Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County’




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18 SLO County contractors busted

Sting contractor board

In a local sting operation, the Contractors State License Board cited 18 San Luis Obispo County contractors for operating without a license and 17 for illegal advertising. On Aug. 17 and 18, undercover investigators set up a sting operation at... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors to vote on marijuana ordinance

Pot grow 9

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on an urgency ordinance that would put a halt to new marijuana cultivation in the county. Though the board directed county staff to draft the ordinance, there is a... (Continue reading)

SLO County women’s jail project $3.3 million over budget

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors approved a $1.1 million cost overrun on the ongoing expansion of the women’s jail on Tuesday. Builders have also fallen one year behind schedule on the project. [Tribune] Previously, the supervisors approved... (Continue reading)

Environmental group sues SLO County over well-drilling permits

Water pipes laid out at a Justin Vineyard and Winery property

An environmental group filed a lawsuit against San Luis Obispo County on Friday contesting three well-drilling permits the county issued without requiring reviews stipulated by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The suit, filed by The California Water Impact Network,... (Continue reading)

SLO County debates marijuana regulations as growers rush in

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With marijuana growers and armed guards flooding into California Valley, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors discussed putting a halt to new cannabis cultivation. The board majority decided to pursue an urgency ordinance on the matter, but it... (Continue reading)

Is journalism dead in SLO County?

Dr. C. Hite

Opinion by Dr. C. Hite I knew journalism was dead in SLO County the day the Tribune published a meandering feature story on the front page that morphed into speculation and innuendo. This was not news. There was a time... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors put sales tax on the ballot

Supervisor Adam Hill

UPDATE: Video of the confrontation between supervisors Adam Hill and Lynn Compton at the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor meeting on July 19 at the bottom of the article. ORIGINAL: Following a brief argument between supervisors Adam Hill... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors vote for sales tax initiative

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Despite opposition from San Luis Obispo County supervisors Debbie Arnold and Lynn Compton, a countywide transportation tax is heading full speed ahead toward the November ballot. The proposed ballot measure calls for a half-cent sales tax to fund transportation projects... (Continue reading)

New area code coming to San Luis Obispo County

805 area code

The California Public Utilities Commission is planning to introduce a new area code to the 805, which includes most of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, as well as small portions of Monterey and Kern counties. The 805... (Continue reading)

Planning begins for loss of Diablo Canyon tax revenue

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

Local government agencies are set to lose about $26.75 million in annual revenue as a result of PG&E’s decision to close Diablo Canyon power plant. However, the loss in revenue does not appear to be catastrophic for any one agency.... (Continue reading)



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