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KCBX News began reporting local stories in February, 2014. The first on-air newscast happened during All Things Considered on March 3, 2014. KCBX added local news content to Morning Edition in September, 2014.

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Flickr member: Catchpenny

New signs posted in Morro Bay are warning the public of a shark sighting. Several surfers reported a seeing a large shark about 200 yards north of Morro Rock Wednesday morning. 

Wikipedia user: Coolcaesar

A gene variant that could delay the onset of Alzheimer's Disease by as much as ten years has been discovered by scientists at UC Santa Barbara. 

Jordan Bell, KCBX News

The grocery wars are heating up here on the Central Coast as the Haggen chain filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Albertsons for more than $1 billion. 

Jessica Paterson

The strongest equal pay legislation in the nation is headed to Governor Jerry Brown's desk to be signed into law, and it's likely he'll do just that. 

Jay Thompson, Cal Poly

A new survey shows recent Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara graduates make higher salaries than many of their counterparts nationwide.

NCEAS

A study published Monday out of UC Santa Barbara shows the vast majority of seabirds have eaten plastic at some point in their lives and currently have plastic particles in their bellies. 

Twitter @KilerRidge

The olive industry in San Luis Obispo County is on track to have a bumper harvest this coming fall. This time around, drought is not a big factor in the equation. 

Flickr member HereStanding

Central Coast residents and businesses cut their water usage by 30.6 percent in July, saving slightly more than June's 30.3 percent. 

Jessica Paterson

  A bill to clarify where drones can fly in California is headed to the Governor's desk. 

Caltrans District 5

Traffic on Los Osos Valley Road (LOVR) in San Luis Obispo will shift entirely over to the newly constructed bridge over Highway 101 on Friday morning around 5:30. 

Joseph Brandt, USFWS

There is a new live streaming video service that lets you peak into the wild nests of an endangered California bird. It's the first ever publicly-available live video of wild condor nests. 

Lisa Osborn, KCBX News

Two powerful women in Congress are making a push for more stringent oil industry safety standards on the Central Coast. 

Pacific Wildlife Care

UPDATE: Aug. 26, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Pacific Wildlife Care in Morro Bay said Wednesday that 10 new birds have come into the facility since announcing the problem on Tuesday.

flickr member Vaping360

Santa Barbara County is implementing e-cigarette and smoking rules that are tougher than laws on the books in most of the cities in the area. 

CAL FIRE SLO

UPDATE: Aug. 26, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.

As crews near full containment of the Cuesta Fire, efforts to find the person responsible for starting it are still in the works.

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