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    Hill Fire evacuations and road closures

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 3:50 PM EDT2017-06-27 19:50:16 GMT

    Evacuations were ordered Monday afternoon for approximately 250 people living in the area of a wildfire that broke out along Parkhill Road east of Santa Margarita.

    Evacuations were ordered Monday afternoon for approximately 250 people living in the area of a wildfire that broke out along Parkhill Road east of Santa Margarita.

More marine influence will keep temps controlled

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Last week temps early in the week were 100-105 inland, this week is ten or more degrees cooler (even though the resulting temps are still a few degrees warmer than average inland). At the coast, the night and morning marine layer will continue to clear partially due to breezy afternoon NW flow.  Some afternoon winds will hit 20 ot 25mph before winds drop under ten following sunset. The interesting wind day to watch will be Friday when winds 15-30mph are possible at the coast. ... More>>

California governor signs $125 billion budget

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a $125 billion budget that gives doctors and dentists a raise while increasing funding for education and social services.

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Multiple people rescued after scaffolding collapse along Pismo Beach cliff

Rescue crews at the scene of a scaffolding collapse at Pismo Beach. (KSBY photo) Rescue crews at the scene of a scaffolding collapse at Pismo Beach. (KSBY photo)
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Emergency crews responded to Pismo Beach Tuesday morning to reports of a scaffolding collapse onto the beach south of the Kon Tiki Inn, leaving people trapped. 

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Hill Fire near Santa Margarita scorches 1,500 acres

Hill Fire photo by Jonvieve Grist Hill Fire photo by Jonvieve Grist
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Crews continue working to gain the upper hand on a fire burning east of Santa Margarita that has reportedly destroyed at least one home and is threatening several others.

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CHP: Teen arrested for DUI following deadly Gibraltar Road crash

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A Ventura teen was arrested for DUI following a crash Monday night in Santa Barbara County that left two people dead and three others injured, according to the California Highway Patrol. 

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Missing California boy's father appears in court

Aramazd Andressian, Sr. Aramazd Andressian, Sr.
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A California father told a judge in Las Vegas he won't fight his transfer in custody to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the disappearance of his 5-year-old son. 

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Weed killer ingredient going on California list as cancerous

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California regulators are taking a pivotal step toward requiring the popular weed killer Roundup to come with a warning label.   

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Map of 'Hill Fire' burning near Santa Margarita

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Tuesday morning during the fire team briefing, crews released this map showing the blazing burning as much as 2,000 acres. Spokespeople with Cal Fire suggest the fire has burned closer to 1,200-1,500. Containment is at 40-percent.

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Hill Fire burns approximately 1,200 to 1,500 acres; 40 percent contained Video included

Courtesy: Adam Meinke Courtesy: Adam Meinke
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The Hill Fire burning along Parkhill Road east of Santa Margarita has grown to approximately 1,200 to 1,500 acres and was 10 percent contained by Tuesday morning. 

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Contacts: Livestock, animal evacuation help from Hill Fire Video included

Hill Fire has grown more than 900 acres east of Santa Margarita. (Credit: Mary Franzmann) Hill Fire has grown more than 900 acres east of Santa Margarita. (Credit: Mary Franzmann)
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If you have been evacuated as a result of the Santa Margarita fire and need assistance hauling large animals from the evacuation area or if you need a place for them to stay; the following facilities have offered to take in livestock for safekeeping. 

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Two dead, three hurt after car tumbles 300 feet in SB County Video included

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Two people are dead and three others were hurt after a car tumbled over the side of Gibraltar Road in Santa Barbara County Monday evening.  

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Air support crews assisting with Hill Fire Video included

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There are 14 air tanker pilots and six helicopter pilots working to gain containment on the Hill Fire. 

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View of the Hill Fire from across the Central Coast

Courtesy: Cal Fire SLO Courtesy: Cal Fire SLO
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Images from people all across the Central Coast. The fire was visible to people all the way from Arroyo Grande, to Avila, to Paso Robles. 

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Fire burns near vineyards east of Santa Maria Video included

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Firefighters were responding to a brush fire east of Santa Maria on Monday afternoon. 

