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Water Allotments Increase for California Farmers

California farmers and cities are set to get more water, as state and federal officials ease drought-related water cutbacks because of recent rain and snow.

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.

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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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Captain in ferry sinking charged, in custody

The captain of the sunken ferry in South Korea was formally charged and is in custody, state-run media reported early Saturday, citing prosecutors and police.

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Affairs to remember: High-profile cheating

Actress Tori Spelling recently spoke publically about her husband and fellow actor Dean McDermott's affair. But he's not the first celebrity to get in hot water over extramarital activities. Check out this list of high-profile celebrity affairs.

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Easter traditions from around the world

Eggs, candy and bunnies are traditionally all part of America's Easter holiday. Take a look at the interesting ways in which other countries celebrate Easter.

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Santa Barbara County

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Water Allotments Increase for California Farmers

California farmers and cities are set to get more water, as state and federal…

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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San Luis Obispo County

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Water Allotments Increase for California Farmers

California farmers and cities are set to get more water, as state and federal…

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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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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…

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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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Man charged in Kansas City highway shootings

A man accused of shooting at cars on Kansas City, Missouri, highways has been…

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Wealthy investors flock to fine art funds

Wealthy investors looking to diversify beyond stocks and bonds are now turning to an…

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Ukraine protesters defiant despite pact

The self-declared leader of pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukraine city of…

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Captain in ferry sinking charged, in custody

The captain of the sunken ferry in South Korea was formally charged and is in…

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University opens pet-friendly dorm

The University of Northern Colorado is rolling out the welcome mat for students ……

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Man’s entry through exit door sparks Walmart fight

A scuffle between two men at a Walmart store started when one man entered the store…

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Edward Cocaine arrested for Xanax possession

A man named Edward Cocaine is arrested on suspicion of Xanax possession in Florida.

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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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Entertainment Headlines

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Lara Spencer promoted to 'GMA' co-host

Lara Spencer, a supporting member of the "Good Morning America" cast for the past…

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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…

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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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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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