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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)

Giant waves headed to the Central Coast

A storm system over the central Pacific will send waves of up to 19 feet to the Central Coast Thursday night, peaking Friday afternoon. [LATimes] From Thursday at 6 p.m. until Sunday afternoon, a high surf advisory issued by the... (Continue reading)

SLO adds two bike cops to downtown patrol

The San Luis Obispo Police Department has assigned two officers the duty of patrolling the downtown area by bicycle. [KSBY] On Thursday, the police department added two bicycle officers to its downtown patrol, which already exists of two Community Action... (Continue reading)

Free tows on New Year’s Eve

The Paso Roble’s Police Department is reminding people of AAA’s free New Year’s Eve Tipsy Tow service for all drivers, membership not required. From 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. revelers, party hosts, bartenders and restaurant host can call (800) 222-4357... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo makes the top ten most bike accident list

San Luis Obispo made the top 10 list for California cities with the most bicyclists’ accidents per 1,000 residents with 52 persons killed or injured in 2011, according to the Office of Traffic Safety’s most recent statistics. When compared to... (Continue reading)

NRC listens to outcry on Diablo Canyon waste storage

About 200 members of the public addressed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Wednesday night in San Luis Obispo about the storage of nuclear waste at Diablo Canyon Power Plant, most of whom objected to the practice. The NRC is in the... (Continue reading)

NRC fails to apply standard earthquake protocols to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

STATEMENT By UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is not holding the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant in California to the same standards it requires of every other nuclear facility to address potential earthquake hazards, according to a report... (Continue reading)

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