Violations halt expansion project for Justin Vineyards in Paso Robles

"Justin Vineyards & Winery in Paso Robles has halted all work on its proposed expansion project after receiving several violation notices.
The stop-work order comes after revelations the company cut down hundreds of native oak trees on the property without required permits."

Three charged after trespassing in protected habitat for rare Death Valley pupfish

"The incident is believed to have resulted in the death of at least one endangered Devils Hole pupfish, and police say biologists are working to determine the level of damage it may have done to the fish's food sources and egg sites. Less than 115 of these fish are believed to exist in the wild."