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Re: “Cambria CSD is having a hard time choosing its newest board member

Note: The Emergency Water Facility cannot be operated, per the Cease and Desist Order of the Regional Water Quality Control Board. The RWQCB met in SLO December 7 to approve a plan to decommission the Impoundment Pond intended to dispose of the facilitys brine waste. The pond didnt work and flooded in last winters rains, violating the requirements. When the pond is finally empty, some time in 2018, the facility will comply with RWQCB, but still have no way to dispose of waste. THIS FACILITY IS NOT OPERATING AND CANNOT OPERATE. Millions more will be spent just to close out the pond, which cost millions to construct. This project has an Emergency Permit from the county but no permanent Coastal Development Permit.

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Posted by Christine Heinrichs on 12/09/2017 at 2:18 PM

Re: “County details efforts to address mental illness

Mental illness cannot improve in a prison. Mental health facilities are more appropriate and more economical.

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Posted by William Wallis on 12/08/2017 at 11:45 AM

Re: “SLO to increase fines for code violations in lieu of rental inspections

Students and others beware of a website that will explain your legal rights against slumlords at this link below. Anyone interested can organize a rental rights movement in SLO County for fair rent, code enforcement, consumer protection, "just cause" for eviction and no housing retaliation actions and discrimination issues. Contact "Tenants Rights" Hotline that provides peer counseling at 888-495-8020. Membership is free or 10.00 per year, Also you can become a volunteer on the phone. No one is turned down for lack of funds.

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Posted by MichiganbratKc on 12/07/2017 at 8:41 PM

Re: “Supes set limits on marijuana industry in new county ordinance

With regards to the above statement I agree Nawal. The county is being very stupid here. Again i think it is lack of knowledge on their behalf. They need to go to other towns where these family farms are thriving! If they realized the potential here and what the revenue could do for our county maybe they would not do this. I just don't understand. Maybe they are all to old to see it. Pot is not worse then alcohol sorry but hands down as far as I am concerned. I have seen more families ruined by alcohol then pot. we need to vote these people out and get a younger generation in there! Wake up!

Posted by blujello 9 on 12/07/2017 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Advocates raise alarms about county cannabis policy

I Think San Luis Obispo needs to figure this out and fast. Because other towns around us are going to pass us up with all this and we will loose out on a lot of tax money that could go to very good use. They are worried about the power plant closing and all the money the city will loose? Well this is an opportunity to make up for some of the lost revenue. Come on we tax alcohol and tobacco this IS NOT any different. As far as I am concerned Alcohol is worse then pot will ever be. Be smart San Luis you could make a lot of money very fast. I just honestly think the county needs to open their eye's.

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Posted by blujello 9 on 12/07/2017 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Stalwork and SLO clash over downtown building's color

When a city controls the color of paint that goes on every one of the hundreds, if not thousands, of buildings in town, then its time to rethink that whole can of worms. Paint it whatever color you want! If people don't like it they don't have to look at it.

Posted by Gary Maier on 12/04/2017 at 6:05 AM

Re: “Supes set limits on marijuana industry in new county ordinance

Hi, my name is Nawal Kassir and my husband and I are the founders of Circle of Dreams Farm, inc. Speaking as a member of one of the "small family farms" mentioned in this article, this ordinance is going to have devastating consequences. We have been cultivating Cannabis in San Luis Obispo County under Proposition 215 and Senate Bill 420 since the beginning of 2014 and we have always followed the city, county, and state regulations. When Paso Robles decided to vote on allowing delivery services, we immediately applied for our business license and were approved. We maintained a discreet cultivation site on a one acre parcel in Paso Robles until January 2016 when the city voted to ban cultivation within its limits. We were forced to move our family and our farm out to the Carrizo plains area where we thought we had finally found a place to operate our business peacefully. We purchased a home nestled on 5 acres of land, and set up our cultivation site on less than one of those acres. The site is well concealed and securely fenced behind a 6+ foot screened fence with a locking gate, and well away from any property lines. We do not have neighbors on either side of us, and the one neighbor we do have behind us, we are in good standing with and they have issued no complaints regarding our farming activities. Our farm utilizes closed loop cultivation practices in which no waste is produced. Our Cannabis is all organic and produced in an ethical manner. We have a well which we source all our water from, and we have professionally installed sewage and electric. We immediately complied with the temporary ordinance in 2016 and were quickly approved to cultivate on our land. We meet all the impending State requirements regarding a cultivation license and have been patiently waiting for the state to begin accepting applications, however, the San Luis Obispo County BOS decision is creating much uncertainty for farms such as ours. This ordinance feels like a huge step backwards and is going to force us to either uproot our family once again for the second time in 2 years, a move we likely cannot afford to make, or put us out of business completely, taking away the lively hood that supports our family. I have written to every board member expressing my concerns, a task I have undertaken many times over the past several months of deliberation and I feel that my concerns are falling on deaf ears. Our farm, and many other farms operating in the unincorporated areas of the county do not pose the threats that the board is concerned about, nor have we received any complaints about our activity, or done any harm to the environment or fellow citizens. To pass a blanket ordinance such as this is a huge injustice. It is going to put many people out of work and cause a lot of suffering within the community for both business owners and the long time patients that they serve. I ask that anyone who shares my dismay over this ordinance speak our and voice your opinion in the hopes that our local government may revisit this issue and deliberate with more effort to find a win/win solution for everyone involved.

