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Blakeslee and Rachel Maddow discuss Diablo

State Sen. Sam Blakeslee spoke out about his safety concerns at the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Thursday. In response to inquiries about the safety of the Diablo Canyon power plant, Blakeslee, a geophysicist with a... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County adds 2,000 jobs in February

San Luis Obispo County added 2,000 new jobs in February which dropped the unemployment rate from 10.3 percent in January to 9.8 percent in February, according to a report released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. The numbers of... (Continue reading)

Costa Mesa pink slips entire fire department

As part of a plan to solve a looming pension crisis and budget gap by outsourcing services, Costa Mesa officials handed pink slips to their entire fire department. [NewYorkTimes] Almost half of the city’s workers were told late last week... (Continue reading)

Environmental coalition rejects Gibson for Coastal Commission

A coalition of 10 statewide environmental and coastal advocacy groups researched and interviewed five of the seven nominees for the Coastal Commission and put their support behind a Ventura and a Santa Barbara County public official while recommending that Gov.... (Continue reading)

Two schizophrenic murder suspects competent to stand trial

Two schizophrenic men who murdered multiple people have been found competent to stand trial. On Christmas night, Andrew Downs, 20, allegedly shot and killed sisters Kathy Yeager and Beverly Reilly in Santa Margarita. During a ten hour period, he is... (Continue reading)

South San Luis Obispo County beaches under health advisory

The San Luis Obispo County Department of Environmental Health Services issued a health advisory that warns swimmers high levels of bacteria at several south county beaches may cause “human illness.” Officials posted warnings at Old Port Beach, Avila Beach, Shell... (Continue reading)

Blakeslee blasts PG&E for disregarding risk at Diablo

Sen. Sam Blakeslee (R-San Luis Obispo), a geophysicist with a doctorate in earthquake studies, asked PG&E on Monday to suspend its efforts to renew licenses until it has completed earthquake studies suggested by the California Energy Commission. [BayCitizen] PG&E is... (Continue reading)

Family coping with cross burning

Following the discovery of an 11-foot cross burning outside their home on Friday at 12:30 a.m., a mother and her African-American daughter say they are fearful in their own home and are planning to move. When the daughter and a friend... (Continue reading)

Man shot at popular San Miguel bar

UPDATE: The San Luis Obispo Sheriff”s department said they made a mistake on the location of the shooting. It occurred at the Elkhorn Bar at 1263 Mission Street, not the Ranch Bar. ORIGINAL: A man was shot early Sunday morning... (Continue reading)

Sanitation board meeting turns contentious

Two members of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District board sparred with board member Tim Hill and members of Surfriders over requests for an investigation into the financial cost of having the administrator of the district also act... (Continue reading)