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Belt tightening: Amid drought, food banks face bare cupboards

By   /  Friday, March 7th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast Health Watch, Features, Nonprofits, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Belt tightening: Amid drought, food banks face bare cupboards

Erik Talkin, CEO of the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. Its cooler shelves are down to 75 percent of usual capacity of fresh produce as farmers donate less during the drought. (Alex Drysdale / Business Times photo)

Demand is up at the region’s food banks, and supply is down. In the for-profit world, those two factors would mean higher prices, but since food banks give away their products, their cupboards are starting to look a bit bare.

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Editorial: Common sense takes hold in Paso water debate

By   /  Friday, February 28th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Common sense takes hold in Paso water debate

The solution lies in a bit of cooperation from the weather and the implementation of new technology to both measure supply and dramatically improve the management of demand for water. Some people don’t like these solutions because they mean accountability and almost certainly much higher costs for inefficient users.

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Film productions reel in $4.1M for SLO County

By   /  Thursday, February 27th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Film productions reel in $4.1M for SLO County

Film production in San Luis Obispo County is on a roll, creating an estimated $4.1 million economic impact last year over 183 filming days. Notable credits include ABC’s “The Taste” and a slew of car commercials.

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Nipomo oil refinery fight bubbles over

By   /  Friday, February 21st, 2014  /  Central Coast, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Nipomo oil refinery fight bubbles over

A fight over expansion at an oil refinery near Nipomo has taken shape, with the source of new oil and a potential clash between federal and county regulation of railroads emerging as key issues.

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Editorial: Business should do its part to conserve water

By   /  Friday, February 14th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Business should do its part to conserve water

Water restrictions are coming to the Tri-Counties, but businesses can help.

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Tri-county cities scramble as state cuts water deliveries

By   /  Friday, February 7th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Tri-county cities scramble as state cuts water deliveries

Customers of the State Water Project will not receive any water deliveries this year if current dry conditions persist, a cutback that could be troublesome for certain tri-county cities.

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Editorial: Ernie Righetti remembered

By   /  Friday, January 31st, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Ernie Righetti remembered

Our thoughts go out to the friends and family of longtime Edna Valley agriculturalist Ernie Righetti, a pioneering San Luis Obispo County avocado grower who died this week at age 97.

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