A reported fight in a walkway at the Paseo Nuevo Mall left both the victim and reported suspect injured. Both took off in different directions and police were swarming a multi-block area to find everyone responsible, witnesses and gather surveillance video.
Fire crews battled a brush fire on Paradise Road in Santa Barbara County within two miles of the Rancho Oso campground Friday afternoon.
The San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office is investigating possible hate-motivated vandalism that caused thousands of dollars of damage at Templeton High School early Saturday morning.
Over 100 people came to the busy intersection of Main Street and Broadway Street in downtown Santa Maria on Monday afternoon to voice their frustrations and fears about local immigrant workers and federal immigration policy.
The California Highway Patrol, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's, and Ventura County Sheriff's deputies were involved in a high speed pursuit through parts of Santa Barbara County Tuesday morning.
The 2017 Channel Islands Rincon Classic at Rincon Beach near the Santa Barbara County/Ventura County Line.
Strong winds and heavy winds have caused damage all along the California coast.
Protestors gathered at De La Guerra Plaza just before 5 p.m. Friday, and after a crying rally to unite against hate and discrimination, and a few speeches from organizers, they marched up State Street to Anapamu Street holding anti-Trump signs and chanting.
The driver of a vehicle involved in a violent crash at U.S. Highway 101 and Vista Point, west of Refugio State Beach,Thursday afternoon was found alive.
At least three people were detained after a lengthy police pursuit in south Santa Barbara County, and subsequent crash in Old Town Goleta. Authorities confirmed the suspect vehicle was stolen.
Birds are flocking to Solimar Beach on National Bird Day. Hundreds of birds hung around the area early Thursday morning. A UCSB Professor says this is a good sign. The birds aren't coming to shore because of the recent rainstorms. Schools of anchovies are swimming closer to shore.
A driver described as a middle-aged man from Chicago, drove his car off Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara and into the water. Santa Barbara City firefighters, Harbor Patrol and Santa Barbara police arrived on scene shortly after the incident. The accident occurred at about 1:49 p.m. Friday, on the east side of the wharf. The driver, Tom Zobel, told NewsChannel 3 Senior Reporter John Palminteri that he accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake.
One of the more unique events at a California mission took place at sunrise Wednesday in Santa Barbara. In virtual silence, and only the sound of an indigenous song on a flute, about 100 residents came to the Old Mission steps for the 'Time of Illumination' mass. As the sun rises on the first day of winter, with the angle of the Mission, the light shoots through the doorway. The church lights are off and the sun eventually lights up the statues of Saint Barbara and then Jesus above the altar.
A handful of suspected thieves, linked to a hefty theft ring, were arrested Tuesday in Goleta. Santa Barbara County Sheriff's officials are crediting a hawk-eyed citizen for helping break the case after spotting a suspicious grey Toyota Camry parked at Girsh Park near the baseball fields Tuesday morning.
Santa Barbara officials have released a series of photos including one of a water heater area from a Dario Pini property as part of an inspection process into the controversial landlord. (Santa Barbara City photo)
This year's Holiday Turkey Drive, hosted by KCOY 12's Dave Alley, was a success, with 300 turkeys and $18,500 raised by Good Samaritan, and 300 turkeys plus $25,000 raised by the SLO County Food Bank. Starting at 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning and lasting 13 hours until 7:00 p.m., the Central Coast teamed up to help families in need for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday.
Canine Adoption and Rescue League has committed to caring and finding homes for 11 dogs bred for human consumption as part of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. Six of the dogs arrived safely at the rescue earlier this week, with the remainder coming by December 1.
Hundreds of people marched down State Street on Saturday, Nov. 12, after gathering at De la Guerra Plaza in Santa Barbara to protest Donald Trump and promote unity, love and peace. The protest and march were peaceful with no violent outbursts reported. Santa Barbara police stayed in front and back of the protesters to protect them and the public. Anti-Trump protests have erupted throughout the country since Trump's election win.
President Donald Trump's budget proposals would cut funding for student aid and overhaul the student loan forgiveness program. Here's a look at the White House's apparent priorities related to funding for students.
ParkScore analyzed the 100 largest American cities and ranked them depending on how well each city is meeting the need for parks. Here are the top 10.
"Mary Had a Little Lamb" is first published, the Brooklyn Bridge opens, Major League Baseball gets lit up, Bob Dylan is born, and "Thelma & Louise" premieres in theaters, all on this day.
While summer is a time for leisure and relaxation for some, others will be hoping the summer job market comes through for them this year. Take a look at the best U.S. cities for summer jobs in 2017, as ranked by WalletHub.
After 22 people were killed and 59 injured in a suicide bombing outside Manchester Arena, people around the world paused to remember the victims.
