Military Tour In Afganistan Leads To Business For Central Coast Man; Craft Coffee

A military veteran on the Central Coast became known during his time in Afghanistan for a very unusual reason. His craft coffee was a big hit with those in the service. He never forgot about its popularity, and it’s led to a unique business offering hand crafted coffees in a way which also pays tribute to those who’ve served in uniform.

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A military veteran on the Central Coast became known during his time in Afghanistan for a very unusual reason.  His craft coffee was a big hit with those in the service.

He never forgot about its popularity, and it’s led to a unique business offering hand crafted coffees in a way which also pays tribute to those who’ve served in uniform.

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The State Insurance Commissioner says this fall’s deadly brush fires in Northern and Southern California have caused $9 billion dollars in losses. The three fires were the deadliest and costliest in the state’s history.

A year ago this week, the Thomas Fire was in the process of burning its way through more than 280,000 acres of land in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. The blaze had already done much of its damage in Ventura County, and was pushing into Santa Barbara County. The concern now is a different one: potential flash flooding and debris flows.

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Authorities say they’ve arrested 14 people in connection with a drug dealing operation orchestrated by a state prison inmate. Moorpark Police and Ventura County Sheriff’s investigators have been working on the case for about a year, after learning about gang related drug sales in the eastern part of the county.

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