Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

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Diablo Canyon Unit 1 Nuclear Reactor Back Online

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Unit 1 at Diablo Canyon Power Plant is operating at full power again after being taken offline last week as part of a planned outage to repair a heater on the non-nuclear side of the plant, PG&E officials announced Tuesday. Officials say Unit 2 was operating at 100 power during the work on Unit 1, which began December 30.

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Diablo Canyon Unit 1 Nuclear Reactor Back Online

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Unit 1 at Diablo Canyon Power Plant is operating at full power again after being taken offline last week as part of a planned outage to repair a heater on the non-nuclear side of the plant, PG&E officials announced Tuesday. Officials say Unit 2 was operating at 100 power during the work on Unit 1, which began December 30.

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White Supremacist Sentenced for Attempted Murder

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Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that 28-year old Ryan Christopher Zietlow-Brown pled no contest to felony charges of attempted murder and mayhem, and will be sentenced to 22 years 4 months in state prison. Zietlow-Brown also admitted a special allegation that he used a pair of scissors as a deadly weapon during the attacks and ...

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White Supremacist Sentenced for Attempted Murder

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Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that 28-year old Ryan Christopher Zietlow-Brown pled no contest to felony charges of attempted murder and mayhem, and will be sentenced to 22 years 4 months in state prison. Zietlow-Brown also admitted a special allegation that he used a pair of scissors as a deadly weapon during the attacks and admitted he committed the offenses for the benefit of, at the direction of and in association with Neo Nazi Skinheads, a white supremacist gang. Zietlow-Brown further acknowledged that the offenses were hate crimes in violation of Penal Code section 422.75. The crime occurred on August 12, 2011, during lunchtime on State Street in Santa Barbara. Testimony from witnesses at the preliminary hearing indicated the victim, an African-American, was walking on State Street with a Caucasian male. Both were singing a rap song by a well-known African-American rap group. Zietlow-Brown approached and asked the victim “if the boy [wit

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Narcotics Warrant Results in Two Arrests

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Officers of the Grover Beach Police Department Special Enforcement Team were assisted by the Arroyo Grande Police Department, the SLO County Probation Department and the California State Parks Police K-9 during a narcotics search warrant service at 495 Mentone Ave in Grover Beach yesterday morning. The search warrant was a result of a narcotics investigation that started from a citizen’s tip. During the search warrant service officers arrested two people at the residence involved in drug activity. The resident, Matthew D. Goldman, was arrested for Possession of Narcotics, Possession of Narcotics for Sale, Maintaining a Residence for the Sale and Use of Narcotics, Under the Influence of Narcotics and for a misdemeanor arrest warrant. Mr. Goldman was booked into San Luis Obispo Cou

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SLO Skate Park to Open February 28

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The City of San Luis Obispo’s SLO Skate Park at Santa Rosa Park will open on Saturday, February 28, 2015. The Grand Opening ceremonies will take place at 1 p.m., with the park remaining open to the public until 10 p.m.

The SLO Skate Park project has progressed from a dream of the local skate community, to a master plan, and finally to the construction phase, after being adopted as a Major City Goal and Measure Y priority project in the 2013-15 Financial Plan in June 2013.

The Grand Opening will include comments from the leaders of the project, a ribbon cutting ceremony, music, food trucks, vendor booths, and skating.

During its April 15, 2014 meeting, City Council awarded the construction contract to ProWest Constructors of Wildomar, California. The 15,500-sq

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Celebrate a “Green” Christmas in Paso Robles

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Celebrating a “green” Christmas is an established tradition in the City of Paso Robles. This year, as in years past, the City will accept recycled Christmas trees, grind them into mulch, and provide the mulch to residents free of charge.

Recycle your tree!  Starting Friday, December 26, and continuing through Friday, January 9th, residents may bring their bare Christmas trees to the City lot on the corner of 4th and Pine Streets. The lot will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Entry is through the south gate.

Pick up free mulch.  Starting Tuesday, January 6, 2015 and continuing through Friday, January 16, mulch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Loading and hauling is the responsibility of the individual. Mulch may be picked up at the

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California Shelters Looking to Adopt Out Chihuahuas

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In just about every county throughout California, you will find animal shelters that are inundated with Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes. As a result, Chihuahuas can be easily overlooked in shelters due to the fact that there is simply too many of them to choose from on any given day.

That said, and in an effort to increase the number of both the Chihuahuas adopted from Woods and the Chihuahuas that Woods will transfer into our adoption program from SLO County Animal Services—Woods Humane is happy to announce that thanks to a generous donation, we are waiving the adoption fee for all Chihuahuas! Plus, all adoptions include spay or neuter, vaccinations, microchips, and…a CHIHUAHUA! This saucy breed of dog is an amazing and often fearless companion to anyone who succumbs to

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Man Escapes Police Momentarily After Allegedly Stealing Tip Jar

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On January 3, at approximately 1:37 in the afternoon, a SLOPD officer stopped Robert Aguilar in the 600 block of Marsh because he was the suspect of a stolen tip jar from a downtown business on January 2, 2015. Aguilar had a felony warrant from Santa Clara County and was taken into custody, handcuffed, and placed in the rear seat of a patrol car. Some of the stolen tip money was recovered and returned to the victim business. Aguilar slipped out of his cuffs and squeezed his arm through the safety bars to open the rear door of the patrol car. The patrol car was stopped in the 400 Block of Higuera at the time. Aguilar fled into the creek to escape. After a fight with officers Aguilar was taken back into custody.

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Santa Barbara Man Sentenced to Six Years for Sexual Assault

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Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that Angel Antonio Medelez, age 28, of Santa Barbara, California, was sentenced to six years, eight months in state prison relating to sexual assault charges that involved two males, one age 16 and the other age 19, each of whom were too intoxicated to consent to, or resist, the sexual assaults. In addition, Medelez must register as a sex offender for life. Medelez will be also be required to pay restitution to the victims in an amount to be determined.  This sentence is the result of a four week jury trial where Medelez was convicted of four felony, and one misdemeanor, sex charges. Prosecuting Deputy District Attorney Chris Horowitz stated, “Sexual assault and child sexual abuse are uniquely horrific crimes

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