Articles Tagged With ‘Agriculture’




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Arson confirmed in Nipomo farm worker housing fire

An arsonist set the fire that destroyed a home being built to house farm workers in Nipomo, according to a press release from cal Fire. On April 6 shortly before midnight, Cal Fire received a report of a fire on... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly students again angered by plan to develop farmland

For the second time in the span of a year, Cal Poly agriculture students are protesting a university plan to develop farmland. The new proposal targets land where cattle graze, and it has angered dairy science students. Last June, a... (Continue reading)

Strawberry production down, farmers take a hit

By John Lindt, publisher of Sierra 2 the Sea During the past year, acreage dedicated to strawberries in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties is down 25 percent. Acreage dropped from 8,305 in 2015 to 7,100 acres in the... (Continue reading)

6 arrested in equipment theft investigation

Following a five-month joint investigation, sheriff deputies from Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties arrested six people suspected of participating in an agriculture and construction equipment theft ring. Deputies investigated more than twenty different cases involving several farming and... (Continue reading)

Huasna roadside stand thief found in Bay Area

A Templeton man suspected of stealing money and produce from roadside stands in Huasna Valley was located in the Bay Area. Police in South San Francisco arrested the suspect on Tuesday. [KCOY] The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Rural Crimes... (Continue reading)

Did the arsonist win?

The alleged late night torching of a home slated to house migrant workers has prompted a Nipomo strawberry grower to announced he no longer plans to house his farm workers in a residential neighborhood. The home was one of seven... (Continue reading)

Thief targeting roadside stands on Huasna Road

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who has been stealing money at night from roadside produce stands. The suspect has been targeting stands on Huasna Road in rural Arroyo Grande. Investigators are circulating a... (Continue reading)

First threats, then fire burns migrant housing in Nipomo

Following several reported threats, an arsonist likely set a fire Wednesday night that burned a home under construction in Nipomo. The home was one of seven houses being built to shelter 112 or more foreign nationals who would come from... (Continue reading)

Nipomo neighbors in uproar over migrant housing

By KAREN VELIE A large strawberry grower in South County is seeking to move 112 or more foreign nationals into seven homes on Mad Place in Nipomo. A plan some neighbors are rallying against. Under the federal H-2A program, employers... (Continue reading)

Who win$ if state controls Paso Robles water basin?

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)



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