Articles Tagged With ‘Public Safety’




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The nation’s focus on gun violence is misdirected

OPINION by RON ARNOLDSEN This opinion piece will stir the “pot” and will have some saying I am bizarre. However, I choose to think that I have vision and the rest of the country wears bifocals. I am somewhat amazed... (Continue reading)

Student with toy gun leads to Templeton school lockdown

Templeton High School was briefly placed on lockdown Friday morning after a student brought a toy gun to campus. Shortly before 8 a.m., a student observed a classmate carrying a weapon, which based on its color and composition, appeared to... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council should put residents before the bike riding minority

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Open letter to Mayor Heidi Harmon and members of the San Luis Obispo City Council: As long-time residents of what has been one of the nicest neighborhoods in our community—the Anholm neighborhood—we are beseeching you... (Continue reading)

Five Cities Fire Authority seeking 70 percent budget increase

The Five City’s Fire Authority Board recently adopted a five-year plan that could result in a 70 percent increase in the annual budget. Formed in 2010 under the auspices of saving money for the communities of Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach... (Continue reading)

State of California identifies Lopez Dam as “high-hazard”

San Luis Obispo County’s Lopez Dam near Arroyo Grande is a “high-hazard” reservoir, according to an recent assessment conducted by the state of California. Earlier this year, the Oroville Dam’s primary spillway suffered damage and began to erode. Then the... (Continue reading)

PG&E cited over cooling system failure at Diablo Canyon

An emergency cooling system at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant may have been inoperable for a period of a year and half, according to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission finding. The NRC slapped PG&E with a citation over the matter. On... (Continue reading)

Templeton football player’s family launches lawsuit

The family of Templeton High School football player Isaac Lindsey filed a lawsuit Friday against Templeton Unified School District and Riddell All-American Sports Corp. for failing to properly protect Isaac Lindsey. Lindsey suffered a brain injury during a game at... (Continue reading)

SLO County Planning Commission again delays rail spur decision

For the seventh time, the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission held a hearing on the Phillips 66 rail spur project, and for the seventh time, the commission failed to reach a conclusion on the matter. More than seven months... (Continue reading)

Battle against SLO’s rental inspection ordinance advances

By KAREN VELIE Councilman Dan Carpenter and two local attorneys unveiled a plan Monday to strike San Luis Obispo’s controversial rental inspection program through the initiative process. The proposed measure by Carpenter, Stew Jenkins and Dan Knight, says that the... (Continue reading)

Did county emergency responders fail Lake Nacimiento drowning victim?

OPINION by KIM ENGLISH As one of the first responders to the scene on July 10 at Sandy Cove, I would have to disagree with the way the article portrays the rescue efforts for this young man. What I saw... (Continue reading)



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