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Chumash Hosts Public Hearing on Casino-Hotel Expansion

The Chumash Casino and Hotel expansion project includes more casino floor space for restaurants, administrative offices and meeting rooms but no new slot machines.

Fiesta Heat

Surviving Heat at Festivals and Fiesta Takes Planning

Hot temperatures no matter where you live, can make life miserable, and for those going to county fairs or the Santa Barbara Old Spanish Days celebration, it could be miserable without some planning.

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Miramar Hotel Project on the Comeback with Proposed Opening in 2017

 Caruso Affiliated is planning a new concept for The Miramar Beach Resort & Bungalows in Montecito.

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Fiesta Movie Featured Judy Garland in the 1930's

A click on YouTube and you can go back in time with Old Spanish Days, to scene played out by Hollywood actors.

Body Found In Aftermath of Lompoc Mobile Home Fire

A body has been found in a mobile home in Lompoc following an early-morning fire that is being investigated by an arson team.

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Old Spanish Days Style Mass Celebrated at Santa Barbara Mission

Hundreds of people enjoyed one of the more formal traditions during Old Spanish Days at our historic mission Thursday.

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Biologists Test Dead Whale Tissue

A dead whale floated into port at Naval Base Ventura County. The 52 foot "Fin" whale was discovered Tuesday night.

First Fiesta Food Brings Out Big Crowds

The first Fiesta food brought large crowds to the mercados again this afternoon for the beginning of what might be a four day feast for some of them.

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3-day cease-fire begins in Gaza

A cease-fire in Gaza came under threat Friday only hours after it took effect.

Eight Palestinians were killed and 15 others injured by Israeli artillery shelling in Rafah in southern Gaza on Friday, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported,…

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15 best U.S. spots for kids

August is National Family Fun Month. Spend some time with yours at these 15 best U.S. spots for kids.

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On this day: August 1

Oxygen is discovered, Adolf Hitler presides over the opening of the Olympics, a new superhero is introduced, tragedy strikes the University of Texas, and a new all-music TV network debuts, all on this day.

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Fiesta Day Two Celebrates Variety

Dancers made the round on the second day of Fiesta in Santa Barbara.

Chumash Hosts Public Hearing on Casino-Hotel Expansion

The Chumash Casino and Hotel expansion project includes more casino floor space for…

Fiesta Heat

Surviving Heat at Festivals and Fiesta Takes Planning

Hot temperatures no matter where you live, can make life miserable, and for those…

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Miramar Hotel Project on the Comeback with Proposed Opening in 2017

 Caruso Affiliated is planning a new concept for The Miramar Beach Resort &…

La Fiesta de Santa Barbara Film

Fiesta Movie Featured Judy Garland in the 1930's

A click on YouTube and you can go back in time with Old Spanish Days, to scene…

Body Found In Aftermath of Lompoc Mobile Home Fire

A body has been found in a mobile home in Lompoc following an early-morning fire…

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Old Spanish Days Style Mass Celebrated at Santa Barbara Mission

Hundreds of people enjoyed one of the more formal traditions during Old Spanish Days…

First Fiesta Food Brings Out Big Crowds

The first Fiesta food brought large crowds to the mercados again this afternoon for…

Mercado Opens

Fiesta Mercado Opening Brings Out Dignitaries and Dancing

A red ribbon snapped in two Wednesday morning when Santa Barbara Mayor Helene…

Fiesta Pequena Puts Spotlight on Young Dancers

Fiesta Pequena Puts Spotlight on Young Dancers

Colored spotlights gave the Old Mission a glow as young dancers performed historic…

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San Luis Obispo County

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Cambria Woman Gives Birth on Highway 1

A woman in labor ran out of time and gave birth along highway 1 near Cayucos.

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Uber App Comes to San Luis Obispo

If you’re stranded, looking for a safe drive home after the bar , or just need a…

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Man Dies in Head-On Collision

A semi-tractor-tailor and another vehicle collided early this morning on State Route…

Team Joseph Completes First Triathlon

It was the 35th year for the San Luis Obispo Triathlon on Sunday, July 27 at…

Suspicious Death Investigation Underway at San Luis Obispo Residence

A suspicious death investigation is underway in San Luis Obispo. Police officers…

Mitchum Opens Congressional Campaign Headquarters

Mitchum Opens Congressional Campaign Headquarters

Congressional candidate Chris Mitchum opens his campaign headquarters in Santa…

Central Coast's Weekend Picks

Check out the activities happening up and down the coast this weekend, ranging from…

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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…

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Fire Breaks Out At The Oceano Dunes

A fire broke out at the Oceano Dunes about noon today. The fire was in the brush…

Cuyama Solar Farm Powers Ahead

Santa Barbara County is staking a claim to solar power energy on the Central Coast.

