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SLO County policy changes under fire

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County planners are attempting to strengthen a highly contested section of the county general plan that allows officials to restrict private land and water use in times of drought and other resource shortages. The... (Continue reading)

Lady Gaga appears in California PSA on water conservation

Several months after filling Hearst Castle’s 345,000-gallon Neptune Pool with water for a music video shoot, Lady Gaga is instructing Californians to practice water conservation. Early this year, a leak prompted workers at Hearst Castle to drain the Neptune pool.... (Continue reading)

Californians increase water usage amid drought

Amid the worst drought to hit California in decades, Californians have increased their water usage. In January, Gov. Jerry Brown asked Californians to slash their water use by 20 percent. Nevertheless, a California Water Resources Board report shows a 1... (Continue reading)

Californians facing $500 a day water fines

After very few Californians listened to Gov. Jerry Brown plea to conserve water, the state is poised to slap water wasters with fines of up to $500 a day. [Mercury News] The state Water Resources Control Board is set to... (Continue reading)

Supervisors waffle on support for Paso Robles water bill

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A heavily-amended legislative proposal to create a “hybrid” water district for controlling the Paso Robles water basin no longer has support from the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors following a circuitous, often testy discussion by... (Continue reading)

Creston group denied water advisory seat

By DANIEL BLACKBURN An influential Creston community organization has been excluded from a county advisory group whose eventual findings will help shape the future of the hotly-contested Paso Robles water basin. The Creston Advisory Board last week asked for a... (Continue reading)

Hearst Castle replacing public restrooms with port-a-potties

In San Luis Obispo County’s latest drought relief measure, California state parks has opted to close the public restrooms at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center and replace them with portable toilets. [KSBY] State parks will close the restrooms on July... (Continue reading)

Water district bill vote process altered

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A controversial proposal to form a managing water district for the Paso Robles groundwater basin passed a Senate committee Tuesday with significant amendments. Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo) agreed to the changes to his bill, AB... (Continue reading)

Supervisors vote against controversial water district formation

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors changed its position and voted to only support legislation to form a water district to manage the Paso Robles aquifer if it was based on the democratic principle of... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach declares Stage 3 drought

The Grover Beach City Council declared a Stage 3 drought Monday evening. The drought declaration will impose numerous water restrictions on residents and businesses in the city. Residents may no longer wash cars, boats, sidewalks or driveways unless they use... (Continue reading)



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