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Biometric security becomes more popular, but how safe is it?

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In this day and age, your eyes can be your passport, your fingerprint can be your ticket to a baseball game, and you can even use your face to unlock an iPhone. 

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Pet Tales: So many cats!

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Woods Humane Society has a lot of cats right now, especially after accepting several cats from Houston. 

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Cuesta College prepares for 33rd Annual Central Coast Writers Conference

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The 33rd Annual Central Coast Writers Conference is set for next weekend. 

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Not home? Walmart wants to walk in and stock your fridge

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Walmart is testing a new service that lets a delivery person walk into your home when you're not there to drop off packages or put groceries in the fridge.

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Otto the otter returns to sea after toxic diagnosis, rehab

(Credit: Marine Mammal Center) (Credit: Marine Mammal Center)
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Otto, the sea otter who was rescued in May after he was diagnosed with domoic acid toxicosis, has been released into the sea in Morro Bay Friday morning.  

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6 things to do this weekend on the Central Coast

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are some of the events happening around the Central Coast.

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The Latest: Trump speaks with Puerto Rico governor

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Hurricane Maria is lashing the northeastern Dominican Republic early Thursday and is expected to pass near the Turks and Caicos later in the day. More>>

Huasna Fire now 85 percent contained

Courtesy: Miguel Perez Courtesy: Miguel Perez
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The Huasna Fire that broke out on Wednesday is 85 percent contained as of Friday morning, according to CAL FIRE. 

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Santa Maria has high hopes for new building in heart of downtown

A mixed-use building is planned for the northwest corner of Broadway & Main St. in downtown Santa Maria (Courtesy: City of Santa Maria) A mixed-use building is planned for the northwest corner of Broadway & Main St. in downtown Santa Maria (Courtesy: City of Santa Maria)
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Changes may soon be coming to downtown Santa Maria now that the planning commission has approved a four-story, mixed-use development.

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SLO police officer recognized for saving elderly couple from house fire

Officer Peul Sisemore (KSBY photo) Officer Peul Sisemore (KSBY photo)
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Members of the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department recognized a San Luis Obispo police officer Thursday night for his efforts in saving an elderly couple from a house fire.

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Santa Maria looks to snap 11-game skid against Pioneer Valley

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Our Week 4 'Friday Night Highlights' Game of the Week features a cross-town showdown between Pioneer Valley and Santa Maria.

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PAC 8 Update: Girls Volleyball

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PAC 8 Girls Volleyball Scores for Thursday, September 21st.

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Flood goal, Viboch shutout lead Cal Poly to third straight win, 1-0 over Denver

McKenzie Flood scores the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Denver McKenzie Flood scores the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Denver
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McKenzie Flood scored a first-half goal while fellow senior Brittney Viboch earned a shutout, leading the Cal Poly women’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Denver on Thursday night in Alex G. Spanos Stadium, the Mustangs’ third straight win.

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Father, son arrested in Santa Maria double shooting

Santa Maria police officer are pictured outside a Bunny Ave. home that was searched following a shooting at N. Bradley Rd. & Rose Pl. (KSBY photo) Santa Maria police officer are pictured outside a Bunny Ave. home that was searched following a shooting at N. Bradley Rd. & Rose Pl. (KSBY photo)
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The Santa Maria Police Department has identified a suspected shooter and say a second suspect - the first suspect's father - turned himself in late Thursday hours after a shooting that sent two people to the hospital.

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Memorial dedicated 1 year after Ventura County firefighter's death near Lompoc

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Thursday was a day of remembrance in the South Coast firefighting community. A memorial was dedicated to Ryan Osler, a firefighter who died responding to last year's Canyon Fire at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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SB County employee among 8 arrested, 9 accused of stealing $1.7 million from county

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A Santa Barbara County Public Works employee has been arrested along with a number of other people accused of taking $1.7 million in public funds, District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Thursday.

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Man killed in industrial accident near Lompoc identified

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One person was killed in an industrial accident just outside of Lompoc on Thursday. 

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No suspect found during search of house following Santa Maria shooting

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Santa Maria police are investigating a shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon near the corner of North Bradley Road and Rose Place. 

