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Conditions are ripe for Central Coast mirages

Mirages are caused when light rays are bent or refracted when they travel through mediums with different densities. For example, putting a pencil in a half-filled glass jar of water creates the illusion that the pencil bends at the water line. Changes in air densities when the Santa Lucia winds blow across the ocean can create some fascinating optical illusions in the atmosphere.

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The perils of parachuting in a thunderstorm

Naval aviator Lt. Col. William Henry Rankin of the U.S. Marines flew a Vought F-8 Crusader: a single-engine, supersonic, carrier-based aircraft that could hit speeds of 1,133 mph and fly as high as 52,350 feet. On July 26, 1959, Rankin flew his F-8 along with the wingman, Lt. Herbert Nolan in another F-8 from Naval Air Station South Weymouth, Massachusetts, southwest along the East Coast to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in South Carolina.

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This 94-year-old former school and city hall in Pismo soon could be a fire station

Pismo Beach is considering repurposing its old City Hall building on Bello Street, which has been vacant since 1995. The 94-year-old building could be turned into a new fire station.
Kaytlyn Leslie The Tribune
This 94-year-old former school and city hall in Pismo soon could be a fire station 1:11

This 94-year-old former school and city hall in Pismo soon could be a fire station

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How to make a sweet, tangy sesame salad

Car chase ends with crash in Pismo Beach 0:19

Car chase ends with crash in Pismo Beach

Experience 'epic' downhill skiing in the Sierra 1:53

Experience 'epic' downhill skiing in the Sierra