Articles Tagged With ‘Water’




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)

Supervisors eye water basin control

In a professed attempt to better manage water resources in the North County, supervisors Tuesday voted 4-1 to approve a resolution increasing its authority over use of the Paso Robles aquifer. Supervisor Debbie Arnold cast the lone vote against the... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach group’s large lot ballot initiative

A group of Pismo Beach residents are working to promote a ballot initiative focused on requiring large acreage developments on the east side of the city. The group dubbed Save Price Canyon is working to get the required signatures to... (Continue reading)

Mecham says Paso Robles water district dead

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A controversial water district proposal sponsored by a group of vintners and ranchers and intended to manage the Paso Robles aquifer probably will not pass constitutional muster,  and its primary backer said he is “disheartened.” “It looks... (Continue reading)