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Santa Maria Welcomes Fighter Jets

The City of Santa Maria  welcomes fighter jets for the weekend. The Santa Maria Museum of Flights works to recruit more military aircrews for its upcoming airshow.

Search Underway for Missing Man at Lake Cachuma

Santa Barbara County firefighters are investigating a possible drowning at Lake Cachuma.

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Fire Scare At Santa Barbara County Courthouse

The Santa Barbara County Courthouse appeared to be on fire after a power outage around 9:30 p.m. Friday. Firefightersd said it was actually smoke from an old generator.

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Beach Erosion Plan Approved

The California Coastal Commission approved a rocky plan to fight erosion on the beach in Port Hueneme.   

Milpas Wins National Neighborhood Title

Residents used to think their Milpas neighborhood was down and out, now it's being recognized for turning things around.

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Ventura Doctor Helps Ebola Patients

A well known Ventura doctor is on the front lines of the deadly fight against the Ebola virus.

Paso Robles Card Room Project Denied Zoning Change

They've been playing cards for money at the Paso Robles Central Coast Casino on Black Oak Drive near Highway 101 for years.

Kids learn to surf at Surf Happens Surf Camp

Kids Learn To Hit The Waves At Surf School

It's what some on the South Coast call Disneyland in the Sand: surf camp.

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World Cup: Watch for Bananenflanken from der Wadenbeisser

You may have watched in wonder as Germany dismantled Brazil on Tuesday. But to really appreciate the art of German football you need to understand the lingo.

The sport has its own vocabulary and, as is common in the German language, most new terms…

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Notable deaths of 2014

From legendary actors to fashion designers, take a look at the most notable deaths of 2014.

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Look back: George Zimmerman trial

On July 13, 2013, a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin. The former neighborhood watchman never denied fatally shooting the unarmed teen, but he said he did so because he feared for his life. Take a look…

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Santa Barbara County

Watch The 71st Annual Santa Maria Elks Parade

Saddle Up! We have the complete 71st Annual Santa Maria Elks Parade available here…

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Santa Maria Welcomes Fighter Jets

The City of Santa Maria  welcomes fighter jets for the weekend. The Santa Maria…

Search Underway for Missing Man at Lake Cachuma

Santa Barbara County firefighters are investigating a possible drowning at Lake…

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Fire Scare At Santa Barbara County Courthouse

The Santa Barbara County Courthouse appeared to be on fire after a power outage…

Milpas Wins National Neighborhood Title

Residents used to think their Milpas neighborhood was down and out, now it's being…

Kids learn to surf at Surf Happens Surf Camp

Kids Learn To Hit The Waves At Surf School

It's what some on the South Coast call Disneyland in the Sand: surf camp.

Goleta Man Arrested For Sexual Relations With A Minor

A Goleta man is behind bars after having sexual relations with a minor on social…

New Pharaoh’s Egyptian Wildlife Exhibit Brings Exotic Animals to County Fair

The Santa Barbara County Fair has animals of all types, but a new exhibit this year…

Lake in Hope Ranch Drying Up

Hope Ranch Landmark Victim Of Drought

Santa Barbara locals have a new bellwether when it comes to understanding the…

'Water Hogs' Upset Those Who Try to Conserve

Some lawns are green. Some are brown.  It's a sign that water users are not…

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San Luis Obispo County

Paso Robles Card Room Project Denied Zoning Change

They've been playing cards for money at the Paso Robles Central Coast Casino on…

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Lompoc Changing Strict Sex Offender Laws

A Grover beach man who filed a lawsuit against the city of Lompoc and
several others…

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Coastal Commission Demands Fence Near Ontario Ridge Trail to be Taken Down

It's a big win for local hikers. The California Coastal Commission unanimously…

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Weekend Events Happening Up and Down the Coast

Lot of fun events are going on in your neighborhoods this weekend.  First Alert…

Central Coast's Weekend Events

This week there is plenty of fun for the entire family up and down the coast, from…

Drought Fines for Water Hogs

When Governor Brown urged all Californians to voluntarily reduce water use earlier…

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Laguna Lake is Drying Quickly

The City of San Luis Obispo’s Natural Resources program is bringing forward a…

Another Smuggling Boat Beached At San Simeon

San Luis Obispo County sheriff's deputies discovered an empty smuggling boat at San…

Concerns Over Spray Sunscreen

Spray-On Sunscreens Come With Hazards

Consumer Reports Magazine has a warning for parents who use spray-on sunscreens to…

Barricaded Man In Nipomo Taken Into Custody

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Deputies say the barricaded suspect in Nipomo is…

