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Two tie as winners of National Spelling Bee

He was the the cool one, sporting a LeBron jersey under his shirt, never cracking under pressure.

She was the adorable one, winner of Lifetime's "Child Genius" quiz show, all smiles and confidence.

After three grueling days that dispatched 283…

Special Olympics Athletes, Volunteers Celebrated In Santa Barbara

Thursday afternoon, Special Olympics Santa Barbara hosted the 7th Annual Inspire Greatness Luncheon at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens.

OPEN BEACHES

Nearly All Santa Barbara Beaches are Open Despite Ongoing Spill Cleanup

Work crews and volunteers on beaches east of the main Refugio oil spill site have, at times, prevented the public and press from going on the sand.  Local leaders with the Santa Barbara County Park Department and the City of Goleta say no beaches…

Wife Uses Job To Conceal Husband's Sex Offender Status

An Oxnard couple operated under a hidden agenda for almost six months.

Araceli Martin, 35, and her husband Guillermo Martin, 39, were arrested on the 1800 block of Pericles Place Thursday for concealing the identity of a sex offender.

Refugio Fly Over

Santa Barbara Aviation Flys Over Refugio Oil Spill

Santa Barbara Aviation gives NewsChannel 3 the best view of the Refugio oil spill from up in the sky.

Photo Courtesy: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Dept.

Sheriff's Search and Rescue Seeks New Members

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team is looking for new members to fill its next search and rescue training academy.

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Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is Up for Sale

The Santa Ynez Valley property that once served as the late pop star's home and personal fantasyland is being listed at $100 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Santa Maria Compliance Code Patrol Looking for Volunteers

Santa Maria is looking to clean up its image one neighborhood at a time and they're looking for a few  good men and women to help with the effort.

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Things you shouldn't say at work

Don't be that guy (or girl). Take note of the 10 most overused office clichés.

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Santa Barbara County

Special Olympics Athletes, Volunteers Celebrated In Santa Barbara

Thursday afternoon, Special Olympics Santa Barbara hosted the 7th Annual Inspire…

OPEN BEACHES

Nearly All Santa Barbara Beaches are Open Despite Ongoing Spill Cleanup

Work crews and volunteers on beaches east of the main Refugio oil spill site have,…

Refugio Fly Over

Santa Barbara Aviation Flys Over Refugio Oil Spill

Santa Barbara Aviation gives NewsChannel 3 the best view of the Refugio oil spill…

Sheriff's Search and Rescue Seeks New Members

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team is looking for new members…

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is Up for Sale

The Santa Ynez Valley property that once served as the late pop star's home and…

Santa Maria Compliance Code Patrol Looking for Volunteers

Santa Maria is looking to clean up its image one neighborhood at a time and they're…

Mini Rodeo Kicks Off Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Event

Kids came by the thousands on Thursday morning to the Santa Maria Elks Unocal Event…

Traffic and Parking for Elks Rodeo Parade Saturday

The Santa Maria Police Department is reminding locals of road closures for…

Santa Barbara Zoo Helps with Animals from Oil Spill

Experts at the Santa Barbara Zoo are assisting in the care of animals affected by…

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San Luis Obispo County

Armed Suspect Arrested After Robbing an Atascadero 99 Cent Store

Atascadero police have arrested an armed suspect who they say robbed a 99 Cent Store…

Atascadero Biker Rescues Man from Rip Current

Boyd Tarwater says he was in the right place at the right time.

Burglary Suspects Break Into SLO Bank Storage Room

San Luis Obispo police are looking for two suspects who they say broke into a…

Armed Robbery Rattles Clerk at Paso Robles Business

A clerk's nerves were rattled after a man with a gun entered Chico's Cafe at 834…

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Weekend Picks 5-23-15

Here's some of events happening up and down the coast in your neighborhoods.

