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Containment Up To 78% In Rey Fire, In Los Padres National Forest

Firefighters are getting close to full containment of a brush fire which has burned more than 32,000 acres of land in the Los Padres National Forest. The Rey Fire north of Santa Barbara is now 78% contained, and has shown only minor growth during the last few days.
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The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department will be adding two new deputies after an agreement with the Santa Ynez Chumash Indians.

The deputies and two patrol cars will be paid for by the tribe at a cost of about $400,000.

The campaign for the White House is coming to Ventura County next week.

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence is set to speak at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley September 8th.

Pence is Indiana’s 50th governor, being elected to the post in 2012. He served in Congress for more than a decade.

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A South Coast university has announced a groundbreaking deal with an international real estate investment company to sell the 386 unit housing and shopping complex the university developed.

Cal State Channel Islands sold a 100% leasehold interest in the University Glen Apartments and Town Center to Kennedy Wilson. University officials say the $81 million dollar deal will allow it to pay off the remaining debt for the project, and to have money for new campus construction. It’s part of a cutting edge model being used to add needed facilities for the campus without state funding.

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A longtime member of a police department in Ventura County who traded in his uniform for a tie is going to need that uniform again.

Scott Whitney will become the City of Oxnard’s new chief September 16th.

Whitney served in the Oxnard Police Department for 25 years, including nine years as Assistant Police Chief. His management skills led to his promotion to Acting City Manager in 2014, and he was later made an Assistant City Manager.

(Los Padres National Forest graphic)

Firefighters are getting close to full containment of a brush fire which has burned more than 32,000 acres of land in the Los Padres National Forest.

The Rey Fire north of Santa Barbara is now 78% contained, and has shown only minor growth during the last few days.

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It's been four years since scientists first started accusing a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids, or neonics for short, of killing bees. These pesticides are used as seed coatings on most corn and soybean seeds.

After leaving an obscene voicemail for a state legislator, Maine Gov. Paul LePage has apologized to that lawmaker, waffled on whether he would consider resigning, and stood by his widely criticized comments characterizing drug dealers as overwhelmingly black and Hispanic.

LePage also has told reporters he will never again speak to the press.

Today, the U.S. Department of Education unveiled new rules, explaining to states and districts how they can prove they're spreading resources fairly between poor and less-poor schools.

Today's release is a re-write of rules that were first unveiled last spring and that caused quite a stir, creating a political unicorn: a fight in which Republicans and teachers unions found themselves on the same side.

At some point today, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

It was a hastily arranged visit by a presidential candidate who has spent much of his campaign insulting Mexico and its people.

The twin babies were born just five weeks ago, a month premature and ill-equipped for a dangerous journey across the Mediterranean Sea. But their mother, 26-year-old Tesfamamrim Merhawit, decided the sea ahead was safer than the land they left behind. Traveling alone with her infants, she told the Associated Press she boarded a boat in Libya, bound for Europe.

An experimental drug dramatically reduced the toxic plaques found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease, a team reports in the journal Nature.

Results from a small number of patients who received a high dose of the drug, called aducanumab, hint that it may also be able to slow the loss of memory and thinking.

Inside a sprawling warehouse just outside downtown LA, a line of seamstresses sew high-end blouses.

This city is still the garment capital of the U.S. even though it employs a fraction of the workers it once did. Since 1990, the number of U.S. apparel manufacturing jobs has fallen by 80 percent.

"The charts and the statistics are really frightening," says Ilse Metchek, head of the California Fashion Association.

The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department will be adding two new deputies after an agreement with the Santa Ynez Chumash Indians.

The deputies and two patrol cars will be paid for by the tribe at a cost of about $400,000.

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