Articles Tagged With ‘Food’




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Norovirus outbreak at San Luis Obispo middle school

Laguna Middle School

About 80 Laguna Middle School students and one teacher appear to have contracted the Norovirus prompting school officials to postpone the eighth grade dance until next Friday. Students started their summer break on Thursday. “Due to an outbreak of gastrointestinal... (Continue reading)

Company plans to house up to 600 farm workers near Santa Maria

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Just weeks after an arsonist burned down a home being built to house farm workers in Nipomo, a Santa Maria company is proposing building 30 houses to accommodate up to 600 farm workers. Unlike the Nipomo project, plans call for... (Continue reading)

Arson confirmed in Nipomo farm worker housing fire

Nipomo Fire

An arsonist set the fire that destroyed a home being built to house farm workers in Nipomo, according to a press release from cal Fire. On April 6 shortly before midnight, Cal Fire received a report of a fire on... (Continue reading)

Homeless coalition seeking artists and sponsors

Bowls

Five Cities Homeless Coalition staff and volunteers are busy planning the fifth annual Empty Bowls Community Luncheon to benefit those facing homelessness and poverty in southern SLO County. The 2016 event is scheduled Thursday, Sept. 22, and will again be... (Continue reading)

Strawberry production down, farmers take a hit

Strawberry farm

By John Lindt, publisher of Sierra 2 the Sea During the past year, acreage dedicated to strawberries in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties is down 25 percent. Acreage dropped from 8,305 in 2015 to 7,100 acres in the... (Continue reading)

AG City officials tussle in escalating fight over grocery store

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  By KAREN VELIE While the former space of Arroyo Grande’s only full-service grocery store remains empty, city officials are tussling over what should be done. In late October, as part of a bankruptcy, Haggen Food and Pharmacy shuttered its... (Continue reading)

Event at Fin’s raises $18,000 for the homeless

Fins

More than $18,000 was raised in one evening for South County residents facing homelessness during a festive “Dinner for a Cause” at Fin’s seafood restaurant in Grover Beach on May 5. Every penny spent by patrons during “Fiesta at Fin’s”... (Continue reading)

California Fresh to replace Haggen in SLO

California Fresh

California Fresh Markets, a locally-owned grocer, will open a new store in the Foothill Boulevard location vacated by Haggen. Last year, Haggen filed for bankruptcy and closed its Central Coast grocery stores shortly after opening them. Company officials announced this... (Continue reading)

8 delicious dishes you can make with seasonal foods

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Strawberries, avocados and corn are three locally grown favorites for April. The following recipes were provided by Spencer’s Fresh Markets in Morro Bay and Santa Maria, both stores are carrying locally grown fruits and vegetables. Roasted Corn & Radish Salad... (Continue reading)

Nipomo neighbors in uproar over migrant housing

Strawberry pickers

By KAREN VELIE A large strawberry grower in South County is seeking to move 112 or more foreign nationals into seven homes on Mad Place in Nipomo. A plan some neighbors are rallying against. Under the federal H-2A program, employers... (Continue reading)



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