Articles Tagged With ‘Agriculture’




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Abel Maldonado does not have an illegal marijuana farm

Allegations that former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado was leasing his land to an illegal marijuana farm have been proven unfounded. [Cal Coast Times] A few weeks ago, a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy noticed what appeared to be 30... (Continue reading)

Judge stalls removal of pot plants from California Valley

In a potentially precedent-setting case, a San Luis Obispo judge ruled Thursday that SLO County was justified in finding that a pot grower was violating local code by operating a farm in the California Valley, but officials have been temporarily... (Continue reading)

Is Abel Maldonado’s pot or hemp grow legal?

Republican politician and former Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado has entered the Central Coast marijuana cultivation business, and he now claims to be growing hemp in San Luis Obispo County as well. [New Times] SLO County officials are probing Maldonado’s purported... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach marijuana dealer accused of fraud, labor violations

By KAREN VELIE A former employee of House of Holistics is suing the marijuana company and several affiliated cannabis growers for allegedly failing to pay him for his work, and for multiple labor violations. [Cal Coast Times] In the past,... (Continue reading)

Fact check: Did SLO County ban investments in marijuana farms?

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors did not vote Tuesday to “tweak the county’s marijuana ordinance,” to disallow selling application rights, despite claims by the Tribune and a marijuana consultant. While it takes at least four votes to... (Continue reading)

California Valley shooting victims identified

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has identified a father and son who lived at a previously large marijuana grow site as the victims of a deadly shooting at a California Valley home on Monday. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly... (Continue reading)

Two men murdered at California Valley marijuana grow site

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies are investigating the shooting deaths of two men whose bodies were found at a marijuana grow site in the California on Monday.  Deputies also discovered a gun near the bodies. [Cal Coast Times] Edward... (Continue reading)

California growers trying to replace diminishing farm workers with robots

Faced with a shrinking population of immigrant farm workers, California growers are racing to adopt technological innovations that will mechanically pick crops. [LA Times] Over much of the past decade, Mexican immigrants have been returning to Mexico at a faster... (Continue reading)

California to label Monsanto’s Roundup as cause of cancer

The state of California is intensifying its battle with agrochemical giant Monsanto. On Monday, the state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, will be added next month to the... (Continue reading)

SLO County shutting down popular Paso Robles roadside stand

San Luis Obispo County officials delivered an eviction order to a popular roadside produce stand in Paso Robles, angering customers and prompting a petition drive. The family-operated stand has been selling produce, including locally grown strawberries, at the corner of... (Continue reading)



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