05 Jul

We Olive branches out

By Melanie Cleveland, One of four franchises of the Paso Robles based gourmet shop is slated to open later this month in downtown San Luis Obispo, and its owners hope its prime location translates to healthy sales We Olive, a gourmet shop specializing in olives and olive-related products, will open in San Luis Obispo later […]

05 Jul

Mission Santa Inès is branching out

By Glenn Wallace, Father Michael Mahoney, pastor of Mission Santa Inès, speaks at a Wednesday morning press conference. “Where I stand is what I think is the most hallowed view in this valley,” he said in discussing the mission’s plans to plant a grove of olive trees in the lower field behind him. The new […]

29 Aug

Quick hits: Calif. olive oil grows

There’s a growing market for California olive oil. Production in the state increased 168 percent between 1996 and 2004, and continues apace. California growers produce about 425,000 gallons and are on track for 750,000 gallons annually in three or four years, overtaking the French. U.S. consumers purchase 65 million gallons of olive oil annually, almost […]