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The Santa Barbara Foodbank is setting up emergency food distribution sites

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The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is making sure that residents impacted by the mudslide have access to fresh food.

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Rob Lowe appears on 'The Ellen Show' to discuss Montecito devastation

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Ellen DeGeneres continues to use her show to bring more national attention to the Montecito mudslide recovery effort.

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Search dogs, handlers continue searching for 3 mudslide victims in Montecito

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Crews are searching around the clock for the three people still missing following the mudslides in Montecito on Dec. 9, and they continue to utilize search and rescue dogs to go through every inch of the mud and debris piles.  

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Cerro San Luis trail to stay open after dusk

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A popular San Luis Obispo hiking trail will soon be open after dark. 

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Mud, sediment dumped onto Santa Barbara beaches after 'emergency permit'

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Butterfly Beach in Montecito looks serene, but health officials warn that it could be toxic. It's one of seven beaches in the Santa Barbara County area that are now closed. "You can smell it, just running down here you can smell it," said Tyler Collins, an Isla Vista resident who was running to Goleta  Beach. Santa Barbara County Public Health Director Van Do-Reynoso says weekly testing of the water shows bacteria levels that exceed state standards. "The water ...

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Paso Robles boys wrestling triangular

Paso Robles' Daede Murphy pins Arroyo Grande's Noah Ackerman in the 132 lb match. Paso Robles' Daede Murphy pins Arroyo Grande's Noah Ackerman in the 132 lb match.
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Scores and highlights from the Paso Robles boys wrestling triangular.

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Cal Poly connection alive and well in National Football League playoffs

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Four teams remain in the National Football League playoffs and three of them have a Cal Poly connection on their coaching staffs.

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San Luis Obispo Airport reports record-breaking year

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More than 407,000 passengers traveled to and from the airport in 2017 -- a 23.4 percent increase from 2016. 

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'Snow Night' this Thursday at Downtown SLO Farmers' Market

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This Thursday, Jan. 18 is "Snow Night" at the Downtown SLO Farmers' Market. 

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Work to clear Highway 101 of mud 'ramps up' in recent days

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Highway 101 through Santa Barbara, closed after the mudslides of Dec. 9, is projected to reopen as early as next week, according to Caltrans.  

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Mudslide victim Martin Cabrera Munoz remembered as hard-working man

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A memorial service was held Wednesday for one of the 20 people killed in the deadly mudslides in Montecito. 

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Solvang businesses impacted by Highway 101 closure

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Following the deadly Montecito mudslides, the Highway 101 closure is re-routing motorists and causing them to bypass some Central Coast landmarks that depend on tourism. One of those landmarks in the Danish town of Solvang.

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Public health warns of health risks associated with mudslides

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Public health issued a warning for Montecito residents, saying debris left by the mudslides can carry potentially hazardous chemicals and untreated sewage. 

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Panel of local men to discuss #MeToo movement & sexual harassment

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A panel of local men is set to discuss sexual harassment in SLO County as part of the #MeToo movement.

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Rainfall forecast looks light

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Onshore flow picks up tonight into tomorrow with a low-pressure system approaching.  At first, this will mean the return of the marine layer overnight at the coast.  Thursday's highs will also drop a bit into the mid-60s for most. There is a cold front that will push over the area later Thursday into Friday.  This will produce some scattered showers and it is looking increasingly likely that totals for the system should stay under .10"  The upper-level low wi... More>>

Former Atascadero High School track star dies in crash

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Former Atascadero High School track star, Brittni Frace, 20, was killed Tuesday in a crash near Coalinga.

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Most Wanted Wednesday: Crystal Lee Williams

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Crystal Lee Williams, 37, is the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Most Wanted Wednesday suspect this week. 

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Dead bear found on Carpinteria beach

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Officials say a dead bear found along the beach in Carpinteria this week may have died during last week's mudslides in Montecito. 

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Trial against Plains All American Pipeline for 2015 oil spill set for February

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A trial date has been set for the People v. Plains All American Pipeline, which stems from the May 2015 oil spill at Refugio State Beach.

