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Water Levels at Lowest in Years

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  Following three years of drought and one of the driest years on record, water levels at Laguna Lake have dropped to levels not seen in approximately 20 years. With a large population of non-native fish species constricted to a smaller area of the lake, oxygen levels in the water have dropped and cannot sustain the large amount of fish ... Read More »

Cambria Reports Water Usage Drop

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  The Cambria Community Services District today reported water production totals for July 2014, showing another sharp drop in usage from prior years and historical averages. Water production at CCSD wells during the month, normally the highest-usage time of the year, totaled 42.82 acre-feet. This was the lowest July total in CCSD records, which go back to 1988. It was ... Read More »

Diablo Canyon Power Plant Safely Returned to Full Power

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  Operators at Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely returned Unit 2 to full power on Thursday, August 21, following the completion of maintenance activities on backup diesel generators. The unit was safely taken off-line on August 14 to perform the work. Unit 1 continues to operate at full power. Read More »

SLO Jury Returned Verdict in Favor of Rittger Family

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  A San Luis Obispo jury returned a verdict of $6,709,300 in favor of the family of Tricia Rittger who was struck and killed in front of The Cliff’s Resort in November 2011. Evidence presented during the trial showed The Cliff’s Resort failed to comply with the City of Pismo Beach’s permit requirements for parking lots on its property and ... Read More »

Annual Early Warning System Test

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  On Saturday, August 23, the County Office of Emergency Services will be conducting the Annual Early Warning System siren test in addition to a Reverse 911 test. The Reverse 9-1-1 system will be activated for all landline and registered cell phones located within the Emergency Planning Zone. The test will be conducted between 9am and noon and will help ... Read More »

Police Prepare for Labor Day

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  From 12:01 AM Friday August 15, 2014 through Midnight Sunday August 17, 2014 officers representing 11 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 21 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  There were 23 DUI arrests during the same three day period in 2013. There were no DUI related traffic fatalities or injury collisions during this reporting ... Read More »

Carlos Castaneda Named to USDA Committee

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  Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) announced that Carlos Castaneda from Castaneda and Sons in Arroyo Grande has been named to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. The 25-member Committee meets up to two times per year to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on issues affecting the fruit and vegetable industry. Castaneda is also the ... Read More »

Homicide Near Guadalupe Beach

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  The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred just outside the entrance to Guadalupe Beach in the 6900 block of Main Street.  At approximately 6:50 a.m. yesterday morning, a group of field workers in the area discovered the body of a heavy-set Hispanic person, on the side of the road, face down in the dirt.  ... Read More »

Active Shooter Training

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  Today from 12:30 to 3:30 the San Luis Obispo Police and Fire Department will be conducting a joint active shooter training with San Luis Obispo High School teachers and staff.  The training will involve an active shooter scenario for school staff and is intended to help better prepare all the involved parties for these types of incidents. During the ... Read More »

Women’s Shelter Program Receives Grant

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  On June 24th the Women's Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County was awarded a $215,000 two-year grant from the Blue Shield of California Foundation to promote domestic violence and healthcare safety net partnerships that address and prevent domestic violence through integrated models of service and system-level improvements. This grant was one of only two awarded in the entire ... Read More »

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