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The majority of Californians believe global warming is happening now and that it’s a serious threat to the Golden State’s future, according to the results of a poll released Wednesday. What’s more, Californians are ready to cast their votes and spend their money to fight it.

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It’s been just about nine months since the Montecito Debris Flow killed 23 people and destroyed homes, bridges and roadways. Now that the immediate pain of the disaster has abated a bit, but before too much time passes that people start forgetting, a group of researchers at UC Santa Barbara are studying the disaster in a coordinated effort.

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A California-based think tank says King City is the second most financially stressed city in the state. Compton ranked No. 1.

The California Policy Center released its list of the "Unlucky 13" this week saying King City's problems stem from a combination of lowered property and sales tax revenues.

Just this week however, King City likely passed a half-cent sales tax increase which wasn't included as part of the study. Final election numbers have yet to be certified.

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A survey out this week shows small business owners rank California near the bottom of a nationwide survey showing which cities and states offer the most business-friendly environments.

More than 12,000 business owners participated, making it the largest of its kind according to Thumbtack.com, the company that conducted it.

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San Luis Obispo County's economy is looking pretty good according to the latest report delivered Friday morning in Paso Robles by an economic team out of Los Angeles.

"Jobs are up, incomes are up, production is up, housing prices are up, credit is standing. When you add it up, everything is going in the right direction," said Chris Thornberg, considered one of California's leading economists and the founding partner of Beacon Economics.