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Caltrans and CHP Remind Motorists to Stay Safe During Labor Day Weekend

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Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol   are reminding motorists to drive safely this Labor Day weekend and during the rest of the summer driving season by taking the following steps: Abide by the posted speed limit and reduce your speed in areas where congestion or hazards may occur.  Motorists should maintain a safe distance between their vehicle and the one in front of them; slow down and move over when Caltrans workers, law enforcement or tow truck drivers are Read More »

College Affordability Panel Discussion

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The League of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo County will host a panel discussion: “Can My Kids Afford College? Accessibility and Affordability of Higher Educaiton” featuring Drs. Gil Stork of Cuesta College and Jeffrey Armstrong of Cal Poly on Saturday, September 13, 11:00 a.m., at Cuesta College Associated Student Auditorium. Student representatives Scott Chedester from Cuesta and Joi Sullivan from Cal Poly will also be on the panel. The panelists will take questions fr Read More »

Dog Stolen from Pet Store in Paso Robles

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On Sunday, August 24, at approximately 4:35PM the PRPD received a report of the theft of a dog from a pet store in the 700 block of 6th Street. Officers responded and determined that a white female adult had entered the business at approximately 2:40PM and stolen an eleven week old tan and white English bulldog puppy valued at $900.00. The suspect’s actions were captured on the business surveillance video. The suspect was observed to take the dog from an enclosure and then conce Read More »

Autopsy Performed on Body Found Near Guadalupe Beach

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An autopsy was performed on the body of 37-year-old Javier Alcantar Limon of Santa Maria last Thursday, August 21.  The medical examiner determined the cause of death to be a result of multiple gunshot wounds.  Limon’s body was discovered by a group of field workers August 19 lying face down outside the entrance to Guadalupe Beach in the 6900 block of Main Street.  Police have no suspects yet.

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Expert Urges Regulators to Shut Down Last Nuclear Plant

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A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

Michael Peck, who for five years was Diablo Canyon's lead on-site inspector, says in a 42-page, confidential report that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is not applying the safety rules it set out for the plant' Read More »

Early Warning System Test on Saturday

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  The full scale test of the San Luis Obispo County Early Warning System sirens took place Saturday. The sirens were activated twice to test the primary and backup controls for the system. During each test, all 131 sirens operated successfully and sounded for three minutes. During major emergencies, the sounding of the sirens in an indication that the Emergency Alert System has been activated and the public should to tune to a local radio or television station to receive emergency inform Read More »

Cambria Reports Water Usage Drop

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The Cambria Community Services District today reported water production totals for July 2014, showing another sharp drop in usage from prior years and historical averages.

Water production at CCSD wells during the month, normally the highest-usage time of the year, totaled 42.82 acre-feet. This was the lowest July total in CCSD records, which go back to 1988. It was also 44% below both the total for July 2013 and the historical average for the month.

This was the fourt Read More »

Diablo Canyon Power Plant Safely Returned to Full Power

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Operators at Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely returned Unit 2 to full power on Thursday, August 21, following the completion of maintenance activities on backup diesel generators. The unit was safely taken off-line on August 14 to perform the work. Unit 1 continues to operate at full power.

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SLO Jury Returned Verdict in Favor of Rittger Family

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A San Luis Obispo jury returned a verdict of $6,709,300 in favor of the family of Tricia Rittger who was struck and killed in front of The Cliff’s Resort in November 2011.

Evidence presented during the trial showed The Cliff’s Resort failed to comply with the City of Pismo Beach’s permit requirements for parking lots on its property and failed to enforce its own employee parking policy, which would have prevented Mrs. Rittger from parking in the east lot and Read More »

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