin a vote of no-confidence. It is the latest development in a spring of faculty and staff resentment over... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly gifted with 450 acres in Arroyo Grande

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The owners of a 500-acre Arroyo Grande ranch are set to donate 450 acres of the property to Cal Poly. [Tribune] On Monday, Stuart and Jan Bartleson will sign over the deed to 450 acres of their family ranch located... (Continue reading)

Mushroom truck catches fire near Paso Robles

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A semi-truck loaded with mushrooms caught fire Sunday night, shutting down both eastbound lanes of Highway 46 East just outside of Paso Robles. [KSBY] The California Highway Patrol received a report of the truck fire shortly after 11 p.m. It... (Continue reading)

Supervisors agree on restricting exportation of groundwater

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of an ordinance that it will make it difficult to export groundwater out of a local basin or into another county. [Tribune] Anyone wishing to export groundwater... (Continue reading)

Supervisors to let Paso groundwater ordinance expire

On a 3-2 vote with supervisors Bruce Gibson and Adam Hill in the minority, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors chose Tuesday to abandon an ordinance that restricts water use in the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin. In 2013,... (Continue reading)

Egg prices rising as California chicken law takes effect

Chicken egg prices are expected to rise across the U.S. early in 2015, following the implementation of a California law requiring farmers to house hens in cages with enough space to move around and stretch their wings. [CBS Sacramento] In... (Continue reading)



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