Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Local News

US Intercepted Target Over Pacific Ocean



The U.S. military has intercepted a target over the Pacific Ocean in a test of the nation's Ballistic Missile Defense System.

A long-range interceptor blasted off Sunday from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast, minutes after an intermediate-range ballistic missile was launched from Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.

Sailors aboard the USS Hopper destroyer detected and tracked the missile, and the interceptor struck the target warhead. The Missile Defense

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Structure Fire on Ramona Street



San Luis Obispo City Fire Department personnel responded to a reported structure fire in a house located at 240 Ramona St. in the City of San Luis Obispo at 7:08pm.  The first SLO City Fire Department unit arrived within 4 minutes of being dispatched and found a rapidly spreading fire involving the rear deck and the rear of the house, the heavy fire conditions also spread into the attic of the approximately 1400 square foot house. No one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries t

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Victim Identified in DUI Crash



The teenager killed in a suspected DUI crash near Los Osos Wednesday evening has been identified as 18-year-old Jackson Garland  from Los Osos. Garland, who graduated from high school just two weeks ago, was killed when his car was hit head on by a suspected drunk driver on South Bay Blvd. near Turi Road about 5 p.m. CHP officers say 22-year-old Alexander Gonzales  of Paso Robles, was arrested on suspicion of DUI following the accident. Garland was pronounced dead at the scene.Gonza

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Motorcycle Accident on Highway 1



Earlier in the day, another Los Osos man was riding his motorcycle on Highway 1 near San Geronimo Road when he rear ended a car waiting to make a left turn near Vista Point. The couple in the car was not hurt.  The 63-year-old bike rider was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. Alcohol or drugs are not suspected.

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Kevin McCarthy Will be New US House Majority Leader



California Congressman Kevin McCarthy will be the new U.S. House Majority Leader.  He says Americans are looking for help from Washington. McCarthy will succeed Eric Cantor of Virginia, who recently lost a Republican primary election. Cantor will step down from his leadership post next month. 

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Kevin McCarthy Likely to be Majority Leader in House



California Republican Kevin McCarthy is likely to win the nod to replace Eric Cantor as Majority Leader in House Republican leadership elections today.  A late challenge to McCarthy from Idaho's Raul Labrador never gained traction.  McCarthy is the House Majority Whip, the third ranking post in the GOP caucus.  Virginia's Cantor will resign as Majority Leader at the end of July after a stunning loss in a Republican primary last week.

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NRC Commissioner Urged to Resign Immediately



After seeking and then getting an international job promoting nuclear power while serving on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Commissioner William D. Magwood is being urged to resign immediately by 34 leading national and local groups, including Friends of the Earth, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Sierra Club Nuclear Free Campaign, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. 

According to the letter the groups submitted to

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CHP Not Releasing Identity of Victim in Fatal Traffic Collision



The California Highway Patrol has yet to identify the 18-year-old man who died in a collision Wednesday near Los Osos. It happened shortly after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday on South Bay Boulevard, south of Turi Road, in San Luis Obispo County. CHP officers say 22-year-old Alexander Gonzales of Paso Robles was speeding northbound on South Bay Boulevard. He hit the victim head on. The victim died at the scene. Gonzales was taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries, and he was later arrested. He

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Grover Beach Declared Stage 3 Drought



Grover Beach declared a Stage 3 drought Monday night. The drought declaration will impose numerous water restrictions on residents and businesses in the city. Residents may no longer wash cars, boats, sidewalks or driveways unless they use a hose with a quick acting shutoff nozzle. Other mandates include restrictions on watering landscaping and refilling pools. Restaurants may no longer serve glasses of water unless customers request them.

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Cal Fire Taking Steps to Prevent Wildfires


California’s increased fire activity, this year, coupled with record-setting drought conditions require Cal Fire to take every step possible to prevent new wildfires from starting.  In order to reduce potential ignitions and in support of the Declaration of a Drought Emergency in County of San Luis Obispo and the Governor’s Drought State of Emergency declaration it has prompted CAL FIRE San Luis Obispo to suspend all burning permits and open fires within the State Responsibility Ar

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