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SLO County Supervisors should vote based on facts, not politics

Open letter to the San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors by Butch Pope Regarding the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting on the Las Pilitas Quarry, it was good to see that some of our supervisors actually read... (Continue reading)

Supervisors vote down Santa Margarita quarry

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)

Between a rock and a hard place

OPINION By ROBERT WINSLOW, PE I am astounded by the number of intelligent, educated people who have abandoned all sense of rationality when it comes to the Las Pilitas Quarry project. I challenge anyone with a background in engineering or... (Continue reading)

North County mother and son killed in accidents last weekend

Just hours after his mother died in a car crash in Santa Margarita on Saturday, an Atascadero man died in a motorcycle accident on Sunday. On Saturday afternoon, Donna Dean Magee, 56, of Templeton died in a single vehicle accident.... (Continue reading)

Open letter to SLO County Board of Supervisors

OPINION By GARY KIRKLAND This letter is in regard to the Las Pilitas mine project. Private property rights are a corner stone of a free society in this country. When government tells private property owners what they can and cannot... (Continue reading)

Hammer wielding man evades deputies

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Deputies were searching Thursday night for a man wielding a hammer who escaped into a creek near the Santa Margarita Park. [KSBY] At 7:19 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a disturbance on the... (Continue reading)

Brush fire near Santa Margarita Lake

Firefighters are battling a small brush fire near Las Pilitas and Vista Del Lago roads in Santa Margarita. Shortly before noon on Sunday, CAL FIRE responded to reports of a fire with 10 engines, a dozer, an aircraft, a tanker... (Continue reading)

Has fire season hit the Central Coast?

Three fires broke out on the Central Coast Thursday amid a stretch of unseasonably warm temperatures. [KEYT] An apartment fire in Santa Maria displaced 40 residents and injured three people, while a riverbed blaze in Ventura County burned more than... (Continue reading)

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)



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