Articles Tagged With ‘Public Safety’




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Santa Maria Police chief testifies about criminal aliens

Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez

By KAREN VELIE Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin said Thursday at a congressional hearing that the United States is running a catch and release program for criminal aliens that is putting the public at risk, during his testimony to... (Continue reading)

Easter fire burns Morro Bay homes and cars

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A Morro Bay duplex and three vehicles burned after barbecued coals ignited a garbage can on Easter Sunday. The fire also damaged a nearby home, downed power lines and ruptured a gas line. The coals were doused with water on... (Continue reading)

30 organizations oppose Diablo Canyon bill

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

Statement by Mothers for Peace Thirty environmental, health and other organizations today announced their opposition to California state legislation that would mandate an analysis of purportedly negative – but not positive – impacts of shutting down the Diablo Canyon nuclear power... (Continue reading)

Woman burned in Solvang guest ranch explosion

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A 50-year-old woman suffered serious burns when an aerosol deodorant can exploded early Sunday morning at the Alisal Guest Ranch in Solvang, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. At about 6:45 a.m., the woman was in a bathroom... (Continue reading)

Hundreds descend on SLO to protest Phillips 66 rail spur

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Opponents of Phillips 66’s proposed rail spur came from across California Thursday to protest the project as it appeared before the San Luis Obispo County Planing Commission. An estimated total of more than 500 people showed up to the first... (Continue reading)

Burger King employees fall for prank, smash windows

Morro Bay Burger King

After receiving a prank call late Saturday night from a person saying there was a gas leak at the Morro Bay Burger King and windows needed to be broken, employees complied breaking out more than a dozen windows. At about... (Continue reading)

Flash flood warning issued for SLO County

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The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for all of San Luis Obispo County from 9:40 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service says the brunt of the storm is expected to be felt during a... (Continue reading)

Thieves on the march in SLO

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San Luis Obispo police say there has been a recent rise in thefts and burglaries in the city. The police department has received more than 400 reports of “theft-related incidents” since Dec. 1, according to a SLOPD news release. The... (Continue reading)

SLO County staff seeking denial of Phillips 66 rail spur

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San Luis Obispo County staff is recommending denial of Phillips 66’s proposal to build a rail spur so that crude oil currently delivered by pipeline could be transported to the Nipomo facility by rail. The proposed rail spur project includes... (Continue reading)

SLO is truly Camelot

Allan Cooper

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Welcome to San Luis Obispo, the “happy city of denial” where city officials, the Downtown Association and the police department annually produce self-congratulatory crime reports. Just the other day, the city informs us that DUI’s aren’t... (Continue reading)



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