Articles Tagged With ‘Utilities’




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Cambrians can do better; cast your vote for change

OPINION by TINA DICKASON Cambrians are in desperate need of a change in the governing board of the Cambria Community Services District. We have an opportunity in this election to replace three incumbents, two who are up for re-election, and... (Continue reading)

Pipe bursts in SLO, floods part of Farmers’ Market

F. McClintocks did not serve tri-tip and ribs at Farmers’ Market Thursday evening. A water main burst and flooded McClintocks’ section of Higuera Street. [KSBY] Shortly after 4:30 p.m., a 10-inch water main burst underneath Higuera Street. The broken pipe... (Continue reading)

Developer wins restraining order against Pismo Beach

A San Luis Obispo judge has ordered the city of Pismo Beach to turn a Shell Beach developer’s utilities back on amid a legal dispute between the city and the property owner. [KCOY] Mike Spangler is trying to develop the... (Continue reading)

Sex offender caught growing pot in San Miguel

Monterey County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a registered sex offender who was allegedly using stolen electricity to power a 1,500-plant marijuana growing operation in San Miguel. [KRON 4] Douglas King, 36, had 1,502 marijuana plants, as well as 6.71 pounds of... (Continue reading)

Legislation proposed to bar PG&E from utilizing tax deductions to cover penalty

If proposed legislation is passed, PG&E will not be able to harvest a tax windfall from state authorities by taking a tax deduction for a $1.6 billion penalty because of its negligence in a fatal explosion in San Bruno. [Contra... (Continue reading)

PG&E contractor trashes garden

OPINION By PEG PINARD A few days ago I received a call from Manuel, from Davey Tree Co., saying that they would be trimming the palm trees away from the power lines on Broad Street. This was not unusual as... (Continue reading)

PG&G diverted safety funds to bonuses

PG&E diverted more than $100 million in monies for safety and operations to bonuses for executives and shareholder profits over a 15-year period that is linked to the 2010 San Bruno disaster, according to an independent audit and a staff... (Continue reading)

Nuclear power plant owners seek damages

Southern California Edison, the owner of the San Onofre nuclear power plant, served Mitsubishi with a notice that it will seek reimbursement for the cost of shutting the plant In June, Southern California Edison retired San Onofre’s Unit 2 and... (Continue reading)

SLO rates rising despite abundance of water

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo water rates will increase next month for the eighth consecutive year even though the city currently only uses about 55 percent of its annual supply of water. As the city continues to raise rates,... (Continue reading)

SLO approves conservation-punishing water rate hike

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council approved sewer rate increases Tuesday night, as well as restructured water rates that will hit hardest those who conserve the most. The council voted 3-1 in favor of both the sewer... (Continue reading)



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