Volunteer cuddlers bring love and contact to babies at Sierra Vista hospital

As soon as the elevator doors opened to the hospital lobby, volunteer Debee Wachtel recognized the family inside. After all, she had spent close to three months cuddling twins Easton and Austin Woodman while they lived in the neonatal intensive care unit at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo this year.

Turkey is more dangerous than guns

Hundreds of people will die this Thanksgiving week as a result of eating turkey, either by food poisoning from undercooked turkey, choking or heart attacks from overindulgence.

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Anonymous hackers fight Islamic State, but reactions are mixed

Anonymous says it has helped take down as many as 20,000 Twitter accounts since the Paris attacks

Critics say the crude online dragnet sweeps up accounts that have no links to ISIS

Keyword search tactics also may shut down people who are trying to monitor ISIS

Thousands of monarch butterflies have filled the eucalyptus trees at the Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove. California State Parks docent Jan Ojerholm talks about the butterfly grove.
David Middlecamp dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

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