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Did the NRC and PG&E collude to hide danger?

Statement by Friends of the Earth Internal emails show that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. may have worked together to counteract widespread news coverage. Numerous outlets reported that the former chief inspector of the... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo seeking rental inspection program

San Luis Obispo City Council will consider implementing a rental housing inspection program aimed at eliminating unsafe housing conditions at Tuesday’s council meeting. Every year, parents and students complain about unsafe conditions at some rental properties. Approximately 62 percent of... (Continue reading)

Thousands of form letters argue against Nipomo rail spur

After receiving more than 10,000 emails opposing the Phillips 66 proposed Nipomo rail spur to, staff has delayed the date for the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission to discuss the controversial project as they review the correspondence. Nevertheless, the... (Continue reading)

Ferguson solidarity protestors march in San Luis Obispo

A group of about 40 people marched through San Luis Obispo Friday night to show solidarity against police brutality following a Missouri Grand Jury decision not to indict a Ferguson officer in the shooting of a black teen. Shortly before... (Continue reading)

Senator Boxer calls out NRC on Diablo Canyon safety

At a federal hearing in which both Rep. Lois Capps and former state sen. Sam Blakeslee testified, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer criticized the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for its handling of safety concerns about Diablo Canyon Power Plant. The Senate... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria hatchet murderer facing release

The doctors of a former altar boy who killed a senior citizen in a random hatchet attack in Santa Maria five years ago have recommended that their patient be released, a decision that is now under the purview of the... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara police target law-breaking bicyclists

Santa Barbara police cracked down on bicyclists who disobey traffic laws this week and issued a total of 69 citations in a two-day span. [KEYT] On Tuesday and Wednesday, a team of motorcycle officers placed themselves in locations where bicyclists... (Continue reading)

Phillips 66 rail spur project is wrong for SLO County

OPINION By LAURANCE SHINDERMAN A little over two weeks ago, Phillips 66 released a re-circulated draft environmental impact report (DREIR) for the Phillips 66 Company rail spur extension project. The report addresses the proposed rail spur extension projects impacts on... (Continue reading)

The NRC needs to consider seismic data in Diablo Canyon license renewal

OPINION By FRIENDS OF THE EARTH Friends of the Earth has filed a petition to intervene in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission proceeding that would allow Pacific Gas & Electric’s controversial Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors to run for an additional twenty... (Continue reading)

Possible contamination prompts chocolate recall

Cal Poly has recalled six varieties of candy bars because of possible contamination. [Tribune] No contamination has yet been discovered. However, it was determined that a piece of equipment had not been properly cleaned. As a result, the candy could... (Continue reading)



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