Articles Tagged With ‘Water’




Paavo Ogren leaving county for Oceano manager position

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Director of Public Works Paavo Ogren is slated to exit his county job for the position of Oceano Community Services District manager, according to the district’s website. Ogren approached district officials requesting the... (Continue reading)

Water district bill gets Assembly panel nod

A bill to create a water management district for the Paso Robles water basin barely navigated its initial legislative test in Sacramento Wednesday afternoon, slipping through the Assembly Local Government Committee on a 6-1 vote. Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis... (Continue reading)

Sierra Club California pans Paso Robles water bill

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Editor’s Note: Letters from the Sierra Club California, North County Watch, The Center for Biological Diversity and Katcho Achadjian about a Paso Robles water basin bill are at the bottom of this article. The bill begins its... (Continue reading)

Los Osos group fights high water bills

In the past 14 years. Los Osos residents getting their water from the Golden State Water Company (GSEC) has seen an increase in cost of almost 100 percent and now a group of residents are seeking to oust the for-profit... (Continue reading)

Supervisor promoting new water pipeline

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson is spearheading plans to construct two water pipelines to provide surplus water from Nacimiento Lake to the county during times state water is in short supply. At a cost of about $3 million,... (Continue reading)

Drought spans all of California for first time in 15 years

The entire state of California has entered a drought for the first time in 15 years, according to a report released by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). [LA Times] The NCDC rates drought conditions on five levels of severity.... (Continue reading)

Water moratorium lawsuit transferred out of SLO County

One of two lawsuits seeking to have the Paso Robles water moratorium ordinance overturned will be decided by a judge in Santa Clara County. On Tuesday, Superior Court Judge Jac Crawford approved the out of county transfer requested by one... (Continue reading)

Californians divided on water shortage solutions

Nearly nine out of 10 Californians say the state is suffering from a “serious water shortage,” according to a statewide Field Poll of 1,000 registered voters. However, residents are deeply divided on how to solve the dilemma. [MercuryNews] The deepest... (Continue reading)

Water district booster buying land for Harvard U.

By DANIEL BLACKBURN An outspoken proponent of a plan for an acreage-dominated Paso Robles water district has quietly been directing investments in large San Luis Obispo County parcels of plantable land, paying top dollar and using funds provided by Harvard... (Continue reading)

SLO fire hydrant blows after taking hit from motor home

Water gushed out of a San Luis Obispo fire hydrant Sunday after a motor home dislodged from a tow truck and crashed into the hydrant. [Tribune] The truck was towing the motor home in the 200 block of Tank Farm... (Continue reading)