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Leon Koenen, a self-described "history junkie," is a retired high school teacher of 32 years, 23 in San Luis Obispo, currently volunteers around the county, including the History Center of San Luis Obispo County.

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The Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, a 48-Year Odyssey

With nuclear power plants near earthquake fault lines under the public microscope, a look at the 48-year odyssey of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear facility in San Luis Obispo County.
Harbor Patrol and Morro Bay Commercial Fisherman's Organization president Jeremiah O'Brien survey tsunami damage, in progress | Photo by Barbara Stickel
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Governor Declares Local Emergency for Morro Bay Following Japan Earthquake

Governor Jerry Brown last week proclaimed a local emergency for the city of Morro Bay, one of California's coastal cities that experienced a series of…
L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, front, promotes the city's new smoking ban with L.A. County Health Officer Dr. Jonathan Fielding behind him | Photo by L.A. Quits
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San Luis Obispo: The First City with a Major Public Smoking Ban

L.A.'s outdoor smoking ban goes into effect today, but over 20 years ago and 200 miles to the north, San Luis Obispo has the distinction of being the first municipality in the world to have successfully banned smoking in all public buildings, including...
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