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A former U.N. ambassador and U.S. Secretary of State had a unique way of clueing in people she was negotiating with about the tone of the talks. She would set the mood with the jewelry she’d wear.

Now some of that jewelry is going on display in Ventura County.

Someday in the future, NASA hopes to send a swarm of autonomous rovers to explore Mars. But, before they can do so, they need to create a computer code so that these robots can run on their own and work together. Some computer science students on the South Coast are among those across the nation who are working on code that could revolutionize space exploration.

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It’s an event being overshadowed by the almost hourly new headlines coming out of Washington, D.C. What’s being called a groundbreaking new global political effort to ban nuclear weapons is underway at the United Nations, and a South Coast peace advocacy group is playing a role in the talks.

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It’s been an impressive rainfall season for the Central and South Coasts, but a researcher says it was far from a drought buster.

There’s shock in one Central Coast city, after hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage was caused to a park’s children’s play structure by what a top city official is calling an act of vandalism.

Vandals targeted a popular play structure used by kids. Santa Maria firefighters were called to the city’s Armstrong Park just before one a.m. Monday by reports of a fire. They found a huge play structure burning.

It’s a community center that’s been a part of Ventura County for decades.

A pair of buildings off of Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley has been home to a Veterans of Foreign Wars Post for more than three decades. VFW Post 10049 has helped the community for decades, doing everything from handing out scholarships for young adults, to helping veterans in need. But now, the VFW needs some help itself.

Supporters of a long-stalled proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution made their voices heard in Santa Barbara.

Hundreds took part in a peaceful demonstration on Sunday.

When you think about first aid training, you probably think about CPR and using those skills to help someone suffering from a cardiac emergency. But that’s not the only first aid training that helps save lives. You can become certified in mental health first aid on the South Coast.

Leticia Yanez shook with anxiety as she pretended to have a panic attack. Her instructor and classmates tried to calm her down. Yanez said she actually felt anxiety even though she was just role-playing.

Santa Barbara County Fire Department

A new study of a 2016 Central Coast wildfire reveals that a group of firefighters were in peril when a flare-up occurred.

It’s the time of year when many of us are taking little spring vacations. Kyle Fleher who’s a critical care nurse at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, just took two weeks off from his job, but used them in a very special way. He volunteered at a front line medical aid station in war torn Mosul, Iraq.