Articles Tagged With ‘California Valley’

California Valley sprouting pot farms

  By DANIEL BLACKBURN Isolated and sparsely populated California Valley, on the eastern edge of San Luis Obispo County, is parched, flat terrain, part of the largest remaining native grassland in California.  And now it’s becoming known for the widespread... (Continue reading)

California Valley woman returned to jail

A California Valley women who spent a year in jail after she shot and killed her boyfriend’s stepson was sent back to jail for violating her probation. Gina Loret Mayborn, 57, said she shot Joseph Cochran, 49, in July 2012... (Continue reading)

Crews battling Branch Fire

The Branch Fire has burned more than 350 acres of grass and brush in the Los Padres National Forest west of California Valley. Crews from Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service are battling the fire which started near Highway... (Continue reading)

Solar power plants burden host counties

With many California counties struggling to keep out of debt, several have embraced the development of solar power plants and the bounty of jobs and taxes windfalls they promise. [LATimes] In Inyo County, officials grew giddy last year as they... (Continue reading)

Man shot to death in California Valley

A woman shot and killed  a 49-year-old California Valley man on Sunday shortly before 8 p.m., authorities said. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested Gina Loret Mayborn, 55, for allegedly killing her neighbor Joseph King Cochran. Authorities said there... (Continue reading)

Jim Patterson and the California Valley solar ranch

OPINION By ALEX ALEXIEV Fifth District Supervisor Jim Patterson has distributed a campaign brochure touting the fact that he “has led the effort” to approve two solar energy projects and “provide nearly 400 skilled worker positions” at the California Valley... (Continue reading)

California Valley victim burned, stabbed and beaten

Gruesome details about the bizarre torture of a California Valley man in November were revealed in a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s department warrant obtained by KSBY. In November, Travis Dames escaped from two men who had held him hostage... (Continue reading)

Buffett to purchase SLO County solar farm

A company owned by Warren Buffett announced Tuesday it has entered into a definitive agreement with First Solar to buy the Topaz Solar Farm currently under construction in San Luis Obispo County. The 550-megawatt solar plant is expected to produce... (Continue reading)

Man held hostage and assaulted in California Valley

Two men allegedly held a man hostage for several days while they assaulted him with a hammer and stabbed him with a fork at the victim’s home on the 13000 block of Camarillo Road in California Valley, according to a... (Continue reading)

SunPower agrees to cease operations after 50 years

SunPower Corp. settled a dispute with a group of litigants battling against its San Luis Obispo County solar project by agreeing to close the plant down after 50 years of operation. The 250-megawatt proposed California Valley Solar Ranch plant will... (Continue reading)