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Biologists Test Dead Whale Tissue

A dead whale floated into port at Naval Base Ventura County. The 52 foot "Fin"…

Ventura County Fair Opens To Public

Ventura County Fair Opens To Public; Amazing Music Lineup Scheduled

The 2014 Ventura County Fair Opened the public Wednesday with the theme, "A County…

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Retired Police Officer Sentenced for Child Molestation

A retired police officer and Oxnard resident was sentenced to 83 years to life in…

Witnesses Help Ventura Police Make Arrest Following Stabbing

Ventura Police arrest a stabbing suspect Monday night thanks to help from witnesses.

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Unattended Urn Found at Fillmore Gas Station Returned to Family

An urn containing the ashes of a Santa Barbara woman is being returned to her family…

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Sportscast July 30 2014

Lakey Peterson's 3rd Round at the US Open of Surfing, Westmont and Dodgers win in…

Vin Scully Coming Back For 66th Season With Dodgers

Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully announces he's coming back for his 66th season…

Santa Maria Named Special Olympics Host Town

Santa Maria officially named a "Host Town" for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games…

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NBA Superstar Cajoles Santa Barbara Women Into Running

A six foot, eleven inch NBA player proved that if he measured out his patience and…

Team Joseph Completes First Triathlon

It was the 35th year for the San Luis Obispo Triathlon on Sunday, July 27 at…

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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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Old Spanish Days Style Mass Celebrated at Santa Barbara Mission

Hundreds of people enjoyed one of the more formal traditions during Old Spanish Days…

Lompoc Girl Surprised With Make-A-Wish Trip

Eight year old Carina Castaneda of Lompoc, who lives with leukemia, was surprised by…

Local family raises money and awareness for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Father/Daughter Team Raising Money and Awareness for Leukemia Research

One year ago, a Goleta woman was faced with any mother's worst nightmare: having a…

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3-day cease-fire begins in Gaza

A cease-fire in Gaza came under threat Friday only hours after it took effect.

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FAA restricts flights over Iraq

The Federal Aviation Administration has restricted all planes traveling over Iraq…

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Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic

Newly formed Tropical Storm Bertha was barreling toward the Lesser Antilles early…

Exxplosion in Taiwan

Taiwan blasts rip trench in roads, 25 dead

A downtown district of the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung was ripped apart…

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Woman arrested after letting son go to park

Mom arrested after letting child walk to park

After letting her 7-year-old son walk from their home to a park to play, a Florida…

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New ice cream changes color as you lick it

A Spanish physicist has invented a new flavor of ice cream that changes color as it…

Pregnancy, pregnant

Father-to-be takes hilarious 'maternity pictures'

Having a sense of humor about pending fatherhood is generally a good thing. But in…

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Women on US currency? 'A pretty good idea,' says Obama

Move over, George Washington. Eleanor Roosevelt might be taking your spot on the $1…

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Entertainment Headlines

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'Sharknado 2' runaway ratings hit

The Syfy channel's first "Sharknado" movie last July generated buzz through social…

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Michael Rooker has blast turning blue for Yondu in 'Galaxy'

Acclaimed actor Michael Rooker talks about playing the bad and good in his new film…

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Dave Bautista thrilled to put mind, muscle into 'Galaxy' guardian Drax

"Guardians of the Galaxy" star Dave Bautista talks about the complexities of his…

Orlando Bloom vs. Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber vs. Orlando Bloom: Feud fuels buzz

Justin Bieber tweeted "Keeping it positive" just hours after a clash in a Spanish…

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Health Headlines

Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola outbreak, Guinea

Americans infected with Ebola to be evacuated

The fear began just after news broke Thursday that a long-range business jet with an…

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Ebola vaccine tests planned soon, NIH says

The National Institutes of Health will begin testing an experimental Ebola vaccine…

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Could Ebola come to the United States?

Yes, Ebola can come to the United States. But no, there's no reason to panic.

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What is Ebola and why does it kill?

The deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus on record has sparked fears that the killer…

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