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NRC hears legal challenges to Diablo Canyon license renewal

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CORRECTION: PG&E paused attempts to extend its license in 2011 and has not determined how the company will proceed as they consider feedback on seismic research, according to PG&E spokesman Blair Jones. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. faces legal challenges... (Continue reading)

Avila Beach pier closes

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Following a vote by the port San Luis Harbor Commission, the Avila Beach pier is closed indefinitely. [KSBY] Harbor district officials decided Friday to close the pier, a move they say was made out of an abundance of caution after... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly’s explanation of St Fratty’s Day released

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Cal Poly has released a report detailing the findings of a university investigation into the March 7 “St. Fratty’s Day” party that led to a roof collapsing and eight students suffering injuries. The St. Fratty’s Day concept began about six... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon nuclear plant must be shut down

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

OPINION By FRIENDS OF THE EARTH Despite repeated assertions by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. that the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant is safe from earthquakes, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ordered PG&E to provide more proof. Friends of the... (Continue reading)

SLO police to stake out bicyclists who break rules of the road

San Luis Obipso police will seek out and ticket bicyclists who violate traffic laws, as part of a traffic enforcement operation taking place Monday. Police have mapped out where bicycle crashes and collisions involving pedestrians have have frequently occurred over... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County leads California in bike deaths

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Motor vehicle crashes are a frequent sight for many California motorists, but state roads are also plagued with bicycle collisions, and the Central Coast is a leading contributor to the problem, data from the California Highway Patrol... (Continue reading)

Homeless living in Santa Maria storage units

Homeless people have moved into multiple storage units in Santa Maria creating safety, theft and trespassing issues. [KEYT] In some cases, the occupants rented the units before moving in. And while some of the tenants claim they have paid their... (Continue reading)

PG&G diverted safety funds to bonuses

PG&E diverted more than $100 million in monies for safety and operations to bonuses for executives and shareholder profits over a 15-year period that is linked to the 2010 San Bruno disaster, according to an independent audit and a staff... (Continue reading)

Caltrans tells SLO to rethink building homes near airport

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has warned the city of San Luis Obispo that it should reconsider its plan to allow the construction of high-density housing near the regional airport. In December, the city council voted 4-1, with Councilman... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon used bad data for safety equipment for 30 years

OPINION by Friends of the Earth Pacific Gas & Electric Co. used incorrect earthquake and accident data when building crucial safety equipment for the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, according to information released by Senator Barbara Boxer. Friends of the... (Continue reading)



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