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Santa Maria City Council passes library ordinance

The Santa Maria City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday night that allows library staff to ban people who misbehave. In a 4-1 vote, the council adopted the ordinance banning people who are confrontational, violent, dysfunctional, or harassing for up to a year. The council also voted to table another ordinance that requires personal belongings brought into the library...

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2 hours 24 minutes ago

Containment increases on fire near Yosemite

OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) - Fire officials expect to soon lift the remaining evacuations ordered because of a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park. The flames drove about 1,000 people from their homes. State fire spokesman Chris Christopherson says residents still out of their homes should be allowed to return later... Read Story

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3 hours 8 minutes ago

Fresno County ends contract for indigent services

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The Fresno County Board of Supervisors is ending the county's contract for medical services for the poorest residents. The Fresno Bee reported Tuesday that supervisors voted 4-1 to terminate the contract effective Sept. 1. Under the contract's rules, the county's payments for health services will end... Read Story

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Cupertino to get super-fast broadband service

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Cupertino will become the first city west of the Rockies to get AT&T's super-fast broadband Internet service. The San Jose Mercury News reports AT&T will announce Wednesday that it will bring its GigaPower service to Apple's hometown. The newspaper says GigaPower promises download speeds of up... Read Story

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Obama to speak after militants behead American

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on Wednesday, the day after Islamic State militants released a video showing an American journalist being beheaded. Obama will speak from Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, where he's currently in the second week of his annual... Read Story

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American journalist beheaded

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is expected to make a statement today about the beheading of American journalist James Foley by militants with the Islamic State extremist group. Foley was kidnapped in Syria in November 2012. The militants say his killing is in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.... Read Story

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