Articles Tagged With ‘Oceano Dunes State Recreation Area’




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Friends of Oceano Dunes awarded $378,273

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By KAREN VELIE The court awarded Friends of the Oceano Dunes $378,273 on Wednesday for attorney’s fees and court costs for litigation the group filed objecting to the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control Board’s (APCD) dust rule. Of... (Continue reading)

Police officer killed at Oceano Dunes

Rodney Jones

  A Sanger Police Department officer was killed in an off-roading accident at the Oceano Dunes on Friday morning. Shortly after 3 a.m., officer Rodney Jones was traveling in a dune buggy type vehicle at a high rate of speed when... (Continue reading)

Friends of Oceano Dunes files claim for $425,000

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By KAREN VELIE Friends of the Oceano Dunes is seeking $425,000 from the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control Board (APCD) and the State of California for attorney’s fees and costs after winning a case last year. In 2012,... (Continue reading)

Friends of Oceano Dunes sues the Coastal Commission

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN An off-roading organization that is attempting to overturn the Oceano Dunes dust rule has sued the California Coastal Commission over the agency’s role in implementing the controversial regulation. The lawsuit also names California state parks as a... (Continue reading)

Oceano Dunes dust rule still valid, judge rules

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN Less than a year after a California appellate court struck down a key provision of the Oceano Dunes dust rule, a San Luis Obispo judge has ruled the rest of the controversial regulation should remain intact. San... (Continue reading)

Man injured in crash at Oceano Dunes

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A man suffered injuries to both of his legs in a crash at the Oceano Dunes on Sunday. [KSBY] Cal Fire personnel responded to the accident around 2 p.m. A helicopter was initially called to the scene, but officials then... (Continue reading)

Man killed at Oceano Dunes identified

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California state parks has identified the man who died in an ATV crash at the Oceano Dunes Sunday as Francisco Javier Gonzales Casillas, of Richmond. Casillas was 42. [Tribune] Casillas died around 11:30 a.m. from injuries he suffered in the... (Continue reading)

Man dies in crash at Oceano Dunes

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A man died in an ATV crash at the Oceano Dunes on Sunday. The victim is believed to be approximately 40 years old. [KSBY] At about 11:30 a.m., the man was riding alone in an ATV, reportedly at high speeds,... (Continue reading)

State employee demoted after crossing Gibson

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN Succumbing to pressure from San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson, the California Geological Survey has demoted a state geologist who is critical of the science behind a contested local air pollution regulation. The demotion has prompted feuding... (Continue reading)

APCD loses another round on dust rule

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By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution District (APCD) lost another round Wednesday when the court sided with Friends of the Oceano Dunes and vacated a previous order that supported the dust rule. In Nov. 2011, the... (Continue reading)



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