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Mental Health Awareness Week At Cuesta College

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This week, Cuesta College is hosting a Mental Health Awareness Week to decrease the amount of suicides among college-aged students. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second most common cause of death among this age group. Volunteers put out 11-hundred black flags yesterday to represent the average number of suicides among college-aged students per ... Read More »

Local Organization Flies WW2 Veterans To Visit War Memorial

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A group of local World War II Veterans visited Washington D.C. to visit the war memorial dedicated to them on Friday. 13 veterans were able to fly for free thanks to the local organization Honor Flight.  They coordinate free flights and trips for veterans to visit war memorials in the nation’s capital. The veterans visited the World War II Memorial ... Read More »

Press Conference To Announce State-Wide Plastic Bag Phase-Out


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Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) will hold a press conference to announce the introduction of SB 405, which would phase-out single use plastic bags in California. 
 
 The press conference will be on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. on the South Steps of the State Capitol. 

 "We have a broad coalition of environmental and industry groups who have ... Read More »

Giselle Ayala’s Life Celebrated

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Giselle Ayala’s life will be celebrated this weekend. The 18-year-old Cal Poly student died in Santa Barbara last week.  Authorities say there is evidence to believe she fell off a seaside cliff while she was attending an annual spring break party in Isla Vista. The services for Ayala will be Saturday afternoon at a ranch in Penngrove. Read More »

Man Charged With Choking Woman Pleas No Contest

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A man accused of choking a 90-year-old woman inside her home has entered a no contest plea to attempted murder. Police say Brennan Fulfer choked Mildred Maddelein in her San Luis Obispo home in 2009.  Fulfer confessed to breaking and entering into her home, and attacking her.  She survived the attack. Fulfer will be sentenced in June and is expected ... Read More »

Man Arrested In Carpinteria On Drug And Weapons Charges

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A Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputy may have saved lives when he arrested a man in Carpinteria.  Deputy Amjadi arrested 27-year-old Fernando Perez Monday morning. Perez was parked in front of businesses that are open 24 hours a day.  Amjadi found Perez under the influence of a Central Nervous System (CNS) stimulant and arrested him. Perez also had a loaded ... Read More »

Sea Lion Pups Washing Up On Shore

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, better known as NOAA, says hundreds of California sea lions have been washing ashore, malnourished and dehydrated. According to NOAA, sea lion pups are washing up onto beaches when the mothers prematurely wean them due to lack of food.  The majority have been found in Los Angeles County, but the Marine Mammal Center San ... Read More »

Alcohol Not Cause Of Death For Cal Poly Student Brandon Huang

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The toxicology reports of Cal Poly student Brandon Huang show that alcohol was not the cause of death. The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Huang had a blood alcohol content of point zero three percent. Huang died on his way to his dorm on February 10th.  The cause of his death is under ... Read More »

Goleta Man Arrested After Threatening Police With Knife

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A Goleta man will go to jail after threatening law enforcement officers with a knife. Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies say they arrested 62-year-old Harley Kelly yesterday after he walked away from deputies, and crossed all lanes of traffic on Highway 101 at Patterson Avenue. They used a Taser, baton and bean bag rounds to subdue and arrest Kelly. He ... Read More »

Search Suspended For Missing Diver

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The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a Vandenberg Air Force Base airman who went missing in Florida. The search began for 39-year-old Jeffery Vincent on Sunday, after he went missing while scuba diving near Key Biscayne. The current pulled Vincent away from the boat while he was assisting another diver. Authorities say he was wearing all of his ... Read More »

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