Do not cut these trees down!
Los Osos environmental activist Joey Racano weighs in on the controversy surrounding the Morro Coast Audubon Society’s plans to remove Eucalyptus trees from the Sweet Springs Nature Preserve.
As misunderstood as King Kong and standing nearly twice as tall, the Eucalyptus of California is alive and well, and living in Sweet Springs Nature Preserve. There are as many varieties of Eucalyptus as there are flavors at Baskin Robbins, with names like Blue Gum, Wooly Butt and Black Peppermint. As with many trees inhabiting present-day California, the Eucalyptus originated elsewhere, and some, like the Black Peppermint, grow taller in their native lands. There are some who disparage the mighty Eucalyptus, branding her an alien, an invasive, a weed to be eradicated. But like it or not, this tree is now part of our ecosystem, and causing us to redefine the word native.
Continue reading Don’t Disparage the Mighty Eucalyptus →
Taxpayers Watch leaders (Clockwise from top left) Gordon Hensley, Stan Gustafson, Joyce Albright, Richard LeGros.
Los Osos Taxpayers Watch, the successor group to Tri-W sewer site promoters Save the Dream, has become an enigma in Los Osos: are they watching out for taxpayers or are they watching out for big business? In this case, it’s big business with a long shadow.
Continue reading Is Taxpayers Watch Pimping For MWH? →
The County of San Luis Obispo has no public relations or communication skills. The dire lack of effort on the County’s end to actively provide updates and respond to misconceptions has led some in the community to operate in disarray and confusion.
Continue reading SLO County’s Tragic Failure to Communicate →
The Tribune’s Bob Cuddy has not stepped into Los Osos deeply enough to gauge public opinion regarding the wastewater project. In his article on March 2, Cuddy reported that Chairman Mecham is no longer allowing a “special speaking time” for Los Osos since it detracts from other board business. Where’s the comments from the sewer critics? Take that, journalism! Since Cuddy wouldn’t elaborate on the finer details, we’ll discuss them here.
Continue reading Another Brick in the Wall →
The San Luis Obispo County coastline is under a tsunami advisory, meaning that an actual tsunami is possible after a magnitude 8 earthquake hit Chile earlier today — so please be advised. Stay away from the beaches. If there is a tsunami, the sandspit will likely not protect your home from damage if you live by . . . → Read More: Tsunami Advisory for February 27, 2010
In a Tribune viewpoint penned by SLO County Supervisor Bruce Gibson on Jan. 25, Gibson had a mixed reaction to the California Coastal Commission’s overriding 7-5 vote to dismiss staff recommendation, calling their vote “disappointing and encouraging.” Those mixed messages require some translation to get at the root meaning of his Viewpoint comments:
Continue reading Gibson’s Costly Arrogance →
New article from The ROCK
Los Osos Affordability Report: Sewer Costs to Lower-Income Residents Will Be ‘Unbearable’
There is no escaping it. No topic in the far-flung Los Osos Wastewater Project universe remains on more residents’ minds than affordability. Yet the word and what it stands for – thousands of people forced to leave Los Osos because of . . . → Read More: Sewer Costs Will Be Unbearable
Here are three of the most substantial issues that were raised by the commissioners of the California Coastal Commission regarding the Los Osos wastewater project permit (in no particular order). They will be the limited focus of the Commission’s de novo hearing in April:
1. “Double dipping” at the Broderson site. The Broderson site used 72 acres . . . → Read More: Short List of Substantial Issues
Here are two new articles hot off the presses!
COUNTY’S SEWER PROJECT TIMELINE DELAYED MONTHS
By ED OCHS
As a result of the Coastal Commission’s 7-5 vote last week to hold a limited de novo hearing in April to review finite details of the Los Osos Wastewater Project, the County will have to wait at least four to six . . . → Read More: The ROCK Takes on the Coastal Commission
After the California Coastal Commission hearing on Jan. 14, there have been a flood of responses from Los Osos residents who reflected on the board’s decision to move forward with a denovo hearing. If you have something to say about it, feel free to contact us here or post a comment.
Here are some of The Razor‘s favorite responses from people on SanLuisObispo.com:
Continue reading Responses to the CCC Hearing on Los Osos (Jan 14) →