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Foothill Elementary Students Go Back to School

Students Return to School, Remember Fallen Classmate

The Foothill Elementary School family lost one of its own this summer: 10-year-old Vincent Holzer.  But despite concerns, teachers say the children seem to be doing OK on their first day of school.

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Hurricane Marie Brings Big Waves to Ventura County

A Hurricane making its way through the Pacific Ocean is expected to bring high surf and strong currents to Ventura County south and southeast-facing beaches this week.  Rescuers are urging the public to be cautious while entering the water, but…

Investigation Leads to High-Level Gang Arrests

Investigation Leads to High-Level Gang Arrests

Ventura County prosecutors announced the arrest and indictments of suspected members of the Mexican Mafia with local ties.

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Parents of Isla Vista Murder Victims Speak Out in Sacramento on Gun Violence Bill

Parents of the Isla Vista mass murder victims are speaking out in Sacramento as a gun violence bill heads to Governor Jerry Brown.

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Orcutt Oil Company Wants Hikers To Stop Trespassing On Its Property

An Orcutt oil company says some hikers and bikers are ignoring its company's no trespassing signs while hiking along Orcutt Hill Trail.

SB Sups Review Chumash Casino Expansion

The expansion project includes a proposed 12-story, 215 room hotel tower that was revealed in graphic detail at the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors weekly hearing in Santa Maria on Tuesday.

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Surfers Warn Novices About High Surf

A former Rincon Classic surf champion expects the biggest waves of the year this week.

Wave Projections So Far No Big Concern

Wave Projections So Far No Big Concern in Southern Santa Barbara County

Southern Santa Barbara County residents have barely shown an interest in the wave surge heading their way in the next couple of days.  Most of the people at the beach thought the waves were just right.

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No charges after girl, 9, kills gun instructor

A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities.

The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital…

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Gaza: A region destroyed by conflict

After more than seven weeks of heavy fighting, Israel and Hamas have agreed to an open-ended ceasefire. Take a look at images of the Gaza Strip, a region now devastated by this conflict.

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From the Curtis Family

Americans detained abroad

American writer and journalist Peter Theo Curtis, who was held captive for nearly two years by Syrian militants Jabhat al-Nusra, returned to the United States Tuesday. Here's a look at other Americans who have been detained abroad. Some are alive.…

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Foothill Elementary Students Go Back to School

Students Return to School, Remember Fallen Classmate

The Foothill Elementary School family lost one of its own this summer: 10-year-old…

Investigation Leads to High-Level Gang Arrests

Investigation Leads to High-Level Gang Arrests

Ventura County prosecutors announced the arrest and indictments of suspected members…

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Parents of Isla Vista Murder Victims Speak Out in Sacramento on Gun Violence Bill

Parents of the Isla Vista mass murder victims are speaking out in Sacramento as a…

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Orcutt Oil Company Wants Hikers To Stop Trespassing On Its Property

An Orcutt oil company says some hikers and bikers are ignoring its company's no…

SB Sups Review Chumash Casino Expansion

The expansion project includes a proposed 12-story, 215 room hotel tower that was…

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Surfers Warn Novices About High Surf

A former Rincon Classic surf champion expects the biggest waves of the year this…

Wave Projections So Far No Big Concern

Wave Projections So Far No Big Concern in Southern Santa Barbara County

Southern Santa Barbara County residents have barely shown an interest in the wave…

High Surf Advisory in Effect Through Friday

Dangerous Surf, Rip Currents Expected This Week

Damaging surf with very strong rip currents and significant beach erosion are likely…

Tentative Contract Agreement Reached at Food4Less

Workers for Food4Less will soon be voting on a new contract agreement reached…

Fire Restrictions Grow in Los Padres National Forest

Rangers in Los Padres National Forest raised the level of fire restrictions on…

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San Luis Obispo County

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Enviornmental Group Petitions to Shut Down Nuclear Plant

A leaked internal document from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is raising…

Fire Restrictions Grow in Los Padres National Forest

Rangers in Los Padres National Forest raised the level of fire restrictions on…

Police Say Atascadero Woman Stole Dog By Hiding It Under Her Dress

Paso Robles Police are on the search for an Atascadero woman who stole a puppy from…

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Cal Poly Football Players Arraignment Continued

The San Luis Obispo courts are the first step in the justice process for a group of…

Early Warning System Shows Promise

Scientists and engineers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), US…

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Cal Poly Players Charged in Fraternity Robbery

On Friday, prosecutors announced five now-suspended players from the Cal Poly…

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Aloha Spirit Bash and Taste of the Vine On Tap This Weekend

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

Thunder Over the Valley; Wheels and Windmills Top Central Coast Picks

Here's a look at the activities happening up and down the Central Coast this weekend.

