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If Salinas Dam is expanded, North County should get the water

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?

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Paso’s Wal-Mart faced opposition, too, but not enough to stop it

The changing retail landscape did to the proposed Wal-Mart in Atascadero what Chumash and Salinan tribal members were unable to do to the Paso Robles Wal-Mart in 1994, writes North County columnist Phil Dirkx. Wal-Mart canceled its Atascadero store last week. In Paso, the developer reached an agreement with the tribes and the store went forward.

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