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Police arrest two, search for third suspect in Santa Barbara murder

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The Santa Barbara Police Department on Wednesday announced the arrest of two men in connection with a murder on New Year's Day. 

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Koreas to form their first joint Olympic team

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South Korea says the rival Koreas have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and have their athletes march together during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in the South.

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Supervisor Das Williams to appear on "Ellen" Wednesday

Photo courtesy Michael Rozman/Warner Bros. Photo courtesy Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.
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"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday, Jan. 17 will include a visit by Santa Barbara County First District Supervisor Das Williams. 

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SLO police search for pair of alleged burglary suspects

WANTED: Kenneth James Johnson & Jammie Nichol Fierros (SLO Police Dept.) WANTED: Kenneth James Johnson & Jammie Nichol Fierros (SLO Police Dept.)
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San Luis Obispo police are looking for a man and woman accused of leading officers on a chase and stealing from two homes. 

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More homes found damaged, destroyed in Montecito mudslide area

(Courtesy: Santa Barbara County Fire Department) (Courtesy: Santa Barbara County Fire Department)
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Massive recovery and rebuilding efforts are underway in Montecito eight days after devastating mudslides wreaked havoc on the small community.  

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Rescuers describe early rescues during Montecito mudslides

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Rescue crews at the Montecito mudslides described they saw when they first arrived on scene at the Montecito mudslides January 9 during a community meeting Tuesday. 

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Evacuees wait at Red Cross shelter for word to go back home

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BY ALYX DOTE Mud still covers the roads a week after it crushed cars, ripped off roofs and consumed the community of Montecito.

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One week after mudslides, Montecito residents share stories of survival

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On Tuesday, community members gathered together for the first time since the mudslides swept through parts of Montecito.

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Boy's Basketball: PAC-8 League

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PAC-8 boy's basketball scores for Tuesday, January 16th

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Girl's Basketball: PAC-8 League

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PAC-8 girl's basketball scores for Tuesday, January 16th

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As Montecito mudslide cleanup continues, crews prepare for the next storm

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Santa Barbara County first responders told community members at a public meeting on Tuesday that they are doing everything they can to return services to the Montecito area and get people home after mudslides destroyed neighborhoods and left 20 people dead. 

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SLO County emergency agency offers advice following Hawaii nuclear scare

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Local agencies say the likelihood of a ballistic missile hitting the Central Coast is low, but after the scare in Hawaii over the weekend, when an alert went out saying a missile was en route, they’re offering advice on what to do in the event of a nuclear attack.

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Closed Arroyo Grande school reopens for special education students

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A school closed for nearly a year is reopening with a new mission to help students with developmental disabilities.

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All school districts back open after Montecito-area mudslides

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Twenty school districts in southern Santa Barbara County started classes on Tuesday for the first time since the Thomas Fire at the beginning of December and the mudslides that swept through Montecito one week ago.

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Santa Barbara County begins bus service for 'critical' personnel

Hwy 101 covered in mud near Olive Mill Road in Montecito. (KSBY photo) Hwy 101 covered in mud near Olive Mill Road in Montecito. (KSBY photo)
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Tuesday marked one week since the deadly Montecito mudslides. With Highway 101 still closed, commuters have had a hard time getting around it.   

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Seven beaches closed with contaminated water, could contain hazardous waste

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In a community meeting at La Cumbre Junior High School, Santa Barbara County Health Director Van Do-Reynoso told community members that seven beaches remain closed in the Santa Barbara County area.

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Timeline from the Thomas Fire to the Montecito mudslides

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Emergency responders began planning for a significant weather event the day after Christmas, county officials said Tuesday night.  

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FEMA official: 'Apply for disaster assistance'

Fierfighters rescued a woman from a debris pile along Hot Springs Road in Montecito early Tuesday morning. (SB Co. Fire photo) Fierfighters rescued a woman from a debris pile along Hot Springs Road in Montecito early Tuesday morning. (SB Co. Fire photo)
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Several resources are offered to those impacted by the mudslides and destruction in Santa Barbara County, according to officials Tuesday night.  

