Environmental groups allege developers planning 15,000 homes near Avila Beach

Environmental groups have uncovered an email that allegedly reveals a developer or developers’ plan to strike a deal with PG&E so they can build a 15,000-home community in Wild Cherry Canyon near Avila Beach and Diablo Canyon power plant.

If such a deal is in the works, it could violate the terms of PG&E’s Diablo Canyon closure agreement. The email also indicates one of the developers believes the current SLO County Board of Supervisors is supportive of the plan to build the new community. Read More …

SLO County Supervisors vote to manage Pirate’s Cove

After years of talking about how to fix health and safety issues at Pirate’s Cove in Avila Beach, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to manage Pirate’s Cove as a natural area. As part of the proposal, the beach will remain clothing optional.

For years, Pirates Cove has been plagued with excessive trash, graffiti, human waste and criminal activity. Read More …