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Paso Robles to adopt a ban on front lawns


Builders will soon find it more difficult to construct homes with front lawns in Paso Robles. [Tribune] On Tuesday, the Paso Robles City Council voted 4-1 to ban front lawns at new residential developments. Builders can work around the ban,... (Continue reading)

Laetitia winery development gaining approval


By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission indicated plans to approve a proposed residential development at the Laetitia Vineyard and Winery in South County if the applicant makes several plan changes. On Oct. 29, the commission voted... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles council approves water rate hike

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The Paso Robles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to endorse a rate hike that will nearly double the average water bill over the next five years. [Paso Robles Daily News] Following the 5-0 vote, the average monthly water bill will... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles seeking another water rate increase

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Starting in a year, Paso Robles residents could be paying more for their water. If a staff proposal is passed by the council and not contested, the average monthly water cost would rise $32.14 from a current cost of $36.90... (Continue reading)

SLO County groundwater regulations approved

Frank Mecham

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors narrowly approved a package of regulations Tuesday that will restrict groundwater usage in multiple unincorporated areas of the county. On a 3-2 vote, supervisors Bruce Gibson, Adam Hill and Frank Mecham voted... (Continue reading)

SLO County needs equitable distribution of water

Supervisor Debbie Arnold

Opinion by SLO County Supervisor Debbie Arnold Editors Note: The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to approve a County Water Conservation Program with supervisors Debbie Arnold and Lynn  Compton voting no. On Tuesday, the San... (Continue reading)

Nestle allegedly bottling California water on expired permit

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Transnational food and beverage company Nestle is using a long-expired permit to bottle millions of gallons of water from a national forest in California, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by three environmental groups. [Desert Sun] The Center for Biological... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon desalinated water distribution is dangerous

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

OPINION By BRAD SNOOK Since Adam Hill has been a San Luis Obispo County supervisor, roughly 7 billion gallons of usable water has been discharged to the ocean from the Five Cities area. Yet, instead of promoting emergency measures to... (Continue reading)

‘Because I can,’ Nipomo GM says as he resigns

Michael LeBrun

Nipomo Community Services District General Manager Michael LeBrun has announced he is resigning, a CSD press release states. LeBrun plans to retire by early 2016. Separately from the press release, LeBrun sent an email to media explaining his decision. “Why... (Continue reading)

Water district opposition growing, may sink plan

David Church

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A county commission pushed forward a proposal to form a Paso Robles water regulatory district Thursday while its top executive deflected assertions that more than a thousand letters of opposition have been kept from public view. The... (Continue reading)

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