4 Car Pileup Causes Traffic Delay On 101


Traffic on the 101 South at Highway 58 was backed up after 4 vehicles were involved in a collision. The accident happened around 7:45 this morning. CAL FIRE was on the scene and pulled one perosn out of their car after they became trapped.  The condition is unkown of the other drivers involved in the accident.

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Emergency Drill To Take Place Today At Diablo Canyon


A Simulated emergency drill will take place today for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. The training exercise will help prepare the workers should a serious emergency occur at the power plant. The early warning system sirens and emergency alert system will not be used in this simulated drill.

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Branch Fire Fully Contained


According to the US Forest Service, the Branch Fire is 100% contained.   The fire started on Saturday in California Valley.  It burned 486 acres in the Los Padres National Forest.   The rural location of the fire and difficult terrain made it quite a challenge to contain.

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NASA To Launch Sun-Monitoring Satellite From VAFB


The latest sun-monitoring satellite from NASA it scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on June 26th. The Satellite will be sent into orbit on a mission to study the sun’s atmosphere and improve space weather prediction. The Iris satellite will observe a little-studied region of the sun that emits ultraviolet light. By examining the sun's lower atmosphere scientists …

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Cuesta College Names New Assistant Superintendent


Cuesta College has named Sandee McLaughlin the assistant superintendent/vice president of student services.  She has served in that post on an interim basis since July 2012. McLaughlin replaces Linda Fontanilla, who left the college for a job at Irvine Valley College. McLaughlin has worked at Cuesta College since 1986.  Her last position was  executive dean of the North County Campus …

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Surf Beach Closes For The Summer


You have two more days to enjoy Surf Beach before it’s closed for the rest of the summer. Surf Beach, near Vandenberg Air Force Base, will close due to too many violations on rules of the beach set to protect the nests of Snowy Plovers. Vandenberg officials say last weekend there were 10 violations – increasing the total number to …

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Full Containment of Branch Fire Expected Today


Fire officials say the Branch Fire that broke out in California Valley should be fully contained today. It broke out Saturday and has burned 515 acres, so far. Last night, fire fighters had contained 90-percent of the fire.

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Brush Fire Contained At VAFB


The cause of a fire on Vandenberg Air Force Base property is under investigation. A small brush fire broke out last night at the San Antonio Picnic Grounds at about 5p.m. Vandenberg Fire and Hot Shots responded, and were able to fully contain the fire within two hours. The cause is still under investigation.

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AIDS/LifeCycle To Pass Through Central Coast


The AIDS/LifeCycle ride will be passing through the Central Coast as it makes its way down south. Today, cyclists journey through Paso Robles and tomorrow they will briefly stop at Preisker Park in Santa Maria. Its purpose is to raise awareness and money in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Thursday, the cyclists will continue their journey as they go …

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Atascadero City Manager Leaves For Indian Wells


The current Atascadero City Manager has accepted the appointment of City Manager in a different city.  Wade McKinney will be the City Manager of Indian Wells, next month. McKinney has been the City Manager of Atascadero for nearly 16 years. A few of McKinney’s projects in Atascadero include the rehabilitation of the Historic City Hall, the recovery of the community …

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