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Alfred Taubman, pioneer of indoor mall, dies

American suburbanites who can do all their shopping without getting wet, driving from point-to-point or looking for a new place to park, can give much of the credit to Alfred Taubman.

Taubman, a real estate developer who helped change the face of subu...

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Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero Says Goodbye to Longtime Resident

Zoo officials said the 14 foot snake was humanely euthanized earlier this week.

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This country fines you for being unemployed

Losing your job comes with an extra sting if you live in Belarus.

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'Snoring sickness' leaves you gasping for air

Glenn Keller remembers the first time he realized something was wrong. Doctors surrounded his bed after a routine surgery on his wrist, asking him questions about dizziness, shortness of breath, and being lightheaded.

UPDATE: Man Vandalizes Police Department. Some Photos of Damage Released

Ojai police say a man charged with a series of minor traffic violations early Wednesday morning turned around and vandalized personal and department vehicles at the police department.

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The 'cold call' Pope rings again

Memo to journalists: When you write an open letter to the Pope, keep your cell phone charged. He may call to chat about it.

Yes, the "Cold Call Pope" rang again this week. This time, according to an Argentine journalist, Francis phoned to answer a co...

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Survey: Swimmers 'make the best lovers'

They say don't judge a book by its cover, but new research suggests you can tell a lot about someone just by looking at what sports they play -- and it seems swimmers make the best lovers.

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Acorns

This app has helped millennials save $25 million

Investors -- and millennials -- are nuts about Acorns.

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10 diseases medical marijuana could help

Here are 10 diseases people commonly use medical marijuana to treat.

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Clinton campaign ad carries warning in Russia

A Russian TV channel aired Hillary Clinton's first campaign video with a rating stamp that means it's for mature audiences, because of fears it might run afoul of the country's anti-gay propaganda law.

A clip of the video, which features a gay couple ...

SLO County 2014 Crop Statistics Released

In a report released by the San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture Tuesday, an overall gross crop value for the County was reported to be $902,991,000 for 2014.

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Chile to recognize same-sex civil unions

Civil unions between people of the same sex will soon be recognized in Chile.

The country joined several of its South American neighbors in allowing the unions when President Michelle Bachelet enacted a new law on Monday.

"This is a concrete step in th...

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Details of future 'Star Wars' movie revealed

The "Star Wars" universe keeps on expanding. Details of the plot for 2016's "Star…

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Why Jon Stewart quit 'The Daily Show'

Jon Stewart hasn't said much about quitting "The Daily Show" -- until now. In an…

Vivien Leigh wore dress in 'Gone With The Wind'

'Gone With The Wind' dress sold for $137,000

A dress worn by Vivien Leigh as she played Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With The Wind"…

Jonathan Crombie succumbs to brain hemorrhage

'Anne of Green Gables' actor dies

Canadian actor Jonathan Crombie, who co-starred in the "Anne of Green Gables" TV…

Penelope Cruz

Another good-looking star joins 'Zoolander 2'

Looks like another really, really, ridiculously good-looking person is joining the…

DON FRANCISCO SABADO GIGANTE

Iconic Univision 'Sabado Gigante' program is ending

The longest-running variety show in television history -- Sabado Gigante -- will end…

Travel Headlines

Ocean sea briny deep

Replica of 18th-century French ship sets sail

Lest we Americans forget that -- in the wellsprings of our nation -- France bore the…

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ANA launches awesome new "Star Wars" airplane

It's been a wild week for "Star Wars" fans, what with the release of a new trailer…

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Everest climbers keep wary eye on icefall

Mountaineers have returned to Mount Everest for this year's climbing season,…

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Delta to cut international flights

Planning to go to Brazil later this year? It might not be as easy flying on Delta.…

Best Airlines - Southwest

Flier removed for poking seatmate with pen

Passengers, keep your pens to yourself.

A female flier was kicked off a Southwest…

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TSA officers fired for plotting to grope men

Two Transportation Security Administration screeners have been fired after…

Technology Headlines

OTD August 3 - Messenger launch

Spacecraft to make death dive into Mercury

The NASA spacecraft MESSENGER (an acronym for MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment,…

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Instagram details when nudity is OK

Instagram is easing up on its no-nipple policy, but insists it will still scrub…

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Verizon FIOS to let you pick, choose cable channels

Verizon FIOS will start letting customers opt in -- and out -- of the cable channels…

Automotive Headlines

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China wants eyes on cars not babes

When China's biggest auto show opens in Shanghai this week, the only models on…

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BMW recalls 91,000 Mini Coopers

BMW of North America will recall 91,800 Mini Coopers because of a faulty sensor that…

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Predicting boneheaded driving with technology

Let's face it, almost all automobile crashes are caused by human error. But what if…

Pet Headlines

Veterinarian says she killed feral cat with arrow

FB post appears to show veterinarian holding dead cat by arrow

Hey, look what I did. That small boast on social media can trigger a whirlwind that…

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Dog flu sickening canines in Midwest

Dog owners in several Midwestern states are being cautioned of a new strain of dog…

Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero Says Goodbye to Longtime Resident

Zoo officials said the 14 foot snake was humanely euthanized earlier this week.

House and Home Headlines

Santa Maria Establishes Water Hotline To Curb Drought

In a new wave of efforts to conserve water, the city of Santa Maria has established…

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Students Donate Hair To Locks Of Love

Students at Notre Dame School got a chance to give back and get free hair cut in the…

Help Identify A Santa Maria Jaywalking Turtle

The Santa Maria Police Department is asking for your help to identify the owner of a…

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