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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)

Paso Robles teacher has sex with student

A Paso Robles High School teacher was busted Tuesday after police discovered he was having an ongoing sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl, police said. After receiving information on June 1 that Jeremy Monn, 31, was having sex with one... (Continue reading)

Wine grapes top crop in 2013

Wine grapes were the number one San Luis Obispo County agricultural commodity in 2013 bringing in more than $220 million, according to San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures 2013 annual production statistics report. Despite the drought, wine... (Continue reading)

Central Coast farmworkers oppose processing center

Central Coast farmworkers are strongly objecting to a proposed Santa Maria facility for processing convicted criminals who are illegal immigrants. Immigrants would be photographed and fingerprinted in the facility before being transferred to Southern California or deported. Federal and local... (Continue reading)

Sheep deaths, Mother Nature or animal cruelty?

By KAREN VELIE EDITOR’S NOTE: See videos of sheep in creeks, dying and dead at Heritage Ranch and being tossed in a truck at the bottom of this story. The videos are disturbing and include cursing. A young lamb struggles... (Continue reading)

Is law enforcement incentivized against legalizing marijuana?

As Colorado was legalizing medical marijuana, law enforcement officials from California voiced their disapproval pointing at what they deemed failed medical marijuana laws in California. [McClatchy] “I was told that we hadn’t learned anything from California – that you can’t... (Continue reading)

Missouri sues California over chicken coop law

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of California over a law mandating that farmers increase the size of chicken enclosures. [Washington Post] In 2008, California voters passed Proposition 2, which requires larger enclosures... (Continue reading)

PRAAGS and PRO Water Equity don’t see future water banking

OPINION By JERRY REAUGH Two North County groups are taking exception to claims made by a small group of property owners regarding formation of the Paso Robles Basin Water District (PRBWD). In what they describe as a careless and misleading... (Continue reading)



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