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Police action at Arroyo Grande High School is a planned, nonemergency activity. AG Police Department and allied agencies deploying K-9 teams to search vehicles and campus facilities for drugs and other contraband, police officials said. Public asked to avoid area for 2 hours.
SB County Office of Emergency Management anticipates no evacuations necessary for storm system forecast to bring showers and occasional isolated downpours throughout this week. Check @SantaMariaTimes for updates as storm develops.
PG&E and joint parties decide against seeking new Calif PUC hearing on Diablo Canyon closure proposal, clearing the way for PG&E to withdraw NRC license renewal application for twin reactors and eventually shutter plant.
Congratulations to 2018 Santa Ynez Valley Woman of the Year Judith Dale, Man of the Year Allan Jones and Lifetime Achievement Award winners Kate and Brooks Firestone. Find more honorees @SantaMariaTimes and .
Former California Secretary of Agriculture A.G. Kawamura discusses creative methods of farming at EconAlliance ag forum at Santa Maria Fairpark where top strawberry growers being honored. Find more @SantaMariaTimes.
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