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Pesticides keep Citrus Psyllid at bay, potentially threaten bees

As the state sprays hundreds of properties in San Luis Obispo County with pesticides to keep the Asian Citrus Psyllid from spreading, bee keepers fear orange blossom honey production could decline. "I'm very concerned," said Gordon Wardell, senior bee biologist for Paramount Farming and adjunct professor at Cal Poly. "I've heard of the problems the bee keepers in Florida have...

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April 23rd, 2014 weather watcher report

Arroyo Grande 40-69 Atascadero 35-73 CA Valley 36-51 Cambria 49-59 Corbett Canyon 47-73 Cuyama 43-63 Goleta 55-74 Lompoc 46-66 Los Osos 50-60 Morro Bay 50-59 Nipomo 50-71 Orcutt 46-67 Paso Robles 41-75 Pismo Beach 52-72 Pozo 38-71 San Luis Obispo 50-72 San Miguel 43-75 Santa Barbara 55-74 Santa Maria 45-68... Read Story

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California Supreme Court refuses to review conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Supreme Court has refused to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment. Wednesday's decision by the state's highest court was the latest stop on Conrad Murray's legal odyssey. A state appeals court upheld his conviction earlier... Read Story

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East Bay to tap Sacramento River water

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - To cope with drought conditions, the East Bay Municipal Utility District will begin diverting water from the Sacramento River for the first time ever. The Sacramento Bee reports the district's board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to begin tapping supplies from the river's Freeport Regional Water... Read Story

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9 hours 56 minutes ago

Shark Attacks Florida Tourist

(WESH) A German tourist visiting central Florida has a vacation to remember for all the wrong reasons after a shark took a chunk out of his leg on Tuesday. Authorities say the 42 year old tourist was wading in the water at Shepard Park on Cocoa Beach, when a shark... Read Story

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13 hours 17 minutes ago

A stock rally falters as US earnings disappoint

NEW YORK (AP) - A six-day rally on the stock market is petering out as some U.S. companies report earnings that disappoint investors. Norfolk Southern, Procter & Gamble and Avery Dennison all fell after reporting their latest quarterly financial results. Railroad operator Norfolk Southern's profit slumped as severe winter weather... Read Story

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First lady announcing jobs website for veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is developing a website to help job-seeking veterans and military spouses create resumes, make connections with employers and become part of a database that companies can mine for skills and talents. The effort aims to streamline the broad assortment of government and private-sector employment resources... Read Story

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