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California prisons change mental health treatment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California prison officials are pledging to take a more gentle approach with mentally ill inmates after graphic images of prisoners being repeatedly doused with pepper spray in their cells were made public several months ago. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a federal court filing Friday that its move will create a system-wide culture...

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Aug. 1st, 2014 weather watcher report

Arroyo Grande 60-76 Atascadero 59-102 CA Valley 65-103 Cambria 59-69 Corbett Canyon 60-77 Cuyama 66-100 Goleta 64-74 Grover Beach 60-71 Lompoc 60-75 Los Osos 59-65 Morro Bay 58-63 Nipomo 63-83 Oceano 59-83 Orcutt 59-79 Paso Robles 60-107 Pismo Beach 60-66 Pozo 60-105 San Luis Obispo 60-80 San Miguel 56-103 Santa... Read Story

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5 hours 47 minutes ago

Dogs put to the test in Santa Maria

The Santa Maria Kennel Club is hosting its 13th agility trial at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge this weekend. The dogs' handlers navigate them through an obstacle course as fast as possible. The obstacles include five different jumps, weave poles, two types of tunnels, and a teeter-totter. The... Read Story

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5 hours 49 minutes ago

Local WWII vet remembered

The community paid its respects to a local World War II veteran on Friday. A memorial service was held in San Luis Obispo for Hazel McNett. She was the first member of American Legion Post 66 and its first female commander. American Legion members welcomed her family and friends... Read Story

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5 hours 52 minutes ago

ICE building construction continues

Officials with ICE, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, say construction of their new building in Santa Maria is going on as scheduled. The building is going up near the corner of McCoy Lane and South Depot Street. Construction started in April, and it's expected to be ready for ICE... Read Story

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34 minutes 51 seconds ago

California prisons change mental health treatment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California prison officials are pledging to take a more gentle approach with mentally ill inmates after graphic images of prisoners being repeatedly doused with pepper spray in their cells were made public several months ago. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a federal court... Read Story

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38 minutes 16 seconds ago

1 dead, 1 held hostage in LA County standoff

PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say one man is dead and a woman is being held hostage after a parolee exchanged gunfire with Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies. Sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says the 24-year-old armed man is holed up with the woman hours later Friday night at a... Read Story

7 hours 55 minutes ago

San Francisco transit vehicles involved in crashes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco fire officials say 20 people were taken to hospitals, one with serious injuries, after two separate crashes involving city transit vehicles just minutes apart. Fire spokeswoman Jennifer Balestrieri says crews were called to the city's Japantown neighborhood at 1:29 p.m. Friday when a bus... Read Story

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37 minutes 33 seconds ago

House OKs bill to address border crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, winning over conservatives with a companion bill that could lead to deporting more than half a million immigrants whom the Obama administration granted temporary work... Read Story

11 hours 31 minutes ago

Obama: GOP not even trying to solve immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says House Republicans are trying to pass the most extreme and unworkable version of an immigration bill even though they know the bill isn't going anywhere. Republicans are pushing legislation that could clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought... Read Story

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14 hours 32 minutes ago

Ebola Patient Heading To U.S.

(NBC News) As the death toll from the Ebola outbreak grows in Africa a hospital in the United States is preparing to care for a patient suffering from the deadly virus. More than 1,300 have been infected and more than 700 people have died in West Africa. Two... Read Story

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