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California wildfire burns 12 buildings, threatens hundreds

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A wind-driven fire racing across dry brush in a largely rural area of Northern California has destroyed 12 buildings and threatened hundreds of others. 

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Firefighter finishes Pismo Beach resident's lawn after he was transported to the hospital

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Not all heroes wear capes. Nor do they look to be thanked for the little things.

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19 people displaced after Atascadero apartment fire

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KSBY received several reports of a structure fire in Atascadero Saturday afternoon.

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday she was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, becoming the latest administration official to experience a brusque reception in a public setting. 

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English bulldog Zsa Zsa wins annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest

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At 9-years-old, Zsa Zsa is a winner. 

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Flower Festival kicks off in Lompoc

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The 66th annual Flower Festival kicked off in Lompoc this Wednesday and will continue through Sunday afternoon.

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Annual Summer Solstice Parade held in Santa Barbara

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After a year of disasters like the Thomas Fire and mudslides, the Annual Summer Solstice Parade and Festival had a different meaning this year.

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Santa Barbara Boy Scouts camp to rebuild after Whittier Fire ravaged site

Scout leaders broke ground Saturday on the redevelopment of the camp (KSBY) Scout leaders broke ground Saturday on the redevelopment of the camp (KSBY)
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Nearly one year after 18,000 acre Whittier Fire ripped through the Rancho Alegre Camp in Santa Barbara, the Boy Scouts Los Padres Council celebrated Saturday the start of reconstruction. 

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March, protest against immigration policy planned for San Luis Obispo

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Organizers have announced a rally and march to protest the Trump administration's immigration policies next Saturday, June 30. 

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SLO DMV open on Saturdays means less wait

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You can now visit the Department of Motor Vehicles six days a week, twice a month. 

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Marine layer remains stubborn on the coast

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Low clouds and fog are expected to stick around on the coast through the weekend with fair skies inland.

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Second fatality in two weeks at Sequoia National Park

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A 22-year-old man's body was found in the Sequoia National Park, making it the second fatality in two weeks.  

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Water gushing in Pismo Beach: Broken irrigation pipe causes extra water flow

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An old irrigation pipe broke in Pismo Beach, releasing a small water flow Saturday morning. 

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3 rescued after boat capsizes off Southern California coast

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says crews have rescued three people who were treading water for nearly 90 minutes after their boat capsized off the Southern California coast.      Authorities say the three were rescued Friday evening about a mile north of Anacapa Island, northwest of Los Angeles, after their 17-foot recreational vessel capsized.      One passenger managed to make a 911 cellphone call Ventura County's fire dispatchers, who relayed... More>>

Nearly 400 people used California assisted death law in 2017

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California health officials say 374 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in 2017, the first full year after a law making the option legal took effect.  

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Cage-free egg initiative qualifies for California ballot

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California voters will decide in November whether egg-laying hens must live cage-free. 

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Deputies seize more than two tons of illegal cannabis in San Luis Obispo County

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The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Planning and Building Code enforcement teamed up to serve six illegal cannabis warrants in San Luis Obispo County Thursday. 

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Planned outage for EBT cards this weekend

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A heads up for people using EBT cards.

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As businesses leave SLO, economic leaders continue to find solutions

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San Luis Obispo is facing challenges for its workforce ahead of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant closure.

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CHP responds to Highway 101 crash near Templeton

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California Highway Patrol responded to a collision on Highway 101, near the Main Street off ramp in Templeton Friday night.

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Missing Paso Robles teen found safe, returned to mother

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Paso Robles Police have found 15-year-old Joshua Newsome in Paso Robles.

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Amazon's Alexa could be coming to a hotel room near you

Amazon announced a new version of the smart speaker called "Alexa for Hospitality" that could assist guests with in-room services. Amazon announced a new version of the smart speaker called "Alexa for Hospitality" that could assist guests with in-room services.
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Amazon announced a new version of the smart speaker, Alexa for Hospitality, to assist hotel guests with in-room services. Specifically designed for hotels, Marriott International will be trying the new version soon, but one local hotel is ahead of the game.

