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Quarry proposals is a tale of two cities

OPINION By BILL LLOYD County planning staffs review of two quarry proposals is a tale of two cities: Las Pilitas Resources, a small locally-owned quarry proposal that’s been heavily scrutinized by county staff, and the Hanson Quarry expansion, a larger,... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita quarry points and counterpoints

OPINION By T. KEITH GURNEE With the recent spate of articles and opinion pieces on the proposed Las Pilitas Quarry in CalCoastNews, the responses generated have been interesting to say the least. Now that the applicants are appealing the San... (Continue reading)

Board of Supervisors to rule on Santa Margarita quarry

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will choose whether or not to let two Santa Margarita residents construct a rock quarry on the outskirts of their town. Project applicants Mike Cole and Steve Souza are... (Continue reading)

No to a Santa Margarita quarry

OPINION By TE KINDERKNECHT Dear San Luis Obispo community, I write in response to the gross misinformation being shelled out. I challenge any of the supporters of the Santa Margarita quarry to post their address, even just their street. I... (Continue reading)

To quarry or not to quarry?

OPINION By KEITH GURNEE To quarry or not to quarry? That is the question. With the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission’s recent 3-2 denial of permits for the proposed Las Pilitas Quarry, what are we supposed to do? Deny... (Continue reading)

Planning commission rejects Santa Margarita quarry

The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission has turned down a permit for a proposed rock quarry, which two longtime Santa Margarita residents would like to construct on the outskirts of their town. Mike Cole and Steve Souza are vying... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita man arrested for child pornography

Deputies arrested a Santa Margarita man Thursday for distributing child pornography depicting prepubescent children engaged in sexual acts. At about 6:30 p.m., San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detectives served a search warrant at the I Street home of Michael David... (Continue reading)

Savor the Central Coast continues to lose money

The numbers are in for the fifth annual Sunset Savor the Central Coast and though it continues to lose money, organizers report the event had a $4.48 million economic impact. [Tribune] Savor the Central Coast is a four-day food and... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita quarry ruling again postponed

The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission again made no decision Thursday on a mining proposal for rural Santa Margarita that is dividing neighbors and county residents. Longtime Santa Margarita residents Mike Cole and Steve Souza are applying for a... (Continue reading)

Neighbors battle over Santa Margarita quarry

By KAREN VELIE As the application for a conditional use permit for a Santa Margarita property zoned for mining winds through the county, neighbors are taking sides in the heated battle over potential transformations to the community if the permit... (Continue reading)



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