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The Latest: UN secretary-general condemns Barcelona attack

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Spain's El Pais newspaper, citing police sources, says the two perpetrators of the van crash in Barcelona are holed up in a bar. More>>

PG&E prepares for solar eclipse to ensure power stays on at all times

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About a third of the energy that Pacific Gas and Electric Company generates comes from renewable resources, including solar power. So could Monday’s solar eclipse impact the state’s power grid?

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Police: Toddler found inside SLO home with drugs, loaded gun

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Detectives say they found two adults, a toddler, more than a pound of illegal drugs, a loaded gun and thousands of dollars in cash when they served a search warrant Thursday at a San Luis Obispo home.

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A classic August weather pattern continues into the weekend

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More night and morning marine low clouds and fog at the coast with clear skies inland.  No dramatic changes until early next week. Highs will be in the lower 90s inland with coastal valleys in the 70s to near 80 and beached staying in the 60s.  Afternoon winds most days will peak around 15-20mph. The change in the weather comes later Sunday into Tuesday when another trough of low pressure like we saw to begin this week develops for early next week.  That'll produce cl...

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Stuff the Bus school supplies distributed to local schools

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Stuff the Bus has officially wrapped up and now all the donated items will be distributed to students across the county.

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Santa Barbara Post Office dedicated to fallen Navy Seal

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A fallen local Navy Seal officer was honored Thursday at a dedication ceremony.

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A guide to the partial solar eclipse on the Central Coast

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The first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse to happen in nearly a century is in a few days.

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Local schools, teachers prepare for solar eclipse

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The solar eclipse is just four days away and some local schools are taking it as learning opportunity for students in a variety of ways. By now, most are familiar with the paper solar viewing glasses, but what about using your phone to collect data that is observed during the rare event? That's what Righetti High School science teacher Rebecca Wingerden is doing with an app called Globe Observer. On Monday, her students will use their app from their phones, along with a devic...

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Pacific Wildlife Care sees increase in cliff swallows at its rescue center

A cliff swallow at Pacific Wildlife Care Center. (KSBY photo) A cliff swallow at Pacific Wildlife Care Center. (KSBY photo)
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More birds are calling the Pacific Wildlife Care Center in Morro Bay their temporary home this summer. 

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Man found dead in back of SUV in Cayucos identified

Sheriff's investigators at the scene of a suspicious death in Cayucos. (KSBY photo) Sheriff's investigators at the scene of a suspicious death in Cayucos. (KSBY photo)
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The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has identified the man found dead in the back of an SUV in Cayucos on Wednesday as 83-year-old Donald Eugene Cunningham of Bakersfield. 

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Local health officials warn of spike in valley fever cases

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Chills, fatigue and coughing, all of these sound like common flu symptoms, but health officials say they're also symptoms of valley fever, an airborne infection that is on the rise in San Luis Obispo County.

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Remains of Oceano Marine killed in WWII returned to Central Coast

A casket carrying the remains of Pfc. George B. Murray arrives at LAX. (Photo courtesy Laura Herzog/Honoring Our Fallen) A casket carrying the remains of Pfc. George B. Murray arrives at LAX. (Photo courtesy Laura Herzog/Honoring Our Fallen)
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A casket carrying the remains of an Oceano Marine killed in the line of duty during World War II arrived back in California on Wednesday. 

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Eclipse safety: Do's and don'ts

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It's been pretty well established that you should never look directly at the sun.  The problem is, next Monday, people all over the country will be tempted to do just that during the solar eclipse. 

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Man crashes into moving vehicle in Lompoc while running from officers, police say

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A pursuit in Lompoc Wednesday led to the arrest of a 21-year-old who police say ran into a moving vehicle while trying to run away from officers. 

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'Nice Town, Normal People' is first play for new theater company

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A group of Arroyo Grande High School graduates has founded a non-profit theater company and the first show premieres Thursday.

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Monk gives ceremonial blessing to some SLO County employees

Monk Geshe Towten stopped by the  San Luis Obispo County Office of Education and gave a ceremonial blessing to employees Wednesday. (courtesy photo) Monk Geshe Towten stopped by the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education and gave a ceremonial blessing to employees Wednesday. (courtesy photo)
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Employees at the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education received a surprise visit Wednesday from Tibet.

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Fire breaks out at homeless encampment in San Luis Obispo

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San Luis Obispo City Fire is mopping up a fire that sparked at a homeless encampment in San Luis Obispo early Thursday morning.

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Senior housing development proposed in Santa Maria

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New apartments for seniors may soon be coming to the west side of Santa Maria.

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Sheriff: Knife-wielding teen arrested in Goleta grocery store

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A 15-year-old boy is facing charges for felony resisting arrest, vandalism and theft after allegedly trying to shoplift at a Goleta grocery store Wednesday night.

