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Lease is extendedDiablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant can remain open through 2025 PG&E plans to work with employees

Modified: Friday, Jul 1st, 2016
SAN LUIS OBISPO -- The California State Lands Commission (CSLC) voted unanimously to approve the renewal of Pacific Gas & Electric Company's Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant lease on Tuesday, June 28.
Through this decision, Diablo Canyon has taken the first steps toward completion of the decommission process. This is a direct result of PG&E's joint proposal with the State

County looking at tree ordinance Special Board of Supervisors meeting set for July 15

Posted: Friday, Jul 1st, 2016
NORTH COUNTY -- A special meeting of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Friday, July 15 will address the issues of tree removal that arose after untold numbers of oaks were clear cut on a Justin Vineyard project site last month.
The intent of the Board of Supervisors to review an urgency ordinance came out of a public

Paso Fire Department gets $59,000 Federal Grant issued by Capps for updated firefighting equipment

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016
PASO ROBLES -- Today, California Congress Women, Lois Capps announced that the Paso Robles Fire Department will be granted $59,000 in grant money from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
According to a press release issued by Capp's office, the funds will be used to purchase a new high-pressure compressor, used to fill self-contained

Fatal collision on 101 near Wellsona Road

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016
PASO ROBLES -- A 2003 Saab crashed into the rear of a tractor trailer traveling on Highway 101 south near Wellsona Road claiming the life of passenger, Rebecca Golde, 40 from San Luis Obispo ,at 4:50 a.m., Tuesday, June 28, the California Highway Patrol Reported.
The Templeton area Highway Patrol reported, Nathan A. Martin, 44 of San Luis Obispo

Man charged with lewd acts with 6-year-old girl

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016
PASO ROBLES -- The Paso Robles Police Department arrested, Jason Robert Porter, 44, of Paso Robles, Thursday, June 23, at 10:55 p.m. after he was allegedly caught taking lewd photos of a 6-year-old girl.
According to the PRPD report, police were called to a disturbance outside a residence in the 1000 block of Vista Grande Street. Officers arrived, separated the

California Students Honored at Annual SkillsUSA Workforce Development Event; 2 from Paso Robles High School earned medals

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Career and technical students from California won some of the nation's highest awards at the 2016 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Ky., on June 22-23. More than 6,000 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. The SkillsUSA Championships is the largest skill competition in the world and covers 1.2 million square feet, equivalent

Frazier Fire burns 75 acres Lake Nacimiento Drive closed at Chimney Rock

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016
UPDATE: Cal Fire reported that the Frazier Fire was contained at 75 acres Monday, June 27, evening.
UPDATE: Templeton California Highway Patrol reported as of 5:10 p.m. today that Cal Fire plans to re-open Lake Nacimiento Drive by 7 p.m. tonight, if containment is reached.
Patrick Seebart, Public Information Officer/Training Officer for California Highway Patrol Templeton area 740

PG&E Diablo Canyon could close earlier than 2025 California State Lands Commission vote tomorrow affects 1,500 employees

Posted: Monday, Jun 27th, 2016
SAN LUIS OBISPO -- Pacific Gas & Electric Company's Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant could close ahead of the 2025 deadline if the California State Lands Commission (CSLC) does not approve the renewal of the Diablo Canyon lease past the 2018 and 2019 expiration dates.
The CSLC will meet Tuesday, June 28 at 10 a.m. in Sacramento to determine

LYNDA and STEWART RESNICK Owners of Justin Vineyard and Winery make statement

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
As the owners of JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, we try to instill in our local team a neighborly spirit, environmental responsibility and entrepreneurial independence, but when we learned of the terrible situation at our Sleepy Farm Road property, not to mention our poor reputation within the community, we were ashamed and are sorry. We were asleep at the wheel.

