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Fishermen Oppose One Of Two Wave Park Plans Off Morro Bay

Fishermen Oppose One Of Two Wave Park Plans Off Morro Bay

August 29,2014 Estero Bay off the bluffs and Estero Point The Morro Bay Commercial Fishermen’s Organization (MBCFO) has  penned a letter opposing one of two plans by power…

SLO City May Ban Foam Food Containers

SLO City May Ban Foam Food Containers

August 28,2014 SLO City Council will  hear alternatives to limit or ban POLYSTYRENE FOOD CONTAINERS within the city limits at a September 2 study session. A staff report…

Central Valley

High Speed Rail Set To Acquire More Property

High Speed Rail Set To Acquire More Property

August 31,2014 The California State Public Works Board is set to approve another round of…

Drought & Farm Job Losses – Link Not Strong Yet

Drought & Farm Job Losses – Link Not Strong Yet

August 31,2014 Predictions of billions of dollars of losses in the farm economy due to…

Visalia Tops California’s Safest Cities on the 10th Annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report

Visalia Tops California’s Safest Cities on the 10th Annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report

Drivers in Three California Cities Surpass National Average of Collision Every 10 Year SACRAMENTO, Calif.,…

Visalia: Don’t Count Your Sprouts For Now

Visalia: Don’t Count Your Sprouts For Now

August 27,2014 Fast growing Sprouts Farmers Market, an organic grocery chain,will not build a store…

Business

More Oil Will Ride The Rails in Middle California – Big Time

More Oil Will Ride The Rails in Middle California – Big Time

Issue On Front Burner in Kern and SLO County September 2,2014 A recent California Energy Commission (CEC) report predicts 80 to 100 car oil trains will be a…

Hard Cider Gains Popularity: SLO & Bakersfield Companies Expanding

Hard Cider Gains Popularity: SLO & Bakersfield Companies Expanding

August 30,2014 What would Johnny Appleseed Say? Paso Robles-based Lone Madrone winery has expanded its offerings to include hard cider like they serve in England. The company has…

Rim Fire Brings Recovery & Frustration

Rim Fire Brings Recovery & Frustration

August 27,2014 from Farm Bureau news- Wildfire recovery has become a disturbingly common part of managing California’s 33 million acres of forestland, while firefighting costs run far ahead…

Less Distress On The Home Front

Less Distress On The Home Front

August 27,2014 The latest snapshot of the housing economy by California Association of Realtors ( August 26) shows how far the housing recovery has come in the past…

Agriculture

DESPITE DROUGHT – 2014 PROCESSING TOMATO PRODUCTION AT RECORD HIGH

DESPITE DROUGHT – 2014 PROCESSING TOMATO PRODUCTION AT RECORD HIGH

August 30,2014 The extreme drought in California has forced growers to fallow land and cut back on the acreage for many…

Ag Beat: Corn / Grapes / Lemons / Frozen Food

Ag Beat: Corn / Grapes / Lemons / Frozen Food

Corn Exports To China Fall What was the fastest growing market for US corn has turned cold after the Chinese said …

Travel

Delaware North Wins Kings Canyon Nat’l Park Concession

New York-based Delaware North Parks and Resorts has won a 10 year concession contract to operate overnight accommodations in Kings Canyon National Parks beginning this fall NPS…

Business

More Oil Will Ride The Rails in Middle California – Big Time

Issue On Front Burner in Kern and SLO County September 2,2014 A recent California Energy Commission (CEC) report predicts 80 to 100 car oil trains will be…

Regional

Snapshots of The Day / Rainfall / Gold

Summer storm this week drops 2 to 3 plus inches of rain around Shasta Lake. Left : 48 hr rainfall total in north San Joaquin Valley showing…

Agriculture

DESPITE DROUGHT – 2014 PROCESSING TOMATO PRODUCTION AT RECORD HIGH

August 30,2014 The extreme drought in California has forced growers to fallow land and cut back on the acreage for many crops, but the impact on tomato…

Trends

Senate Committee Votes To Move Water Bond

Legislation that would move the $11.14 billion water bond to the November 2014 ballot passed in the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee today on a bipartisan…

Agriculture

DESPITE DROUGHT – 2014 PROCESSING TOMATO PRODUCTION AT RECORD HIGH

August 30,2014 The extreme drought in California has forced growers to fallow land and cut back on the acreage for many crops, but the impact on tomato…