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PG&E Begins Removal of Contaminated Soil From Former SLO Gas Plant

PG&E has begun a 10-month cleanup of a lot near downtown San Luis Obispo that contains century-old petroleum contamination. The cleanup will be done at a lot on the corner of Walker and Pismo streets.

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First case of female-to-male Zika transmission

In another startling Zika development, the first case of female-to-male sexual transmission of the Zika virus has occurred in New York, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday. Up until now, it was thought that the only likely...

Toddler rescued from surf by Stearns Wharf Sunday evening

Toddler Rescued Near Stearns Wharf

A two-year-old boy was found face down in the water near Stearns Wharf around 7:19 p.m. on Sunday.

Emma Young, Adele-singing hospice worker

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Hospice worker's cover of Adele hit goes viral

A UK hospice worker's rendition of the Adele hit "Make You Feel My Love" is going viral online. But the performance may have struck its strongest chord with the audience who heard it in person.

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Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer's?

Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer's patients? One recent study found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, stimulates the removal of toxic plaque in the brain, a common feature of the disease. Furthermore, the researchers discovered it ...

Dallas toddler hot car death

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Texas boy is 21st child to die in hot car in 2016

A toddler in east Dallas has become the 21st child to die in a hot car this year in the U.S., according to the national safety advocacy organization KidsAndCars.org.

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HIV cases rise in 74 countries

Over the past decade, the rate of new HIV infections has increased in 74 countries, according to a new study presented Tuesday at the 21st International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa.

Blondes vs. Brunettes Hope to Tackle Alzheimer's Disease

Blondes and brunettes battled it out in a charity powderpuff football game for charity on Saturday.

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2nd possible non-travel Zika case investigated in Florida

Health officials are investigating a possible non-travel-related case of Zika virus in Broward County, Florida, the state Department of Health said Thursday.

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No THC in Colorado town's water, tests show

A Colorado town's marijuana-in-the-water mystery didn't check out after all.

Laboratory testing showed there is no THC -- the principal psychoactive chemical in cannabis -- in the town's water supply, contrary to what field tests had shown earlier thi...

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Zika found in common house mosquitoes in Brazil

Researchers in Brazil announced Thursday the "presence of the Zika virus" in Culex mosquitoes (the common house mosquito) in the eastern city of Recife.

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Most beers to get calorie, ingredient labels

The most popular alcoholic beverage in America is about to get all health-conscious: Most beer brewers are voluntarily including freshness dating, calories, nutritional details and an ingredients list on their labels. The goal for brewers and importe...

Health Features

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How to create at-home first aid kit

In case of an emergency, keep these essential first aid items in your home.

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Tips to protect your hearing

Follow these tips to protect your hearing.

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Which painkiller is right for you?

People often talk about taking aspirin to treat minor aches and pains, but other…

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Body needs food after workout; what works?

You may hit the gym to lose weight, but after a strenuous workout, your body craves…

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10 affordable ways to treat yourself

You’re thinking of everyone else this year, except the one person who matters most…

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Journals can help track your body

Keeping track of your body's statistics can help keep you healthy. But you…

Health Interactives

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National Nurses Day: ER tips

May 6 marks National Nurses Day, a chance to celebrate nurses and their…

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Recycling quiz

How much do you know about the items you assumedly recycle every day? Find out…

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Guide to a good night's sleep

With March 18 marking World Sleep Day, take a look at sleep's health benefits,…

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Are you drinking too much caffeine?

Caffeine gets people up on the morning and it keeps them moving throughout the day.…

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Must do exercises

Are you no longer getting the desired results from you workouts? It might be…

Local Headlines

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Some Fire Resources Heading Out of the Area, but Local Stations Remain Fully Staffed

The massive Sand Fire burning in Southern California has numerous engines from the…

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Santa Barbara County Grocery Workers Ask Community to Boycott Stores

More than 50,000 grocery workers in Southern California are asking consumers to…

PG&E Begins Removal of Contaminated Soil From Former SLO Gas Plant

PG&E has begun a 10-month cleanup of a lot near downtown San Luis Obispo that…

Food News

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More E. coli cases prompt flour recall expansion

General Mills on Monday announced another expansion of its flour recall.

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McDonald's halts Big Mac sales in Venezuela

The latest sign of deepening crisis in Venezuela? McDonald's has been forced to…

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Chipotle profits down 82% in wake of E. coli outbreaks

Chipotle has not recovered as much as investors expected after the chain's E. coli…

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Plains All American Pipeline Stock Plunges After Refugio Oil Spill

NewsChannel 3 continues our special series of reports into the Refugio oil spill…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: SLO Porsche Crash Leads to Bogus Story

You've probably heard the saying that 'honesty is the best policy." What you're…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Fire Chief Fights to Fix Fatal Flaws in the 911 System

Who has a better system for identifying and processing mobile phone calls? The 9-1-…

What's Right

Hundreds of Santa Barbara County Kids Play Olympic Style Games

Over 300 kids from United Way of Santa Barbara County will be play in their own…

California Wine Festival Brings Northern And Southern California Vintners Together in Santa Barbara

Northern, Central and Southern California winemakers found themselves at the center…

Local After School Program Recognized for Helping to Keep Kids Healthy

Seven Santa Barbara Schools were recognized with Distinguished After School Health (…

 
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