Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Local News

SLO County Farm Bureau To Kick Off Foodraising Celebration

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The San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau, its Board of Directors and members are kicking off the season of giving by giving BIG this week at the First Annual East Airport Business Park “Foodraising” Celebration on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Farm Bureau will donate a pallet of turkeys to the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. Typically, a pallet has some 30 cases of turkeys. The Farm Bureau worked with Food 4 Less Grocery in San Luis Obispo to gather the gobblers in time for the food drive. The Farm Bureau joined together with its neighbors in the East Airport Business Park including Cloud Inc., the Family Care Network and the State of California Department of Industrial Relations to collect non-perishable food items and frozen turkeys for the food drive. The Food Ban

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PG&E: Diablo Canyon Power Plant Returns to 100% Power

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Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has announced that Unit 2 at Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely returned to 100 percent power after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage that began on Oct. 5. Unit 1 is safely operating at 100 percent power.

During the outage about 1,000 contract workers joined PG&E employees in performing more than 10,000 work activities, which included a refueling of Unit 2, equipment upgrades, extensive safety inspections and tests, and numerous plant improvements.  More than 120,000 hours of work was safely completed in support of the continued safe, reliable and affordable operation of the clean energy facility.

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Gas Prices Continue to Fall in California

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Average retail gasoline prices in California have fallen 5.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.23/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 10,526 gas outlets in California. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.94/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in California during the past week, prices yesterday were 40.3 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 40.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 30.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 26.9 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

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Police Cracking Down on Cyclists in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara Police will be cracking down on cyclists who break the law Tuesday and Wednesday Police will be ticketing cyclists who violate state laws and city ordinances such as riding on sidewalks, running red lights, not stopping at intersections and not yielding to pedestrians. Police say they hope the extra enforcement will make it safer for both pedestrians and cyclists, and will encourage safe and frequent cycling behavior.

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Preparations for Veterans Day Tomorrow

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In preparation for Veterans Day, November 11th, when we honor the more than 22 million men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, the California Association of County Veterans Service Officers (CACVSO) and the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) are partnering with television and radio stations across the state to air a special Public Service Announcement titled, “If you served, you earned” — to help connect the state’s military veterans with the benefits they’ve earned. Only 20% of California’s nearly 1.8 million veterans are currently collecting the benefits available to them, while many others are in desperate need of help: 25% of the homeless nationwide are veterans, and 26% of all homeless veterans are in California. [Source: “Veteran H

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David Lack Sentenced to 9 Years and 8 Months

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District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that David James Lack, age 53, was sentenced Thursday, November 6, 2014, to 9 years 8 months in state prison and remanded into custody to begin his sentence.

Mr. Lack was found guilty by a jury on August 7, 2014, of three counts of grand theft.  Additionally the jury found true enhancements that each theft resulted in a loss of over $200,000 and that combined the three thefts resulted in over $500,000 in losses to the victims.

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Morro Bay Man Facing Charges of Burglary and Forgery

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A Morro Bay man is facing a long list of charges after police say he broke into businesses and mailboxes throughout the city. Phong Tran, 44, is accused of commercial burglary, forgery, fraudulent checks, possession of stolen property, identity theft, false representation, possession of a controlled substance, fraudulent vehicle registration, and driving with a suspended license. Police in Morro Bay say Tran is believed responsible for burglarizing the Dutchman’s Restaurant in May 2014 and a break-in at Antiques Etc. on Halloween day. Because he’s also suspected of forging stolen checks, detectives ask anyone who was recently a victim of mail theft to contact the Morro Bay Police Department at (805) 772-6225. Police say the investigation continues and Tran could face mor

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Life Legal Defense Foundation Files Civil Suit Against University of California

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Life Legal Defense Foundation has filed a civil suit in Santa Barbara County Superior Court on behalf of a group of pro-life students against the University of California and professor Mireille Miller-Young.  In July, Miller-Young was criminally convicted of stealing and destroying the students’ property and assaulting one member of the group. The civil suit seeks compensation for physical battery, property theft and civil rights violations.  Despite Miller-Young’s conviction and clear evidence supporting it, the university did not publicly censure or reprimand her for the criminal actions. In fact, communications from university officials implied that the youth who had been peacefully engaged in advocating a pro-life worldview caused the incident.  Miller-Young’s assault o

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Nickolas Camara Autopsy Reveals Methamphetamine Use

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The San Luis Obispo Police Department recently received the final Autopsy Report regarding the death of Nickolas Camara. The report listed Camara’s death was caused by, “Cardiac Dysrhythmia”, and “Acute Methamphetamine Toxicity.” In other words, Camara suffered a Heart Attack due to, or as a consequence of his methamphetamine use. This case involving Camara’s death is now inactive.

The subject found deceased inside his home has been identified as 66 year old Nickolas Rudolph Camara. Because this is an ongoing investigation no additional information will be provided at this time.

On July 25, 2014 at about 8:30 am, San Luis Obispo Police Officers responded to a residence in the Silver City Mobile Home Park at 3860 South Higuera for a welfare check. Neighbors

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Man Arrested After Short Car Chase

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The CHP arrested a man after a short car chase on Highway 166 yesterday. Officers say Juan Lopez attempted to flee when cops tried to pull him over. Officers searched his car once he was stopped, and found 49.5 pounds of marijuana. Lopez was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on $75,000 bond.

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