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Beach Erosion Plan Approved

The California Coastal Commission approved a rocky plan to fight erosion on the…

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Ventura Doctor Helps Ebola Patients

A well known Ventura doctor is on the front lines of the deadly fight against the…

Goleta Man Arrested For Sexual Relations With A Minor

A Goleta man is behind bars after having sexual relations with a minor on social…

Meredith s Weekend Picks - 7 11 14

Weekend Events Happening Up and Down the Coast

Lot of fun events are going on in your neighborhoods this weekend.  First Alert…

Drought Fines for Water Hogs

When Governor Brown urged all Californians to voluntarily reduce water use earlier…

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Kids learn to surf at Surf Happens Surf Camp

Kids Learn To Hit The Waves At Surf School

It's what some on the South Coast call Disneyland in the Sand: surf camp.

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Oxnard Hotel Prepares For Dallas Cowboys Arrival

The Residence Inn in Oxnard will house the Dallas Cowboys starting on July 22nd for…

Kobe s Annual Basketball Camp Returns to Santa Barbara

Kobe Would Love to Play With Melo, Would Welcome Byron Scott as Head Coach

The eighth annual Kobe Basketball Academy is underway at UC Santa Barbara.

25 Thousand Dollar Challenge During Fiesta PBR Event

25 Thousand Dollar Challenge for Mauney at Santa Barbara's Fiesta

J.B. Mauney will win 25 thousand dollars if he can make a full 8-second ride on…

Santa Barbara World Cup Viewing

Thousands Pack Bars, Restaurant For World Cup Game

Thousands of fans were in bars and restaurants in downtown Santa Barbara Tuesday,…

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NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

In this Tipline story, we help a man battered by life. A series of tragic events…

Woman Featured In Tipline Story Gets $25,000

NewsChannel 3 has a nice surprise for a woman who battled the City of Santa Barbara…

Six Year Fight To Save Historic Beach Cabana Is Over

Santa Barbara County Historic Landmark #49, also known as the Irene and Frances…

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Independence Day Pancake Breakfast in Montecito

Hundreds Enjoy Independence Day Pancake Breakfast

Hundreds of people attended this year's annual pancake breakfast put on by the…

Rods and Roses in Carpinteria

Rods and Roses Revs Up Funds for Carpinteria Youth

The 17th annual Rods and Roses show in Carpinteria this weekend has had every slot…

Dining out

Dining Out Fundraiser Helps in the Battle Against Drugs and Alcohol

Dining out today in Santa Barbara could help raise thousands of dollars for programs…

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Libyan militias battle for Tripoli airport

Rival Libyan militias battled for Tripoli International Airport on Sunday, with the…

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Israel warns Gaza residents to evacuate

Israeli forces dropped leaflets in northern Gaza on Sunday to warn residents to move…

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Kerry in Austria for Iran nuclear talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Austria on Sunday for talks with five…

Boyhood

How IFC committed to risky '12 Year Project,' now called 'Boyhood'

On the ever-changing balance sheets of the independent film company IFC, there has…

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Supermoon

The summer of supermoons is here

What's better than a "supermoon"? Three supermoons!

The full moons of this summer --…

Dallas zoo BFFs

Cheetah, dog BFFs celebrate 1st birthdays at Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo this week celebrated special birthdays for two of its unlikely…

Police officer adopts pit bull

Officer adopts pit bull he's rescued twice

After rescuing the same pit bull for a second time, Arlington police Sgt. Gary…

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Vacation like a star, paparazzi included

Minibars, room service, and spa days are nice treats for hotel guests, but how…

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Boyhood

How IFC committed to risky '12 Year Project,' now called 'Boyhood'

On the ever-changing balance sheets of the independent film company IFC, there has…

Cake Boss Buddy Valastro

'Cake Boss' rescued from boat stranded in fog

Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro's gastronomical gifts were of little help when his 32…

Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan sues Walmart over deadly crash

Comedian Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart over a deadly limo bus crash on the New…

Tommy Ramone

Punk rock icon Tommy Ramone dies

Punk rock fuel-injected the beat of rock and roll in the mid-1970s with a frenetic…

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Heart, cardiovascular health

Can stem cell treatment reverse heart damage?

In medical school, Gerald Karpman was taught that when it comes to matters of the…

Medical marijuana

Medical marijuana research stalls

A well-known medical marijuana researcher at the University of Arizona says a study…

Beans

New drug uses the stink in the stink bomb

An old children's ditty goes: "Beans, beans, they're good for your heart. The more…

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Ventura Doctor Helps Ebola Patients

A well known Ventura doctor is on the front lines of the deadly fight against the…

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