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Posted by Nawal Kassir-Johnson on 12/02/2017 at 11:59 PM

Re: “PG&E, SLO agencies challenge CPUC on Diablo Canyon shutdown plan

gee whiz, now everyone's crying because of the closure. This is what you wanted. No more nuclear power. Along with that goes the money. But NO, now you want to extort the money. NO. The CPUC's decision was correct!

Posted by Ramona Hedges on 12/01/2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “An undocumented individual is barred from finding permanent housing, but a nonprofit is doing all it can to keep him off the street

As a Social Worker with the Department of Social Services if it wasn't for this agency and Mr.Reeder many of our medically fragile clients would find themselves homeless, hungry and alone. It is unfortunate that there isn't more support in our community for this population as with help they become very valuable members of our community.

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Posted by dmarie2279 on 11/30/2017 at 8:04 PM

Re: “The $78 million ticket: An elderly Paso Robles resident is stuck in the middle of a legal tug-of-war over his lotto fortune

'Kojac' is a wonderful, sweet man. (Chuck's favorite 'handle'.) I pray for him.

Posted by Bettina Whippie on 11/30/2017 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Locals ride karmic wheel

I know the family and they are all wanting to see more about the terrible that happened to them, now the girls in the photo are older and they want to know about the fire more.
Thank You.

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Posted by Luana Co. on 11/24/2017 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Locals ride karmic wheel

Can you provide more information and videos about this fire,

Posted by Luana Co. on 11/24/2017 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Growing pains: New local medical marijuana cultivation laws leave growers and the patients they provide for trying to figure out what it will mean for the industry

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Posted by Vanes Rlose on 11/23/2017 at 2:46 AM

Re: “Affordability gap: SLO County battles an expensive housing market as it searches for ways to build cheaper homes inexpensive housing. Most homeowners around here are from LA area who sold their high dollar houses and move here. Not it's the we are in to stay, raise the drawbridge and send the peasants to live in the north county. There is no planning going on just who has the money to build. Paso messed up by having former la builders take control and they out built their water supply. Of course, that was only found out later.

Posted by Jerry Hudson 1 on 11/22/2017 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Affordability gap: SLO County battles an expensive housing market as it searches for ways to build cheaper homes

Posted by Jerry Hudson 1 on 11/22/2017 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Supervisor Hill says critic has 'bad crush' in online comments

Adam Hill is out of control.

Posted by Jenna Lovejoy on 11/21/2017 at 9:24 PM

Re: “SLO County resident faces lawsuit, homelessness in wake of Santa Margarita fire

Wheres Habitat for Humanity? My God! The per capita income in SLO County and NOT ONE CITIZEN can start a Go Fund Me page for this guy. What about CalPoly engineering students as a project, architecture challenge. Come on folks! Cant we all just get along? How about if each neighbor invited him to dinner a different night each week. How about if local church fellowships came together, pooled resources, and poured a pad for a manufactured home.
Nope, instead lets just bug out about foxes, felons, MPS, Diablo tax income, stuff thats surface and not real deal. Aint it good to know YOU got a friend?

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Posted by Melissa Mason on 11/19/2017 at 11:01 PM

Re: “SLO County resident faces lawsuit, homelessness in wake of Santa Margarita fire

He has a Lot there in Cambria..He can't build a little cabin or something on?
He lost his home! Help the guy out Cambrian's he's a property owner just like the rest of you.

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Posted by Ron Ross on 11/19/2017 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Supervisor Hill says critic has 'bad crush' in online comments

Two privileged old white guys who really do seem like they would make a classic couple. Let's put them in a room together for 24 hours, video it and release the highlights on youtube. Could end up serving as a pilot episode for the next hit comedy TV series. Sort of a Seinfeld/Odd Couple/World Wrestling type thing.

Would it be too much to hope these two passionate and feisty gentlemen get together, sincerely apologize to each other, shake hands and each go back to doing something worthwhile?

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Posted by rightword 2 on 11/17/2017 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Affordability gap: SLO County battles an expensive housing market as it searches for ways to build cheaper homes

It's simple supply and demand. There is high demand for houses and low supply, so prices are high. If you want prices to go down, supply must be higher than demand, which would mean lots and lots of new houses. Which would mean more people, more congestion, more problems.

The high prices make it so there are fewer people, at all, and those few tend to be wealthier. Which is exactly the way most home owners around here want it.

Posted by Ian Tanner on 11/17/2017 at 8:28 AM

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