Camp Roberts gets $35M project
Camp Roberts, the California National Guard base that straddles San Luis Obispo and Monterey counties near Paso Robles, is slated to receive a $34.8 million, 43,000-square-foot satellite communications facility. Almost all California National Guard troops who deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq passed through Camp Roberts for training. In addition to shooting ranges and assault courses, Read More →
Farmers fight for fumigant
The Tri-Counties are poised to be the front lines in the fight over a controversial soil fumigant.
New backer for SLO solar project
A new financial backer is pursuing federal loan backing for the smaller of the two utility-scale solar farms slated for the Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County.
SLO County gets on same eco-devo page
More than 100 business leaders and the county of San Luis Obispo have produced what’s being called a first-ever economic strategy for creating more private-sector jobs on the Central Coast. The 45-page game plan was produced by the Economic Vitality Corp. of San Luis Obispo and funded with $50,000 from the county and more than Read More →
Bright, but not as big: Solar projects could be downsized to protect wildlife
The two massive solar projects winding toward approval on San Luis Obispo County’s Carrizo Plain could end up generating 30 percent less energy than the 800 megawatts their corporate backers would prefer. That is according to draft environmental impact reports circulating for the California Valley Solar Ranch, backed by San Jose-based SunPower Corp., and the Read More →
Slow SLO recovery forecast
Like the rest of California, San Luis Obispo County is winding very slowly to a full economic recovery, forecasters at the Central Coast Economic Forecast said Nov. 5. The county’s unemployment rate currently hovers around 10 percent, and will likely stay above 6 percent until sometime in 2015, economists from the forecasting group Beacon Economics Read More →
A weekend to Savor: Festival puts spotlight on SLO food, wine
The inaugural Savor the Central Coast promises to bring more than 8,000 food fanatics to San Luis Obispo County, filling up hotel rooms, putting the area on the map as a major culinary destination and extending the county’s tourist season. The four-day food and wine festival is hosted by Sunset Magazine and the San Luis Read More →