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Officials: Beware of hot playground equipment during SLO County's hot days

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When temperatures hit 100 on the thermometer, like in Paso Robles on Friday, the heat on the playground equipment can be hot enough to seriously burn children. 

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Bill moves to make Daylight Saving Time year-round

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A bill that aims to make Daylight Saving Time year-round has moved forward in the California Legislature.

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Final SLO County Primary Election results released

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Results of the June 5 Primary Election in San Luis Obispo County were certified on Friday.

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Mission Hills neighbors pack meeting to oppose proposed care facility

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Many residents in Mission Hills are voicing opposition to a proposed care home. 

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Sheriff: Man with machete attempts to steal car, hides in hot tub

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A man suspected of an attempted carjacking was arrested after being found hiding in an old hot tub, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.

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'Downtown Donut Factory' to open in San Luis Obispo

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Another donut establishment will open in San Luis Obispo this summer. 

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Firefighters battle brush fire east of Santa Maria

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Firefighters were battling a brush fire that broke out off of Highway 166 east of Santa Maria Friday afternoon. 

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Blood drive held in memory of Lompoc teen

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Community members were urged to donate blood Friday afternoon in honor of a Lompoc teen who died of cancer last year.  

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SLO Cemetery pyramid officially sealed after more than 100 years

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More than 110 years after it was built, the famous Dorn Pyramid in the San Luis Obispo Cemetery was sealed Friday in a special ceremony.

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Lompoc homicide suspect pleads not guilty

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The man charged with homicide for the death of a transient in Lompoc in April has pleaded not guilty. 

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Plans for new SLO County animal shelter move forward with changes

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Plans for a new animal shelter in San Luis Obispo County are moving forward after the Board of Supervisors approved changes in order to bring two north county cities back on board.

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Boba store coming to Lompoc

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Boba will soon be available in Lompoc. 

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Crash causes traffic backup on Hwy 101 between AG and Nipomo

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A two-vehicle crash caused a major traffic backup between Nipomo and Arroyo Grande late 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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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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California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk

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California health officials are proposing a regulation change that would declare coffee doesn't present a significant cancer risk.  

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Women's Honor Farm inmates sew Western-style vests for children's non-profit

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Inmates at the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Women's Honor Farm donated 60 western-style vests to the local non-profit Jack's Helping Hand on Wednesday. 

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  • San Francisco restaurants open kitchens to refugee chefs

    San Francisco restaurants open kitchens to refugee chefs

    Sunday, June 24 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-06-24 17:03:48 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 1:56 PM EDT2018-06-24 17:56:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill). In this photo taken June 20, 2018, Muna Anaee, prepares a ball of khobz orouk, a flatbread she would eat frequently in her native Iraq, at the Tawla restaurant kitchen in San Francisco during the inaugural Refugee Food Fest...(AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill). In this photo taken June 20, 2018, Muna Anaee, prepares a ball of khobz orouk, a flatbread she would eat frequently in her native Iraq, at the Tawla restaurant kitchen in San Francisco during the inaugural Refugee Food Fest...
    Restaurants in the U.S. - five of them in San Francisco - opened their kitchens for the first time to a program that allows refugees to showcase their cuisines and culinary skills.
    Restaurants in the U.S. - five of them in San Francisco - opened their kitchens for the first time to a program that allows refugees to showcase their cuisines and culinary skills.
  • Gun industry sees banks as new threat to 2nd Amendment

    Gun industry sees banks as new threat to 2nd Amendment

    Sunday, June 24 2018 10:34 AM EDT2018-06-24 14:34:06 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 1:54 PM EDT2018-06-24 17:54:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane). In this April 25, 2018, photo, Gary Ramey, owner and founder of Honor Defense, a gunmaker in Gainesville, Ga., holds a part from one of the company's firearms. Ramey and others in the gun industry are finding corporate Ameri...(AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane). In this April 25, 2018, photo, Gary Ramey, owner and founder of Honor Defense, a gunmaker in Gainesville, Ga., holds a part from one of the company's firearms. Ramey and others in the gun industry are finding corporate Ameri...
    In the wake of some of the nation's deadliest and most high-profile mass shootings, corporate America has been taking unprecedented steps to try to curtail sales of firearms.
    In the wake of some of the nation's deadliest and most high-profile mass shootings, corporate America has been taking unprecedented steps to try to curtail sales of firearms.
  • California wildfire burns 12 buildings, threatens hundreds

