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County should manage Paso Robles groundwater basin

OPINION By SUE HARVEY There’s lots of talk out there but you may be wondering what’s up with the future of groundwater management in the Paso Robles water basin. On October 14 the supervisors will be deciding if they want... (Continue reading)

SLO water use increased at highest rate in state

Water usage in the city of San Luis Obispo increased at a higher rate in August than it did in any other California city, a state report shows. [KSBY] Statewide, water usage decreased by 11.5 percent from July to August.... (Continue reading)

Los Osos needs new leadership

OPINION By TOM SALMON It has been 15 years since the formation of the Los Osos Community Service. In that period nearly $50 million dollars has been spent, wasted, fined or misdirected for nothing of value, this theft must stop.... (Continue reading)

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)



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