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PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant Returned to Service


Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Diablo Canyon Power Plant Unit 2 returned to service and began providing electricity to the state’s power grid on Feb. 8, 2014. The unit safely went off line on Feb. 2 after an electrical disturbance resulting from a flashover on a lightning arrestor on the non-nuclear side of the plant. A flashover is an unintended ...

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Lady Gaga to Shoot Video at Hearst Castle


Lady Gaga will be shooting a video at Hearst Castle and while doing it wants the Neptune Pool which is empty to be filled up again during the drought, causing a few eyebrows to be raised. So she has agreed to shoot a drought commercial along with paying the Hearst Foundation $250,000 plus pay the castle’s standard $22,100 special event ...

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Shooting in Paso Robles Being Investigated


SLO County Sheriff’s Deputies are on scene and detectives are investigating a shooting incident in the 700 block of Klau Mine Road in rural Paso Robles. There is one confirmed death. This is an isolated incident and the situation is contained. There are no outstanding suspects. One victim is being treated at a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The ...

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No Reports of Damage From Earthquake


There are no reports of damage due to the 4.3 magnitude earthquake at 11:42 yesterday morning about 9 miles south/southwest of San Simeon; a 2.8 magnitude followed nearby at 11:47 a.m.. The earthquake was felt throughout the area however public safety and related agencies received very few calls due to the earthquake and no calls for service. The National Tsunami ...

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Third Suspect in String of Burglaries in Custody


The third suspect wanted in connection with a string of burglaries at several farms in the Santa Maria area is in custody. Thanks to an anonymous tip, at around 9:30 p.m. last night, February 5, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 32-year-old Shaun Axe at a home where he was staying in the 1100 block of South Western Avenue in Santa Maria. Axe ...

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Phone Scam Being Experienced at Increasing Levels


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn residents about a nationwide phone scam we are experiencing locally at an increasing level. In the last several weeks, the Sheriff’s Office has received a large number of complaints from individuals across Santa Barbara County who have received a phone call that appears to be coming directly from the Sheriff’s Office. ...

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Restricted Water Supply Conditions in Pismo Beach


The City of Pismo Beach has an ample water supply; however, in response to the Governor’s declaration of a Drought State of Emergency for the State of California, the Pismo Beach City Council voted to declare “Moderately Restricted Water Supply Conditions” with modified restrictions. The following restrictions are now in effect: • Use of water which results in excessive gutter ...

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Arrests Made Yesterday in Gang Related Crimes


On February 5, at about 5:30 a.m., San Luis Obispo County Gang Task Force and the Atascadero Police Department, assisted by the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail (SED), Paso Robles Police Department, California State Parks, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and CHP Air Operations, served a search warrant at a residence in the 2800 block of Oak Street in Paso ...

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E-Waste Collection Drive


ECOSLO is hosting a community e-waste collection drive. Residents who drop off e-waste, such as inkjet cartridges, laser toner, and cell phones, will keep local landfills cleaner and raise money for a good cause at the same time. Each piece of acceptable waste donated to ECOSLO will raise money to help preserve and protect our environment.  Drop off e-waste (inkjet ...

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Atascadero City Fire Department Warns of Fraud


The Atascadero City Fire Department would like San Luis Obispo County residents to know that its members are not soliciting donations over the phone. The department has recently been made aware that several residents have been contacted by an unknown individual(s) asking for donations of money and equipment by phone. Community members are encouraged to never give any personal information ...

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