Part Of Historic "Ten Commandments" Movie Set From 1920's To Go On Display On Central Coast

It’s an almost forgotten part of cinema history. One of Hollywood’s first blockbusters, the 1923 classic “The Ten Commandments,” was shot on the Central Coast. But, after the filming, the massive set was left behind in the Guadalupe-Nipomo sand dunes, to be swallowed by the dunes for decades. A key artifact, the giant head of a sphinx, was recently recovered and will go on public display for the first time this weekend.

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Authorities say they’ve arrested a third suspect wanted in connection with a burglary attempt on the South Coast which triggered a several hour long search.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 100 block of Santa Elena in Montecito Wednesday night by reports of an occupied home being burglarized. Deputies arriving on the scene briefly encountered the men, with an officer firing one shot. No one was hit, but two men were eventually arrested.

A man authorities say was walking too close to some train tracks was struck and killed by a passenger train on the South Coast.

It happened just before 7 a.m. Thursday, near Olive Mill Road in Montecito.  The northbound Amtrak train's engineer saw the man, and blew the train's horn.

An 80 year old Vietnam veteran who lives in Ventura County got a phone call from the President telling him he will receive the nation’s highest military honor.

Marine Sergeant Major John Canley of Oxnard got a phone call from President Trump confirming that the veteran would receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

The governor has signed into law a bill by a Ventura County legislator intended to reduce sexual harassment in the workplace.

AB 2770 provides former employers some protections against lawsuits if they speak to a prospective new employer about a worker who was responsible for sexual harassment. It also provides some new legal protections for victims of sexual harassment against lawsuits.

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Firefighters say they are closing in on full containment of a brush fire which closed a section of Highway 1 on the Central Coast for a big chunk of the day Wednesday.

The Cruces fire begin just before noon Wednesday off of Highway 101, about three miles northwest of the Highway 1-Highway 101 interchange.  It forced the shutdown of Highway 1 for about six hours, and led to some ranches in the area being evacuated.

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It’s a story which started a long time ago, in a galaxy, far, far away. Well, okay, it wasn’t that long ago. It was 1996. And, it actually wasn’t a galaxy that far away. It was Sherman Oaks. But, the story did start with Star Wars. Two brothers, Jason and Aaron Labowitz, were collectors of sci-fi action figures and toys, the kind of things inspired by movies. Aaron Labowitz says the result is “Entertainment Earth," a company which sells sci-fi and pop culture collectables.

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Like any tantruming toddler, the 20-foot-tall baby Trump blimp hovering above Friday's protests in London was difficult to ignore.

Now a plan to bring a replica of the yellow-haired, phone-toting, sneering and diapered balloon stateside has garnered so much support that organizers say they will use the funds to buy multiple blimps "so we can go coast-to-coast, border-to-border."

As a member of Congress, Dan Coats liked to get his name in the paper. Now that he's the country's top intelligence official, Coats said he prefers to stay out of the headlines.

But the director of national intelligence, who oversees the United States' sprawling spy agencies, has been front and center in the past week as he has pushed back against President Trump over Russia's interference in American elections.

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I'm Ari Shapiro on Capitol Hill, where Senator Jeff Flake, Republican of Arizona, started the day trying to make a strong statement about the Senate's position on Russian interference in the 2016 elections.


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Russian officials are saying the meeting in Helsinki between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin resulted in an agreement that includes cooperation between the two countries in Syria.

Speaking at a news conference next to Trump on Monday, Putin said establishing peace and reconciliation "could be the first showcase example of the successful joint work. Russia and the United States apparently can proactively take leadership on this issue," including overcoming the humanitarian crisis and helping Syrians go back to their homes.

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The story continues for a house Americans used to visit every week. The Brady Bunch house is ready for a new family.

The famous home featured in the beginning and ending credits of the 1970s sitcom The Brady Bunch is for sale, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.

The U.S. economy is doing pretty well. Jobs continue opening, unemployment is low, and growth appears robust.

But that's no reason to be complacent. Today on the show, Stacey and Cardiff present three indicators that make them feel a bit queasy.

None of these indicators guarantees that an economic slowdown is on the way, but they could be doing a little better — and all of them will make you sound smarter around the water cooler.