Articles Tagged With ‘Water’




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California plans to seize farms to build water tunnels

California officials are preparing to take as many as 300 Central Valley farms by eminent domain in order to build water tunnels, according to a report prepared by state contractors. [ABC News] Governor Jerry Brown is calling for the state... (Continue reading)

Majority say no to a water district tax

OPINION By CODY FERGUSON The Paso Robles Water Integrity Network or PR-WIN, a large group of landowners and concerned citizens residing over the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin, is mounting a formal protest to the proposed formation of an AB 2453... (Continue reading)

Laetitia winery plan to build 101 homes facing opposition

The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission is reviewing a proposal to construct 101 homes at the Laetitia Vineyard and Winery in South County, which is drawing opposition from both members of the public and county planners. [Tribune] Public speakers... (Continue reading)

SLO tale of falsified documents, code violations and water theft

By KAREN VELIE Editor’s note: This is the second in an exclusive series about developers Ryan Petetit and John Belsher, their development projects, their failures to abide by building requirements, legal troubles, and unpaid monies owed to subcontractors and investors.... (Continue reading)

Hydrant bursts, floods SLO streets

Tens of thousands of gallons of water spilled onto the streets of San Luis Obispo Tuesday morning, after a truck backed into a fire hydrant. [KSBY] The accident occurred around 7:45 a.m. on Hind Lane. City workers turned off the... (Continue reading)

Public speaks on water issue, despite Gibson’s objection

A week after County Supervisor Bruce Gibson said the public had already spoken on the issue of Paso Robles groundwater basin restrictions, the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission held a seven-hour meeting, largely dealing with that controversy. Gibson is... (Continue reading)

California may fine water district $1.5 million

A Northern California water district with water rights dating back to 1914 may face a record $1.5 million fine. [LA Times] Regulators with the State Water Resources Control Board have drafted a proposal to fine the Byron-Bethany Irrigation District. If... (Continue reading)

Water-shark attack in SLO County

OPINION By G. EDWARD GRIFFIN Everyone knows there is a drought-related water shortage in California, but less known (or at least less discussed) is that many parts of the state are not impacted. The Paso Robles water basin, which is... (Continue reading)

Tom Selleck accused of water theft

A Central Coast water district filed a suit Tuesday against Magnum PI star Tom Selleck, after a real private investigator discovered the actor allegedly stealing water from a public hydrant. [LA Times] In the lawsuit, the Calleguas Municipal Water District... (Continue reading)

Water leaks for hours in Los Osos after construction mishap

Water flowed into the streets of Los Osos for more than five hours Monday, following a construction accident in which a sewer repair contractor struck a water main. [Tribune] The water main broke around 10:30 a.m. at Green Oaks Drive... (Continue reading)



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