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National Public Health Week

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It's National Public Health Week. This year's focus is "Start Here. Every day will highlight a different aspect of public health. Monday was "Be Healthy from the Start." It's for everything ranging from maternal health and school nutrition to emergency. Today’s theme is "Don't Panic" focusing on disaster preparedness starts with community-wide commitment and action. Wednesday is "Get Out Ahead" ... Read More »

Diablo Canyon Facility Under Attack from Opponents

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California’s last operating nuclear power plant is under attack from opponents armed with a new study contending radiation from the Diablo Canyon facility poses a health risk to the residents of San Luis Obispo County. State and local health officials — as well as PG&E, the plant’s owner — said the study and its findings are flawed. The study, commissioned ... Read More »

Deltopia Turns Unruly

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Local law enforcement agencies tried to control unruly crowds at a spring break party in Isla Vista known as Deltopia, which consisted of about fifteen thousand people.  On Saturday night at Del Playa, a University of California Santa Barbara Police officer was hit in the head with a backpack that contained large bottles of alcohol.  During the arrest, a large ... Read More »

New COO at Sierra Vista Medical Center

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Ikenna Mmeje has been named Chief Operating Officer at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center.  He succeeds Joe DeSchryver, who was promoted to Chief Executive Officer. Mmeje will assume his duties April 7. Mmeje will conduct oversight of the hospital’s daily operations and ancillary departments such as pathology, radiology, pharmacy and plant operations. He will play an integral role as well ... Read More »

Community Backlash Against Proposed McDonalds

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McDonalds’s proposal for a 50-seat eatery at the Vons shopping center on Los Osos Valley Road has received complaints from many Los Osos residents that the fast food chain restaurant does not fit the Los Osos lifestyle. They claim that adding the McDonalds would encourage an unhealthy lifestyle, increase pollution, negatively affect traffic and parking, and hurt local restaurants. The ... Read More »

Phone Scam in San Luis Obispo County

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The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is warning everyone about a phone scam in San Luis Obispo County. Several people have reported that they had been contacted by someone claiming to be from the Sheriff's Office warning that there was a warrant out for their arrest for failing to appear for jury duty. The caller indicates the resident can ... Read More »

Suspect in Custody After Robbing Gas Station

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The suspect wanted for robbing the Mobil Gas Station on Los Positas Road in Santa Barbara on February 2013 is in custody.  New DNA evidence from the crime scene indicated that 35-year old Travis Rosenblatt committed the robbery. Rosenblatt had previously been convicted of committing a bank robbery in Santa Barbara in 2006.  Sheriff’s Detectives obtained a search and arrest ... Read More »

Arroyo Grande Bank Robbery

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Detectives are continuing their investigation this morning of an Arroyo Grande bank robbery. The robbery occurred around 6:00 p.m. last night at the Bank of America on West Branch Street. Arroyo Grande police say a man got away with some cash who is reported to be a white, six-foot tall adult male. Read More »

Capps and Burgess Introduce Bill

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Rep. Lois Capps, R.N. (CA-24) and Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) have  introduced the Improving Access to Maternity Act, a bipartisan bill that would increase women’s access to maternity health care in urban and rural areas. Currently, the National Health Service Corps provides loan repayment to physicians and other health professionals who agree to work in areas designated as ... Read More »

An Atlas V Rocket Launched Today

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An Atlas V rocket was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base this morning at 7:46 am. The rocket carried a weather satellite into orbit. The rocket could be seen cities as far away as San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno and San Diego. Read More »

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