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Group Behind Santa Maria District Election Ballot Measure Going to Court

Hazel Davalos of the non-profit community advocacy group CAUSE in Santa Maria helped organize and collect signatures in a two-month long petition drive to get a November ballot measure that would allow city voters to decide how they want to elect…

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Fire Causes Thousands of Dollars in Damage to Pizza Parlor

A pizza parlor in Pismo Beach caught fire Thursday morning and neighboring businesses were also damaged by smoke.

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Second Floor Burns Vacant Lompoc Home

Lompoc City Fire responded to a house on fire around 9 a.m. on the 600 block of University Drive.

Bunny Therapy Helps With Recovery

Meet Axel Rose: Therapy Bunny Helps With Healing

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care is making special visits to some of the area's senior care/assisted living homes with their pet therapy bunny, Axel Rose. Axel is a certified pet therapy bunny who participates in VNHC's pet therapy programs for their…

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Military Ordnance Identified And Destroyed In Solvang

A large military shell left in a downtown Solvang garbage dumpster prompted hours of acThe Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Bomb Squad, along with Vandenberg's Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team, retrieved a large military shell left in a dumpster…

Westmont College Wins Back-To-Back Polo Titles

Westmont College Wins Back-To-Back Polo Titles

The national champion Westmont College men's polo team is being honored Thursday for its back-to-back titles.

Santa Barbara Water Drought Folo

More Water Savings Urged After Current Conservation Falls Short

The call for a 20-percent water reduction did not get residents and businesses to cut back enough in Santa Barbara, and now they are being asked to do more.

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Ex Fire Union Administrator Guilty of Embezzlement

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Robert Joseph Perez, age 55, pled no contest to 7 felony charges stemming from his embezzlement of funds from the Santa Barbara County Fire Fighters Union while he was the administrator of the…

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Anger in S. Korea amplified by misinformation

With at least 28 people dead and hundreds still missing from the unexplained South Korean ferry disaster, misinformation has only fueled frustrations.

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Hundreds missing after South Korean ferry sinks

Rescue boats and helicopters are scrambling to find passengers, including scores of high school students, missing after a ferry sank off the southwest coast of South Korea.

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Biggest data breaches of all time

A security breach at Michaels stores lasted eight months and affected about 3 million customers, the store said Thursday. The craft store chain made news about the hack public three months ago and has been investigating since then. Take a look at…

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Group Behind Santa Maria District Election Ballot Measure Going to Court

Hazel Davalos of the non-profit community advocacy group CAUSE in Santa Maria helped…

Second Floor Burns Vacant Lompoc Home

Lompoc City Fire responded to a house on fire around 9 a.m. on the 600 block of…

Bunny Therapy Helps With Recovery

Meet Axel Rose: Therapy Bunny Helps With Healing

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care is making special visits to some of the area's senior…

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Military Ordnance Identified And Destroyed In Solvang

A large military shell left in a downtown Solvang garbage dumpster prompted hours of…

Westmont College Wins Back-To-Back Polo Titles

Westmont College Wins Back-To-Back Polo Titles

The national champion Westmont College men's polo team is being honored Thursday for…

Santa Barbara Water Drought Folo

More Water Savings Urged After Current Conservation Falls Short

The call for a 20-percent water reduction did not get residents and businesses to…

Robert Perez

Ex Fire Union Administrator Guilty of Embezzlement

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Robert Joseph Perez, age 55,…

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Water Issues Haven't Worried Some Wine Grape Growers

Some wine grape growers might be able to get through the drought better than other…

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San Luis Obispo County

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Fire Causes Thousands of Dollars in Damage to Pizza Parlor

A pizza parlor in Pismo Beach caught fire Thursday morning and neighboring…

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Pismo Beach City Council Stops Prayers Before Meetings

There will no longer be prayers at Pismo Beach city council meetings, according to…

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Drought Squeezing Local Foodbanks

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County helps those who need help putting food on the…

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Blood Moon Puts On Rare Show in Night Sky

The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years had everyone looking to the sky…

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Pismo Beach Stops Prayer at Council Meetings

City ends prayer and resolves lawsuit, paying plaintiffs $1 each and $47,500 to the…

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Santa Maria Valley Contractors Assoc. urges closer review of labor contracts

Its the biggest public works project in Santa Barbara County in recent memory.

