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Capps Calls On PHMA For Oil Spill Answers

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Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-24) sent a letter to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) demanding answers to a series of questions in the wake of the Plains Oil Spill along the Gaviota Coast last week. “The Plains Oil Spill is already having a tremendous impact on the Central Coast. Our community wants answers,” Capps said. “As the spill ...

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Armed Robbery Suspect Apprehended

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On May 27at 12:22 AM the Atascadero Police Department responded to the 99 Cent Store on 7101 El Camino Real, for a report of an armed robbery which had just occurred. Officers spoke with employees and confirmed the suspect was carrying a handgun and had taken an unknown amount of money from the store. Officers reviewed video surveillance and collected ...

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Federal Authorities Order Oil Company to Clean California Coastline

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Federal authorities are ordering the oil company whose pipeline spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean to clean up the California coastline.  The order from the EPA and the Coast Guard makes Plains All American Pipeline responsible for cleanup efforts on the land and ocean north of Santa Barbara.  More than 100-thousand gallons of oil spilled when ...

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Public Has Expressed Passionate Commitment to Cleaning Beaches

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The public has expressed a passionate commitment to the environment and wildlife through requests to volunteer to help with Refugio Incident.  Volunteers from the general public will be used to assist with beach clean-up and various tasks over the next several days.  Santa Barbara County is assisting with receiving pre-registered volunteers and providing facilities and logistics support.  The California Department ...

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Police Search for Burglary Suspects

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On May 15, San Luis Obispo Police Officers responded to the Golden 1 Credit Union at 852 Foothill for the report of a burglary. Several of the businesses in the complex surrounding Golden 1 Credit Union are currently under construction. A construction foreman had discovered a hole in the drywall leading into a storeroom of Golden 1 and notified the ...

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Armed Robbery at Chico’s Café in Paso Robles

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On Tuesday, May 26, at approximately 10:35am, the Paso Robles Police Department received a 911 telephone call reporting an armed robbery had just occurred at Chico’s Cafe, 834 11th Street, Paso Robles. The cafe clerk told officers that a white male adult, wearing a bandana to cover his face, displayed a handgun and ordered the victim into a back office. ...

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Capps Announces Reintroduction of Central Coast Heritage Protection Act

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Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) has announced the reintroduction of the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act, legislation that would protect 245,665 acres of new and expanded wilderness in the Los Padres National Forest and the Carrizo Plain National Monument, strengthen protections for wild and scenic rivers, and designate a new national recreational trail. Senator Barbara Boxer introduced companion legislation in the Senate ...

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Santa Barbara Beaches to be Shut Down for Another Week

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Oil-slicked Santa Barbara County beaches will be shut down at least another week as cleanup continues from last week’s oil spill.  Authorities say Refugio and El Capitan beaches will be closed to the public until June 4th.  Residents are being told to stay away as hundreds of volunteers continue to work on cleaning up the beaches following last Tuesday’s oil ...

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Prescribed Burn Planned at Camp SLO

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There will be a 230 acre prescribed burn at Camp San Luis Obispo (SLO) between May 26th and May 30th, 2015 starting at approximately 10:00 am, weather and burn conditions permitting. The burn will be on grasslands on and near the base’s firing ranges. CAL FIRE/SLO County Fire Department responds to accidental grass fires at Camp SLO when the grass ...

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Man Receives 41 Year Prison Sentence for Child Molestation

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District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that Clive Badi De Comarmond was sentenced on May 21, 2015, to 41 years in state prison.  On December 5, 2014, defendant pled guilty to 21 felony counts of child molestation against five victims ranging in age from 11 to 16.  The charges include one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child ...

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