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Diablo Canyon desalinated water distribution is dangerous

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

OPINION By BRAD SNOOK Since Adam Hill has been a San Luis Obispo County supervisor, roughly 7 billion gallons of usable water has been discharged to the ocean from the Five Cities area. Yet, instead of promoting emergency measures to... (Continue reading)

Democrat to challenge Arnold in District 5 race

Eric Michielssen

A Pozo rancher has announced he will challenge San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Debbie Arnold, also a Pozo farmer, for the District 5 seat on the board of supervisors. Eric Michielssen, currently an organic farmer, announced his candidacy during a... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles property owners win water rights battle

Supervisor Bruce Gibson is an advocate for lessening the public's water rights.

By KAREN VELIE A group of Paso Robles property owners won a major court battle in their war against several water purveyors who contend they have notoriously taken water from the Paso Robles Basin for at least five years and now... (Continue reading)

South County likely to get Diablo desal water

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors gave unanimous support Tuesday to a plan to pipe desalinated water from Diablo Canyon to South County homes. The board directed county staff to begin planning the construction of a seven-mile pipeline... (Continue reading)

Cambria CSD running out of cash

water bank

The Cambria Community Services District could run out of operating cash in about three months, District General Manager Jerry Gruber said. [Tribune] The district’s financial troubles center around its emergency water supply project, which costs approximately $13 million, including state... (Continue reading)

Proposed Paso Robles water district tax unjust

Sue Harvey

OPINION By SUE HARVEY Open Letter to San Luis Obispo County LAFCO Commissioners: San Luis Obispo County Supervisors approved a funding plan for their proposed Paso Robles Groundwater District that unfairly taxes and penalizes rural residential users, vacant parcels, and... (Continue reading)

Public speaks on water issue, despite Gibson’s objection

Supervisor Bruce Gibson is an advocate for lessening the public's water rights.

A week after County Supervisor Bruce Gibson said the public had already spoken on the issue of Paso Robles groundwater basin restrictions, the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission held a seven-hour meeting, largely dealing with that controversy. Gibson is... (Continue reading)

Board of supervisors to rule on Nipomo pot shop

med pot

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will vote on a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Nipomo, now that the county has received an appeal of the project. Stephanie Kiel, the owner of Watsonville-based marijuana delivery service Ethnobotanica, is... (Continue reading)

Gibson’s attack on geologist creates dust up

Supervisor Bruce Gibson is an advocate for lessening the public's water rights.

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson has used his sway to possibly jeopardize the job of a state geologist who is critical of the Oceano Dunes dust rule, a move that has drawn rebuke from three... (Continue reading)

HASLO tenants first to go

Julie Tacker

OPINION By JULIE TACKER As a longtime Los Osos Sewer critic, people often ask me, “What will happen to Los Osos now that the sewer is a done deal?” My answer is the same as it was in 2004 when... (Continue reading)

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