Articles Tagged With ‘Water’




Paso’s costly water project just a backdoor tax?

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A multi-million-dollar Paso Robles water project funded by fattened water rates has pitted two mayoral candidates against one another and the conflict’s outcome could impact North County development for years to come. City officials have decided to saddle water... (Continue reading)

Mussel inspection method lacking?

By KAREN VELIE A tiny, invasive bivalve and a statewide drought of increasing severity are on a collision course in San Luis Obispo County. Hoping to prevent an infestation of the Quagga mussel into local waters, the county Parks and Recreation Department... (Continue reading)

Public thought being molded with tax dollars

By DANIEL BLACKBURN If you don’t love the Nacimiento Pipeline now, you soon might. County residents are about to be inundated by the byproduct of a multi-media public relations and marketing campaign designed to make people “change their way of thinking” and... (Continue reading)

San Miguel Ranch One man’s dream is nightmare for others

By DANIEL BLACKBURN When Brent Grizzle first gazed at what he would later describe as the “gently rolling contours” around the tiny North County town of San Miguel, the developer would later note that he “immediately recognized the special potential” of... (Continue reading)

A growing flood of North County water concerns

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Water has been a major concern of North County residents ever since the mid 1990s, when vineyards started multiplying like tipsy rabbits and housing projects were being approved by local government as fast as they could be proposed. That... (Continue reading)