Articles Tagged With ‘Water’




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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)

California to relax water conservation rules

tap-water

Local agencies in California may soon be allowed to relax or even eliminate water conservation mandates imposed on them by the state. However, Gov. Jerry Brown is also ordering that some water conservation rules become permanent statewide. [LA Times] Last... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay working to localize water supply

Morro Bay 4

By John Lindt, publisher of Sierra 2 the Sea Morro Bay currently gets about 87 percent of its drinking water from the State Water Project, but now the city is looking to desalination and aquifer recharge to replace imported water.... (Continue reading)

SLO proposed 75-foot-high project scrapped

Courtesy of RRM Design

  By KAREN VELIE Developers Nick Tompkins, Andrew Firestone and Jess Parker have withdrawn their plans to build a 75-foot high development in San Luis Obispo that would have included an 80-room hotel, residential units, offices, retail space and a... (Continue reading)

Cambria general manager to get a 38 percent pay increase

Cambria General Manager Jerry Gruber

By KAREN VELIE Less then two months after the implementation of a 116 percent water and sewer rate increase, the Cambria Community Services District is planning to approve a set of staggered pay hikes of 38 percent for its general... (Continue reading)

Marketing phone poll targets Arnold campaign

Supervisor Debbie Arnold

By DANIEL BLACKBURN An expensive and anonymous telephone poll aimed at voters in San Luis Obispo County’s  District 5 attempts to discredit incumbent Supervisor Debbie Arnold with a series of carefully-crafted questions. Arnold’s opponent, Eric Michielssen, told radio station KPRL... (Continue reading)

SLO airport suspected of polluting wells

SLO Airport

Twelve wells near the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport contain levels of a chemical that exceed state limits. The chemical was previously used by the aircraft industry, and regulators suspect the airport property is the source of the pollution.... (Continue reading)

Who win$ if state controls Paso Robles water basin?

Paso Robles pipes

Editor’s Note: This is first in a two-part series examining economic rewards tied to North County water. Cindy Steinbeck’s letter is at the bottom of this article. By DANIEL BLACKBURN A quiet but frenetic land rush in the North County... (Continue reading)

SLO County presses on with Diablo desal plan

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to move ahead with plans to pipe water from the Diablo Canyon desalination plant to a South County water system. The board authorized spending $900,000 on project planning and... (Continue reading)



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