Posts Tagged ‘California Department of Parks and Recreation’


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State parks spending $1 million to fence Oceano dunes

California state parks is spending $1 million to erect 15 acres of fences in the Oceano dunes off-road vehicles area to slow the flow of dust into nearby residences. [KEYT] For several years, state parks has battled the San Luis... (Continue reading)

Lady Gaga’s Hearst pool filling not OK with state

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Lady Gaga’s much publicized video-taping gig at Hearst Castle Feb. 11 had everything a fan of the singer could imagine — music, dancing, plastic swans, fake flowers, and a giant seashell — everything, it seems except proper... (Continue reading)

SLO APCD board approves annual fees on state parks

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) board approved nearly $50,000 of annual fees Thursday to be levied upon the California Department of Parks and Recreation as part of a controversial effort to reduce dust blowing from... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach Council spurns mayor’s campaign against APCD dust rule

Grover Beach Mayor Debbie Peterson, who is campaigning to repeal the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District dust rule, petitioned her fellow council members Monday to join her in opposition to the regulation. Peterson did not win over... (Continue reading)

Thanks to Wild Cherry Canyon supporters

Letter from KARA BLAKESLEE Greetings, friends and long-time supporters of Wild Cherry Canyon. As you’ve probably heard, plans to add the 2400-acre coastal Wild Cherry Canyon property to Montana de Oro State Park have fallen through. It’s been a long... (Continue reading)

Judge rules against two suits over APCD dust rule

A San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge has ruled against two legal challenges to the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District’s Oceano Dunes dust rule. Judge Charles Crandall rejected the requests made by Friends of Oceano Dunes, an... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission approves Grover Beach conference center

The California Coastal Commission unanimously approved a plan Thursday to construct an 11,000-square-foot conference center and a lodge in Grover Beach near the entrance to the Oceano Dunes. [Tribune] The project, which Grover Beach officials have discussed for decades, includes... (Continue reading)

Oceano dust rule in court

A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge heard arguments for and against the controversial dust rule that requires state parks to reduce particulate matter blowing from the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area or face fines of $1,000 per... (Continue reading)

California Attorney General files lawsuit against local air district

EDITOR’S NOTE: See a brief of the California Attorney General’s lawsuit at the bottom of this story. By KAREN VELIE California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris filed a lawsuit in mid-October against the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control... (Continue reading)