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Family reunited with cat they thought they lost in Montecito mudslides

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Koshka the cat reunited with family following the devastating Montecito mudslides.

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Waste water, sewage expected to be restored with potable water

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The Montecito Sanitary District addressed the public about the Montecito mudslides at a community meeting Tuesday, saying they expect to have sanitation fully operational and reliable by the time the community of Montecito has potable water service restored. 

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How to help victims of Montecito mudslides

Red Cross offers online missing person reporting system Red Cross offers online missing person reporting system
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There are several ways for people to volunteer and donate to the victims of the Montecito Mudslides.

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Lawsuit filed on behalf of Montecito mudslide victims

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Southern California Edison (SCE) and the Montecito Water District (MWD) are named in a lawsuit over the mudslides in Montecito that occurred following the Thomas Fire. 

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New building at Cuesta College opens for spring semester

(Screengrab from Cuesta College via Twitter @Cuesta_College) (Screengrab from Cuesta College via Twitter @Cuesta_College)
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Cuesta College welcomed students back for the 2018 spring semester with the opening of a new industrial building in San Luis Obispo Tuesday morning.  

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Insurance bills look to address complaints about wildfires

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California lawmakers are introducing a variety of bills looking to protect consumers who lose their homes in major disasters.    

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Mud from Montecito being used to construct highway berms in Goleta

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Mud being moved out of Montecito and into Goleta prompted the closure of an onramp and one lane of Highway 101 in the area Tuesday. 

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PHOTOS: Locals send dozens of thank-you notes to first responder agencies at mudslide

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The Emergency Operations Center of Santa Barbara County has some new office decor.

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Huey Lewis & The News to headline Avila Beach Blues Festival

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Huey Lewis & The News will headline the Avila Beach Blues Festival on Sunday, May 27, 2018. 

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San Luis Obispo named in online list of 'best places to live'

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San Luis Obispo is one of the "Top 100 Best Places to Live" according to Livability.com. 

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Santa Barbara Airbus offers service to LA around Hwy 101 closure

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A local bus company is extending its alternate route service from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles after Caltrans announced Highway 101 will be closed for minimally another week. 

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Firefighters knock down small structure fire in Goleta

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Firefighters are on scene of a commercial structure fire that broke out Tuesday morning in Goleta. 

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Girl's Basketball: Los Padres League

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Los Padres League girl's basketball scores from Thursday, January 11th

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  • Has #MeToo gone too far? Ansari story sparks debate

    Has #MeToo gone too far? Ansari story sparks debate

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:56 AM EST2018-01-18 05:56:16 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 8:35 AM EST2018-01-18 13:35:20 GMT
    Online account of woman's date with Aziz Ansari sparks debate about whether #MeToo movement is sometimes being misused.
    Online account of woman's date with Aziz Ansari sparks debate about whether #MeToo movement is sometimes being misused.
  • Haitians face hurdles after protected status renewal delays

    Haitians face hurdles after protected status renewal delays

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:14 AM EST2018-01-18 05:14:17 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 8:30 AM EST2018-01-18 13:30:25 GMT
    Haitian community leaders say thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the US legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration has delayed the process of...
    Haitian community leaders say thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the US legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration has delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status.
  • Texas 'Tourniquet Killer' set to be 1st US execution in 2018

    Texas 'Tourniquet Killer' set to be 1st US execution in 2018

    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:24 AM EST2018-01-18 06:24:51 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 8:30 AM EST2018-01-18 13:30:11 GMT
    A man who became known as Houston's 'Tourniquet Killer' because of his signature murder technique on four female victims is set to become the nation's first prisoner executed in 2018.
    A man who became known as Houston's 'Tourniquet Killer' because of his signature murder technique on four female victims is set to become the nation's first prisoner executed in 2018.
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