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Property at low-income development in San Miguel vandalized Video included

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Property at a low-income development by Peoples' Self-Help Housing was vandalized Friday night, according to Cheryl Flores, Vice President of Homeownership for the organization.

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Garth Brooks announces second show during Mid-State Fair Video included

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Garth Brooks announced that he is adding a second show to the Mid-State Fair, due to demand from fans. 

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Lompoc federal prison still on limited operational status following fight

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Three Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex staff members injured when a fight broke out there last week are back at work, prison officials confirm to KSBY. 

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Temps closer to the average this week Video included

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Last week temps inland were hot, pushing records.  This week the temps inland and at the coast look to be near average.  There is high pressure off the coast to the west but that will provide NW winds this week, breezy to windy at times.  This will help to clear coastal low clouds and also assist in moderating inland temps. Beaches should be in the middle the to upper 60s this week, except SW facing beaches will be warmer in the 70s.  Coastal valleys will range fr... More>>

Cal Poly Concrete Canoe Team wins national championship

Cal Poly's 2017 canoe team. (Photo courtesy Cal Poly) Cal Poly's 2017 canoe team. (Photo courtesy Cal Poly)
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Cal Poly's concrete canoe team was named national champion at a competition in Colorado last week. 

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Cuesta College Rodeo Club men's team ranked 1st in western region

Cuesta College Rodeo Club team members practice for competition. (KSBY photo) Cuesta College Rodeo Club team members practice for competition. (KSBY photo)
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The Cuesta College Rodeo Club is back from the College National Finals Rodeo in Wyoming and they did not disappoint.  

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4 injured in Highway 1 Guadalupe crash

One of three vehicles involved in a crash Monday on Highway 1 in Guadalupe. (Photo: Guadalupe FD) One of three vehicles involved in a crash Monday on Highway 1 in Guadalupe. (Photo: Guadalupe FD)
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Four people were injured in a crash Monday on Highway 1 in Guadalupe, fire officials say. 

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Crews clean up after Lompoc Flower Festival

Cleanup was expected to last until Monday afternoon at Ryon Park following the Flower Festival, which wrapped up Sunday. (KSBY photo) Cleanup was expected to last until Monday afternoon at Ryon Park following the Flower Festival, which wrapped up Sunday. (KSBY photo)
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Crews were out at Ryon Park Monday morning cleaning up after this year's Flower Festival. 

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Parts of Big Sur now more accessible Video included

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (Photo courtesy California State Parks) Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (Photo courtesy California State Parks)
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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park will reopen to the public on Saturday, July 1.  

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Officials: Father of missing California boy was flight risk Video included

Aramazd Andressian, Sr. Aramazd Andressian, Sr.
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Authorities say the father of a missing Southern California boy had become a flight risk when he was arrested on a murder charge last week in Las Vegas.    

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US gas price drops 7 cents, as crude cost falls

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The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline dropped 7 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.32.

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Santa Maria construction to cause traffic delays

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The intersections of North Depot Street and Fesler will undergo several improvements to enhance safety and pedestrian access. The most notable addition will be stop signs for east and westbound Fesler Street, as well as the removal of stop signs on northbound Depot Street.

The initial phase of construction is expected to take six to eight weeks to complete.

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Update: Downed power lines determined as cause for 250 acre New Cuyama fire Video included

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Residents in New Cuyama were given evacuation warnings due to a growing fire Sunday afternoon.  

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SpaceX completes two rocket launches in 48 hours Video included

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Another successful rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc on Sunday. 

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Cal Poly grad Day-Monroe advances to IAAF World Championships after placing third at the Outdoor Championships Video included

Cal Poly grad Day-Monroe advances to IAAF World Championships in London in August Cal Poly grad Day-Monroe advances to IAAF World Championships in London in August
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Cal Poly alumna Sharon Day-Monroe is headed back to the IAAF World Championships, as she qualified for Team USA in the heptathlon with a third-place finish at the USATF Outdoor Championships on Sunday on NBC. 

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