Articles Tagged With ‘permits’




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Resnicks’ deforestation ignites battle

Deforestation by Justin Vineyards

By KAREN VELIE In the rolling hills that surround northern San Luis Obispo County communities, some farmers have planted grapes among the oaks. Locally, there has been an emphasis on stewardship of the land and protecting the oaks. Almost 20... (Continue reading)

Cambria in hot water over desal project

Cambria's reclaimed water retention basin

(Editor’s Note: The May 16 letter from the California Coastal Commission to San Luis Obispo County about Cambria’s water reclamation plant is at the end of this article.) By KAREN VELIE The California Coastal Commission recommended that San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Does Petetit lawsuit reveal fraudulent business practices?

John Belsher and Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE A lawsuit filed earlier this year alleges PB Company principal Ryan Petetit fraudulently induced a Nipomo couple to lend him more than $240,000. The suit lists seven complaints including breach of contract, fraudulent inducement, and negligence. But... (Continue reading)

5 officials in Texas city arrested for corruption

Solar Manufacturer Investigation

All but one top official in Crystal City, Texas was arrested Thursday under a federal indictment that accuses them of taking bribes and having city employees perform work at an illegal gambling facility, according to an announcement by United States... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande battle over interchange gets ugly

Julie Tacker

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Even though former Arroyo Grande mayor Tony Ferrara and former city manager Steve Adams have been forced out of leadership positions in Arroyo Grande, the new city manager appears to be taking direction from an employee... (Continue reading)

Are owners of Ethnobotanica just blowing smoke?

Medical marijauna

By KAREN VELIE The founder of a medical marijuana business attempting to open a dispensary in San Luis Obispo County has a lengthy criminal history, including a felony arrest and conviction for possession of a dangerous drug with intent to... (Continue reading)

Protect public safety, vote no on Nipomo pot shop

No marijauna

OPINION By DICK WRIGHT On Nov. 3, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will consider a minor use permit (MUP) application to establish a medical marijuana dispensary at 2122 Hutton Road in Nipomo. Many residents in Nipomo have... (Continue reading)

Nestle allegedly bottling California water on expired permit

water money

Transnational food and beverage company Nestle is using a long-expired permit to bottle millions of gallons of water from a national forest in California, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by three environmental groups. [Desert Sun] The Center for Biological... (Continue reading)

SLO County planning: Wherefore art thou?

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION By T. KEITH GURNEE By T. Keith Gurnee Planning for the future is an essential activity of human endeavor. Whether and how we “plan” for our families, our careers, our retirement, the growth of a business, or the future... (Continue reading)

Supervisors vote down Santa Margarita quarry

los pilitas

On a 3-2 vote Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors rejected a Santa Margarita rock quarry proposal, making litigation the only route remaining for two longtime residents of the rural community to continue pursuing their mining plans.... (Continue reading)



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