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Environment

SLO County supervisors cast split vote opposing proposed Chumash marine sanctuary

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors heard from 100 local residents Tuesday for and against a board resolution to oppose the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. Sanctuary supporters said it would prevent offshore oil drilling; opponents said it could harm the fishing industry. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will decide whether to add the Chumash site to a list of national marine sanctuaries.

Environment

Sudden oak death disease found in SLO County for the first time

Disease soon could be infecting oak trees in San Luis Obispo County, according to a new UC Berkeley study. In San Luis Obispo County, survey maps show many of the infected bay laurels were found along Stenner Creek and in Prefumo Canyon in San Luis Obispo and Santa Rosa Creek near Cambria. A few also were found west of Atascadero near Highway 41.

Videos

Advocates of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary explain why they support it

In a video provided by the Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club, supporters of the Chumash National Heritage Marine Sanctuary explain what the designation would mean, what they hope to accomplish and why they think it's important for the Central Coast.
Sierra Club, Santa Lucia Chapter Courtesy
Advocates of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary explain why they support it 5:11

Advocates of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary explain why they support it

Why this hiker is fighting the relocation of Ontario Ridge Trail near Avila Beach 1:28

Why this hiker is fighting the relocation of Ontario Ridge Trail near Avila Beach

Beached gray whale found at Pismo State Beach 0:55

Beached gray whale found at Pismo State Beach

Watch killer whales feast on a shark off the Central Coast 3:43

Watch killer whales feast on a shark off the Central Coast