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Rare Flower Discovered In Channel Islands

A small, delicate looking flower has been discovered for the first time on one of the Channel Islands. What’s known as the White Mallow has been found on Santa Barbara Island, which is part of Channel Islands National Park.

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South coast mayor points to gains, challenges

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In her final State of the City address, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider reported Wednesday that a major, multi-year waterfront-area renewal project was nearing completion, but a key commercial zone is facing challenges.

South coast mayor points to gains, challenges

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In her final State of the City address, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider reported Wednesday that a major, multi-year waterfront-area renewal project was nearing completion, but a key commercial zone is facing challenges.

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There’s been a huge breakthrough in efforts to help rebuild the population of some rare frogs which disappeared from the Santa Monica Mountains in the 1970’s.

The National Park Service says a program to help rebuild the population of red legged frogs has hit a milestone.

Investigators are trying to figure out what led to a traffic accident in Ventura County which left two people dead and two seriously injured. The accident happened just after 8 p.m. Tuesday, on Pleasant Valley Road near Longfellow Way in Oxnard. Police say the pickup was speeding westbound on Pleasant Valley Road when the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle, and smashed into an electrical pole and a tree. The driver, identified as Mario Gurrola of Port Hueneme, was pronounced dead at the scene. Paramedics were also unable to save passenger Luis Fernando Hernandez of Oxnard.

Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider, who is in her last year of service, is giving her final state of the city address today.

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Legendary Actor Gives Tips To South Coast High School Drama Students

Opening night is still weeks away, but dozens of San Marcos High School drama students are busy getting ready for their latest production, the classic musical “Damn Yankees.” There’s a couple of parents watching a rehearsal, as well as a tall, distinguished-looking man. There are as many eyes on him as there are on the run-through, because not only does he know the story, he’s the man who played the lead character in the Academy Award nominated 1958 movie.

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South coast mayor points to gains, challenges

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In her final State of the City address, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider reported Wednesday that a major, multi-year waterfront-area renewal project was nearing completion, but a key commercial zone is facing challenges.

South coast mayor points to gains, challenges

1 hour ago

In her final State of the City address, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider reported Wednesday that a major, multi-year waterfront-area renewal project was nearing completion, but a key commercial zone is facing challenges.

In 1921, an ad in The Seattle Times touted a brand new candy called "Aplets," a new confection made "from the finest Washington apples and honey and walnuts." A few years later, Aplets were joined by "Cotlets," a similar candy made from an apricot base. In most of the world, "Aplets & Cotlets" were based on a treat called lokum, a word derived from Arabic, but the British and Americans know it as "Turkish delight."

A man in his late teens has been arrested in Israel as the "primary suspect" behind a string of phoned-in bomb threats to Jewish community centers across the U.S. and elsewhere.

The arrest was the result of an investigation by Israeli police and the FBI, a police spokesman says.

The suspect is Jewish and holds both Israeli and U.S. citizenship, according to multiple news outlets citing a police spokesman. His age has been variously reported as 18 or 19.

A former Russian parliamentarian named Denis Voronenkov, who fled Russia last October and has criticized President Vladimir Putin's government, was killed in Kiev on Thursday, in an apparent assassination that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is reportedly calling "state terrorism."

Hungry? Call Your Neighborhood Delivery Robot

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Here's a classic big city dilemma (sorry suburban folks): It's late at night, the weather is bad, and you're hungry. Your favorite restaurant is less than a mile away, but you don't want to leave the house, and you don't want to pay a $5 delivery fee — plus tip — for a $10 meal.

So, what do you do?

Back in the old days, you would have braved the elements — or learned to plan ahead. But those days are coming to an end, at least in Washington, D.C.

Today is the 4th and — what is scheduled to be — final day of the confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch. Testifying about the Supreme Court nominee will be experts and outside groups. Gorsuch himself will not be taking questions, or in the hearing room.

Those expected to speak on his behalf are judges and former law clerks he has worked with, along with some law school professors and other attorneys. Witnesses called by Democrats, who have concerns about Gorsuch, include other law professors, and representatives from women's and environmental groups.

The man who is believed to have carried out a deadly attack near the U.K. Parliament has been identified by Britain's Metropolitan Police as Khalid Masood, 52.

Police believe the man acted alone. He was shot and killed after carrying out an attack that killed a police officer and two civilians and wounded several others around 2:40 p.m. local time Wednesday.

Is any story more appealing than the paradise disrupted? Read enough campus novels, and you'll think colleges are little idylls rife with tennis sweaters and conspiracy. Green quadrangles, caps and gowns, dim libraries, "a group of red-cheeked girls playing soccer, ponytails flying ... trees creaking with apples ... ivied brick, white spire ..." That's Donna Tartt's The Secret History, the New England campus novel par excellence, fat with exclusion and glamour and wealth and Plato and erudite murder.

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