Local News

Mothers For Peace “Get Inspired” Event Postponed


Mothers for Peace, the local watchdog group keeping an eye on Diablo Canyon, has announced that due to changes in attorney Diane Curran’s schedule, the "get inspired" event previously announced for July 20 must be postponed. Mothers will announce the new date as soon as possible. Mothers for Peace apologizes for the inconvenience. When the event is rescheduled, Ms. Curran, ...

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Cattle Drive Through Paso Robles To Kick Off Mid-State Fair


As in years past, a cattle drive will kick-off the 2013 California Mid State Fair.  Traffic will be congested for approximately 1.5 hours, between 10AM and 11:30AM on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, as the cattle make their way through Paso Robles. The Paso Robles Police Department will be closing various street intersections as the cattle move through the city.  The ...

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Classic Car Catches Fire On 101 In Atascadero


A classic 1957 Ford Fairlane burst into flames Thursday afternoon along southbound Highway 101 in Atascadero. The Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner caught fire near the Santa Rosa Road exit just after 3 p.m., according to the CHP. The cause of the fire is unknown.    

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Paso Robles Home Badly Damaged In Blaze


A fire torched a Paso Robles home yesterday morning, causing serious damage to the structure.    The residents at 2304 Signora Rosa Court all got out of the house safely. Paso Robles Fire Department crews had the blaze under control quickly. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Bed Bugs Temporarily Shutdown Shelter


The Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter in San Luis Obispo has been temporarily closed because of bed bugs. A pest control company said that the beds in one section of the shelter were infested. The area was sprayed and all lines cleaned. The shelter should reopen tonight. 

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Lompoc Woman Killed In Single-Car Accident Near Buellton


CHP officers were called to the scene on a single vehicle collision this morning, which occurred on Santa Rosa Road, just east of SR 1.  Upon their arrival, it was discovered a 2003 VW Bug had drifted off the right side of the roadway then over-corrected back across the roadway where it struck an embankment and overturned.  The driver, a ...

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Police Identify Los Osos Man Killed In Crash Off Shell Beach Cliff


On Tuesday, at approximately 5:54, Pismo Beach Police Dispatch received a 911 transfer call from the California Highway Patrol in which a citizen was reporting a reckless driver who had driven off the roadway several times while southbound on Hwy 101 and then exited the freeway at the Price Street offramp and continued north on Price Street.  The caller provided ...

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Unit 2 at Diablo Canyon Shut Down After Electrical Disturbance


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 ...

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Hearing Addresses Power Demands After Shutdown Of San Onofre Nuclear Plant


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 ...

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Bees Colony Invades Fremont Theater


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 ...

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