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  • Cigarettes could cost you more if Proposition 29 passes in June

    May 24, 2012 9:44 PM

    Smokers could be paying more for the pack of cigarettes, if Proposition 29 passes on June 5th. The Proposition 29 tax increase would pay for cancer research and support programs. Right now, the tax on cigarettes is .87 cents. And, if could go up to a $1.87 if Proposition... more »
  • High gas prices forces locals to take the bus

    March 8, 2012 11:03 PM

    As gas prices remain high, some people on the Central Coast are now finding ways to avoid those trips to the gas pump. According to AAA, the national average cost of a gallon of unleaded gas is $3.75. Here in California, things are a lot higher. On average,... more »
  • Social Security recipients to get 3.6 percent COLA

    October 19, 2011 11:15 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Some 55 million Social Security recipients will get a 3.6 percent increase in benefits next year, their first raise since 2009. The increase was announced Wednesday when the government released a key measure of inflation, which determines whether people who receive Social Security get a cost-of-living adjustment,... more »
  • Violent crime spikes in Santa Maria; drops in other cities

    May 25, 2010 9:50 PM

    For the third straight year U.S. crime rates have dropped. The F.B.I. says both property crimes and violent offenses dropped some five percent.... from 2008 to 2009. Locally, Paso Robles and Santa Barbara saw drops in violent crimes. San luis obispo went up slightly and we're learning that Santa... more »
  • Univeristy of California regents trapped in building by protesters

    November 19, 2009 6:06 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Some University of California regents who approved a student fee increase are trapped inside a UCLA building as protesters block the exits. The demonstrators are being confronted Thursday by lines of baton-wielding campus police, California Highway Patrol officers and metal barriers. University spokesman Phil Hampton... more »

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