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Fire Burning In Southeastern SLO County Sends Smoke Over Santa Maria Valley

Smoke from a wildfire burning southeastern San Luis Obispo County drifted over the Santa Maria Valley on Wednesday afternoon. Personnel from Cal Fire San Luis Obispo, which serves as that county's fire department, and other agencies were dispatched to the incident east of Nipomo at 1:30 p.m. in the

NOOZHAWK - 2017-09-20 22:02:00

Death toll in Mexico's earthquake rises

(CNN) - A sea of rescuers in hard hats and masks continue to descend upon the streets of Mexico City in search of survivors after a deadly earthquake struck the region. "The priority now is continue rescuing those who are still trapped and provide medical attention to the injured," said President En

KEYT - 2017-09-20 10:42:18

Santa Barbara IT provider Curvature names new CEO

Santa Barbara IT maintenance and network provider Curvature announced that it had named a new CEO, Peter Weber, following its merger with Charlotte, N.C.-based SMS Systems. Weber, formerly of Carpathia, which was acquired by Kansas-based QTS Data Centers in 2015, joined Curvature as executive chairm

PACBIZTIMES.COM - 2017-09-20 22:50:36

Wiretap: Manafort's Russia troubles widen while Mueller's probe into Trump's role deepens

The Washington Post and The New York Times are back in full gear trading scoops on the Trump-Russian connection. The Post is reporting that two weeks before Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president, his campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was offering "private briefings" on the cam

COLORADOINDEPENDENT.COM - 2017-09-21 14:31:29

Doctors Without Walls Holds Spectacular Balloon Glow Event

Doctors Without Walls-Santa Barbara Street Medicine (DWW-SBSM) is an extraordinary organization providing health care to homeless and low-income individuals in Santa Barbara, and every year it throws one extraordinary fundraiser: Glow in the Park. The sold-out crowd of 425 supporters mingled in a sc

SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Fighting Wildfires Breaches $2 Billion

The U.S. Forest Service's wildland fire suppression costs for fiscal year 2017-which ends on September 30-have breached the $2 billion mark, making it the most expensive season on record, according to a recent announcement by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. "Forest Service spending on fi

SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

School says students must submit photos of dresses before dance

A Wisconsin school district is requiring pictures of students' homecoming dresses before the kids are allowed to buy tickets to next month's dance, the Journal Sentinel reported. The rule has been around since January 2015, but a recent email to families created fresh uproar about the requirement, t

KEYT - 2017-09-21 16:47:24

Sean Spicer doesn't think he ever lied while press secretary

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sean Spicer doesn't believe he ever lied to the American people during his time as White House press secretary, he told ABC's "Good Morning America" Thursday. "People have hard feelings toward you because they feel that you lied to the American people," Paula Faris said to Spicer.

KEYT - 2017-09-21 15:57:14

Candidate for governor backtracks on remarks about The Denver Post after a recording leaks

A juicy item hit the web Monday when progressive consultant and media watcher Jason Salzman published a blog post and an audio clip of Republican candidate for governor Doug Robinson saying this to a small audience in Grand Junction: "This is an interesting story: When I announced my candidacy the e

COLORADOINDEPENDENT.COM - 2017-09-21 15:37:05

Trump says new sanctions coming on North Korea

NEW YORK (CNN) - President Donald Trump said Thursday he will announce new sanctions on North Korea in a latest attempt by the United States to punish the country for its nuclear weapons program. "We will be putting more sanctions on North Korea," Trump said ahead of talks with Afghanistan's preside

KEYT - 2017-09-21 15:36:16

Kenya's Supreme Court involved in 'coup,' President says

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta publicly rebuked the country's Supreme Court on Thursday, saying its decision to annul the result of last month's election amounted to a "coup." "What happened in our country is nothing short of what Kenya has so successfully avoided over the pa

KEYT - 2017-09-21 15:18:27

What Mexico's earthquake means for California

(CNN) - As we see footage of the devastation in Mexico in the aftermath of the second earthquake that country has suffered this month, people in California might well be wondering how well-prepared their local communities are. But earthquakes in California and Mexico differ in ways that are importan

KEYT - 2017-09-21 14:09:12

H.R. McMaster: Iran nuke deal is 'fundamentally flawed'

WASHINGTON (CNN) - National security adviser H.R. McMaster called the Iran deal "fundamentally flawed" Thursday, adding that the White House is concerned with what to do about Iran's "destabilizing behavior." In an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day," McMaster, who was speaking right befor

KEYT - 2017-09-21 13:51:29

One major reason Graham-Cassidy health bill could pass

(CNN) - When it comes to the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, there is one thing Republicans agree on right now: It's their last shot to repeal and replace Obamacare. That may be all the motivation they need to pass it. In recent days, an intense operation to sell the bill to few key holdouts has go

KEYT - 2017-09-21 12:54:24

Local company creates high-tech wristband for alcohol drinkers

Proof wearable bracelet. Company is based out of Santa Barbara, California. (Credit: proofwearable.com) SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The creative forces behind Milo Sensors call their biometric sensor bracelet "the Fitbit for drinking." "It's a fun device," said Evan Strenk. "It's not invasive, it doesn'

KEYT - 2017-09-21 00:12:21

Facebook donates $1 million to aid Mexico earthquake victims

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Facebook says it will give $1 million to the Red Cross in Mexico to help rebuild areas that were decimated by a powerful earthquake this week. The tech giant said in addition to its gift to Cruz Roja Mexicana, a branch of the International Red Cross, it is working with the Unit

KEYT - 2017-09-21 11:51:15

Hurricane Maria: US mainland is not out of woods yet

(CNN) - The US mainland should not breathe a sigh of relief just yet despite early forecasts that Hurricane Maria will remain out to sea. Regaining strength overnight, Maria lashed the Dominican Republic early Thursday after a destructive rampage through Puerto Rico and Dominica. The storm is a Cate

KEYT - 2017-09-21 11:39:25

When you and your partner have mismatched libidos

(CNN) - About 15% of men and 34% of women say they're not really interested in sex, according to a new study, statistics that few experts find surprising. In fact, low desire in one partner is probably the top reason couples seek out sex therapy. When one of you has more interest in sex than the oth

KEYT - 2017-09-21 10:12:14

Here's what would happen to Kimmel's son if health care repeal passes

(CNN) - It was frightening news that every parent dreads: Hours after the birth of their son, Jimmy Kimmel and his wife were informed by doctors that Billy had a complex heart condition and would need immediate surgery. That life-altering moment for the late-night comic has spurred a heated national

KEYT - 2017-09-21 07:54:19

Kimmel continues fight with Cassidy over health care bill

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Jimmy Kimmel was ready for the second round of his fight with U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, saying on Wednesday night that the senator "either doesn't understand his own bill or he lied to me." "Last night on our show I took a senator from Louisiana, Bill Cassidy, I took him to task

KEYT - 2017-09-21 07:48:19