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Legislation to Extend Review on Diablo Canyon Power Plant Passed 10-0


Legislation authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) to extend the independent review on seismic studies and surveys of Diablo Canyon Power Plant passed out of the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications on a 10 to 0 vote. “An independent review is critical to assure Californians that oversight is in place with regard to the seismic safety of Diablo …

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Inmate Dies in Santa Barbara County Jail


At approximately 12:40 yesterday morning, Sheriff’s Custody Deputies at the Santa Barbara County Jail responded to a call of a “man down” in a general population housing unit of the facility.  When custody deputies and jail medical staff responded they discovered 52-year-old Ray John Herrera of Lompoc on the floor in the restroom area suffering a medical emergency.  They immediately …

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CHP Searches for Car Involved in Deadly Hit and Run


The CHP continues to search for the car involved in a hit and run that killed one person walking on Highway 101 in Nipomo. The accident happened around 9 pm Saturday night when a car driving southbound on 101 struck a pedestrian south of Tefft  Street. At first the pedestrian was thought to have been an animal hazard. No witnesses …

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Santa Maria Television Station Vandalized


A Santa Maria Spanish-language television station was vandalized Sunday night. An attack on KPMR has left the Santa Maria Univision affiliate with broken windows and damaged vehicles and satellite dishes. Suspects also succeeded in heavily damaging station news vehicles, including an engineering truck. A Twitter account associated with the name Pablo Quiroz Jr. posted photos of the vandalism, including damaged …

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Large Amounts of Narcotics Found in Storage Unit


During a follow-up investigation last week into an unrelated incident at a residence located in the 3000 block of Creston Road in Paso Robles, investigators discovered a large amount of narcotics hidden in a storage unit. In a cooler in the storage unit, investigators found one and a half pounds of methamphetamine that was divided into 11 individual plastic bags …

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Monterey County Seizes More Than 100 Bales of Marijuana


Members of a Monterey County drug task force say they’ve seized more than 100 bales of marijuana with a street value of more than 18 million dollars.  Officials with the Monterey County Specialized Team Intervention Narcotics and Gangs Task Force say they found a fishing boat with the marijuana on rocks near the Mill Creek picnic area on Highway 1 …

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Search Warrant Results in Arrest For Alleged Credit Card Fraud


On June 11, 2015 at approximately 10:30 am, detectives from the Paso Robles Police Department served a search warrant in the 4000 block of Blue Lupine Lane in unincorporated SLO County (Heritage Ranch). For the past several months, the Paso Robles Police Department has been receiving credit card fraud reports from police departments in other states. Departments located in Texas, …

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Sheriff’s Youth Summer Camps Registration Open


The Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Sheriff’s Youth Summer Camps. This year there are three camps for incoming 6th through 8th graders who live in the unincorporated areas of the county. And best of all, the camps are free! The camps are part of a violence prevention program taught by trained law …

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Lois Capps Demands Oil Lines Remain Shut Down Pending Investigation


Rep. Lois Capps has sent two letters – one to Plains Pipeline CEO Greg Armstrong and the other to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) – to express serious concerns about the level of corrosion found on the Plains All American Pipelines in her congressional district and demand that Lines 901 and 903 of the pipeline remain shut …

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Quarantine on Citrus Fruit in Effect Because of Asian Citrus Psyllis


The detection of a single adult Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) found in a commercial citrus orchard in the southern most portion of San Luis Obispo County has prompted a high density trapping delimitation survey of the surrounding area. A new quarantine restricting the movement of citrus nursery stock and citrus fruit will be established by the California Department of Food …

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