Tuesday, December 1st, 2015


Santa Barbara County Phone Scam


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn citizens that they are continuing to see a large number of residents who are becoming victims of a phone scam.  On February 19, about 25 people at the Sheriff’s Office Main Headquarters reported that they had been contacted directly by the Sheriff’s Office and warned that a warrant was out for …

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California Facing Worst Water Shortage in Modern History


With California experiencing its worst water shortage crisis in modern history, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) joined with his Senate counterpart, pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Governor Jerry Brown to announce legislation to immediately help communities deal with the devastating dry conditions affecting our state and provide funding to increase local water supplies. The legislation provides $687.4 million …

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Paso Robles Basin Water District Continues Positive Momentum


The positive momentum of the Paso Robles Basin Water District continues. The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors approved a Legislative Platform Policy Statement for forming a water district to manage the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin. Supervisors Frank Mecham, Bruce Gibson and Adam Hill voted in favor. The endorsement by the Board of Supervisors came shortly before a second …

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Gordon Mullin Announces Candidacy for SLO City Council


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 …

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


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 …

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Strong Northwest Winds and Near Critical Humidity Expected Today


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 …

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Man Who Stole Cake Will Not Be Charged


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 …

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Police Chief Announced Retirement


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 …

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AMGEN Tour of California in Cambria and Pismo Beach


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 …

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Rep. Lois Capps to Visit Local Business


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 …

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