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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)

Senator demands disclosure of crude oil railroad shipments

Following Wednesday’s delayed disclosure of a shipment of 1 million gallons of crude oil by railroad earlier this month, State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, demanded timely disclosure of crude oil shipments by railroad. [Daily Democrat] In May, the U.S. Department... (Continue reading)

Task force targeting train track trespassers

Railroad police are targeting lawbreakers on the Central Coast this week. [KCOY] Union Pacific Railroad Special Police set up a task force focused on keeping people off the tracks and keeping drivers from going around the crossing signs when they... (Continue reading)

We need to protect against localized terrorist attacks

On April 15, 2013, extreme Muslim terrorist bombing in Boston resulted in 260 wounded and three deaths. However, the very next day, April 16, 2013, marked another day of terrorist attack on American soil that was virtually ignored by the... (Continue reading)

Phillips 66 rail project – explosive risks far outweigh the benefits

OPINION By MESA REFINERY WATCH GROUP CHAIR PERSON LINDA REYNOLDS In 1955, San Luis Obispo County approved a plan to bring crude oil to its Nipomo Mesa Santa Maria Refinery via pipeline. Over the years, the Nipomo refinery was operated... (Continue reading)

Five Cities firefighting costs escalating

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The cities of Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach and the community of Oceano merged their fire departments in 2010 with the intent of saving money, but the resulting Five Cities Fire Authority (FCFA) may soon cost residents... (Continue reading)

Polio like syndrome affecting California children

Five children in California have developed paralysis in one or more of their limbs after suffering from a “polio-like syndrome.” [CNN] Between August 2012 and July 2013, five children who had been vaccinated against the poliovirus developed paralysis after suffering... (Continue reading)



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