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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.

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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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…

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.

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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.

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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 farmers. 

Families of ferry victims South Korea

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Captain not at helm when ferry capsized

The captain of a South Korean ferry wasn't at the helm of his vessel when it capsized, an official said Friday, raising another question about the man who families of the hundreds still missing have blamed most directly and emotionally for his part…

South Korean ferry sinks, rescuers

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Hundreds missing after South Korean ferry sinks

Rescue boats and helicopters are scrambling to find almost 300 passengers, including scores of high school students, missing after a ferry sank off the southwest coast of South Korea.

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Best of the worst: Mug shot hall of shame

Check out these lookers who ran into the law.

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Santa Barbara County

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…

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…

Robert Perez

Ex Fire Union Administrator Guilty of Embezzlement

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

Second Floor Burns Vacant Lompoc Home

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

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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…

Vintner s Weekend

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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Drought Squeezing Local Foodbanks

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

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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…

Cambria Porta Potties

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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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…

Joey Epperson Golden Spike

Joey Epperson Added To The Golden Spikes Award Watch List

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

UCSB beats Cal Poly 8-6

Gauchos Take Game One Over Mustangs 8-6

Thirteenth-ranked UC Santa Barbara came out on top of an 8-6 against fifth-ranked…

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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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Families of ferry victims South Korea

Captain not at helm when ferry capsized

The captain of a South Korean ferry wasn't at the helm of his vessel when it…

Rescue boat near Sewol South Korea

S. Korea ferry disaster: The challenge ahead

The South Korean ferry that sank dramatically on Wednesday with hundreds of…

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MH370: Officials await data analysis

A prolonged undersea search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could cost…

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Gabriel García Márquez, the influential, Nobel Prize-winning author of "One Hundred…

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NASA: Earth-sized planet may sustain life

It's like finding a needle in a universe-wide haystack. Researchers have located a…

Kittens found in box

Kittens accidentally packed in box, shipped

Two kittens are safe after they were found inside a box that was shipped from Los…

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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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NBA player to open Hooters in Russia

Andrei Kirilenko, the National Basketball Association player known as AK-47, plans…

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Entertainment Headlines

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Salsa legend Cheo Feliciano dies in car wreck

Puerto Rican salsa legend Jose Luis "Cheo" Feliciano, a giant of the genre, died in…

Columbus Short from Scandal

Wife accuses actor Columbus Short of violence

Columbus Short's wife swears the "Scandal" actor threatened to kill her and himself…

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Miley Cyrus faces long recovery from illness

Miley Cyrus could be in celebrity sick bay for another three weeks because of an "…

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'X-Men' director Singer named in sex suit

A lawyer who filed a teen sex abuse lawsuit against "X-Men" director Bryan Singer…

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Health Headlines

Obama makes Obamacare announcement

President: Republicans 'wrong' on Affordable Care Act

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

Salmonella

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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3-D printing the human body

The 21st century has seen the growth of 3-D printing, with well-known applications…

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