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Unit 2 at Diablo Canyon Shut Down After Electrical Disturbance

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Unit 2 at Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) Diablo Canyon Power Plant was shut down yesterday after an electrical disturbance occurred in equipment that supports moving power to the state’s electric grid. Unit 1 continues to safely generate power. Results from the preliminary investigation indicate the electrical disturbance was a result of a flashover event on a lightning arrestor ... Read More »

Hearing Addresses Power Demands After Shutdown Of San Onofre Nuclear Plant

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The California Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee held the first in a series of hearings yesterday focused on the challenges facing California with the permanent closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).  Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) chairs the committee. Attendees included representatives of Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric, the California Independent System Operator, the ... Read More »

Bees Colony Invades Fremont Theater

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A large colony of bees has adopted the historic Fremont Theater as home, forcing the owners to temporarily close the theater while they find a way to get them out. “This is a case of Mother Nature stealing the show,” said theater owner Rob Rossi. “Our primary concern right now is the safety of our customers and the bee keepers ... Read More »

Gun And Badge Stolen From Car Of Arroyo Grande Police Chief

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Arroyo Grande Police chief Steve Annibali had his car broken into Sunday outside his AG home and discovered that someone had stolen his response bag filled with his badge, gun, and other items from his car parked on the street. His alarm was on, but that didn’t deter thieves. According to city policy, police cars unmarked shouldn’t be left on ... Read More »

Pierce Pleads Guilty In Extortion Case

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A San Luis police officer has pleaded guilty to charges of extortion. Cory Pierce was arrested last February.  He is accused of taking cash and drugs from two people, and selling fake drugs to dealers. He has served the department for six years. His last stint was with the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit. He faces severe jail time. Read More »

Police Identify Cyclist Hit By Car In Collision Last Week

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On Wednesday, July 3, at approx. 6:35a.m., the Paso Robles Police Department and Department of Emergency Services responded to an injury traffic collision west of Jardine Road on Highway 46 East. Officers determined a vehicle struck a 55-year-old male bicyclist after he entered the eastbound traffic lanes.  The bicyclist was transported via ambulance to a local hospital for major injuries. ... Read More »

200 Pounds Of Fireworks Confiscated Over Holiday Weekend

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Over the long July 4th weekend CAL FIRE conducted an enhanced law enforcement operation to prevent fires and injury to the public.  The majority of the effort was at our beaches and lakes.   Law Enforcement personnel made 279 public contacts, wrote 10 fireworks citations, made one DUI arrest, and assisted other law enforcement agencies in 17 calls.  Approximately 200 ... Read More »

Two Men In Jail After Traffic Stops Leads To Meth And Heroin Discovery

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On Saturday, July 6, at approximately 4:40 a.m., a PRPD officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop of a vehicle on Creston Road near Golden Hill Road for an equipment violation. The officer contacted the driver, identified as 38-year-old San Luis Obispo County resident Leonard Felipe Trujillo, and his passenger, identified as 34-year-old Paso Robles resident Jason Todd Hopkins.  Trujillo was ... Read More »

Montecito Firefighters To Attend Granite Mountain Hot Shot Memorial

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Four off duty Firefighters and one retiree of the Montecito Fire Protection District will be joining hundreds of other agencies and firefighters attending the Granite Mountain Hot Shot Memorial Service in Prescott Arizona.  The Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew lost their lives Sunday, June 30th, while battling the 2,000-acre Yarnell Hill fire that was started by lightning on June 28th. 26-year-old ... Read More »

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