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Local Spotlight: The Nutcracker ballet

Thursday was the unofficial start of the Christmas season, and there's no better way to get into the spirit than with the classic Nutcracker ballet. This weekend, the Santa Maria Civic Ballet will present its production at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. It's Christmas Eve and a little girl, Clara, received the nutcracker as a gift from...

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CHP steps up enforcement

California Highway Patrol is stepping up enforcement to make the roads safer this weekend. All available CHP officers will be on the road throughout the entire weekend. Last year during the big travel holiday weekends, there were 33 traffic-related deaths on state highways. CHP says 88 percent... Read Story

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2 hours 15 minutes ago

Water main breaks on Malibu coast

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles County workers are repairing a water main rupture on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. The break Thursday evening sent water over the highway near Trancas Canyon Road for nearly three hours, forcing sheriff's deputies to close the route until the flow was shut off... Read Story

Nov 27, 2014 10:03 AM

Obama's action fuels worry about immigration scams

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams. California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Mexican consulates have also sounded alarms since Obama promised executive action last week that is expected... Read Story

Nov 27, 2014 9:04 AM

No cash prizes for LA voters next year

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The idea of luring Los Angeles voters to the polls with cash prizes appears dead for now. The Los Angeles Times says it won't be used during next year's March or May elections. The city Ethics Commission had suggested holding a lottery to improve voter turnout... Read Story

Nov 27, 2014 9:02 AM

LA hospital gets money for telemedicine program

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles hospital is starting a telemedicine program that will allow doctors to consult with patients six-thousand miles away. Good Samaritan Hospital announced Wednesday that it's received a federal grant of more than $417,000. The money will be used to provide real-time video conferencing that... Read Story

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Nov 26, 2014 7:21 PM

Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Researchers say an experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and has triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it. According to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, the vaccine is designed to spur the immune system's production of anti-Ebola antibodies.... Read Story

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