Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Local News

Sherpa Fire 89% Contained

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Cal Fire reports the Sherpa wildfire near Goleta is now 89% contained.  Most mandatory evaluations in the area were lifted this morning.  Full containment is estimated to occur Thursday morning.  The cause of the fire that has charred about 8000 acres is still under investigation.

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Diablo Canyon Power Plant To Close In 2025

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California’s last nuclear power plant will be closed by 2025 under a joint proposal announced this morning by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and labor and environmental groups.  Under the proposal, the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County would be retired by PG&E after its current Nuclear Regulatory Commission operating licenses expire in November 2024 and August …

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Rollover Crash On Hwy 1 In SLO

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A man sustained serious injuries in a rollover crash off of Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo last night.  The crash happened yesterday around 8pm near Kansas Avenue between Cuesta College and the California Men’s Colony. According to CHP, a white sedan rolled 100 feet off of the highway and the victim was thrown from the car as it rolled. …

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Sherpa Fire Update

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The Sherpa wildfire continues to burn northwest of Goleta.  As of 10:15am Tuesday, the fire is 70 percent contained.  So far the blaze has consumed close to 8000 acres.  Additional firefighters have arrived – bringing the total number of fire personnel on scene to just under 22 hundred.  Evacuation orders in the surrounding communities remain in effect.  However much of …

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Sherpa Fire Now In It’s Sixth Day

Fire crews are now in their sixth day of battling the Sherpa wildfire burning west of Goleta.  Authorities say the blaze is as stubborn as they come, with winds as high as 55 miles per hour hampering efforts to control it.  The U.S. Forest Service said the fire was 51-percent contained as of Sunday night.  Nearly 8,000 acres have been …

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House Fire In SLO

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Eight people have been displaced by a fire that burned a home in San Luis Obispo Sunday  afternoon.  The fire started shortly before 5:00 p.m. at a home on the 1100 block of Atascadero Street in the Laguna Lake area.  The fire had quickly spread to neighboring structures due to all the high winds. The interior of the main structure …

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Sherpa Fire Now Over 4,000 Acres, Doubling In Size Overnight

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The Sherpa Fire continues to burn out of control in Refugio Canyon area near Goleta.  The fire has more than doubled in size since last night.  According to the latest official estimates, the fire has now burned 4000 acres.  As of 7AM Friday morning, the fire is 5% contained.  More than 12-hundred fire fighters are battling the blaze with multiple …

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Sherpa Fire Closes Portions of Hwy 101

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A portion of Highway 101 was closed and evacuations were ordered due to a large brush fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon between Gaviota and Goleta. The fire started off of Refugio Road, in the vicinity of the Sherpa Ranch Wednesday afternoon before 3:30pm.  Shortly after midnight this morning, the Sherpa fire had consumed 1,100 acres. Several hundred firefighters are …

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Justin Vineyards Expansion Haulted

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Justin Vineyards in Paso Robles has halted all work on its expansion project after receiving several code violation notices from the County.  The stop-work order comes after Justin winery had cut down hundreds of oak trees on the property without required permits – causing a public outcry.  The expansion project included an irrigation pond and additional rows of vines on …

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Achadjian Trailing Fareed, Votes Still Being Counted

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Santa Barbara County released updated election results Tuesday showing a larger gap between Republicans Justin Fareed and Katcho Achadjian for the second place spot in the 24th District Congressional race.  One week after California Primary Election Day, Fareed now leads Achadjian by over 2 percentage points – a difference of more than 4,000 votes. There are still ballots left to …

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