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Travelers on the Move Early for the Holidays

Low gas prices, and more confidence in flying have combined to encourage travelers to hit the road earlier for the holidays.

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UC Expands Legal Services For Immigrant Students

The University of California is planning to offer legal services at six campuses to immigrant students who are facing deportation or have parents who might be eligible for relief under President Barack Obama's new immigration order.

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Carpinteria Plays a Big Role in Poinsettia Popularity for the Holidays

Carpinteria flower grower Jerry Van Wingerden says "We're ready," as he looks over 15,000 pots of poinsettias. Next week they will head to grocery stores, florists, and farmers market locations throughout the west.

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How football unlocked heart of autistic boy

"Well, that took about five minutes...probably less."

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Judge overturns Montana same-sex marriage ban

A federal judge overturned Montana's same-sex marriage ban Wednesday, making it the 34th state in the nation to allow such unions.

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71 Dogs Safely Evacuated from C.A.R.L. Facility More Than a Day After Santa Paula Explosion

A veterinarian and a volunteer were allowed into the C.A.R.L. facility to check on the dogs and provide them with food and water while the dogs were required to stay at the facility.

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Cosmetic infidelity: A new way to cheat

"I have five days to recover from surgery and look good before my husband gets home."

Turkey Donations a Holiday Treat for Struggling Families

A tradition that’s been going on for more than a decade, KCOY’s turkey drive is happening Thursday.

Hell's Kitchen Comes to Paradise with Visit to Santa Barbara

The lively Fox TV cooking competition show, Hell's Kitchen brought chefs and a crew to Santa Barbara's Stearns Wharf this afternoon.

Cal Poly Poinsettia Sale

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Cal Poly Poinsettia Sale

Poinsettias are for sale at Cal Poly University's plant shop open house on Friday Dec. 5 and Saturday Dec. 6. The sale runs through mid-December.

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OKCupid expands gender, orientation options

Do you identify as agender, asexual or intersex? If so, OKCupid has you covered.

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Students React to Violent Social Media Threat in Southern California

Two schools in Manhattan Beach closed on Tuesday after violent threats on social media. Classes at Mira Costa High School and The Montessori Preschool behind it were cancelled as a precaution.

Entertainment Headlines

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'Shawshank Redemption,' 20 years later

Believe it or not, it's been 20 years since Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins had that…

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Aca-mazing! First look at 'Pitch Perfect 2'

The pitch is back and fans can't aca-believe it.

The trailer for musical comedy "…

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'Hunger Games' aims to top 2014's box office

At the box office this weekend, the odds are ever in favor of "The Hunger Games."…

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Lawyer: Cosby being vilified

A lawyer for Bill Cosby called the increasing number of claims of sexual assault…

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Tina Fey's next sitcom moves from NBC to Netflix

"30 Rock" creator Tina Fey's next television series won't be coming to NBC, after…

Better Call Saul

'Better Call Saul' gets a premiere date

Better mark your calendars: AMC's premiering its "Breaking Bad" spinoff, "Better…

Travel Headlines

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Venice to ban wheeled suitcases

For years Venice has battled the effects of rising waters on its historic…

Travelers on the Move Early for the Holidays

Low gas prices, and more confidence in flying have combined to encourage travelers…

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Unlimited vacation? Not always as cool as it sounds

Take as much time off as you want, as long as you get your job done. But it may not…

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World's tallest coaster set for Orlando

Plans are underway to build the world's tallest -- and quite possibly most…

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JetBlue will cut legroom, charge for checked bags

JetBlue is feeling the crunch, and soon, so will its customers.

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Hotel fines guests who left scathing review

When a couple left scathing comments on a travel review website that a hotel in…

Technology Headlines

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Europe to vote on Google breakup proposal

Google controls 90 percent of all Web searches in Europe, giving it unequaled power…

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Google: You can pay as little as $1 to see fewer ads

You can pay as little as $1 to turn off ads on some of your favorite websites.

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Comcast to let customers track technicians

Comcast, a company known and reviled for its customer service horror stories, it…

Automotive Headlines

Travelers on the Move Early for the Holidays

Low gas prices, and more confidence in flying have combined to encourage travelers…

Crash test fail for minivans

The minivan's reputation as a safe ride may take a dent from the latest series of…

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General Motors hit with $3 billion lawsuit over recalls

General Motors has been slugged with a $3 billion lawsuit by the state of Arizona in…

Pet Headlines

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Family fights to save beloved dog

A Louisiana family is fighting to protect its beloved pit bull from a "vicious dogs"…

71 Dogs Safely Evacuated from C.A.R.L. Facility More Than a Day After Santa Paula Explosion

A veterinarian and a volunteer were allowed into the C.A.R.L. facility to check on…

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Soldier reunited with dog that saved his life

A Missouri soldier has been reunited with the dog that saved his life.

House and Home Headlines

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Carpinteria Plays a Big Role in Poinsettia Popularity for the Holidays

Carpinteria flower grower Jerry Van Wingerden says "We're ready," as he looks over…

Cal Poly Poinsettia Sale

Cal Poly Poinsettia Sale

Poinsettias are for sale at Cal Poly University's plant shop open house on Friday…

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The home improvement business is booming

If you're finally getting round to sprucing up your house with a fresh coat of paint…

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