Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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Local Groups File to Appeal NRC Ruling

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San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace has joined with Friends of the Earth, the Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club, and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), to file an appeal to the NRC to obtain unredacted emails between Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Internal emails show that the NRC and PG&E may have worked together to counteract widespread news coverage about the seismic dangers at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. Numerous media outlets reported that the former senior NRC inspector at the Diablo Canyon plant had warned superiors that new seismic data indicated that the two nuclear reactors have been operating outside of the provisions of their licenses and may not be safe from previously unknown earthquake

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Cuesta College Board of Trustees Swears in New Representative

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On December 10, 2014, the Cuesta College Board of Trustees swore in Pete Sysak as the District 4 representative. Sysak was elected to the Board in the November 4, 2014, general election. He replaces Charlotte Alexander and will serve a four year term representing the city of Arroyo Grande and the unincorporated communities of Oceano and Nipomo. “I am looking forward to helping with the continued success of our students,” said Trustee Sysak. “Accreditation will always be a high priority, along with the bond and developing future opportunities in the South County.” Sysak served as the Police Chief and Director of Public Safety at Cuesta College for 17 years (1991-2007), past president of the Cuesta College Management Senate, and past chairman of the San Luis Obispo County Cr

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Telephone Scam in Grover Beach Area

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The Grover Beach Police Department is alerting members of the public and in particular the local business community to a telephone scam being conducted in the local area. The Grover Beach Police Department has recently taken two crime reports regarding a male caller contacting local businesses claiming to be a representative of Pacific Gas and Electric Company. The male caller then demands immediate payment for an “outstanding balance” on the businesses electric accounts. The male caller demands payment via pre-paid credit cards that he requests the business operator to purchase. The male caller threatens the business operator with an immediate interruption of electrical service if the payment is not received.
We want to remind the public that PG&E does not have repres

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Man Arrested for Possession of Drugs and Fire Arm

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On 12-13-2014 at approximately 11:00am, Paso Robles Police Officers contacted 28 year old Fresno resident Stephan Alan Brewer in the 1000 block of Park St. in Paso Robles. During the contact, Brewer suddenly ran from officers. During the foot pursuit, Brewer reached into his pockets and threw an object onto the ground as he ran. That object was located and was found to be a methamphetamine smoking pipe. Brewer was apprehended a short distance later without further incident.

The PRPD Special Enforcement Team (SET) assisted in the foot pursuit, and then went to the motel where Brewer had been staying. Since Brewer was on felony probation out of Fresno and San Luis Obispo Counties, his room was subject to search. Upon searching the room, SET Detectives located 3.8 ounces of metha

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Thief Apprehended After WalMart Burglary

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On Saturday, December 13, at approximately 6:00PM, the Paso Robles Police Department received a report of a theft which had just occurred at the WalMart Store on Niblick Road.

The initial investigation revealed that a lone male adult suspect had entered the business and walked directly to the electronics area. Once there, the suspect placed two flat screen televisions and one computer in a shopping basket and walked towards the front exit of the business. The suspect then walked by the cash registers and as he walked out the front doors with the merchandise, an employee questioned him as to whether he had paid for the items. The suspect walked out of the business to a vehicle parked nearby, followed by two employees who continued to question him. The suspect placed the compute

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Open Enrollment Through Covered California’s Health Insurance Marketplace

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Today, Rep. Capps (CA-24) reminded Central Coast residents that open enrollment through Covered California’s Health Insurance Marketplace for health insurance coverage in 2015 has begun. While the open enrollment period will run through February 15, residents who want their coverage to begin on January 1 must sign-up by today, December 15. Covered California, an online insurance marketplace, allows individuals and families to shop for the best health insurance options or for eligible Californians to sign up for Medi-Cal. It is a one-stop shop to compare health insurance policies, receive financial assistance, and sign-up for high-quality health insurance coverage. Through Covered California, applicants cannot be denied for pre-existing conditions, nor will they face annual or life

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Structure Fire in Atascadero

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There was a structure Fire at 9555 Santa Barbara Road, Atascadero yesterday.  It was single story, single family residence.  Upon arrival, fire crews found black smoke coming from the living room area of the structure. Fire crews were able to quickly find the area of origin and contained the fire to the living room. However, extensive smoke and heat damage occurred to the entire interior of the residence.

Due to the distances between fire hydrants in the area, firefighters had to lay over 1800 feet of hose to supply the fire engines.  The fire was controlled in ten minute. No injuries were reported. The fire was located near a wood burning stove in the living room. The cause was embers from the wood burning stove came into contact with nearby combustibles and spread to a

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SLOPD Hosted Multi-Agency DUI Checkpoint

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The San Luis Obispo Police Department hosted a multi-agency DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, December 12, 2014 as part of the San Luis Obispo Police Departments commitment to public safety. The location of Fridays checkpoint was on the 500 Block of Higuera Street, in the City of San Luis Obispo.. The goal of the DUI Checkpoint was removing impaired drivers and to bring awareness to the public of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. In or about the DUI Checkpoint 5 drivers were arrested for DUI. 501 Vehicles went through the checkpoint.
475 drivers screened for field sobriety exams. 5 DUI suspects arrested. 4 traffic citations issued. 0 vehicles were impounded for 30 days 4 unlicensed drivers were cited. 0 drivers were arrested for driving

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Nipomo Man Killed in Car Accident

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A Nipomo man was killed in a car accident Saturday morning on Highway 166. His Kia for some unknown reason entered the opposite lane and hit a big rig, whose driver was not hurt. The man was not wearing seatbelts and died at the scene.

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PG&E Working Hard to Restore Power

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As a historic winter storm begins to subside in Northern and Central California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) crews continue to work around the clock to restore service for customers who have experienced storm-related outages this week. PG&E pledges to its customers that it will remain focused on its work until all power is restored throughout its service territory and life can return to normal. Strong winds, falling trees and major flooding have damaged electrical equipment throughout the company’s 70,000-mile service area. PG&E’s meteorologists reported that wind gusts reached 95 mph in some higher elevations and rainfall totals exceeded several inches in many locations. Since the storm hit Wednesday, Dec. 10, the utility has restored service to more tha

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