Articles Tagged With ‘California’

Nearly $4 million worth of grants awarded to SLO County water projects

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) last week awarded five local agencies a combined total of $3.8 million for water projects in San Luis Obispo County.  DWR awarded $1.2 million to the city of Morro Bay... (Continue reading)

California’s budget deficit grows to $31.5 billion

By KAREN VELIE California’s budget deficit grew more than $9 billion since January, to $31.5 billion, Gov. Gavin Newson announced at a press conference on Friday. Newsom’s revised budget went from $297 billion in January to $306.5 billion. The May... (Continue reading)

U.S. Supreme Court upholds California pig law

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld California’s Proposition 12, a law that requires each pig to have 24 square feet of space, ruling that the measure does not violate the Interstate Commerce Clause of the Constitution.  Prop.... (Continue reading)

SLO Mayor, League of Cities ask California for $3 billion for homeless services

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo Mayor Erica Stewart joined the League of California Cities in Sacramento on Wednesday in calling for the state to spend $3 billion on combating homelessness. Hundreds of city officials gathered outside the state Capitol... (Continue reading)

California to keep paying Walgreens, despite Newsom’s threat

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California will continue paying money, likely billions of dollars, to the pharmacy chain Walgreens, despite Gov. Gavin Newsom announcing in a tweet last month that the state would no longer do business with the company. [Market Watch]... (Continue reading)

Parasite killing California sea otters, could pose threat to humans

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A rare strain of a parasite has killed four sea otters in California, and researchers warn it could pose a threat to humans, too. [New York Post] Scientists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)... (Continue reading)

Federal judge rules against California handgun law

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A federal judge on Monday issued a ruling blocking key provisions of a California law that significantly restricts the sale of new handguns, finding that sections of the legislation violate the Second Amendment. [OC Register] California’s Unsafe... (Continue reading)

Federal, state tax deadlines extended to October for SLO County residents

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County residents, along with most Californians, now have until mid-Oct. 2023 to file their federal and state taxes. In January, the IRS announced a one-month extension for residents and businesses in 31 California counties... (Continue reading)

SLO County household bills 33% higher than national average

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Household bills in San Luis Obispo County are 33.1% higher than the United States average, according to data compiled by the bill management service Doxo. The average SLO County household pays $2,724 per month in bills. The... (Continue reading)

California’s growing challenge of dog overpopulation

OPINION by DAVE CONGALTON It’s tough to be a dog in California right now, especially if you’re unwanted, stashed away in a crowded cage with other unwanted dogs, hoping against hope to be adopted. Sadly, the odds are not in... (Continue reading)