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Does Salud Carbajal support farmers, the economy?

Supervisor Peter Adam

Opinion by Santa Barbara County Supervisor Peter Adam Agriculture in Northern Santa Barbara County, or the Colonies as I refer to us, had a bad day at the Oct. 13 Board of Supervisors meeting. Along the usual 3-2 lines, I... (Continue reading)

Don’t sacrifice county farmers in water crisis

Debbie Peterson

OPINION By DEBBIE PETERSON San Luis Obispo County’s billion-dollar agricultural industry – which encompasses everything from strawberries to beef cattle – vies for first place with tourism as the top economic engine of our county. More importantly, it provides our... (Continue reading)

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

Deer Fire

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

President Jeffrey Armstrong

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


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


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)

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