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Californians divided on water shortage solutions

Nearly nine out of 10 Californians say the state is suffering from a “serious water shortage,” according to a statewide Field Poll of 1,000 registered voters. However, residents are deeply divided on how to solve the dilemma. [MercuryNews] The deepest... (Continue reading)

Water district booster buying land for Harvard U.

By DANIEL BLACKBURN An outspoken proponent of a plan for an acreage-dominated Paso Robles water district has quietly been directing investments in large San Luis Obispo County parcels of plantable land, paying top dollar and using funds provided by Harvard... (Continue reading)

SLO fire hydrant blows after taking hit from motor home

Water gushed out of a San Luis Obispo fire hydrant Sunday after a motor home dislodged from a tow truck and crashed into the hydrant. [Tribune] The truck was towing the motor home in the 200 block of Tank Farm... (Continue reading)

Supervisors eye water basin control

In a professed attempt to better manage water resources in the North County, supervisors Tuesday voted 4-1 to approve a resolution increasing its authority over use of the Paso Robles aquifer. Supervisor Debbie Arnold cast the lone vote against the... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach group’s large lot ballot initiative

A group of Pismo Beach residents are working to promote a ballot initiative focused on requiring large acreage developments on the east side of the city. The group dubbed Save Price Canyon is working to get the required signatures to... (Continue reading)

Mecham says Paso Robles water district dead

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A controversial water district proposal sponsored by a group of vintners and ranchers and intended to manage the Paso Robles aquifer probably will not pass constitutional muster,  and its primary backer said he is “disheartened.” “It looks... (Continue reading)

Resnick’s water bank takes big judicial hit

Billionaire Stewart Resnick’s nut dynasty in the Central Valley has taken a major hit following a ruling Wednesday by a Sacramento judge that state officials failed to “properly analyze” the environmental impact of the Kern Water Bank. [Los Angeles Times]... (Continue reading)

Steinbeck: Looking deeper into EMWD’s thirst

A letter to the board of directors, Eastern Municipal Water District, Perris, California OPINION By  CINDY STEINBECK In Kevin Pearson’s Feb. 19, 2014 letter to the editors of CalCoastNews and the San Luis Obispo Tribune, he wrote that he was... (Continue reading)

CAB throws water on district formation plans

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A group representing hundreds of rural landowners in Creston won’t support a proposed North County water district as presently envisioned by its advocates. Sheila Lyons, chair of the Creston Advisory Body (CAB), sent a letter to Assemblyman... (Continue reading)

Hearst Castle superintendent placed on 30 day leave

Following the filling of the 345,000 gallon Neptune pool for Lady Gaga, the state suspended Hearst Castle Superintendent Nick Franco for 30 days, castle sources said. Less than two weeks earlier, park officials said they were draining the pool, which... (Continue reading)



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