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Drought means opportunity for some

PART ONE: Water, money, need, and greed By DANIEL BLACKBURN California’s persistent 30-month dry period has provoked statewide cries for major changes in current water resources practices, and is sparking renewed campaigns for more dams and big water project developments.... (Continue reading)

Nipomo board seeking water rate increase

The Nipomo Community Services District is seeking a water rate increase that would raise costs about 30 percent for the average rate payer. If approved, the rate hike will start July 1, 2015. In Sept. 2013, the board voted to... (Continue reading)

Governor inks local water bill

Expressing concern over California’s future water supplies, Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday signed legislation to create a structure for formation of a “hybrid” district to manage the Paso Robles basin, as well as a package of bills aimed at regulating basins... (Continue reading)

Clearing up misinformation about Cambria’s water supply

OPINION By AMANDA RICE I am a regular reader of Cal Coast News, a Cambrian and a current elected board member of Cambria CSD. And I respect the role of journalism as the fourth branch of government. A strong, free... (Continue reading)

California nudists accused of stealing public water

Rangers for a Northern California open space district raided a nudist colony Thursday, accusing the residents of stealing water from a district waterfall. [Mercury News] Amid the current drought, the Lupin Lodge nudist camp, located near Los Gatos, has endured... (Continue reading)

Cambria’s $15 million toilet to tap emergency water project

OPINION By EUGENE BLANCK Did you ever wonder why your due process rights were usurped by the Cambria CSD (CCSD) when you were not asked whether you preferred “toilet-to-tap” water for $15 million or 300 acre-feet of fresh well water... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles to sell water to rural residents

The Paso Robles City Council has approved a plan to sell water to North County residents living outside the city limits who are struggling to cope with the ongoing drought. [Tribune] On Sept. 2, the council voted to reverse a... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande councilmember ignores conflict of interest

OPINION By TORY RAND Recently, on August 29th, the Arroyo Grande City Council voted 5-0 to approve a $70,000 a year, five-year contract with San Luis Obispo based Verdin Marketing to perform Water Conservation Education within the Arroyo Grande Community.... (Continue reading)

Is Arroyo Grande violating its own water conservation laws?

By KAREN VELIE Amid mandatory water conservation efforts, Arroyo Grande city staff has dumped 30,000 to 50,000 gallons of potable water down the gutter while telling the code enforcement officer to ignore the situation. After deciding to paint one of... (Continue reading)

Should Los Osos be managed by the county?

OPINION By TOM SALMON The Los Osos Community Services District (LOCSD) has proven to be a failed experiment. Formed in 1998 under the guise of obtaining “local control” the LOCSD has been whittled down to a shell of its former... (Continue reading)



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