Articles Tagged With ‘Public Safety’

PG&E’s pending assault on the sea and gray whales

OPINION By ROGER CLEARY Some say, short of thermonuclear war, PG&E’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, with its radioactive, spent fuel posing a toxic hazard lasting longer than we Homo sapiens have populated this planet presents the biggest threat to... (Continue reading)

Shark sighted off Pismo Beach

A 12-foot shark sighting off Pismo Beach has led officials to post warning signs on the beach A surfer spotted the shark about 150 yards offshore on Thursday morning. The fire department determined it was a  credible sighting. The signs... (Continue reading)

Lou Ferrigno a SLO County Sheriff reserve deputy

Lou Ferrigno, the bodybuilding champ who played The Incredible Hulk , was sworn in Friday as a San Luis Obispo County reserve deputy sheriff. In 2006, Ferrigno joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as a reserve deputy. He plans... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles tenants trapped in building

A non-working elevator has caused several tenants of a Paso Robles apartment building to be trapped in their homes for more than two months. [KCOY] In April, the elevator at the Hacienda del Norte Apartments on Tenth Street stopped working... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police safe mode scrapped

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A controversial limited response program initiated by the Paso Robles Police Department called “safe mode” has been discontinued. “The ‘safety and service response level policy’ is no longer in effect,” acting Chief Robert Burton told CalCoastNews in... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon under fire for lack of current risk assessment

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in Avila beach  hasn’t done a comprehensive risk assessment of their plants’ vulnerabilities to earthquakes for nearly two decades, according to a Government Accountability Office report released yesterday. [CaliforniaWatch] The GAO said PG&E hasn’t updated its... (Continue reading)

Listeria discovered in Salinas lettuce

Lettuce samples from a Salinas farm have been found to be contaminated with listeria and a recall of bagged salads containing the lettuce has been initiated. No illnesses have been reported. [KCOP] River Ranch Fresh Foods voluntarily recalled packages of... (Continue reading)

Briquettes blamed for Paso Robles house fire

Paso Robles firefighters are blaming charcoal briquettes for a residential structure fire that was  discovered shortly after 1 a.m. on Friday at a home on 12th Street. A neighbor smelled smoke and helped the occupant leave the home safely before... (Continue reading)

Potential pet threat met by supervisors

San Luis Obispo County’s animal kingdom better watch its collective manners, because supervisors Tuesday took aim at creatures displaying  “menacing and threatening” behavior. Offenders soon may be taken into custody. Animals Services Director Eric Anderson told supervisors that current ordinance... (Continue reading)

Disability access law may get tweaked

A Southern California lawmaker is offering a proposal to change the state’s disabilities law to combat what he calls “extortion of businesses” by exploitive individuals and lawyers. Senator Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga) introduced legislation to allow businesses more time to... (Continue reading)