Articles Tagged With ‘Water’




South County likely to get Diablo desal water

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors gave unanimous support Tuesday to a plan to pipe desalinated water from Diablo Canyon to South County homes. The board directed county staff to begin planning the construction of a seven-mile pipeline... (Continue reading)

County to further study desal pipeline

By John Lindt, publisher of Sierra2theSea San Luis Obispo County supervisors are expected to approve a staff plan to further study connecting the existing desalination plant at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant to Los Osos as well as Lopez Lake... (Continue reading)

Cambria CSD running out of cash

The Cambria Community Services District could run out of operating cash in about three months, District General Manager Jerry Gruber said. [Tribune] The district’s financial troubles center around its emergency water supply project, which costs approximately $13 million, including state... (Continue reading)

Proposed Paso Robles water district tax unjust

OPINION By SUE HARVEY Open Letter to San Luis Obispo County LAFCO Commissioners: San Luis Obispo County Supervisors approved a funding plan for their proposed Paso Robles Groundwater District that unfairly taxes and penalizes rural residential users, vacant parcels, and... (Continue reading)

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)