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Drug-Free Program Friday Night Live Receives Funding


San Luis Obispo, CA — Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-23) announced that the San Luis Obispo Friday Night Live Partnership has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program, administered by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). With twenty-four chapters, The San Luis Obispo County Friday Night Live Partnership’s youth development and substance abuse program ... Read More »

Victim In Fatal Hit And Run Identified


Nipomo, CA — The CHP is looking for a driver who hit and killed a 24-year old man in Nipomo.   Yesterday The San Luis Obispo County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Christopher C. Tietjen, of Nipomo.  They said the traffic collision happened on North Thompson Avenue, south of Willow Road, sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning.   ... Read More »

Police Search For Driver In Fatal Hit And Run


There was a fatal hit and run accident in Nipomo yesterday.  According to the CHP, it all started when a body was reported to have been seen off Thompson Avenue near Sheehy Road about 11 in the morning.  The victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of relatives, was discovered by SLO County Sheriff’s deputies off the road hidden ... Read More »

CSU Students Angry With Purposed Fees


Thousands of California State University students are speaking out about proposed "incentive" fees to clear up classroom space.  A recent survey found that a majority of students at CSU's 23 campuses including Cal Poly would take out additional loans and delay their graduation if the new fees take effect next fall.  They include a 372-dollar-per-unit supplement fee for so-called "super ... Read More »

Workers Petition Target’s Decision To Open Thanksgiving Day


"Black Friday" could turn into "Black Thursday" as Target plans to open its stores at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.  A petition on change.org hopes to persuade the store to wait until Friday morning to open its doors to the bargain-hunting hordes.  More than 170-thousand supporters have signed the petition.  On the website, retail workers have posted comments explaining that ... Read More »

Brush Goats 4 Hire Offers Unique Fire Abatement Service


A California company has found a way to keep people safe from wildfires and keep the local goats happy.  "USA Today" reports Brush Goats 4 Hire, based in Santa Barbara County, is making a name for itself by bringing more than 60 goats to various locations so they can eat chemise, ceanothus, thistle and other types of grasses that pose ... Read More »

CHP Raises Awareness Of Drowsy Driving Dangers


The California Highway Patrol is launching a campaign this week to raise awareness about the dangers of driving while drowsy.  The CHP is reminding drivers that getting behind the wheel while sleepy can be deadly.  In 2010, there were 32 deaths and more than two-thousand injuries caused by tired motorists.  The CHP and the National Sleep Foundation says drivers should ... Read More »

More Issues Surface At San Onofre Power Plant


Southern California Edison says there's no threat from two new problems at the idled San Onofre nuclear power plant south of San Clemente.  The "Orange County Register" reports coolant was found in a diesel generator's oil system.  There's also a record-keeping error dating back to 1985, in which a low-level radioactive waste storage yard is not listed in safety reports.  ... Read More »

Power Restored After Outage In Avila


Power has been restored to Avila Valley residents who went in the dark after a downed electrical line in Avila Beach caused a very small vegetation fire Sunday evening. It happened around 6:30 p.m. on Avila Beach Drive and Ontario Road, near the Bob Jones Trail.  Officials say the road was closed.   CAL FIRE had crews on the scene ... Read More »

Gas Prices Down In California


Average retail gasoline prices in California have fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.83/g yesterday.  This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.46/g, according to gasoline price website CaliforniaGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices in California during the past week, prices yesterday were 2.0 ... Read More »

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