Barn fire in Paso Vegetation now ablaze off Oak Lane

Modified: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
UPDATE: Cal Fire, San Luis Obispo reported 10 minutes ago that the Oak vegetation fire's forward progress stopped at 2 acres. Extensive overhaul work will continue for the barn fire.
PASO ROBLES -- A barn fire at the end of Oak Lane in Paso Robles broke out at 12:40 p.m. today. Cal Fire, San Luis Obispo and the Paso Robles

NORMA HAS HER DAY City proclaims July 2 as Norma Moye Day

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
Norma Moye has a way of getting everyone involved and making them feel like a part of the Paso Robles family. She's been making things happen in her hometown her entire life.
So it came as no surprise Tuesday night to see her holding court as only Norma can in front of a standing-room-only City Council meeting.
"Don't you just

Vape shops set to go up in smoke: ‏Two-year deadline assumed to be the end of an industry

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
CALIFORNIA --Over the past decade, the e-cigarette and vaporizers have been touted as a solution to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes, but the industry faces FDA regulatory changes that threaten the end of the current business model.

‏Locally, four vape shops in Atascadero, and a couple cigarette shops in Paso Robles that sell limited vape products, are waiting for a

Council approves budget New volunteer coordinator, software remain

Modified: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
PASO ROBLES -- The City Council approved the budget for the next two fiscal years at Tuesday night's meeting. Following the second public hearing on the proposed budget, the council unanimously approved it 5-0.
Changes to the budget following the first public hearing included: appropriating funds for a volunteer coordinator and upgrading utility billing software; starting pilot recruitment- trainee program

Heroes Day coming to children’s museum

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
PASO ROBLES -- Celebrate the everyday heroes of Paso Robles for free at the Paso Robles Children's Museum Saturday, June 25 at 10 a.m., sponsored by Lorraine Wilson of Wilson and Associates.
Jennifer Smith, executive director of the Paso Robles Children's Museum, said the day is all about helping kids make connections with local heroes including firefighters and police officers.

Diablo Canyon won't seek to relicense reactors beyond 2025

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO -- Reflecting California's changing energy landscape, PG&E announced Tuesday a Joint Proposal with labor and leading environmental organizations that would increase investment in energy efficiency, renewables and storage beyond current state mandates while phasing out PG&E's production of nuclear power in California by 2025.
Underpinning the agreement is the recognition that California's new energy policies will significantly reduce

PRPD arrests 4 at Motel 6 on drug charges

Posted: Friday, Jun 17th, 2016
PASO ROBLES -- Narcotics investigation leads to four arrests Thursday, June 16, at Motel 6 in Paso Robles, the Paso Robles Police Department reported.
Arrested on various drug charges at the motel at 1134 Black Oak Dr. were Kay Marie Signorelli, 29, of Morro Bay, Mike Rudy Delaroca, 20, of Paso Robles, Cory Willis Iliff, 37, of Paso Robles, and

Paso groups announce Girls and Boys State representatives

Posted: Friday, Jun 17th, 2016
Paso Robles Unit 50 American Legion Auxiliary and Paso Robles Post 50 American Legion recently announced their 2016 delegates to Girls State and Boys State -- Girls State delegate, Sadie Mae Mace and Boys State delegates, Graham Farrell and Mathew Horne. The Girls and Boys State programs are state wide and are a week-long session learning about government in a

Public, council give input on Paso City budget

Posted: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016
PASO ROBLES -- Police, fire and roads remain top priorities for the City Council as it went through the first of two public hearings on the proposed budget for the next two years during Tuesday's, June 7, meeting.
The council went through the budget department by department and heard from several residents during the 2-hour public hearing. A second public

Templeton Lions Club seeks items for annual 4th of July auction

Posted: Friday, Jun 10th, 2016
TEMPLETON -- The Templeton Lions Club is asking individuals, businesses, and/or civic clubs to donate items or services for its annual 4th of July Auction in Templeton Park on Monday, July 4. The auction typically begins at noon near the barbecue area at Templeton Park (after the parade). Auction items vary from restaurant gift certificates, haircuts, spa treatments, trees, flowers, tools,

FWIBF is pure hoppiness

Modified: Friday, Jun 10th, 2016
PASO ROBLES -- White whales were the norm at the 2016 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival. Nearly all of the 51 breweries at the exclusive fifth annual celebration poured a rare or limited craft beer.
If that wasn't enough to get the beer nerds geeked, the brewers of the highly-coveted beers eagerly filled the souvenir tasters and answered questions about

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