The nuclear genie was released with the use of the atomic bomb during World War II, but he’s an even greater threat today as tensions rise with North Korea and spent radioactive fuel piles up at plants like Diablo Canyon in San Luis Obispo County.
Dual-language immersion education at Georgia Brown Elementary in Paso Robles, as well as at Pacheco Elementary in San Luis Obispo, is helping students from different backgrounds learn more about one another.
The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors’ decision to oversee unmanaged portions of local groundwater basins and spread the cost to all county taxpayers is financially unfair, writes Paso Robles columnist Phil Dirkx.
Our two county supervisors from the North County visited Washington, D.C., this week seeking federal money for San Luis Obispo County projects. One project would almost double the capacity of the Salinas Reservoir, also known as Santa Margarita Lake. But a big question on the mind of columnist Phil Dirkx is: Where would the water go?
Doug Ayres’ proposal to build 350 homes in east Paso Robles isn’t the first large-scale housing plan for the area. More than 50 years ago, developer Winfield Scott Condict’s plan for 4,000 houses in the real estate development called Our Town went bankrupt before a single home was sold.
Paso Robles columnist Phil Dirkx says it’s unfair for the entire county to foot the bill for managing portions of six groundwater basins, as decided by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors in a 3-2 vote that may have violated state law. The people in those areas should pay for their own regulation, he says.