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Capps Leads Another Fight Against Offshore Drilling

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Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) has led yet another fight against an effort to expand offshore drilling in several sensitive areas nationwide, including the coasts of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. The bill, H.R. 2, passed on a largely partisan vote, 226-191. Capps offered four amendments to the bill to protect public health and coastal economies, but all amendments were blocked ... Read More »

NRC Denies Dissent From Inspector That Says Diablo Canyon is Vulnerable to Earthquakes

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Last week the Nuclear Regulatory Commission denied a dissent by the former chief inspector at the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, who said new seismic data show the plant may be vulnerable to earthquakes of greater magnitude than allowed by its license. On the same day, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. released a long-awaited seismic study that, like the NRC’s ruling, ... Read More »

Former President of a Cal Poly Frat to Appear in Court on Drug Charges

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Twenty-two-year-old Gear McMillan, the former president of the Cal Poly fraternity at the center of an alleged armed robbery is scheduled to be arraigned in court today on charges of drug possession and sales. San Luis Obispo Police arrested him after an alleged attempted armed robbery at the fraternity house by five Cal Poly football players who have all pleaded ... Read More »

One Person Injured After Amtrak Train Collided With Big Rig

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One person is injured after an Amtrak train collided with a big rig carrying a load of potatoes in San Ardo yesterday afternoon. A sheriff’s spokesman says the driver of the truck didn’t notice the train coming as he was trying to cross the tracks at Sergeant Canyon and Dead Man’s Gulch Roads. The train engineer tried to stop but ... Read More »

Missing Man Found Alive But Dies Before He Could Be Rescued

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A man missing since Sunday night is found alive in a car crash in Big Sur but dies before he can be rescued. Fire officials say the 60-year-old Big Sur resident was driving up Pfeifer Ridge Road when his Jeep plummeted 300 feet off a cliff, trapping him inside. Rescue crews climbed down the cliff and found the wreckage Tuesday ... Read More »

Jerry Brown Signs Bill for Water District

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Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2453, a bill introduced and shepherded through the Legislature by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian.  AB 2453 will establish a hybrid governance structure for the to-be-formed Paso Robles Basin Water District as well as broaden the powers and authorities that the San Luis Obispo Local Agency Formation Commission (SLO LAFCO) may choose from when creating the ... Read More »

Land Conservancy of SLO Has Closed Escrow of Pismo Preserve

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The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County has officially closed escrow and taken ownership of the Pismo Preserve as of yesterday. In addition to raising an unprecedented $12.3 million in just over six months to purchase the property and make initial site improvements, The Land Conservancy has finalized all the paperwork and legal agreements required to permanently conserve the ... Read More »

Road Safety Tips

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We have a couple of road safety tips for you. Beginning today, a new bike safety law goes into effect. When you pass a cyclist, you’ll have to stay three feet from them or face a fine of anywhere from 35 to 200 dollars. Hit one and it may cost you a thousand dollars. And there’s a child seat check ... Read More »

Rainwater Catching Training Course

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There is a two day rainwater catching training course going on starting today at the Ludwig community Center in San Luis. Classes are from 8-5. Participants will learn about rainwater harvesting, system designs, how to install the systems, how to sanitize the water, guidelines, and much more. The course will focus on the central and southern coast because of the ... Read More »

Watch Out For Wildlife Week

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This is Watch out for Wildlife Week. Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Game urge you to watch out for all kinds of wildlife while you are driving. Pay attention when driving during the morning and evening because wildlife are more active. An estimated 1.5 million animals are hit each year, and more than 200 people are killed ... Read More »

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