The State Lands Commission unanimously approved renewal of some key leases for state land necessary for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant’s continued operation. The leases needed for the plant’s water intake, and cooling discharge channels were set to expire in 2018, and 2019. Without those leases, it could have forced the early shutdown of the Central Coast facility, which is now planned to close by 2025.
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Busload after busload of kids arrives at the Music Academy of the West, in Montecito. Hundreds of kids are taking part in the United Way of Santa Barbara County’s “Fun In The Sun” program. It’s a program for at-risk kids which mixes education and fun activities to not only keep kids occupied for part of the summer, but to help them improve academically.