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Gordon Mullin Announces Candidacy for SLO City Council

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Gordon Mullin announces his candidacy for SLO City Council. “I want to take this opportunity today to announce my candidacy for a seat on the San Luis Obispo city council for 2014.

There are critical issues on the horizon that may adversely affect our city and I believe that I can assist the council in its deliberations.  I have a degree in Economics and I am a Financial Planner with friends, clients and deep roots into this community.

I have lived in San Luis for half my life and I love this town today as much as I did when I came here in 1952.  I hope that the voters of San Luis would give me the honor to serve on council so that I can work to insure that it remains Read More »

Mothers For Peace Demands Halt to Nuclear Power Plant Re-Licensing

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Mothers For Peace demands halt to nuclear power plant re-licensing. New information from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) showing that even a small nuclear reactor pool fire could render 9,400 square miles uninhabitable and displace 4.1 million Americans on a long-term basis are among the factors causing 34 environment organizations to file a petition with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to hold off on additional reactor licensing.

In addition to the NRC's new data on risks, the groups also pointed out that the Commission has concluded spent reactor fuel could be transferred out of high-density storage fuels (where the fire risk is the greatest) in a cost-effective mann Read More »

Strong Northwest Winds and Near Critical Humidity Expected Today

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According to the National Weather Service, strong northwest to north winds and near critical humidity levels are expected today and into this evening.  A dry cold front is expected to push across the region today. North winds should increase today along the western Santa Ynez range toward Gaviota. As the front pushes southward, expect northwest to north winds to increase across all areas by this afternoon.

The strongest winds are expected to occur in the mountains of the Santa Barbara County south coast today through this evening as high pressure builds across the district. Gusts to 60 mph or higher will be possible below canyons of the Santa Ynez range near Montecito mainly l Read More »

Man Who Stole Cake Will Not Be Charged

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On February 8, at 11:47 p.m. a subject entered the Madonna Inn Coffee Shop and stole a chocolate cake from the display case. Security cameras captured the burglary and the owner of Madonna Inn, Connie Madonna-Pearce posted the security video on Facebook. She asked that anyone who recognizes the suspect to please call the Madonna Inn.  A Facebook user did recognize the suspect and called the Madonna Inn. The Facebook user identified the suspect as Shea Martin to Pearce-Madonna.

A San Luis Obispo Police Officer then obtained a recent county jail booking photo of Martin and compared it to the cake burglary video. The officer was able to positively identify Martin in the video and learned that Read More »

Police Chief Announced Retirement

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After a distinguished, 30-year law enforcement career, Police Chief Jeffrey V. Norton, who has led the Pismo Beach Police Department since 2009, has announced plans to retire, effective July 29th, 2014.

As Chief, Jeff Norton directed a staff of 34, including 23 sworn officers, managed a budget of more than $5 million, and retained the department’s nationally accredited status for 9 years.

When reflecting on his career Chief Norton said, “I will be forever thankful for the support the community has shown me and the police department.  At the end of the day, a police department can only be as effective as the strong community support it receives.  While Read More »

AMGEN Tour of California in Cambria and Pismo Beach

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The Amgen Tour of California will return to Sacramento, the Capital of California, for the start of the ninth edition of America’s largest cycling race announced AEG, presenter of the race.  The eight day stage race will return to a route traveling north-to-south from May 11-18, 2014 along more than 700 miles of scenic roads through some of California’s most ... Read More »

Rep. Lois Capps to Visit Local Business

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On Thursday, Rep. Lois Capps will visit Green Goods Company 111 South St. at 9:30, which sells eco-friendly building supplies. Part of a growing movement to act locally and build responsibly, Green Goods is the Central Coast’s only business dealing exclusively in green building supplies, design consultation and construction services. All Green Goods products and services help increase energy efficiency ... Read More »

Residential Fire in Paso Robles

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On Tuesday, November 5, at 7:20 a.m., two companies of Paso Robles Firefighters and one Battalion Chief responded to a residential structure fire at 812 Experimental Station Road in Paso Robles. Firefighters arriving at scene found a vacant single family residence well involved in fire. The fire had burned through the roof prior to firefighter arrival. Firefighters initiated defensive fire ... Read More »

Robbery on Creston Road

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On Tuesday, November 5, at approximately 1:05 p.m., the Paso Robles Police Department received a report of a theft which had occurred at the El Korita Store in the 1400 block of Creston Road. The victim reported four adult Hispanic females approached the front doors of the business but only two entered the store. The two who entered the store ... Read More »

School Bus Accident Update

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Here is an update on the school bus accident that occurred last week where a farm pesticide spray truck hit a Righetti High School bus injuring at least two.   The driver and student remain in the hospital where they continue to rest and recover. The student has walked a little and could be released as soon as Wednesday. The ... Read More »

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