Central Coast Biologist, Professor Writes New Guidebook To California Plants

A Central Coast biology professor has written what could be the definitive book on California’s plants. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo biology professor Dr. Matt Ritter is the author of “California Plants: A Guide To Our Iconic Flora.” The new 300 plus page book even comes by a forward written by California Governor Jerry Brown.

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Law enforcement is releasing more information about the homeless man accused of a random deadly stabbing at a South Coast restaurant.

The suspect, 49-year-old Jamal Jackson, was charged on Friday with first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Anthony Mele at Aloha Steakhouse in Ventura.

Unemployment continues to fall on the South and Central Coasts.

The California Employment Development Department is reporting that the jobless rate in Ventura County was 3.6% percent in March, dropping from 4% a month earlier. In Santa Barbara County, the 4.4% unemployment rate last month was down from 4.9% percent in February. And, the percentage of people unemployed in San Luis Obispo County fell by 0.3% to 2.9% last month.

The first African-American woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State is going to speak in Ventura County.

Condoleezza Rice will appear at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks May 4th.

There were some scary moments on the South Coast Friday morning when a helicopter clipped some power lines, forcing it to make an emergency landing.

The crop dusting helicopter was flying on the 1100 block of Ellwood Ranch Road in West Goleta at about 8:30 a.m. when the accident happened.

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Central Coast Biologist, Professor Writes New Guidebook To California Plants

A Central Coast biology professor has written what could be the definitive book on California’s plants. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo biology professor Dr. Matt Ritter is the author of “California Plants: A Guide To Our Iconic Flora.” The new 300 plus page book even comes by a forward written by California Governor Jerry Brown.

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NPR Newscaster Carl Kasell Dies After A Lifelong Career On-Air

The beloved broadcaster and scorekeeper on Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! died Tuesday from complications from Alzheimer's disease in Potomac, Md. He was 84.

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Meeting your college roommate used to be one of the anxieties of the first week of school. But these days, many freshmen meet in advance online, and arrange to room together.

Now, some schools have decided to bring back largely random pairings in the interest of broadening their students' horizons. Duke University announced their change earlier this year.

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