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Thousands could lose homes in Calif. wildfires

The only force fiercer than a 100-square-mile wildfire was Joe Welz's impulse to protect his home.

Then came the moment when he relented: Welz turned his back on his home and evacuated.

It wasn't easy. He was ordered to evacuate Sunday, but he defied…

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Carriages: Riding in Style in Old Santa Barbara County

In the mid to late 19th century, if you wanted to move from one place to another around Santa Barbara County, chances are you depended on a carriage.

Santa Maria Joint Union High School District Offering Mixteco Outreach

The Mixteco population in Santa Maria has doubled over the past five years and to support a number of growing students, the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District is reaching out to Mixteco speaking students and parents.

UPDATE: Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Santa Maria Woman Had Prior Offenses

Investigators tell KCOY that 29 year-old Victor Aureliano Martinez was in the country illegally and has been arrested four times in the last two years for narcotics violations.

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UPDATE: Identity of Man Killed in Morro Bay Accident Released

At least one person was killed in a multi-vehicle accident on state Route 41 in Morro Bay Saturday afternoon.

Possible Shark Sighting at Jalama Beach

Jalama Beach County Lifeguards witnessed what appeared to be a large shark just before 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Source: Lompoc Police Department

Police Investigating Late Night Lompoc Shooting

Lompoc police are investigating a shooting to an apartment that occurred at 9:30 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of East Airport Avenue in Lompoc.

Chorro Fire Burns Over 200+ Acres Of Forest Land in Ventura County

The Chorro fire broke out Sunday afternoon along the 22000 block of Maricopa Highway, above Ojai in the Los Padres National Forest.

Miles-Long Oil Sheen Off Goleta Beach Determined to be Natural Seepage

Emergency crews responded to Goleta Beach on reports of a very large oil sheen in the  area. Click above for the latest updates on this story.

Oil Slick May Impact Birds

Slideshow: Goleta Oil Sheen

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Celebrity breakups of 2015

Breaking up is hard to do, even for celebrities. Take a look at the notable celebrity splits of 2015.

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Santa Barbara County

Carriages: Riding in Style in Old Santa Barbara County

In the mid to late 19th century, if you wanted to move from one place to another…

Santa Maria Joint Union High School District Offering Mixteco Outreach

The Mixteco population in Santa Maria has doubled over the past five years and to…

UPDATE: Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Santa Maria Woman Had Prior Offenses

Investigators tell KCOY that 29 year-old Victor Aureliano Martinez was in the…

Possible Shark Sighting at Jalama Beach

Jalama Beach County Lifeguards witnessed what appeared to be a large shark just…

Police Investigating Late Night Lompoc Shooting

Lompoc police are investigating a shooting to an apartment that occurred at 9:30 p.m…

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UPDATE: Identity of Man Killed in Morro Bay Accident Released

At least one person was killed in a multi-vehicle accident on state Route 41 in…

Sex Trafficking Case Sheds Light On Problem

Prosecutors say a sex trafficking case in San Luis Obispo is putting a spotlight on…

UPDATE: SLO Police Arrest Fourth Suspect in Human Trafficking Case

San Luis Obispo police arrested three individuals after receiving a call from the…

2-Year-Old Treated For Serious Injuries, Paso Robles Man Arrested

A Paso Robles man is facing felony child abuse charges after detectives were called…

Police Arrest Stolen Car Suspect After Foot Pursuit in Paso Robles

A suspect believed to have stolen a vehicle was arrested in Paso Robles Thursday…

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Chorro Fire Burns Over 200+ Acres Of Forest Land in Ventura County

The Chorro fire broke out Sunday afternoon along the 22000 block of Maricopa Highway…

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Man Identified In Fatal Plane Crash Near Santa Paula

One man is killed in a plane crash in the area of Lofus Canyon Road and Morgan…

Oxnard Man Recovering From Multiple Gunshot Wounds

An 18-year-old Oxnard resident is recovering at the hospital from several gunshot…

Boat Damages Ventura Harbor Pier

On Wednesday July 29, 2015 Ventura Harbor Boatyard's 35 Ton Travelift pier
and docks…

Dangerous Rip Currents During Summer Storm

Dangerous Rip Currents During Summer Storm

Dangerous rip currents are putting lifeguards and rescue swimmers on high alert. …

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Dons Motor Sports Club has Pedal to the Metal

Feeling the Need for Speed: Dons Electric Motor Sports Club is in High Gear

A handful of Dons are racing electric cars in a unique high school series.

Gwendolyn Strong Passes Away After Courageous Battle

Gwendolyn Strong Passes Away After Inspiring Thousands of People

7-Year old Gwendolyn Strong died on July 25 after a lengthy and courageous battle…

Foresters Visit Kids at Cottage Hospital

SB Foresters Make Hospital Stop to Cheer Up Kids Battling Illnesses

As part of the Hugs for Cubs program, the Santa Barbara Foresters stopped by…

Manchester United Tops FC Barcelona in Bay Area

Popular Soccer Clubs Man U and FC Barcelona Battle in Bay Area

Manchester United defeated FC Barcelona 3-1 in Santa Clara on Saturday

Errol Flynn's Old Boat Competes in McNish Classic Yacht Race

Errol Flynn's boat Cheerio II placed 2nd in its class at the 38th Annual McNish…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates

NewsChannel 3 Investigates

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Los Alamos Restaurant Settles Complaint Over ADA Dispute

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA, has been the law since 1990. But,…

Grand Jury Report Backs Up NewsChannel 3 Investigations

A Grand Jury launched its investigation after we aired a series of reports exposing…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord with Customers

A Santa Barbara guitar company and its owner are striking the wrong chord with…

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Dancing With Our Community Stars at Oxnard Salsa Festival

Local Stars Dance for Charities At Oxnard Salsa Festival

The Oxnard Salsa Festival's Dancing With Our Community Stars including one of our…

Bacara Fundraiser Tonight

Fundraiser at the Bacara Resort Tonight

As part of the Dancing With Our Community Stars competition at the Oxnard Salsa…

New Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic Opens in Goleta

New Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic Opens in Goleta

A new permanent Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic is now up and running in Goleta.

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Legionnaires' Outbreak

NYC Mayor: Legionnaires' outbreak has peaked

The number affected by the Legionnaires' disease outbreak in New York City has…

Cilantro illness

Cilantro eyed as possible source of outbreak

According to the FDA, there have been 358 cases of cyclosporiasis in 26 states this…

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China sees 3 serious escalator accidents in 1 week

A Shanghai man has had his lower leg amputated after becoming trapped in a mall…

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'The Hunt' suspect Megan Everett captured

[Breaking news alert, posted at 3:22 p.m. ET Monday]

Megan Everett, who was featured…

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Possible Shark Sighting at Jalama Beach

Jalama Beach County Lifeguards witnessed what appeared to be a large shark just…

Miles-Long Oil Sheen Off Goleta Beach Determined to be Natural Seepage

Emergency crews responded to Goleta Beach on reports of a very large oil sheen in…

Smell from bird refuge linked to drought

Bird Refuge Smell Linked To Drought

Santa Barbara bird refuge blamed for wind-driven smell along freeway.

MONTECITO FIRE STATION UPDATE

Proposed Montecito Fire Station Plan Up for a New Review

An environmental  plan for a third Montecito area fire station is now available for…

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