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Small earthquake registered near Los Olivos

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A small earthquake shook the Santa Ynez Valley on Thursday afternoon. 

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SLO County, Airbnb partner on tax collection agreement

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On October 1st, Airbnb will begin collecting taxes for San Luis Obispo County on all bookings in the area. 

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City of Grover Beach breaks ground on high-speed fiber network

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Thursday was an exciting day for businesses in Grover Beach. The city broke ground on its high-speed fiber network.

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UPDATE: Fire at Santa Barbara laundromat deemed suspicious

Fire caused extensive damage to a laundromat on De La Vina Street. (Photo courtesy Santa Barbara City Fire Dept.) Fire caused extensive damage to a laundromat on De La Vina Street. (Photo courtesy Santa Barbara City Fire Dept.)
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Investigators with the Santa Barbara City Fire Department said Thursday that a fire at a De La Vina Street laundromat earlier this week is suspicious in nature and caused $500,000 in damage.

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Huasna Fire now 75 percent contained

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The Huasna Fire that broke out on Wednesday is 75 percent contained as of Thursday afternoon, according to CAL FIRE. 

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The Latest: Death toll in Mexican quake rises to 273

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Rescue workers have recovered the body of a woman from the ruins of the school in southern Mexico City where a child has been detected alive. More>>

VAFB rocket launch postponed

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The launch of an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base that was scheduled for Thursday night has been postponed.

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Highway 1 crash slows traffic in San Luis Obispo

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A crash on Highway 1 near the entrances to Cuesta College and Dairy Creek Golf Course left debris in lanes and attracted a large medical response that backed up traffic Thursday afternoon.

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Sheriff's office: New cause of death for woman said to have died from LSD after music festival

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The San Luis Obispo County County Coroner's Office now says an LSD overdose is not what killed a Ventura woman hours after the Lightning in a Bottle music and arts festival at Lake San Antonio.

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Santa Barbara County firefighter and search dog headed to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

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A Santa Barbara County firefighter and his search dog are being deployed to Puerto Rico to help search for survivors in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

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Cooler temps and breezy conditions expected for the rest of the week, before weekend warm up

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Friday’s high temperatures will only reach the low to mid-70s for inland and coastal valleys, while the beaches will remain in the 60s. With fewer clouds the next couple nights it will definitely start ...

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On last day of summer, snow falling in the Sierra Nevada

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Snow is falling in the Sierra Nevada on the last day of summer, bringing a wintry look to the towering range shared by California and Nevada.      

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New Costco is packed on opening day in Santa Maria

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The new Costco store in Santa Maria opened Thursday and was packed with people stocking up on food and household goods and enjoying those free samples. 

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3-car crash in Lompoc sends 1 person to the hospital

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One person was taken to the hospital after a three-car crash in Lompoc on Thursday morning. 

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"America's Got Talent" crowns new champ

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"America's Got Talent" has crowned its newest winner.

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Central Coast Living: A place for politics

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Central Coast Living is more than beautiful scenery and libations - sometimes, it's about politics. 

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UPDATE: Containment of Huasna Fire increases to 60%

Courtesy: Miguel Perez Courtesy: Miguel Perez
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Firefighters were responding to a wildfire reported near the community of Huasna on Wednesday afternoon. 

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CA Secretary of State encourages local high schoolers to register to vote

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California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and state senator Hannah Beth Jackson talked to Santa Maria High School students about the important of voting Wednesday.

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Driver pleads no contest to deadly Creston Road crash charges

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The driver in a deadly drunk driving crash north of Creston has pleaded no contest. 

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49ers promote Cal Poly product Asa Jackson from practice squad

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The San Francisco 49ers have promoted cornerback Asa Jackson from the practice squad to the active roster. 

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Huasna Fire crews working through the night after stopping forward progress

Courtesy: Miguel Perez Courtesy: Miguel Perez
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CAL FIRE says the Huasna Fire has burned 224 acres and is 45-percent contained.

