Central Coast Wine Region Uses Free Online Wine Art Experience To Build Tourism

Spilling a glass of red wine can create a minor nightmare, especially if it’s on something which is hard to clean. But, some vintners on the Central Coast are not only saying it’s okay to spill some of their famous Pinot Noir, they are encouraging people to do it. It’s a chance to for you to go online and create wine art.

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There’s a unique new vehicle on the South Coast intended to help law enforcement officers deal with armed suspects. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office now has a mini-Caterpillar that’s been beefed up to make it bulletproof.

(National Park Service photo)

A mountain lion from the Santa Monica Mountains which was struck, and killed by a vehicle on a freeway may have ended up there because he was being chased by another mountain lion. Mountain lion P-61 died September 7th when he was hit on the 405 Freeway in the Sherman Oaks area.

Detectives have arrested a Ventura County man for the murder of a San Fernando Valley woman, but the motive for the slaying is still unclear. Cheyenne Brown was shot to death outside of her Granada Hills home July 23rd.

Patrols were stepped up all night Tuesday and into Wednesday morning after a mountain lion was seen at UC Santa Barbara.

The big cat was seen at Campus Point near the lagoon and surface road turnaround.

Spilling a glass of red wine can create a minor nightmare, especially if it’s on something which is hard to clean. But, some vintners on the Central Coast are not only saying it’s okay to spill some of their famous Pinot Noir, they are encouraging people to do it. It’s a chance to for you to go online and create wine art.

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(National Park Service photo)

A mountain lion from the Santa Monica Mountains which was struck, and killed by a vehicle on a freeway may have ended up there because he was being chased by another mountain lion. Mountain lion P-61 died September 7th when he was hit on the 405 Freeway in the Sherman Oaks area.

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President Trump's brand-new national security adviser, Robert O'Brien, will inherit a National Security Council struggling to attract talent, current and former U.S. officials tell NPR.

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President Trump has named Robert O'Brien to be his fourth national security adviser. O'Brien is taking over one of the most important foreign policy jobs in Washington. The president praised his new national security adviser for his work as a State Department hostage envoy.

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: He's worked with me for quite awhile now on hostages. And we've had a tremendous track record with respect to hostages.

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

President Trump has named Robert O'Brien to be his fourth national security adviser. O'Brien is taking over one of the most important foreign policy jobs in Washington. The president praised his new national security adviser for his work as a State Department hostage envoy.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: He's worked with me for quite awhile now on hostages. And we've had a tremendous track record with respect to hostages.

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