Posts Tagged ‘Public Safety’


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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)

Marx calls for rooftop party ban

San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx is calling for a city ban on rooftop parties, following a weekend incident in which a garage roof collapsed at an early St. Patrick’s Day party. [Tribune] At 6:21 a.m. Saturday, between 30 and... (Continue reading)

Photos of San Luis Obispo garage roof collapsing

Coordinated through social media, several thousand college-aged men and women poured into a residential neighborhood in San Luis Obispo near Cal Poly on Friday night. Many of the revelers were drinking alcoholic beverages and were wearing green clothing for the... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council asks county to reject rail spur

The San Luis Obispo City Council on Tuesday authorized Mayor Jan Marx to write a letter to the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission asking it to deny the proposed Phillips 66 Nipomo rail spur project. “The City of San... (Continue reading)

NRC tags PG&E with Diablo Canyon safety breach

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a violation, but no fine, to Pacific Gas & Electric for maintaining a faulty warning system for a potential radioactive emergency at Diablo Canyon Power Plant. In 2005, PG&E removed a section of its... (Continue reading)

Plans for reducing police violence

OPINION By JIM GRIFFIN There is a deep seated crisis in the country, and a mounting uproar, about police violence in general and police shootings of unarmed civilians in particular. Some people excuse the behavior of police pretty much no... (Continue reading)

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)



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