Articles Tagged With ‘Chemicals’




Cambria widow sues Monsanto over husband’s death

A Cambria woman is suing agrochemical giant Monsanto, alleging a herbicide the company produces killed her husband. [KSBY] Late last year, Cambria farmer Jack McCall died of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a rare and aggressive form of... (Continue reading)

Teen arrested for fake WMD at San Gabriel Elementary

Authorities have arrested a 17-year-old Atascadero boy who they say placed a fake weapon of mass destruction at San Gabriel Elementary School. Police say the teen acted alone. On Sept. 11, the San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

San Gabriel Elementary to reopen Monday

San Gabriel Elementary School will reopen Monday, a little more than two weeks after closing due to the appearance of dangerous chemicals and threatening letters. On Sept. 11, the San Luis Obispo County bomb squad... (Continue reading)

Social Services receives letter with white powder

The Santa Maria Department of Social Services was evacuated Friday after an employee opened a letter containing a white powder. [KEYT] Shortly after 11 a.m., the employee opened the envelope and found chunky pieces of... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district board pursues an audit

By KAREN VELIE After several years of voting against an audit, the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board voted 3-0 on Wednesday to pursue a financial review of the past 12 years. Approximately... (Continue reading)

Governor wants new fire retardant rules

Chemical flame retardants in household furniture pose health hazards and “better ways” are available to provide public safety, Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday as he urged state regulators to take action against those “toxic” substances.... (Continue reading)