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Winds diminish Friday morning, make way for warmer weekend

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Gusty winds are forecast into early Friday morning with a wind advisory in effect for both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties until 9 p.m. However, on Santa Barbara’s south coast areas such as Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria etc. the advisory lasts until 3 a.m. Friday. Most areas seeing westerly winds 15-30 mph with gusts 25-45 mph persisting into the evening before diminishing. High pressure and an offshore flow will bring above normal temperatures through the weeke... More>>

Police release identity of person of interest in Kristen Marti murder

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The San Luis Obispo Police Department on Thursday released the name of a person of interest in the Kristen Marti case.

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Crews rescue injured person near Pirate's Cove

Crews on scene of Thursday's rescue. (KSBY photo) Crews on scene of Thursday's rescue. (KSBY photo)
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Emergency crews are working to rescue a person from a cliff in Avila Beach.

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Santa Maria police search for missing teen

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Santa Maria police are asking for help in locating a 17-year-old they say was last seen at home on Sunday.

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UPDATE: Most Wanted Wednesday: Jesse Jose Guerrero

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Jesse Jose Guerrero, 51, is the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Most Wanted Wednesday suspect this week.

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Job, resource fair being held in Lompoc Thursday

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Those in Lompoc or the surrounding areas looking for work should head to the Dick DeWees Community and Senior Center Thursday. 

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Cuesta College takes part in Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event

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One of a handful of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes events took place Thursday at Cuesta College. 

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Arroyo Grande students get first-hand look at augmented reality

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Augmented reality came to a classroom in Arroyo Grande this week.

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Public input sought to address issues at Pirate's Cove, Cave Landing

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Pirate's Cove and Cave Landing in Avila Beach are breathtaking and popular spots, but parking there has been known to be a nuisance and San Luis Obispo County officials are looking for public input to change it.

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Jury selection begins in Refugio oil spill case

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A Texas company that owns an oil pipeline that spilled 140,000 gallons of crude along the California coast faces a criminal trial three years after the disaster. 

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Snow falls on Santa Barbara mountains overnight

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People in parts of Santa Barbara woke up to a bit of a surprise Thursday morning. 

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Crash involving overturned truck blocks Highway 1 in Orcutt

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A portion of Highway 1 in Orcutt was blocked in both directions by a crash Thursday morning involving two trucks.  

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Los Osos woman arrested in connection with attempted kidnapping of child from SLO Target

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An arrest has been made in connection with an attempted kidnapping case at the San Luis Obispo Target. 

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Nearly all stolen Lompoc High baseball equipment replaced

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Nearly all the baseball equipment stolen from a Lompoc High School campus shed last month has been replaced.

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San Luis Obispo County receives F in annual State of the Air report

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The American Lung Association has released its annual State of the Air report. 

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Volunteers clean up hundreds of Cigarette butts at Cal Poly

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Volunteers rolled up their sleeves Wednesday to rid the campus of cigarette butts. 

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New fire engine approved for Templeton Fire

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The Templeton Fire Department is looking for a new fire engine.  

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Central Coast Living: Ride a Clydesdale in Cambria

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If you're looking for an unforgettable experience this summer, your answer may be up the North Coast of San Luis Obispo County. 

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Lompoc Fire mourns loss of recently retired captain

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The Lompoc Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of its own, a recently retired fire captain. 

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Moderate overnight rainfall ahead of afternoon clearing

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Morning showers will continue for the Central Coast through Thursday morning but chances will decrease ahead of 11:00 a.m. This system brought moderate and at times heavy rainfall early Thursday around 2:00 a.m. and then leveled off in areas in San Luis Obispo County around 5:30 a.m. and was primarily over areas in Santa Barbara County. After the storm exits the area later Thursday morning expect patchy fog and mid to high-level clouds before clearing later in the afternoon. Here ar... More>>

Police lay out plans for Milo Yiannopoulos' return to Cal Poly next

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Cal Poly University Police Department Chief George Hughes spoke to the Associated Students, Inc. Board of Directors Wednesday about how they're preparing for a speaking engagement on campus by controversial political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos.

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Student board of directors hears concerns about racism at Cal Poly

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The Cal Poly Associated Students, Inc. Board of Directors listened to an hour's worth of student and faculty comments at their meeting on Wednesday.

