Articles Tagged With ‘Public Safety’

Rob Bryn, sheriff’s voice, dies

A longtime law enforcement spokesman, Rob Bryn,  died today, according to friends. He was the public information officer for the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department. No other information regarding Bryn’s death was made available. He commented to local media... (Continue reading)

Local family’s story of the ether rapist on Dr. Phil

OPINION By ROBERT SACHS This morning I was contacted by an NBC affiliate in Oklahoma.  The reporter was asking me if I was the person who wrote the article that appeared in the CalCoastNews over two years ago about the... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles’ police protection dwindling

Rattled by a recent spike in violent crime, several Paso Robles police officers are questioning the impact the department’s current policy of not always responding to some criminal activities is having on public safety. Paso Robles has been operating under a... (Continue reading)

Officials ‘knew’ of sexual allegations against chief

Allegations of sexual misconduct by Paso Robles’ chief of police didn’t surprise everyone, according to a former councilman who said today that the city’s top management and council members have known of the assertions for years. Lisa Solomon has been accused... (Continue reading)

California nuke plant leak called ‘no risk’

A leak in a steam generator tube at the San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California Tuesday poses no danger, plant officials say. [Los Angeles Times] As an investigation continues today into the cause and scope of the leak,... (Continue reading)

Ranger uses electric shock on man walking dogs off leash

A ranger shot a man on Sunday with a stun gun who was walking his lap-dogs off leash in a federal park after he tried to walk away, causing witnesses to claim the action was excessive. [SFChronicle] Gary Hesterberg was... (Continue reading)

CMC facing limited layoffs

Of the 545 layoff warning notices the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sent out last week, only seven went to employees of the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo. As part of a state prison realignment that is slated... (Continue reading)

Psychiatric cuts at ASH raise alarms

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Deep budget cuts at Atascadero State Hospital have prompted administrators to slash positions of more than a dozen contract psychiatrists during the past three months, just as the hospital initiates a unique pilot program for collectively treating... (Continue reading)

Pills recalled after potential mix-up

The Food and Drug Administration is warning the public to watch for the potential mix-up of several over the counter medicines and prescription pain killers. [WallStreetJournal] “Novartis is recalling 1,645 lots of its Excedrin, NoDoz, Bufferin and Gas-X medicines because... (Continue reading)

Proposed federal ag child labor regulations overreaching

OPINION By JOHN SALISBURY Mercy, Mercy! Please deliver us from these nanny-state unregulated regulators who have set their sights on agriculture child labor laws. If you have chanced upon my columns in the Avila Community News, Cal Coast News, or... (Continue reading)