Joan of Arc is captured in battle, Captain Kidd is hanged, Bonnie and Clyde die in a hail of bullets, and golf legend Sam Snead passes away, all on this day.
To mark Military Appreciation Month, WalletHub ranked the best and worst states when it comes to livability for military retirees.
At least 22 people were killed in a bombing after an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, on Monday.
The curtain closed for the final time on the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The final show was held May 21, 2017, in Uniondale, New York.
A former U.S. vice president is indicted for treason, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded hits Chile, "Pac-Man" makes his debut, Johnny Carson signs off, and a deadly tornado devastates Joplin, Mo., all on this day.
Patience has a way of growing when you're on vacation. Here are 18 things we love on vacation, but hate at home, as suggested by CNN.
Drake broke the record for most awards in one night with 13 at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards Sunday in Las Vegas. The previous record was held by Adele.
The American Red Cross is established, Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart complete their historic trans-Atlantic flights, Bogey and Bacall get hitched, and Susan Lucci finally strikes Emmy gold, all on this day.
President Donald Trump is abroad for the first time as commander in chief, undertaking an ambitious agenda of diplomacy in a nine-day, five-country trip. Here are some highlights so far.
Royalty and celebrities gathered Saturday to watch as Philippa Charlotte "Pippa" Middleton, the younger sister of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, married millionaire hedge fund manager, James Matthews, in Englefield, England. Princes William and Harry attended.
Vasco da Gama arrives in India, Christopher Columbus dies, HIV is discovered, and "Cheers" airs its series finale, all on this day.
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner has pleaded guilty to sending obscene material to a minor, part of a "sexting" scandal that was among of string of misteps that destroyed his political career. Here's a look back at his downfall.
With Friday marking Bike to Work Day, and the end of Bike to Work Week, find out if your state is one of the most bicycle-friendly in the country.
Anne Boleyn loses her head, Oscar Wilde gets out of prison, Marilyn Monroe sings for the president, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis dies, all on this day.
One person was killed and at least 22 others injured Thursday when a car struck pedestrians in Manhattan's bustling Times Square.
Take a look at who made Forbes' annual list of the wealthiest artists in hip-hop.
With May 18 marking International Museum Day, take a look at which 10 museums are the most popular in the world.
Napoleon is proclaimed French emperor, Lincoln wins the Republican Party presidential nomination, the Supreme Court upholds "separate but equal" segregation, and Mount St. Helens erupts, all on this day.
While calling it a career a good decade before you reach a more traditional retirement age (65) may be daunting, it's not impossible. But it will take some disciplined planning. Here are the four most important things you should do to improve your chances of success.
Take a look at this list of seven places scaling back on tourism.
Here are things you may not know about WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
St. Louis nearly burns to the ground, the first Kentucky Derby is held, the Supreme Court strikes down segregated schools, the Senate Watergate Committee begins televised hearings, and same-sex marriages begin in Massachusetts, all on this day.
Take a look at the 10 common foods that are considered to be highly climate damaging, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Joan of Arc is sainted, the first Academy Awards are handed out, SpaghettiOs debut, and Sammy Davis Jr. and Jim Henson pass away, all on this day.
More than a half-dozen candidates to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation were headed to the Department of Justice over the weekend to interview for the position, which was vacated when James Comey was fired last week.
Tornadoes ripped through several states causing destruction and over a dozen deaths.
As the Northeast prepares for another blizzard, images from the deadly Great Blizzard of 1888 are circulating on social media. The black-and-white photos are stark reminders of the area's history.
Winter is roaring back to life this week for a huge chunk of the United States.
Residents of northern and central parts of California, already drenched by weeks of rain, prepared for possible flooding and landslides as another round of storms pummeled the state.
More rain and wind is expected to hit up and down the California coast this weekend.
New England is enjoying a very snowy 2017.
At least 19 people were killed in severe weather that struck southern Georgia in the overnight hours Saturday into Sunday.
Parts of the U.S. are battling "life-threatening" winter conditions. If you have to venture out, follow these tips to keep you and your family safe.
Traveling this winter? WalletHub has put together a list of its top 10 cold-weather destinations. The list was developed with 26 metrics including cheapest flights. Click through to see which destination tops the list.
As Hurricane Matthew takes aim at Florida and the Southeast United States, forecasters worry it could become one of the most expensive storms in the nation's history.
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Autumn officially starts Thursday, which means trees are about to put on a brilliant show. Find out why leaves change colors every fall.
Hurricane Hermine hit Florida as a Category 1 hurricane early Friday. Two deaths have been reported so far. The storm has shifted to the Eastern Seaboard and has been downgraded to a tropical storm. Millions of resident are under tropical storm watches for the rest of Labor Day weekend, while Florida residents are still reeling from the damage.
