Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Local News

Diablo Canyon Power Plant Unit 1 Under Maintenance


Operators at Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely took Unit 1 offline on Sunday, Feb. 9, as part of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. During the planned outage full-time and contract workers will replace a portion of the reactor fuel, perform maintenance, and test plant systems and components that are not readily accessible during normal ...

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Fatal Vehicle and Pedestrian Collision


On February 8, at approximately 4:53 AM officers responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision in the 4300 block of South Higuera. The driver of the vehicle John Hooper, of Arroyo Grande was S/B on Higuera from Los Osos Valley Road and struck the pedestrian Kent Boswell, of San Luis Obispo, who was in the roadway. Officers arrived on scene ...

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Shooting Victim Identified


The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim of a shooting incident on 2-7-14 in the 700 block of Klau Mine Road in rural Paso Robles. The man has been identified as 47-year-old Billy Don Law of rural Paso Robles. An autopsy is scheduled for next week. John Steven Danner, 23, of rural ...

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Women’s Jail


Last week, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the planned Women's Jail. Sheriff Ian Parkinson along with County Supervisors and other local and state dignitaries broke ground on the 40 million dollar structure. The new 46,000 square foot facility will include a women's housing unit consisting of 198 beds and space ...

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PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant Returned to Service


Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Diablo Canyon Power Plant Unit 2 returned to service and began providing electricity to the state’s power grid on Feb. 8, 2014. The unit safely went off line on Feb. 2 after an electrical disturbance resulting from a flashover on a lightning arrestor on the non-nuclear side of the plant. A flashover is an unintended ...

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Lady Gaga to Shoot Video at Hearst Castle


Lady Gaga will be shooting a video at Hearst Castle and while doing it wants the Neptune Pool which is empty to be filled up again during the drought, causing a few eyebrows to be raised. So she has agreed to shoot a drought commercial along with paying the Hearst Foundation $250,000 plus pay the castle’s standard $22,100 special event ...

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Shooting in Paso Robles Being Investigated


SLO County Sheriff’s Deputies are on scene and detectives are investigating a shooting incident in the 700 block of Klau Mine Road in rural Paso Robles. There is one confirmed death. This is an isolated incident and the situation is contained. There are no outstanding suspects. One victim is being treated at a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The ...

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No Reports of Damage From Earthquake


There are no reports of damage due to the 4.3 magnitude earthquake at 11:42 yesterday morning about 9 miles south/southwest of San Simeon; a 2.8 magnitude followed nearby at 11:47 a.m.. The earthquake was felt throughout the area however public safety and related agencies received very few calls due to the earthquake and no calls for service. The National Tsunami ...

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Third Suspect in String of Burglaries in Custody


The third suspect wanted in connection with a string of burglaries at several farms in the Santa Maria area is in custody. Thanks to an anonymous tip, at around 9:30 p.m. last night, February 5, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 32-year-old Shaun Axe at a home where he was staying in the 1100 block of South Western Avenue in Santa Maria. Axe ...

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Phone Scam Being Experienced at Increasing Levels


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn residents about a nationwide phone scam we are experiencing locally at an increasing level. In the last several weeks, the Sheriff’s Office has received a large number of complaints from individuals across Santa Barbara County who have received a phone call that appears to be coming directly from the Sheriff’s Office. ...

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