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Animal Rescue Team Encourages Motorists to Look Out for Wildlife

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As the drought is drawing wildlife in search of food and water from remote areas to urban roads and highways, The Animal Rescue Team, Inc. (ART) is encouraging motorists to participate in California’s statewide “Watch Out for Wildlife” week by taking the following special precautions while driving: 1. Be alert when driving in wildlife areas, such as Highways 154 and ... Read More »

DUI Checkpoint Tonight

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The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Friday night, September 19, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. DUI checkpoints are conducted in specific locations of frequent impaired driving arrests.  Our goal is to deter impaired driving by apprehending the impaired drivers, and also ... Read More »

Phone Scam Targeting Santa Barbara County

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Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley alerts our community about an aggressive phone scam targeting taxpayers in Santa Barbara County, as reported incidents of this crime rise locally and nationwide. Santa Barbara County residents reported callers falsely claiming to represent the IRS and warns people they are behind on their taxes and must make immediate payments to avoid ... Read More »

Capps Leads Another Fight Against Offshore Drilling

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Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) has led yet another fight against an effort to expand offshore drilling in several sensitive areas nationwide, including the coasts of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. The bill, H.R. 2, passed on a largely partisan vote, 226-191. Capps offered four amendments to the bill to protect public health and coastal economies, but all amendments were blocked ... Read More »

NRC Denies Dissent From Inspector That Says Diablo Canyon is Vulnerable to Earthquakes

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Last week the Nuclear Regulatory Commission denied a dissent by the former chief inspector at the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, who said new seismic data show the plant may be vulnerable to earthquakes of greater magnitude than allowed by its license. On the same day, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. released a long-awaited seismic study that, like the NRC’s ruling, ... Read More »

Former President of a Cal Poly Frat to Appear in Court on Drug Charges

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Twenty-two-year-old Gear McMillan, the former president of the Cal Poly fraternity at the center of an alleged armed robbery is scheduled to be arraigned in court today on charges of drug possession and sales. San Luis Obispo Police arrested him after an alleged attempted armed robbery at the fraternity house by five Cal Poly football players who have all pleaded ... Read More »

One Person Injured After Amtrak Train Collided With Big Rig

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One person is injured after an Amtrak train collided with a big rig carrying a load of potatoes in San Ardo yesterday afternoon. A sheriff’s spokesman says the driver of the truck didn’t notice the train coming as he was trying to cross the tracks at Sergeant Canyon and Dead Man’s Gulch Roads. The train engineer tried to stop but ... Read More »

Missing Man Found Alive But Dies Before He Could Be Rescued

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A man missing since Sunday night is found alive in a car crash in Big Sur but dies before he can be rescued. Fire officials say the 60-year-old Big Sur resident was driving up Pfeifer Ridge Road when his Jeep plummeted 300 feet off a cliff, trapping him inside. Rescue crews climbed down the cliff and found the wreckage Tuesday ... Read More »

Jerry Brown Signs Bill for Water District

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Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2453, a bill introduced and shepherded through the Legislature by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian.  AB 2453 will establish a hybrid governance structure for the to-be-formed Paso Robles Basin Water District as well as broaden the powers and authorities that the San Luis Obispo Local Agency Formation Commission (SLO LAFCO) may choose from when creating the ... Read More »

Land Conservancy of SLO Has Closed Escrow of Pismo Preserve

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The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County has officially closed escrow and taken ownership of the Pismo Preserve as of yesterday. In addition to raising an unprecedented $12.3 million in just over six months to purchase the property and make initial site improvements, The Land Conservancy has finalized all the paperwork and legal agreements required to permanently conserve the ... Read More »

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