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Diving for trash near Avila Beach: ‘You never know what you’re going to find’

Volunteers and Central Coast Aquarium staff took part in the sixth annual cleanup at Harford Pier in Avila Beach on Saturday, April 22, 2017. An assortment of trash was dredged up and sea life recovered — including three octopuses that made it out of a car battery alive.

Environment

SLO County supervisors vote to take on groundwater management oversight

In a significant shift in their own policy, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors decided the county will take on the responsibility of groundwater planning and management in unincorporated areas to the tune of at least $1.6 million a year. The board voted 3-2 Tuesday, March 7, 2017, to strike out parts of a policy passed last November regarding how the county will comply with the state’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

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Divers clean up trash at Harford Pier in Avila Beach

Central Coast Aquarium in Avila Beach hosts a Beneath the Surface cleanup at Harford Pier on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The event recruits volunteer divers to help clean up trash and debris under and around the pier.
Laura Dickinson The Tribune
Divers clean up trash at Harford Pier in Avila Beach 0:43

Divers clean up trash at Harford Pier in Avila Beach

First Solar's California Flats power station near Shandon 0:50

First Solar's California Flats power station near Shandon

Sea otter mom rushes to crying pup in heartwarming moment in Morro Bay 1:17

Sea otter mom rushes to crying pup in heartwarming moment in Morro Bay

Watch sea otters (and their pups) play, spin and swim near Morro Bay 2:45

Watch sea otters (and their pups) play, spin and swim near Morro Bay