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Oceano dunes rider returns $20,000 diamond bracelet

A retired firefighter from Modesto discovered a $20,000 diamond bracelet while riding his quad at the Oceano Dunes and then worked to return the bracelet to its owner. [ModestoBee] In June, Orange County resident Robyn Giranda brought her son to... (Continue reading)

Sierra Club loses Oceano Dunes case on appeal

The local chapter of the Sierra Club lost its appeal on Monday to force off-road vehicles from a portion of the Oceano Dunes that the state rents from San Luis Obispo County. In 2008, the Sierra Club filed a lawsuit claiming... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach Council votes against dunes rule

The Pismo Beach Council rejected a proposed fugitive dust rule for the Ocean Dunes Vehicular Recreation Area because it determined the study the rule is based on appears flawed. On Tuesday, the council voted 4-0 to send a letter to the... (Continue reading)

Oceano opposes proposed dune regulations

The Oceano Community Services District voted 4-0 to send a letter to county air regulators opposing proposed rules that place fines on the state for not improving air quality at the dunes. [Tribune] Board members voiced concerns over the effect... (Continue reading)

Off-roader federal land policies under scrutiny

Increased regulation of off-road vehicle use on forest lands got roasted this week at a congressional hearing in Sacramento, setting the stage for a GOP-led legislative effort to open more land to grazing and mining, and banning future national monuments.... (Continue reading)

McCarthy chops away at wilderness protection

Cong. Kevin McCarthy, whose district includes much of San Luis Obispo County, introduced legislation Friday designed to cut back wilderness protection efforts. [San Francisco Chronicle] McCarthy, the third ranking Republican in the House proposed a bill that would roll back the... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles off-road motorcycle star dies

Nathan Woods, considered one of the greatest off-road champions ever to throw a leg over a dirt bike, died Friday from injuries suffered during a crash at the Honolulu Hills Raceway in Taft. Woods, from Paso Robles, was preparing for... (Continue reading)

County supervisors to pressure state over Dunes pollution

County supervisors are expected to decide Tuesday whether to send a letter to the State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Division in an attempt to pressure state officials into getting more involved in the ongoing health debate about the Oceano Dunes... (Continue reading)