Articles Tagged With ‘Water’




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Proposed oak tree ordinance moving forward

Deforestation by Justin Vineyards

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor agreed Tuesday to place the discussion of an oak tree ordinance and new rules for reservoirs on an upcoming agenda. Two decades ago, local farmers argued against implementing an oak tree ordinance... (Continue reading)

Restaurants boycott Justin Vineyard wines

Big Sky Cafe

The owner of Big Sky Cafe in San Luis Obispo has stopped serving Justin Vineyard wines after learning that the company had clear-cut oak woodlands. Since Stewart and Lynda Resnick bought Justin Vineyards in 2010, they have cut down thousands... (Continue reading)

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)

Justin Vineyards tree removal violates county code

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Justin Vineyards and Winery violated San Luis Obispo County grading code when it removed hundreds of oak trees from a rural Paso Robles property, a county code enforcement officer said Monday. The code enforcement officer spoke at a meeting of... (Continue reading)

Pipe bursts in SLO, floods part of Farmers’ Market

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F. McClintocks did not serve tri-tip and ribs at Farmers’ Market Thursday evening. A water main burst and flooded McClintocks’ section of Higuera Street. [KSBY] Shortly after 4:30 p.m., a 10-inch water main burst underneath Higuera Street. The broken pipe... (Continue reading)

Lopez Lake getting low again

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Despite the recent El Nino rains, park rangers are preparing to kick boaters out of Lopez Lake. The boat ramp at the lake will close in about four weeks. [KSBY] Lopez Lake is currently at 28.8 percent capacity, according to... (Continue reading)

County supervisors vote for local control of basins

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday to have the county fund the first phase of compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 (SGMA). California law requires that water basins be sustainably managed by... (Continue reading)

Templeton tap water turns brown

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The tap water turned brown in some Templeton homes Sunday evening. Community Service District officials say a firefighting exercise stirred up sediment at the bottom of a pipeline, causing the discoloration. Yet, that posed no health risk, according to the... (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)

SLO County golf course running a $500,000 deficit

Dairy Creek Golf Course

The recent drought coupled with state prison realignment is causing the Dairy Creek Golf Course at El Chorro Regional Park to turn brown. But, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is planning on injecting cash into the course... (Continue reading)



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