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  • Some locals turn to public transportation amid gas price hike

    October 8, 2012 9:34 PM

    The high cost of gas prompted people to change their driving habits. From carpooling, to riding the bus, some people are doing whatever they can do to avoid spending money at the pump. Santa Maria Transit said, so far, they haven't seen any big increase in their numbers... more »
  • San Luis Obispo shelter encourages public to not give money to panhandlers

    May 3, 2012 9:45 PM

    You see a panhandler on the corner begging for money, or just holding up a sign. So, do you give them money? Well, a San Luis Obispo homeless shelter is encouraging you not to do so. According to the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo, there are about... more »
  • San Luis Obispo shelter encourages public to not give money to panhandlers

    May 3, 2012 9:45 PM

    You see a panhandler on the corner begging for money, or just holding up a sign. So, do you give them money? Well, a San Luis Obispo homeless shelter is encouraging you not to do so. According to the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo, there are about... more »
  • Santa Maria couple almost become victims of door-to-door scam

    February 10, 2012 8:59 PM

    A Santa Maria couple feels very fortunate tonight, after they almost became victims of a door-to-door scam, and you may be target of a similar scam. It's been happening a lot here on the Central Coast. According to San Luis Obispo Police, solicitor scams happen fairly often. The... more »
  • Levee delayed due to government mixup

    November 29, 2010 5:41 PM

    Construction on the Santa Maria levee was supposed to be finished by the end of the year, but a change in plans will delay the completion date. Last year, local officials received $40 million to strengthen nearly six and a half miles of levee, but FEMA now requires the... more »
  • Allan Hancock College to help students with FAFSA forms

    April 14, 2010 1:50 PM

    A local college wants to help students get the cash they need for school. Allan Hancock College is hosting a free Financial Aid Workshop for students on Friday, April 30th. The workshop aims to help students who are filling out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.... more »
  • Tax tips to save you money

    April 12, 2010 9:38 PM

    If you've been putting off doing your taxes, listen up! You have three days to get them done. Don't worry. You're not alone. The IRS says around 40 million people wait until the last two weeks to file their taxes. As of the end of March, the number of... more »
  • Last minute tax tips

    April 12, 2010 1:14 PM

    With the April 15th tax deadline quickly approaching, we'll have a few tips that could save you some money on your tax returns. If you're a first time home buyer, buying a new home, you could get an $18,000 tax credit. Tune in tonight at 5 and 6 for the... more »
  • DIY tax preparation can cost you

    March 29, 2010 8:52 PM

    Do-it-yourself projects around the house are one thing, but do-it-yourself taxes can be a whole different monster, and that's become clear in this current recession. Some major tax specialists are reporting huge drops in the number of returns they're filing this year, while consumer tax products have seen a... more »
  • New $100: Ben's facelift to be revealed

    March 5, 2010 11:37 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Aiming to stay a step ahead of counterfeiters, the government is planning a new design for the $100 bill that will be unveiled next month. The Treasury Department said Friday the wraps will come off the facelift for Ben Franklin at an April 21 ceremony in... more »
  • Airport official blames potential deficit on economy

    March 2, 2010 8:17 PM

    San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport officials are warning the board of supervisors that the airport may not have enough money to cover operating costs next year. In a status report, leaders say they may need to pull $500,000 from a loan that was intended for future development. ... more »
  • San Luis Obispo airport could come up short next year

    March 1, 2010 9:10 PM

    San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport officials say if there isn't an upswing in revenue, the airport will not have enough money to cover operating costs next year. In a report given to the Board of Supervisors, officials say they may need to pull $500,000 from a loan that... more »
  • Judge rules some state furloughs illegal, orders back pay

    February 26, 2010 12:06 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - An Alameda County judge is ordering back pay for more than 50,000 state workers he ruled were illegally furloughed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch on Thursday ordered the state to pay all employees who work in nearly 70 departments their full... more »
  • County leaders discuss bleak budget picture

    February 23, 2010 1:00 PM

    Santa Barbara County leaders will hear from various department heads at today's Board of Supervisors meeting as they present a worst-case scenario for budget cuts. The county is facing a $40 million budget deficit and has asked department leaders to cut a combined $52 million. That's equal to 392... more »
  • County supervisors looking at massive budget cuts

    February 22, 2010 9:23 PM

    $40 million. That's how much red ink Santa Barbara County leaders are dealing with and massive layoffs are possible. The county's deficit makes up about 20 percent of the its 200 million dollar budget. County officials blame the majority of the deficit on rising costs. In total, they're asking... more »
  • Schwarzenegger signs major school reform package

    January 7, 2010 6:28 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law sweeping education reforms that will let California compete for up to $700 million in federal money. Many of the steps were opposed by teachers unions and other education groups. Among other reforms, they will link teacher evaluations to student... more »
  • Los Angeles teachers ordered to repay paycheck mistake

    December 28, 2009 12:21 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials say most of the 35,000 Los Angeles Unified School District employees who were overpaid by nearly $60 million in 2007 because of a faulty payroll system have repaid the excess money or arranged payment plans. School district attorney Dave Holmquist says two teachers were ordered... more »

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