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Ants Marching Relentlessly in Search of Water During Drought

The ants are marching this summer, in search of water with the drought parched dirt…

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Cal Poly Cracking Down On Drugs and Crime

The Fall semester at Cal Poly won't start for another month, but already the…

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Hurricane Marie Brings Big Waves to Ventura County

A Hurricane making its way through the Pacific Ocean is expected to bring high surf…

Investigation Leads to High-Level Gang Arrests

Investigation Leads to High-Level Gang Arrests

Ventura County prosecutors announced the arrest and indictments of suspected members…

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Surfers Warn Novices About High Surf

A former Rincon Classic surf champion expects the biggest waves of the year this…

High Surf Advisory in Effect Through Friday

Dangerous Surf, Rip Currents Expected This Week

Damaging surf with very strong rip currents and significant beach erosion are likely…

Fire Restrictions Grow in Los Padres National Forest

Rangers in Los Padres National Forest raised the level of fire restrictions on…

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Friday Football Focus is Back!

Friday Football Focus is back! From Morro Bay to Moorpark, we'll now have more…

Carp Has New Faces on Varsity Including at Quarterback

Juniors Dominate Carp's Football Roster Including at Quarterback

Juniors Jimmy Graves and Rayshaun Moore are seeing plenty of time at quarterback as…

Bill Beefs Up Title IX

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1349 into law this week.

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Cal Poly Players Charged in Fraternity Robbery

On Friday, prosecutors announced five now-suspended players from the Cal Poly…

The Tough Get Going Early at Dos Pueblos High School

Chargers Hope Blue Collar Approach Will Lead to CIF Playoffs

Dos Pueblos High School has been all business as they try to return to the…

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Newsroom Tipline

Plea for Help from Family of Murdered Santa Maria Man

As Javier Limon Jr. stares at a collection of photographs of his late father Javier…

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…

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Father/daughter duo spend summer volunteering

Father/Daughter Pair Learn Valuable Lessons Outside Classroom

While many students took the summer break to vacation and enjoy the time off from…

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Westmont College Staffers Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

Westmont College President Gayle Beebe took part in the ALS ice bucket challenge…

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Through Tragedy The Community of Goleta Comes Together

Police continue to investigate a homicide in Goleta, following the tragedy, a group…

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'Cops' crew member killed in police shooting

A crew member working on a taping of "Cops" was inadvertently shot and killed by a…

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F-15 fighter jet crashes in Virginia

A pilot is missing after an Air National Guard F-15C fighter jet crashed Wednesday…

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WeedHire: The job search app for the legal pot biz

Looking for a job in the legal marijuana industry? There's an app for that.

Girl kills gun instructor

No charges after girl, 9, kills gun instructor

A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her…

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'Cops' crew member killed in police shooting

A crew member working on a taping of "Cops" was inadvertently shot and killed by a…

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Thousands of wasps found nesting on bed

A pest control officer says he responded to a call of a wasp infestation in a home…

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Retailer pulls shirt reminiscent of Holocaust

Spanish fashion retailer Zara has apologized for selling a striped T-shirt bearing a…

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Brazilian man declared dead wakes up in body bag

The family of a Brazilian man who was pronounced dead by doctors was shocked to…

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Entertainment Headlines

Chelsea Handler last E!

How Chelsea Handler said goodbye

Chelsea Handler has made a clean break from E!. Or at least we assume it was clean,…

'Cops' crew member killed in police shooting

A crew member working on a taping of "Cops" was inadvertently shot and killed by a…

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IRS hits Vanessa Williams with big tax lien

The IRS filed a tax lien against Vanessa Williams, saying the singer-actress owes…

Miley Cyrus' 'homeless' VMA date faces arrest

The young man Miley Cyrus chose to represent homeless youths at the MTV Video Music…

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Health Headlines

MRI, X-ray, brain

Lawsuit challenges FIFA concussion rules

A group of current and former soccer players has filed a lawsuit against FIFA,…

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Ebola outbreak: 'Even worse than I'd feared'

"It's even worse than I'd feared," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for…

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Raw milk sickens 45 in Utah

Raw milk from Utah has sickened 45 people, according to the Utah Department of…

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Inside the Ebola 'quarantine zone'

A red rope guarded by police marks the "quarantine line" around the West Point slum…

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