Articles Tagged With ‘Water’




Was the Diablo desal an election scam?

OPINION by DEBBIE PETERSON About the time that 3rd District Supervisor Adam Hill indicated he would be running for a third term, he and PG&E staff from the Diablo nuclear power plant collaborated over lunch at his home to sell... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande council puts state water initiative on the ballot

Arroyo Grande voters will decide in November whether the city can acquire water from the California State Water Project. City officials say, in light of the drought, Arroyo Grande needs another water source. [Tribune] In 1990, Arroyo Grande voters approved... (Continue reading)

Proposed oak tree ordinance moving forward

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor agreed Tuesday to place the discussion of an oak tree ordinance and new rules for reservoirs on an upcoming agenda. Two decades ago, local farmers argued against implementing an oak tree ordinance... (Continue reading)

Restaurants boycott Justin Vineyard wines

The owner of Big Sky Cafe in San Luis Obispo has stopped serving Justin Vineyard wines after learning that the company had clear-cut oak woodlands. Since Stewart and Lynda Resnick bought Justin Vineyards in 2010, they have cut down thousands... (Continue reading)

Resnicks’ deforestation ignites battle

By KAREN VELIE In the rolling hills that surround northern San Luis Obispo County communities, some farmers have planted grapes among the oaks. Locally, there has been an emphasis on stewardship of the land and protecting the oaks. Almost 20... (Continue reading)

Justin Vineyards tree removal violates county code

Justin Vineyards and Winery violated San Luis Obispo County grading code when it removed hundreds of oak trees from a rural Paso Robles property, a county code enforcement officer said Monday. The code enforcement officer spoke at a meeting of... (Continue reading)

Pipe bursts in SLO, floods part of Farmers’ Market

F. McClintocks did not serve tri-tip and ribs at Farmers’ Market Thursday evening. A water main burst and flooded McClintocks’ section of Higuera Street. [KSBY] Shortly after 4:30 p.m., a 10-inch water main burst underneath Higuera Street. The broken pipe... (Continue reading)

Lopez Lake getting low again

Despite the recent El Nino rains, park rangers are preparing to kick boaters out of Lopez Lake. The boat ramp at the lake will close in about four weeks. [KSBY] Lopez Lake is currently at 28.8 percent capacity, according to... (Continue reading)

County supervisors vote for local control of basins

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday to have the county fund the first phase of compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 (SGMA). California law requires that water basins be sustainably managed by... (Continue reading)

Templeton tap water turns brown

The tap water turned brown in some Templeton homes Sunday evening. Community Service District officials say a firefighting exercise stirred up sediment at the bottom of a pipeline, causing the discoloration. Yet, that posed no health risk, according to the... (Continue reading)