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Viewer votes send Orcutt's Pryor Baird to "The Voice" Top 12

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Wednesday night was the big night when voters and judges nailed down the Top 12 performers on NBC's "The Voice." Included in the mix is Pryor Baird, who grew up on the Central Coast.

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Firefighting community mourns loss of Morro Bay High grad after birth of twins

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The firefighting community is morning the loss of a woman from the Central Coast who died last week shortly after giving birth to twins.

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DA: SLO County school officials won't be charged with battery

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The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday investigators have decided not to file battery charges against two school officials.

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San Luis Obispo police release video of attempted kidnapper at Target

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The San Luis Obispo Police Department has released surveillance video of the woman they say tried to lure a 3-year-old boy out of Target on Tuesday.

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Los Osos teen sentenced to seven years for hitting, killing Cal Poly student

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The Los Osos woman who last August drove drunk, hit and killed a bicyclist in San Luis Obispo, and fled the scene of the crash has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

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Felons with loaded guns caught in Santa Ynez, deputies say

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Deputies say they arrested two convicted felons Wednesday after finding loaded guns and drugs in their car.

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Former Santa Barbara County accountant pleads guilty in embezzlement case

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A former Santa Barbara County worker awaits her sentencing after stealing nearly $2,000,000 in public money.  

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Investigators rule out accidental cause for Santa Maria fire

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The large warehouse fire that started on Monday in Santa Maria at 1298 West Stowell Road still has an unknown origin.  

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New employment opportunities with Meathead Movers

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For all student athletes who are in need of a job, you may be in luck. Meathead Movers is looking for 50 former and current student athletes to join its San Luis Obispo team.

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Cal Poly to Host Public Forum on Marijuana

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Cal Poly will host a public forum Thursday on marijuana, in an effort to keep students and the community up-to-date after it was recently legalized.  

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Pismo Beach a finalist for USA Today competition

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The City of Pismo Beach is a finalist for a USA Today competition and the small town needs your help end up on top. 

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New principal chosen for Cabrillo High School

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A new principal has been chosen for Cabrillo High School in Vandenberg Village.

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Community rallies around Orcutt 1st grader battling leukemia

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Jill Mott is celebrating her 7th birthday Wednesday.

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Self-help housing project brings 40 rentals to downtown Santa Barbara

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A new Peoples' Self-Help Housing development is opening in downtown Santa Barbara.

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Santa Barbara County creates system to ease filing of storm insurance claims

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Santa Barbara County officials are putting together packets to make it easier to file insurance claims for people who lost property or loved ones in the storms.

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SLO man killed in Pozo off-roading crash

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A 23-year-old San Luis Obispo man was killed in an off-roading crash this week in the Pozo area, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Racist vandalism discovered in Cal Poly English building, professor says

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A Cal Poly professor shared online Tuesday what may be the latest in a string of racist incidents straining the Cal Poly community.

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Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce networking group reports growth

Santa Maria Connect! meets once a month in a different location to help one another brainstorm new ideas. (Photo courtesy of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce) Santa Maria Connect! meets once a month in a different location to help one another brainstorm new ideas. (Photo courtesy of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce)
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The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce says its networking events for young urban professionals is growing. Organizers have developed the Santa Maria Connect! program to bring career professionals with less than ten years of experience to meet once a month. Meetings feature a guest speaker in a different location and encourage attendees to learn more about the different professional hubs of Santa Maria. "We are up to about 30-40 people now per meeting, so that's great,"...

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Arroyo Grande native Garrett Owens prepares for 2018 NFL Draft

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Arroyo Grande native Garrett Owens recently attended the Los Angeles Chargers' local pro day as he prepares for the 2018 NFL draft.

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Another incident of racial profiling, cultural appropriation at Cal Poly fraternity

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Cal Poly announced Tuesday that all of the university's Greek Life has been suspended after a new racial profiling incident involving Sigma Nu House came to light.

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Pryor Baird waits until Wednesday to see if he'll advance on "The Voice"

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Anticipation is building as to whether Central Coast native Pryor Baird will make the Top 12 on "The Voice."

