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California Facing Worst Water Shortage in Modern History

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With California experiencing its worst water shortage crisis in modern history, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) joined with his Senate counterpart, pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Governor Jerry Brown to announce legislation to immediately help communities deal with the devastating dry conditions affecting our state and provide funding to increase local water supplies. The legislation provides $687.4 million ... Read More »

Paso Robles Basin Water District Continues Positive Momentum

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The positive momentum of the Paso Robles Basin Water District continues. The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors approved a Legislative Platform Policy Statement for forming a water district to manage the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin. Supervisors Frank Mecham, Bruce Gibson and Adam Hill voted in favor. The endorsement by the Board of Supervisors came shortly before a second ... Read More »

Gordon Mullin Announces Candidacy for SLO City Council

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Gordon Mullin announces his candidacy for SLO City Council. “I want to take this opportunity today to announce my candidacy for a seat on the San Luis Obispo city council for 2014. There are critical issues on the horizon that may adversely affect our city and I believe that I can assist the council in its deliberations.  I have a ... Read More »

Mothers For Peace Demands Halt to Nuclear Power Plant Re-Licensing

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Mothers For Peace demands halt to nuclear power plant re-licensing. New information from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) showing that even a small nuclear reactor pool fire could render 9,400 square miles uninhabitable and displace 4.1 million Americans on a long-term basis are among the factors causing 34 environment organizations to file a petition with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ... Read More »

Strong Northwest Winds and Near Critical Humidity Expected Today

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According to the National Weather Service, strong northwest to north winds and near critical humidity levels are expected today and into this evening.  A dry cold front is expected to push across the region today. North winds should increase today along the western Santa Ynez range toward Gaviota. As the front pushes southward, expect northwest to north winds to increase ... Read More »

Man Who Stole Cake Will Not Be Charged

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On February 8, at 11:47 p.m. a subject entered the Madonna Inn Coffee Shop and stole a chocolate cake from the display case. Security cameras captured the burglary and the owner of Madonna Inn, Connie Madonna-Pearce posted the security video on Facebook. She asked that anyone who recognizes the suspect to please call the Madonna Inn.  A Facebook user did ... Read More »

Police Chief Announced Retirement

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After a distinguished, 30-year law enforcement career, Police Chief Jeffrey V. Norton, who has led the Pismo Beach Police Department since 2009, has announced plans to retire, effective July 29th, 2014. As Chief, Jeff Norton directed a staff of 34, including 23 sworn officers, managed a budget of more than $5 million, and retained the department’s nationally accredited status for ... Read More »

Residential Structure Fires This Morning

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This morning at 12:32 a.m., two companies of Paso Robles Firefighters and one Battalion Chief responded to a residential structure fire at 842 Red Cloud in Paso Robles. Firefighters arrived on scene to find the single family residence at 842 Red Cloud fully involved in fire and the fire extending to the residence at 844 Red Cloud. Firefighters advanced fire ... Read More »

Homemade Fireworks Found to be Cause of Loud Boom Sunday Night

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Morro Bay police have discovered the cause of a loud boom Sunday night at the Dynegy Power Plant. On Monday morning, police found a device appearing to be homemade fireworks. The device, made in part out of a Diet Coke case, was found in a parking lot owned by Dynegy, right next to the power plant. Police think this was ... Read More »

Police Identified Bus Driver Who Suffered Heart Attack Driving

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Police have identified the bus driver who suffered a heart attack driving an Amtrak bus last Friday while crossing the Santa Maria Bridge about 7:10. He is 42-year-old Grodon Chadwick from Los Osos. Two women on the bus moved Chadwick from his seat and stopped the bus from grazing the center concrete divider and the rail guard. Chadwick was pronounced ... Read More »

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