Drug Smuggling Growing In Santa Barbara and SLO Counties

A recent report from the California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office says…

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Cambria Ramps Up Water Conservation Efforts With Portable Restrooms

The extreme drought has been particularly unkind to Cambria, and now is causing a…

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Drought Squeezing Local Foodbanks

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County helps those who need help putting food on the…

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Firefighters Extinguish Berry Truck Fire

An Oxnard building is still standing, thanks to the quick work of firefighters.

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Blood Moon Puts On Rare Show in Night Sky

The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years had everyone looking to the sky…

Oxnard Medical Building Fire Leaves Dozens of People Without

Oxnard Medical Building Fire Leaves Dozens of People Without a Job

The Oxnard Fire Department believes the fire is accidental, and not suspicious.

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Santa Maria Valley Contractors Assoc. urges closer review of labor contracts

Its the biggest public works project in Santa Barbara County in recent memory.

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Cal Poly Beats Fullerton 8-0

Mustangs Shutout Titans 8-0

No. 3 Cal Poly shutout Cal State Fullerton 8-0 Thursday night inside Baggett Stadium.

Westmont College Wins Back-To-Back Polo Titles

Westmont College Wins Back-To-Back Polo Titles

The national champion Westmont College men's polo team is being honored Thursday for…

Gauchos beat Cal State Fullerton 2-1

No. 14 UCSB Takes The Series Over No.15 Cal State Fullerton 2-1

No. 14 UC Santa Barbara defeated No. 15 Cal State Fullerton 2-1 in Sunday…

Gauchos Battle Titans in a Big West Showdown

Gauchos Battle Titans in a Big West Showdown

   For the second time in his career, senior outfielder Joey Epperson delivered a…

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Joey Epperson Added To The Golden Spikes Award Watch List

UC Santa Barbara senior third baseman/outifelder Joey Epperson has been added to the…

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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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Tipline Warning: Bill Collectors Accused of Using Illegal Threats

An out of state bill collector may be going to far to get people to pay a past debt…

Tipline Investigation: Botched City Inspections Cause Homeowner Nightmare

Our special Tipline Investigation exposes a flawed Santa Barbara city policy that's…

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What's Right

TODAY: Avoid Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

Union Bank is partnering with NewsChannel 3 to sponsor a free shred day in Solvang…

Lost Wedding Ring Found After Two Years

An Ojai couple was reunited with a wedding ring that was lost at Ellwood Beach two…

Cota Sycamore Tree Dedicated To California Television Host

A ceremony honoring the legacy of popular television host Huell Howser was held…

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Grieving mother, South Korean ferry

Arrest warrant issued for 3 in ferry sinking

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The Defense Department is expected to…

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Magnitude-7.2 earthquake strikes Mexico

A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck southern Mexico's Guerrero state Friday morning,…

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Pope Francis leads Good Friday service

Pope Francis on Friday evening was leading a service at St. Peter's Basilica in the…

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Man to face murder charge in 911 call killing

A Denver man accused of killing his wife as she called 911 will face a first-degree…

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Golfer jumps into pond to avoid hornet attack

When someone tells you to go jump in a lake, sometimes it's best to take their…

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8-year-old receives box of condoms in the mail

Parents are seeking answers after a package containing condoms was mailed to their 8…

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Police: Man licked cop’s eye during arrest

Police say a man licked a police officer's eye while resisting arrest.

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Trucker ‘dispatched by God’ to deliver baby at Denny’s

A man believes he was "dispatched by the Lord" to help deliver a baby in the lobby…

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Entertainment Headlines

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Rosie O'Donnell reveals 50-pound weight loss

Rosie O'Donnell will be sporting a new look when she returns to "The View" in May.

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'Orphan Black': The best show you're not watching

If fans thought season one of "Orphan Black" was mysterious, get ready to spiral…

Paul Walker's mom wants custody of daughter

Paul Walker's mom drops custody bid for granddaughter

Paul Walker's mother has dropped her court bid to take guardianship of the late…

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James Franco critiques NY Times theater critic

When James Franco doesn't like something, you'll know about it.

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Health Headlines

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Woman tackles world's longest triathlon

The first time I spoke to Norma Bastidas, she was having a rough couple of days.

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President: Republicans 'wrong' on Affordable Care Act

President Barack Obama called on his fellow Democrats to "forcefully defend and be…

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Salmonella cases down, but beware of other bacteria

You might want to think twice before heading out to your favorite oyster bar.

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The rise of college 'study drugs'

Around this time of year, you're more likely to find college students in the…

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