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New Costco in Santa Maria opens Thursday

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A brand new, larger Costco is opening to the public Thursday in Santa Maria, a day after dishing out samples to hundreds of curious residents during a preview event.

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Jay Leno won't perform Saturday in Paso Robles. Try next summer

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If you were hoping to see Jay Leno perform live at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre this weekend, you're out of luck.

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Pioneer Valley gets ready to host rival Santa Maria

Pioneer Valley linemen push the sled during Wednesday afternoon practice Pioneer Valley linemen push the sled during Wednesday afternoon practice
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Our Week 4 'Friday Night Highlights' Game of the Week features a cross-town showdown between Pioneer Valley and Santa Maria.

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North County mayors face deadline to pull out of SLO County animal shelter agreement

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     Cities that has signed a deal to help fund a new animal shelter in Northern San Luis Obispo County are now weighing their options on leaving that deal.   

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Santa Barbara police receive donation of tourniquet kits

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SBPD officers will wear the tourniquets on their uniform while on duty.

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DREAMers speak out at Rep. Carbajal's news conference

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In response to the Trump administration’s recent action to end the DACA program, Congressman Salud Carbajal is urging passage of the Dream Act. 

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Supervisors to consider closing Pirate's Cove at night

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Steps are being taken to make some improvements to the popular beach spot.

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Hurricane Maria slams Puerto Rico, weakens to Category 2 storm

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The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Maria has lost its major hurricane status, dropping to a Category 2 storm after crashing into Puerto Rico.

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Paso Robles City Council unanimously approves plan to save the River Lodge Motel

River Lodge Motel (KSBY photo) River Lodge Motel (KSBY photo)
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The Paso Robles City Council unanimously approved a land swap on Tuesday involving the River Lodge Motel. 

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San Luis Obispo sees an increase in car accidents involving pedestrians, bicycles

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San Luis Obispo police are stepping up traffic enforcement amid a rise in pedestrian and bicyclist versus vehicle collisions throughout the city.

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Most Wanted Wednesday: Zachary Arron Covington

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Zachary Arron Covington, 31, is the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Most Wanted Wednesday suspect this week. 

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Cold front to pass through Central Coast bringing variable clouds and wind Video included

Photo courtesy: Lizzylou Mcdermott Linzmeier? Photo courtesy: Lizzylou Mcdermott Linzmeier?
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A cold front will pass through the Central Coast this evening, bringing variable clouds along with stronger winds

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Driver pleads no contest to deadly Creston Road crash charges

Eusebio Ruizluis Eusebio Ruizluis
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A man charged with DUI in connection with a deadly crash this summer has changed his plea.  The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office says Eusebio Ruizluis, 32, pleaded no contest Monday to vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence causing injury or death and driving with a blood alcohol level above .08 percent.  The DA's Office says Ruizluis has also admitted to a prior DUI conviction.  He had originally pleaded not guilty to ...

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The Latest: Death toll rises to 226 from Mexico earthquake Video included

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The U.S. Geological Survey says it calculates the earthquake that struck central Mexico as magnitude 7.1 It says the epicenter was near the town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City. More>>

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  • Relatives keep vigil amid search for Mexico quake survivors

    Relatives keep vigil amid search for Mexico quake survivors

    Friday, September 22 2017 1:15 AM EDT2017-09-22 05:15:28 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-09-22 20:27:23 GMT
    Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1...
    Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake.
  • Hurricane pushes long-suffering Puerto Rico to the edge

    Hurricane pushes long-suffering Puerto Rico to the edge

    Friday, September 22 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-09-22 19:05:49 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-09-22 20:19:06 GMT
    Puerto Rico was already on the edge before Hurricane Maria, reeling from a decade-long, downward economic spiral that was far deeper than the Great Recession on the mainland.
    Puerto Rico was already on the edge before Hurricane Maria, reeling from a decade-long, downward economic spiral that was far deeper than the Great Recession on the mainland.
  • Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

    Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:05 AM EDT2017-09-22 10:05:34 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-09-22 20:09:54 GMT
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobs crude insults at Trump and hints at frightening new weapons test.
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobs crude insults at Trump and hints at frightening new weapons test.
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