The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) encourages everyone to have an enjoyable and safe July 4 holiday. Simultaneously, the Air District officials want to remind Central Coast residents that fireworks increase levels of dangerous particulate matter (PM) and pose a health threat. July 4 fireworks can temporarily increase air pollution in local areas. The APCD advises individuals that will be near neighborhood fireworks and large fireworks displays to ta
The Fourth of July is a favorite holiday for many Americans. Families and friends gather to celebrate our country with food, parades, parties, and fireworks. For many people, the celebration includes alcohol, but the holiday quickly goes from festive to fatal when people choose to drive after drinking. Over the July 4th holiday period in 2012 alone, 78 people were killed in alcohol impaired-driving crashes on our nation’s roads.
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NASA's first satellite tasked with tracking climate change is headed to orbit. The rocket carrying the satellite lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California just before 6 a.m. Eastern time. NASA had to scrub the launch less than a minute before liftoff Tuesday, because of a failure in the launch pad's water system.
San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace is among 34 organizations filing an amended rulemaking petition on June 26, 2014. The amended petition supplements the rulemaking petition filed on February 18, which asks the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to revise its environmental analysis of “spent” fuel storage impacts based on new and significant information generated in the NRC’s Expedited Spent Fuel Transfer proceeding. In that proceeding, the NRC admitted f
The CHP will be out in full force during the holiday weekend in an effort to reduce roadway deaths and prevent injuries. The Independence Day Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) begins on Thursday, July 3, at 6 p.m. and continues through Sunday, July 6, at 11:59 p.m. All available officers throughout the state will be deployed during the MEP to focus enforcement on occupant restraints, speed violations, and those driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. During the 2013 Independen
The San Luis Obispo Police Department will conduct a Sobriety/Driver’s License checkpoint on July 3, 2014, in the City of San Luis Obispo. In 2012, over 10,300 people were killed nationally in motor vehicle traffic crashes that involved at least one driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or higher. In California, this deadly crime led to 1362 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver.
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Keep your pets safe this Fourth of July. Make sure your dog is wearing a current license tag and also a personal tag with your current address and phone number. A license tag is your dog’s ticket home. Animal Services can quickly reunite a lost animal with its family if the animal is wearing a license. Remember to tag your cat, too.
Do not bring your pet to a fireworks display. Keep them inside. Bring indoor/outdoor cats and dogs inside. Set up a nice quiet spot in a winRead More »
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is investigating two separate incidents of vandalism at the same store in Templeton. In both cases someone threw a rock through the exterior windows on the South side of Templeton Market and Deli. The first incident took place March 30 at approximately 1:35 AM and caused about $750 in damage. The second incident occurred on June 25 at about 12:20 AM and caused $1,500 in damage. During both incidents no one appeared to have entered
The countdown is on hold for NASA's first mission to study climate change. NASA stopped the countdown at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base just 46 seconds before the Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2, or OCO-2, was to lift off. The space agency scrubbed the launch because of a failure in the launch pad's water flow. No make-up date has been set.
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Safe and sane fireworks are now on sale in local cities where they're allowed. You must be at least 16-years old to buy safe and sane fireworks. Safe and sane fireworks can be used until July 5, and only in Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Lompoc, San Miguel, Templeton, Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, and Oceano. Local police say people caught using illegal fireworks, like those that shoot into the air, can face criminal charges and fines up to two-thousand dollars. For those who'd rather