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SB County teams arrest gang member from Guadalupe, take kids into care

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Law enforcement and child protection teams from Santa Barbara County worked last week to find three young children believed to be in danger. Their search took them from Guadalupe to Santa Maria to Bakersfield, where they arrested the children's father.

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Central Coast Rockfest to raise money for Evan Lalanne Medical Fund

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Central Coast Rockfest hosts benefit concert The Central Coast Rockfest invites the public to enjoy an afternoon of Rock and Roll to benefit the Evan Lalanne Medical Fund.  

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  • Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

    Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-04-19 05:02:04 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:53 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:53:47 GMT
    (NTSB via AP). In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018 photo, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia...(NTSB via AP). In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018 photo, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia...
    US airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window.
    US airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window.
  • 2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

    2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:42 AM EDT2018-04-19 11:42:02 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma). In this Wednesday, April 18, 2018 photo, Rashon Nelson, left, and Donte Robinson, right, listen to a reporter's question during an interview with The Associated Press in Philadelphia. Their arrests at a local Starbucks quic...(AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma). In this Wednesday, April 18, 2018 photo, Rashon Nelson, left, and Donte Robinson, right, listen to a reporter's question during an interview with The Associated Press in Philadelphia. Their arrests at a local Starbucks quic...
    Two black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks where they were waiting for a business meeting say they wonder how an everyday encounter could escalate into a police confrontation that left them fearing for...
    Two black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks where they were waiting for a business meeting say they wonder how an everyday encounter could escalate into a police confrontation that left them fearing for their lives.
  • Police say teen who searched for missing pal was his killer

    Police say teen who searched for missing pal was his killer

    Thursday, April 19 2018 4:56 PM EDT2018-04-19 20:56:11 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo). Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. John Corina, left, speaks next to Deputy Joana Warren outside of the sheriff's homicide bureau office in Monterey Park, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. Los Angeles County sheriff's investigato...(AP Photo/Mike Balsamo). Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. John Corina, left, speaks next to Deputy Joana Warren outside of the sheriff's homicide bureau office in Monterey Park, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. Los Angeles County sheriff's investigato...
    Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators say a 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy's body but investigators suspect he was...
    Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators say a 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy's body but investigators suspect he was the person who fatally stabbed him.
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  • FBI offers $1M for info on US reporter missing in Syria

    FBI offers $1M for info on US reporter missing in Syria

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:14 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:14:37 GMT
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    Federal authorities are offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to an American journalist who has been missing in Syria for five years.
    Federal authorities are offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to an American journalist who has been missing in Syria for five years.
  • Judge blocks transfer of US citizen with ties to IS group

    Judge blocks transfer of US citizen with ties to IS group

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:15 AM EDT2018-04-19 15:15:07 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:55:27 GMT
    A federal judge is weighing the fate of a US citizen who has been accused of working with Islamic State militants in Syria, but never charged.
    A federal judge is weighing the fate of a US citizen who has been accused of working with Islamic State militants in Syria, but never charged.
  • After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

    After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:42 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:42:44 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:55:25 GMT
    The drama of U.S. and allied missiles strikes on Syria has obscured the fact that the U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled.
    The drama of U.S. and allied missiles strikes on Syria has obscured the fact that the U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled.
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  • Vo's Little Pros: The Lee Legacy

    Vo's Little Pros: The Lee Legacy

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 1:32 AM EDT2018-03-28 05:32:03 GMT

    17-year-old San Luis Obispo High School junior Brooks Lee continues to live out the Lee legacy by committing to play for his father, Cal Poly head baseball coach, Larry Lee. 

    17-year-old San Luis Obispo High School junior Brooks Lee continues to live out the Lee legacy by committing to play for his father, Cal Poly head baseball coach, Larry Lee. 

  • Vo's Little Pros: Kid Sports Reporter

    Vo's Little Pros: Kid Sports Reporter

    Monday, February 5 2018 2:52 AM EST2018-02-05 07:52:44 GMT

    13-year-old Weston Hooten learns how to stay connected with sports after going through two ACL tears that ended his chances playing football.

    13-year-old Weston Hooten learns how to stay connected with sports after going through two ACL tears that ended his chances playing football.

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