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Breastfeeding Bungle Leads to "Nurse-In"

Shoppers walking along State Street by the Anthropologie store in Santa Barbara were surprised to learn about what's being called "Nipplegate" online.


Skateboarders Beware Of Ticketing

Santa Barbara police are cracking down on skateboarders again.


Santa Barbara Unified School District Hires On Dozens Of New Teachers

A new injection of energy and fresh ideas will be infused into the Santa Barbara Unified School District this year.

Germ-Zapping Robot Comes to Cottage Hospital

Germ-Zapping Robots Working At Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara's Cottage Hospital has added new cleaning tools to the old mop and bucket: "Shelby" and "Lacy," two germ-zapping robots.

UC Santa Barbara Bomb Scare

Bomb Threat Cleared at UCSB's Campbell Hall

Police find nothing at Campbell Hall on the UCSB campus after a bomb threat was called in midday Wednesday.

Annual Santa Maria Air Show Returns After Having To Cancel Last Year

The United States Army's parachute team, the Golden Knights, is getting ready for the Thunder Over The Valley Air Show at the Santa Maria Museum of Flight this weekend. 

Crop Water Usage

Water Use May Change Your Buying Habits for Fruits and Vegetables

Juicy fruits and fresh crisp vegetables are perfect foods for your body,  but they might be using more water during the California drought than you want to support.


Groundbreaking Held For Health Educational Building

Officials at French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obipso hold a groundbreaking event for the Copeland Health Educational Pavilion.

Dr Kent Brantly

From Samaritan's Purse

U.S. Ebola patient to be released

Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa while helping fight its largest outbreak in recorded history, will be released from Atlanta's Emory University Hospital on Thursday, spokesman Vince Dollard said.

His blood…

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20 ways you're getting ripped off

You know you're paying too much for all sorts of things. But just how much?

Lincoln-Douglas Debates postage stamp

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On this day: August 21

Lincoln and Douglas square off for the first time, Oldsmobile begins production, Hawaii becomes a state, and The Mona Lisa and the Mars Observer go missing, all on this day.


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