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PG&E’s Request For Offshore Seismic Testing Denied


San Luis Obispo, CA — The California Coastal Commission on Wednesday rejected Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s request for offshore seismic testing near Diablo Canyon Power Plant, the state's only operating nuclear facility.   The vote was a major victory for environmentalists, with many openly hoping to leverage the issue to hasten Diablo Canyon's demise.  The powerful commission oversees the ... Read More »

Inmate Found Dead In SLO County Jail Cell


San Luis Obispo, CA — On Monday, an inmate at the San Luis Obispo County Jail was found unconscious in a safety cell designed to hold inmates who demonstrate the intent to cause harm to themselves or others.  While the inmate was housed in the safety cell, correctional staff performed regular checks twice every 30 minutes to ensure the health ... Read More »

Underage Decoys Used To Test Tobacco Sales Compliance


The San Luis Obispo County Health Agency’s Tobacco Control Program in coordination with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office conducted a recent countywide tobacco sales compliance check operation, which ended on November 7.  With the assistance of four local teens under the age of 18 as decoys, fifty-two tobacco retailer locations were visited throughout the county.  Six clerks of ... Read More »

Baby Delivered Outside Atascadero Police Station


Atascadero, CA — On Tuesday at approximately 11:25 pm, Chris Devroede of Atascadero came into the Atascadero Police Department lobby asking for help.  He told the on duty Atascadero Police Department dispatcher that his wife Orah Devroede was out in their vehicle in the PD parking lot having a baby.  Officer Luca Benedetti who was in the station at the ... Read More »

Creek Fire Contained


The Creek Fire at Montana de Oro State Park is now 100% contained. 100 additional acres burned when a prescribed fire jumped a containment line.  Local CAL FIRE Firefighters will remain on the fire today doing patrol and mop-up. Read More »

Fire Crews Work To Contain Prescribed Burn


San Luis Obispo, CA — Firefighters worked through the night to contain the Creek Fire at Montana de Oro State Park.  The fire is now 60% contained on the 100 additional acres that burned.  Off-shore winds were strong through the night; however firefighters prevented any forward spread on the fire since yesterday afternoon.  CAL FIRE is working in Unified Command ... Read More »

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 »

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