Articles Tagged With ‘Morro Bay’

Morro Bay initiative on blocking industrialization qualifies for ballot

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An initiative calling for stoping the industrialization of the Morro Bay waterfront will appear on the November ballot in the San Luis Obispo County city. Citizens for Estero Bay Preservation, a group of Morro Bay residents focused... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay group submits signatures for initiative blocking industrialization

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Morro Bay citizens group has submitted the signatures needed to put an initiative on a future ballot to stop the industrialization of the city’s waterfront.  Citizens for Estero Bay Preservation, a group of Morro Bay residents... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay facing garbage rate increase, city will profit

By KAREN VELIE The Morro Bay City Council voted Tuesday to move ahead with a 20.20% to 38.58% increase in garbage rates. City residents have already seen hikes in water, sewer, gas and electric bills. Countywide, multiple garbage companies have... (Continue reading)

Bad vibrations in Morro Bay

Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted biweekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  Franklin’s memoir, “Life On The Mississippi, 1969,” is currently... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay’s historic theater for sale

By KAREN VELIE The iconic Bay Theatre is for sale with an asking price of $1.625 million. The Morro Bay landmark includes a 314 single-screen theater. Originally built by the Army Corp of Engineers in 1942, the theater has been... (Continue reading)

Time to cast away stones

OPINION by RICHARD SADOWSKI These words are the title of Stephen Kaltenbach’s fountain sculpture outside the Sacramento Convention Center where the Pacific Wind Farm Summit was held in May 2023. Carved in the water fountain stones are these three questions; What... (Continue reading)

2001 Morro Bay murder sentenced to life in prison

By JOSH FRIEDMAN More than two decades after a double-murder at Morro Strand State Campground, a San Luis Obispo County judge on Monday sentenced the gunman to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Stephen Arthur Deflaun, now 64,... (Continue reading)

Will Morro Bay wind farms be the demise of Port San Luis?

OPINION by ROBERT SIDENBERG I heard about the proposed Morro Bay Offshore Wind Farm awhile back but didn’t really think too much about it. It would supposedly be out of sight and didn’t seem to have any affect on my... (Continue reading)

Who will benefit from Morro Bay wind energy job creation?

By KAREN VELIE A proposed wind energy project in Morro Bay will create 24,000 jobs during construction, primarily for people who do not live on the Central Coast, according to a new report by two professors at Cal Poly’s Orfalea... (Continue reading)

Reconstruction of bridge north of Morro Bay nears completion

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Drivers on Highway 1 are now traversing a new Toro Creek Bridge north of Morro Bay. On Tuesday morning, Caltrans announced the demolishing and replacing of the Toro Creek Bridge is nearing completion. The rebuild of the... (Continue reading)