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Summer Earthquakes Which Rocked Central, South Coasts Uncover Fossil

Some earthquakes rattled more than nerves on the Central and South Coasts last summer. They helped uncover a possibly 15 million year old fossil. A boulder rolled down a hill in the mountains north of Highway 118 in Simi Valley, and the utility crew which found it noticed it appeared to contain a fossil.

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We’re in the lull between wind events, but high brush fire potential and the possibility of some public safety power shutoffs are in the forecast for parts of the Central and South Coasts.

We’re getting a break Tuesday night and Wednesday, but Thursday and Friday have the potential for wind related brush fire problems.

A Ventura County woman has been arrested for the death of a man she had been dating. Oxnard Police were called to Eliza Court Monday night by reports of a stabbing. They found Ricardo Silva on the ground with a serious shoulder wound.

A Santa Barbara congressman has authored legislation intended to make it easier for cities and counties to get work started on critical infrastructure projects.

The bill would set up a national infrastructure bank.

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Some earthquakes rattled more than nerves on the Central and South Coasts last summer.  They helped uncover a possibly 15 million year old fossil.  A boulder rolled down a hill in the mountains north of Highway 118 in Simi Valley, and the utility crew which found it noticed it appeared to contain a fossil. 

Detectives are trying to figure out what led to a murder in Ventura County. Oxnard Police were called to the 100 block of Eliza Court just after 8:30 Monday night by reports of a stabbing.

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We’re getting a break Tuesday night and Wednesday, but Thursday and Friday have the potential for wind related brush fire problems.

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The 27-year-old graduated from nursing school in 2012 and has been a nurse ever since.

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It's a modest government clinic housed in a cluster of single-story cement buildings.

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The Houston Astros have had a season to remember. They beat the Yankees to take the American League pennant, and they're favored to win the World Series against the Washington Nationals, which kicks off tonight. But a celebratory rant by a senior executive after the Astros clinched the pennant over the weekend has shifted attention to subjects off the field, including domestic violence and the team's handling of female reporters. NPR's David Folkenflik has that story.

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