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Safety violations at Diablo Canyon nuclear plant

On April 26, Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff did a safety inspection at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, as part of NRC inspections of all U.S. reactors that were triggered by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster in Japan. [NewYorkTimes]... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande sets special meeting to discuss Courtland project

Arroyo Grande city officials have scheduled a special City Council and Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday to discuss the controversial Courtland Project. During the special meeting, developer Nick Tompkins will have an opportunity to present several development proposals for his... (Continue reading)

Drunk driver hits power pole on Los Osos Valley Road

A roll-over accident involving a suspected drunk driver on Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo resulted in a power outage and a partial road closure on Monday. Kelsey Leatherbury, 26, of San Luis Obispo was driving southbound on... (Continue reading)

DEA licensing marijuana farms

Despite the federal government’s staunch opposition to medical marijuana, the Drug Enforcement Administration has licensed 55 pharmaceutical companies to grow cannabis for use in producing generic versions of the THC capsule Marinol, according to the East Bay Express. Marinol was... (Continue reading)

Geezer Bandit suspected of robbing a Morro Bay bank

A Morro Bay bank robber may be the Geezer Bandit, a man who is wanted for robbing 13 banks in California. The robber, who appeared to between 60 to 70 years old, robbed Heritage Oaks Bank on Morro Bay Boulevard... (Continue reading)

Violent felons given unsupervised parole

Prison officials allowed 450 violent convicts to be placed on unsupervised parole last year prompted a sharp exchange between the department of corrections and the inspector general’s office, according to a California audit. [CaliforniaWatch] A report released Wednesday by Inspector... (Continue reading)

Termination of Oceano’s general manager on Tuesday’s agenda

While Oceano’s general manager sat with his head hung low wiping sweat from his brow, the district’s board members voted to have a special meeting on May 31 to discuss the discipline, dismissal or release of their community’s general manager. During... (Continue reading)

Wine, teeth and truffles

By JOHN SALISBURY Truffles anyone? How about wine and what it does to your teeth and throat?  Here is the lowdown on both starting with teeth. Both white and red wines fight germs that can cause sore throats and dental... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach child molester convicted

A Grover Beach man was convicted of sexually molesting a pre-teen girl by a jury in Santa Maria on Thursday. [SantaMariaTimes] Santa Maria police arrested Ryan Olsen, 33, in February 2010 and charged him with sexually abusing two pre-teen girls... (Continue reading)

Is climate change causing allergies?

Apocalyptic images of global climate change include drought, rising sea levels, suffocating coral reefs and emaciated, drowning polar bears. But a new study points to some of the more immediate and mundane side effects of global warming: runny noses, itchy... (Continue reading)



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