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Perspective On Central Coast Farm Labor

Perspective On Central Coast Farm Labor

By Mark Bolda One of the increasing challenges for strawberry and canberry businesses on the Central Coast in California has been the persistant shortage of labor.  Many large operations over…

New Study to Examine Ecological Tipping Points in Hopes of Preventing Them

New Study to Examine Ecological Tipping Points in Hopes of Preventing Them

October 30, 2012 Click for downloadable imageA healthy kelp forest, photographed near San Clemente Island in California. Credit: Ron H. McPeak/UC Regents* Click for downloadable imageAn urchin barren, pictured, is…

Central Coast Building Permits Up In 2012

Central Coast Building Permits Up In 2012

Industry watch group Construction Monitor report that single family home permits in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties are up in 2012 with 433 permits issued this year so…

SLO Unemployment Falls To 7.4%

SLO Unemployment Falls To 7.4%

The EDD reports that the unemployment rate in the San Luis Obispo County was 7.4 percent in September 2012, down from a revised 8.2 percent in August 2012, and below…

Rain & Snow On The Way!

Rain & Snow On The Way!

Both Central Coast and Central Valley weather forecasters are predicting a few wet days next week. Coastal forecaster John Lindsey says (0n 10/18) ”  A strong cold front will move…

SLO Summer Tourism Stays Strong

SLO Summer Tourism Stays Strong

Hotels in San Luis Obispo County enjoyed increased occupancy,more rooms sold and higher rates in July and August,Smith Travel Research reports. Separately the City Of San Luis Obispo reported higher…

SLO & State Jobless Rates Fall

SLO & State Jobless Rates Fall

Both San Luis Obispo County and the state of California saw their jobless rates fall in August the EDD reports. SLO County’s unemployment rate fell to 8.1%,down from 8.5% in…

News Round Up… Seismic Testing / Morro Bay Incubator Plan

News Round Up… Seismic Testing / Morro Bay Incubator Plan

Central Coast Seismic Testing Gets State Lands Commission OK A legal notice as been posted that is a State Lands Commission Record of Decision(ROD) as of 8.20/12. The project has…

Tracking The Central Coast Economy… Real Estate Market / Sales Tax Revenue / Tourism… All Point Higher

Tracking The Central Coast Economy… Real Estate Market / Sales Tax Revenue / Tourism… All Point Higher

SLO Sales Tax The  City of San Luis Obispo’s sales tax revenue in the first quarter of 2012 – January through March 2012 – was up by 9.2% compared with…

Santa Maria Farmers & Farmworkers Assist In UC Pesticide-Exposure Research

Santa Maria Farmers & Farmworkers Assist In UC Pesticide-Exposure Research

A group of Santa Maria farmworkers has volunteered to participate in a UC study to determine whether they are exposed to hazardous pesticide residues when harvesting strawberries. The study is…