Tuesday, October 6, 2015     Volume: 30, Issue: 10

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SLO County’s rural areas are seeing an increase in winery expansions and events. What’s your take on it?

The more tourism dollars we bring in, the merrier!
It ain’t agriculture unless there’s manure and a tractor involved!
The struggle to keep agricultural land economically viable is real, but we have to draw the line somewhere.
You gotta fight, for your right, to paaaaarrrrtttyyyy!

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The following article was posted on January 16th, 2013, in the New Times - Volume 27, Issue 25 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 27, Issue 25

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San Luis Obispo County was host to new Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane (center), who spent the day touring Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant and meeting with local watchdog groups SLO Mothers for Peace and the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility, as well as county supervisors Bruce Gibson (left) and Adam Hill (right) on Jan. 15. By all accounts, Macfarlane—the only NRC commissioner with a background in geology—asked good questions and took a lot of notes, discussing the need for greater seismic hazard assessment of the plant prior to any relicensing, as well as long-term storage of its highly toxic spent fuel and improving communications between the agency and the public. The stop was one of many in an international tour that included the Southern Edison plant in San Onofre and the hazardous Fukushima-Daiichi plant in Japan.