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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)

Five Cities Fire Authority needs financial counseling

OPINION By JULIE TACKER “Five Cities Fire Authority struggles to adjust after layoffs” (Tribune, October 2) suggests that ‘Plan B’ for the agency is to apply for another grant to return its level of service to that which it enjoyed... (Continue reading)

Letter to the editor: Ban cluster bombs

OPINION By ALLAN COOPER President Obama was quoted recently saying that the murder of reporter James Foley by Islamic State militants was an act of terrorism. Obama’s saber-rattling speech was obviously provoked by the manner in which Foley was executed…vis-a-vis... (Continue reading)

Atascadero student arrested first day of school

Before the start of the first day of school on Monday, Atascadero High School administrators discovered a video online that they determined posed a possible threat to students. Shortly afterwards, one student was in police custody. School officials have not... (Continue reading)

County staff says scrap Pirate’s Cove plans

San Luis Obispo County planning staff is recommending that the board of supervisors ditch a proposed $1.5 million upgrade to San Luis Obispo County’s lone nude beach. County staff had previously planned to use grant funding to pave a dirt... (Continue reading)

California man loses both hands in fireworks explosion

A man in his 40s lost both of his hands Friday when fireworks exploded prematurely in a San Jose July 4 celebration. [Mercury News] San Jose police said that the man was igniting illegal fireworks Friday evening as family members... (Continue reading)



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