    California wildfire burns 12 buildings, threatens hundreds

    Sunday, June 24 2018 1:38 PM EDT2018-06-24 17:38:24 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 1:43 PM EDT2018-06-24 17:43:45 GMT
    A wind-driven fire racing across dry brush in a largely rural area of Northern California has destroyed 12 buildings and threatened hundreds of others.
    A wind-driven fire racing across dry brush in a largely rural area of Northern California has destroyed 12 buildings and threatened hundreds of others.
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  • US Defense chief to visit China amid S. China Sea tensions

    US Defense chief to visit China amid S. China Sea tensions

    Saturday, June 23 2018 9:35 PM EDT2018-06-24 01:35:06 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 1:56 PM EDT2018-06-24 17:56:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, file photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, center, steps away after speaking with the media at the Pentagon. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has accused China of "intimidation ...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, file photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, center, steps away after speaking with the media at the Pentagon. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has accused China of "intimidation ...
    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting Beijing this week against the background of growing tensions over Taiwan, China's militarization of South China Sea and expanding overseas presence of the People's...
    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting Beijing this week against the background of growing tensions over Taiwan, China's militarization of South China Sea and expanding overseas presence of the People's Liberation Army.
  • Saudi women in driver's seat as longstanding ban is lifted

    Saudi women in driver's seat as longstanding ban is lifted

    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:24 AM EDT2018-06-24 08:24:55 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 1:56 PM EDT2018-06-24 17:56:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). Hessah al-Ajaji drivers her car down the capital's busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their countr...(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). Hessah al-Ajaji drivers her car down the capital's busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their countr...
    Saudi women steered their way through busy streets for the first time just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.
    Saudi women steered their way through busy streets for the first time just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.
  • EU leaders back Africa, Balkans migrant reception centers

    EU leaders back Africa, Balkans migrant reception centers

    Sunday, June 24 2018 7:33 AM EDT2018-06-24 11:33:40 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 1:56 PM EDT2018-06-24 17:56:31 GMT
    (Hermine Poschmann/Mission Lifeline via AP). In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, migrants on a rubber boat are being rescued by the ship operated by the German NGO Mission Lifeline in the Mediterranean Sea in front of the Libyan coast. Ital...(Hermine Poschmann/Mission Lifeline via AP). In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, migrants on a rubber boat are being rescued by the ship operated by the German NGO Mission Lifeline in the Mediterranean Sea in front of the Libyan coast. Ital...
    The leaders of Germany, France and about a dozen other European Union nations are converging on Brussels for an afternoon of informal talks on differences over migrant ahead of a full EU summit that starts next...
    The leaders of Germany, France and about a dozen other European Union nations are converging on Brussels for an afternoon of informal talks on differences over migrant ahead of a full EU summit that starts next Thursday.
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  • Safety tips for the Oceano Dunes

    Safety tips for the Oceano Dunes

    Friday, June 15 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-06-15 23:29:04 GMT
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    The Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area is the only state park in California where you can drive your vehicle right on the beach.

    The Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area is the only state park in California where you can drive your vehicle right on the beach.

  • Summer concert series kick off across the Central Coast

    Summer concert series kick off across the Central Coast

    Friday, June 8 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-06-08 17:27:26 GMT
    Summer Concerts in the Park (Photo courtesy City of Paso Robles)Summer Concerts in the Park (Photo courtesy City of Paso Robles)
    Summer Concerts in the Park (Photo courtesy City of Paso Robles)Summer Concerts in the Park (Photo courtesy City of Paso Robles)

    The arrival of summertime means many of our local city centers will host free, live concerts. 

    The arrival of summertime means many of our local city centers will host free, live concerts. 

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