Nuclear Regulatory Commission Hears Community Concerns


Those with major concerns about nuclear power and radioactive waste all got together last night at the Marriott Courtyard in San Luis Obispo to give imput on what do do with spent fuel at Diablo canyon. In attendance was Mothers for Peace, PG&E, the NRC, even representatives from the Chumash Indians. About 200 people attended the hearing gave the Nuclear ...

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Cast Members of Little Giants Will be at Fair Oaks Theatre


On Saturday, December 7 at 12 noon, several members of the LITTLE GIANTS cast will be at the Fair Oaks Theatre in Arroyo Grande for a screening of the popular 1994 family film. Shawna Waldron who played Becky “Icebox” O’Shea, Todd Bosley and Marcus Toji were all kids when the movie was shot in Arroyo Grande. They are looking forward ...

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Atascadero Lake Sediment Removal is Complete


The City of Atascadero is pleased to announce that work on the sediment removal at Atascadero Lake is complete. Viborg Construction from Paso Robles, together with numerous local trucking companies, completed the work that included the removal of nearly 10,000 cubic yards of sediment from the lake.   The project increased the depth of the south end of the lake ...

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Lois Capps Requests Comprehensive Study on Fracking Effects

Rep. Lois Capps has sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy calling for a moratorium on offshore fracking activities in federal waters off the coast of California until a comprehensive study is conducted to determine the impacts of fracking activities on the marine environment and public health. Requests ...

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Food Trucks Have New Regulations


The San Luis Obispo city council voted 3-2 last night to increase regulations on food trucks operating in the city. Currently food trucks and mobile vendors are now banned from residential zones at night.   Vendor trucks are also not allowed to operate on public streets where the speed limit is greater than 35 miles per hour. The council will ...

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Dan Dow to Run for District Attorney


Deputy DA Dan Dow says he's running for the post Gerald Shea is vacating, and that would be the position of District Attorney. Shea announced earlier this week he won't seek reelection when his term ends in January of 2015. Dow earned his law degree at Santa Clara University.    He has been a deputy district attorney in SLO County ...

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District Attorney Announces He Will Not Seek Re-election


District Attorney Gerry Shea announced today his intention not to seek re-election for the term of office that will commence on January 6, 2015.   Shea became a Deputy District Attorney with the office in 1977, was elected District Attorney In June of 1998, and was re-elected in 2002, 2006, and 2010.   Shea said, "It is, and has been, ...

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Arroyo Grande Forms Tourism Business Improvement District


The City of Arroyo Grande serves as a unique tourist destination on California’s Central Coast. In an effort to promote its distinctive characteristics, strengthen its businesses, and attract a share of the millions of annual tourists looking for places to visit in California, Arroyo Grande officials formed a tourism business improvement district.   This marks the first occasion that Arroyo ...

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Paso Robles Police Respond To Gang Shooting


Sunday at about 1230 am, the Paso Robles Police Department responded to multiple 911 calls of shots being fired in the 2800 block of Oak St.. Officers arrived in the area and found that a parked vehicle and a residence had been struck by several shots. The apparent target of the shooting, a 21 year old male, told Officers that ...

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55 Year Old Man Accused Of Robbing Wells Fargo Bank


A 55-year-old Arroyo Grande man, Arthur McClay Watkins was arrested over the weekend, accused of robbing A Wells Fargo Bank in Santa Maria. Watkins, who is a father of two and is a board certified family and marriage therapist practicing out of the Five Cities area. The case is now in the hands of the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's ...

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