SLO City Parts Ways with Police Chief

An agreement has been reached with San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell on his…

Atascadero Schools Placed On Lockdown After Possible Gunshot Heard

Two Atascadero schools were placed on lockdown Thursday morning following reports of…

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Poly House 2015 to Benefit an Atascadero Family

An annual spring project for Cal Poly graduate students brings hope and comfort for…

Diablo Canyon Desal Water Now Available to Cal Fire

An agreement approved today by San Luis Obispo County Supervisors gives Cal Fire…

New Grover Beach Police Chief Hired From Within

The Grover Beach City Council was told Monday night Police Commander John Peters…

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Ventura County

Wife Uses Job To Conceal Husband's Sex Offender Status

An Oxnard couple operated under a hidden agenda for almost six months.

Araceli Martin…

Rescuers Safely Capture Sea Lion Stabbed in Oxnard

Rescuers Safely Capture Sea Lion Stabbed in Oxnard

After hours of searching a sea lion attacked with knife in Oxnard has been rescued…

Burglary Crimes In Ventura On The Rise

Ventura city officials have seen an increase of commercial burglary crimes. A…

Atascadero Biker Rescues Man from Rip Current

Boyd Tarwater says he was in the right place at the right time.

Magic Mountain Debuts Twisted Colossus

Alan Rose Takes A Turn On Six Flag's New "Twisted Colossus" Coaster

Six Flags has done it again. Breaking records with their 19th roller…

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Local Sports News

Gauchos Have 3rd Best ERA in Nation

Armed & Dangerous! Gauchos Pitching ERA is 3rd Best in Nation

UCSB has an earned run average of 2.39 as they head into Friday's NCAA Regional…

Special Olympics Athletes, Volunteers Celebrated In Santa Barbara

Thursday afternoon, Special Olympics Santa Barbara hosted the 7th Annual Inspire…

DP Softball Headed to CIF Semifinals

Back Again! DP Softball Advances to 3rd Straight CIF Semifinals

Dos Pueblos won on the road 2-1 at Aquinas High School in San Bernardino in a CIF…

Gauchos Offense is a Question Mark Heading into Regional

In Order for UCSB Baseball to Advance, Gauchos Offense Needs to Execute at High Level

UCSB may look to hit and run and steal more during this weekend's NCAA Regional…

Cori Close to Enter SB Court of Champions

Cori Close to be Honored Sunday at SB Court of Champions Banquet

The current UCLA head women's basketball coach credits her Santa Barbara days for…

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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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FLOWER EMPOWER LUNCHEON

Summerland Hosts Annual Flower Empower Luncheon

NewsChannel 3's own Shirin Rajaee and Alan Rose were invited to M.C. the 5th annual…

Red Cross Heroes Breakfast

Red Cross Breakfast Honors Local Heroes

The American Red Cross of Santa Barbara County hosted its first-ever Heroes…

Cooking Up Dreams to benefit local at-risk children

Chefs to "Cook Up Dreams" At New Culinary Competition

You're invited to a new event in Santa Barbara that will tickle your taste-buds and…

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Health Headlines

Refugio Fly Over

Santa Barbara Aviation Flys Over Refugio Oil Spill

Santa Barbara Aviation gives NewsChannel 3 the best view of the Refugio oil spill…

Anthrax microscope

Live anthrax sent by military

Four lab workers in the United States and up to 22 overseas have been put in…

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Fast-food chains taking healthy turns

A number of major fast-food chains and companies have recently announced healthier…

Burgers, colon microbiome

Scientists eye how foods affect bacteria in your colon

Next time you are trying to decide what's for dinner, consider that you are eating…

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Environment Headlines

Refugio Fly Over

Santa Barbara Aviation Flys Over Refugio Oil Spill

Santa Barbara Aviation gives NewsChannel 3 the best view of the Refugio oil spill…

Santa Barbara Zoo Helps with Animals from Oil Spill

Experts at the Santa Barbara Zoo are assisting in the care of animals affected by…

Rescuers Safely Capture Sea Lion Stabbed in Oxnard

Rescuers Safely Capture Sea Lion Stabbed in Oxnard

After hours of searching a sea lion attacked with knife in Oxnard has been rescued…

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