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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)

Agricultural visionary Ernie Righetti dead at 97

Ernie Righetti, the man who introduced avocados to the area, died Sunday night. He was 97. [Tribune] Righetti had been under hospice care. He died at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo. Righetti lived in the house... (Continue reading)

Is water banking in SLO County’s future?

Eyes on your water: First in a series of reports on the North County’s festering water politics. By DANIEL BLACKBURN Little San Luis Obispo County is poised to become a major player in the West’s high-stakes water future, even while... (Continue reading)

Brown’s drought emergency significant to farmers

Gov. Jerry Brown is slated to declare a drought emergency today which could lead to the reallocation of water from seasonal crops to permanent crops. [CNBC] Brown’s declaration means that crops such as avocado trees would have priority over crops... (Continue reading)



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