The 2016 hurricane season is underway, which means storms are named using lists created by the World Meteorological Organization. The list rotates every six years and changes if a particularly deadly storm hits. That name is then replaced with another one, according to the National Hurricane Center. Click through to see the names for the 2016 season.
Catastrophic flooding has swallowed swaths of Louisiana in a deluge that the governor calls "unprecedented." The breadth of the destruction includes 40,000 homes damaged, 6,900,000,000,000 gallons of rainfall in one week, 31.39 inches of rain in one day and 13 deaths across the state. See images of the devastating flood waters:
Fiesta Pequena is the official kick-off to Old Spanish Days. Crews and performers were hard at work rehearsing for Fiesta Pequena on the steps of the Old Mission Santa Barbara. (Photos: Oscar Flores)
For nearly one entire week in August, Old Spanish Days takes over Santa Barbara for a colorful, exciting, contagious fiesta. The festivities include dancing, singing, confetti-filled cascarones, food, games and rides, a rodeo, and many more fun-filled events. This year's Fiesta theme is a "Coastal Frontier."
Flor y Canto is a rare opportunity to see the original Spanish California dances and songs of the 19th Century. Interwoven with historic narration, the unique dances and songs at Flor y Canto are performed much as they would have been 170 years ago.
Old Spanish Days Fiesta officially began on Wednesday with La Fiesta Pequeña drawing thousands of people to Santa Barbara. The annual event was hosted by Father Larry Gosselin and NewsChannel 3 Anchor Beth Farnsworth. Here are some of the images from Wednesday night's event through the camera lens of our Digital Journalist Oscar Flores.
Crowds got quite the treat Tuesday night with Fiesta Pequena rehearsals at the Old Mission Santa Barbara. Fiesta Pequena marks the official kick-off to the week-long Old Spanish Days festivities.
The city of Santa Barbara is gearing up for Old Spanish Days with a kickoff party on Sunday night. La Recepcion del Presidente at the Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort, gives El Presidente J.C. Gordon the chance to thank the community for putting on this year's events. The event honors Gordon and past Presidentes and serves as a fundraiser to support free Fiesta events. The 92 annual Old Spanish Days kicks off on Wednesday, August 3. FULL STORY HERE
The Santa Barbara Historical Museum houses some of Fiesta's most guarded artifacts. This underground vault opened exclusively for KEYT NewsChannel 3. Here's what we found.
'Fiesta del Museo' has become one of the most popular events preceding Old Spanish Days Fiesta. Held at the beautiful Santa Barbara Historical Museum, the event is home to silent and live auctions, dancing, live music, great food,
Old Spanish Days executive committee announced the selection of Jean-Michel Cousteau as Grand Marshal for the 2016 El Desfile Histórico Parade. Tuesday's announcement comes just over three weeks from one of Santa Barbara's most popular events and one of the largest equestrian parades in the country. Read the full story, here.
Dennis Rickard was a well known figure amongst the Santa Barbara community and beyond. He served as the 2014 Old Spanish Days' El Presidente. His legacy is a rich one, one which involves the tradition and history that can only come from being the great-great-grandson of José de la Guerra, the proclaimed patriarch of Santa Barbara's first family. A highlight of Rickard's year-long duties as El Presidente was the showcase morning when Old Spanish Days was shown by way of an entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade January 1, 2015 in Pasadena. Rickard passed away on Sunday after battling a recent illness.
Congratulations to all of this year's Fiesta Photo Contest winners! And a BIG THANK YOU to Samy's Camera and everyone who participated and entered their Fiesta photos. See you all next year!
Old Spanish Days is here again! We kick things off with La Recepción del Presidente.
Need an alternative to the Mercados? Check out some of the top spots in Santa Barbara that offer a Fiesta menu during Old Spanish Days.
The Santa Barbara Carriage Museum is host to all of these iconic carriages of yesteryear.
Various events and activities around Santa Barbara during the 90th Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration. Photography by Oscar Flores
Here are just a few of the photos that viewers have sent in for our Fiesta Photo Contest! A BIG THANK YOU to all that entered on our Facebook pages! Be sure to check the comments on the photos you posted to see if you've won.
The countdown to the 2014 Old Spanish Days Fiesta Celebration began at Sunday night's La Recepcion del Presidente at the DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara. Guests enjoyed performances by The Spirit of Fiesta, Talia Ortega Vestal, and the Junior Spirit of Fiesta, Natalie Mowers.
A night under the stars. The Santa Barbara Historical Museum presents "Fiesta del Museo," in the museum courtyard. Photography by Oscar Flores.
Councilman Frank Hotchkiss is in the hospital after falling from a horse at the start of the Old Spanish Days Fiesta Parade.
Construction of the Fiesta floats is underway, but for one dance team, this year's Fiesta and float are much different than all the rest.