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Hundreds in San Luis Obispo stand with Charlottesville, against racism

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San Luis Obispo's Mission Plaza was the gathering place Wednesday for hundreds of people who got together to stand in solidarity with the victims of Saturday's racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Solvang receives tourism grant

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The Solvang Chamber of Commerce hopes to use a new grant from the city to help attract Central Coast residents and tourists alike.

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Safe & Secure: Apps allow parents to track kids and their driving habits

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As kids head back to school, some will be driving to and from campus, work and sports practices and just hanging out with friends more. Parents, if you're worried about keeping track of them there are apps for that.

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Plains All American wants to replace pipeline behind 2015 Refugio oil spill

Crews inspect the Plains Line 901 rupture that created the 2015 Refugio oil spill. (Courtesy: Santa Barbara County Planning and Development) Crews inspect the Plains Line 901 rupture that created the 2015 Refugio oil spill. (Courtesy: Santa Barbara County Planning and Development)
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The company responsible for the oil pipeline that corroded and, in 2015, ruptured, causing the worst Central Coast oil spill in decades, is applying to replace that pipeline and another local pipeline.

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Most Wanted Wednesday: Renee Rechell Rietdyk

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Renee Rechell Rietdyk, 41, is the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Most Wanted Wednesday suspect this week.

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3-story building with dining, retail and office space planned for downtown SLO

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With several construction projects already underway in downtown San Luis Obispo, another project will add a three-story building to the corner of Santa Rosa and Monterey Streets.

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Students launch petition against mandatory Cal Poly orientation policy

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The start of the school year is right around the corner for students at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and already a petition is circling around campus.    

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Start of road construction at LOVR and Madonna Rd. backs up traffic in San Luis Obispo

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Los Osos Valley Road and Madonna Road are scheduled to be paved and construction is already underway. 

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Crews rescue man from radio tower near Orcutt

A rescue was underway at a radio tower in Orcutt Wednesday afternoon. (KSBY photo) A rescue was underway at a radio tower in Orcutt Wednesday afternoon. (KSBY photo)
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Emergency crews are working to rescue a man from a radio tower in the Orcutt area. 

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Temps start to warm into the weekend

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Even though the coast and interior were covered in clouds this morning the warming trend began.  High pressure is starting to rebuild over the Central Coast, the depth of the marine layer will compress over the next few days getting inland temps back into the upper 80s and lower 90s tomorrow and ultimately the mid-90s into the weekend. At the coast, the changes will be very minor with beaches still in the 60s and coastal valleys in the 70s.  Night and morning clouds will co...

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2 people facing child endangerment charges in connection with suspicious death in Cayucos

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Two people from Bakersfield are facing child endangerment charges after a decomposing body was found in the back of their SUV on Tuesday in Cayucos, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office.

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Sparkling wine harvest kicks off at Laetitia Vineyard

Wine grapes are pressed at Laetitia Vineyard and Winery in Arroyo Grande. (KSBY photo) Wine grapes are pressed at Laetitia Vineyard and Winery in Arroyo Grande. (KSBY photo)
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Wine grapes are being pressed and turned into sparkling wine now at Laetitia Vineyard and Winery in Arroyo Grande. 

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Teen overdoses double since 1999

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New research from the Centers for Disease Control shows the overdose death rate for kids between the ages of 15 and 19 rose in 2015 after years of decline. 

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Santa Maria's City Manager announces retirement

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Santa Maria City Manager Rick Haydon will retire in December, the city announced on Wednesday. 

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Lucia Mar rolls out parent app & asks kids to bring laptops

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Hundreds of kids in the Lucia Mar Unified School District go back to school tomorrow and this year, there are new tech tools for both students and parents. 

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Law enforcement & firefighters practice active shooter response in Montecito

File photo: First responders participate in active shooter training at Arroyo Grande High School. (KSBY photo) File photo: First responders participate in active shooter training at Arroyo Grande High School. (KSBY photo)
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First responders will train for active shooter situations in Montecito today, Wednesday, August 16.  

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Vandals scrawl anti-law message on Lincoln Memorial

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The National Park Service says someone used red spray paint to scrawl an anti-law message on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

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SpaceX Dragon delivers scientific bounty to space station

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A SpaceX shipment has arrived at the International Space Station, delivering a bonanza of science experiments.

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Local leaders discuss energy efficiency at Santa Maria summit

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Central Coast residents are invited to attend a summit on energy efficiency and sustainability Tuesday morning in Santa Maria. 

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3 questioned in case of body found in Cayucos Video included

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A suspicious death investigation is underway in Cayucos after deputies say they approached a parked SUV, smelled something foul coming from it, and found a woman, a girl, and a dead man inside.

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Santa Maria adopts shopping cart ordinance Video included

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Santa Maria city leaders adopted a shopping cart ordinance Tuesday aimed at keeping carts off the street.

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