David Sneed, The Tribune

David Sneed

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San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

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Past articles by David:

Morro Bay considers demolition of jet fuel tanks

The city of Morro Bay is processing an application to remove two large jet fuel storage tanks and a water storage tank from a site in the hills above the city. → Read More

Monarch butterfly season begins in Pismo Beach

Tens of thousands of the colorful insects come San Luis Obispo County’s coastal areas to mate and spend the winter → Read More

Election Day has arrived! Here are some tips for voters

Election Day has arrived in San Luis Obispo County, with polling places and the Clerk-Recorder’s Office open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 8, 2016. Here are some tips for voters. → Read More

Jamie Irons, Marlys McPherson and ‘Red’ Davis lead early in Morro Bay

On Tuesday, voters went to the polls in the Morro Bay mayor and City Council races. Incumbent Mayor Jamie Irons faces Tina Metzger and Betty Winholtz. The three names that appeared on the ballot for City Council were Robert “Red” Davis, Marlys McPherson and Richard E.T. Sadowski. → Read More

Discovery of Chumash cultural sites delays Pismo Preserve opening

Surveys of the preserve’s parking lot areas, where most of the amenities will be located, revealed Chumash cultural sites. The discoveries, along with necessary public safety improvements, have pushed back the public opening by as much as two years. → Read More

New plan to clean up Pirate’s Cove is in the works

Pirate’s Cove is full of trash and illegal activities, and the San Luis Obispo County Parks Department is beginning to formulate a new proposal to deal with the problems. Two years ago, the California Coastal Commission spiked a $1.5 million plan to improve conditions at the park. → Read More

Chevron begins remediation work at Tank Farm Road site

Excavators and other heavy equipment are busy knocking down berms and moving soil on the south side of Tank Farm Road in San Luis Obispo as part of remediation by Chevron of the former oil storage site. → Read More

Chimney Fire crews now working to stabilize miles of bulldozed firelines

As firefighters work to bring full containment to the Chimney Fire near Lake Nacimiento, crews are also beginning the lengthy effort to repair some of the environmental damage caused by fighting the blaze. → Read More

Legislature adjourns without passing transportation bill that funds local projects

State Legislature adjourns without passing transportation funding bill, causing delay in local road improvement projects. → Read More

At the Chimney Fire base camp, repairman keeps chainsaws buzzing

Phil Bahn, a chainsaw repairman with P.O. Bahn & Sons in Santa Monica, plays a critical role at the Chimney Fire base camp in Paso Robles: keeping some 650 chainsaws up and running so the hand crews can do their jobs. → Read More

Land Conservancy delays Pismo Preserve opening until 2018

Original plans called for it to open this fall, but that was delayed due to unexpected requirements for amenities to make the preserve safe for the public. → Read More

Monitoring of entangled humpback whale continues off Morro Bay

The Central Coast’s marine mammal population were on display Thursday evening as a whale watching boat with Sub Sea Tours of Morro Bay set out to sea in search of an entangled humpback whale. → Read More

Wildfires causing unhealthy air in northern SLO County

Three fires burning in and around San Luis Obispo County causing smoky air quality in North County; health officials advise residents to take precautions to protect lungs → Read More

Bedrock slows search for source of toxic TCE in groundwater near SLO airport

San Luis Obispo County is continuing its investigation into a toxic solvent contaminating 12 wells along Buckley Road near the San Luis Obispo Regional Airport, but work has slowed because drillers encountered hard bedrock. → Read More

Feds seek bids to build an offshore wind farm near Morro Bay

Trident Winds has applied for an Outer Continental Shelf lease to install 100 floating foundations, each supporting a wind turbine generating seven to eight megawatts of energy. The proposed lease area is about 33 nautical miles northwest of Morro Bay and would cover 67,963 acres of ocean in water 2,600 to 3,300 feet deep. → Read More

SLO County considers ban on marijuana cultivation

In the face of the rapidly expanding cultivation of medical marijuana, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider an emergency ordinance banning the practice. → Read More

Phillips 66 asks SLO County for 6-month delay in hearing on oil-by-rail project

The oil company Phillips 66 has requested that the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission delay by six months its final hearing on the company’s controversial proposal to bring crude oil by rail into its Nipomo Mesa refinery. → Read More

West Nile virus case detected in San Luis Obispo County

A 50-year-old San Luis Obispo County man who traveled to Fresno County and was bitten by an infected mosquito has contracted the West Nile virus. → Read More

State Parks releases study on proposed Oceano Dunes dust control measures

An environmental impact report covers five years of dust control activities proposed for the off-road vehicle park. The public has until Sept. 16 to review and comment. → Read More

PG&E files Diablo Canyon closure plan with state regulators

On Thursday, PG&E filed its proposal to close Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant by 2025 with the California Public Utilities Commission. → Read More