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Poll: More faiths embracing gay marriage

Until recently, if you sat in church on Sunday mornings, pollsters could predict where you stood on same-sex marriage.

What a difference a decade makes.

In 2003, when the Massachusetts Supreme Court became the country's first to legalize same-sex marr...

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Coping with infertility: Advice from couples

When it comes to sharing stories about personal topics, sometimes hesitancy is followed by an opening of the floodgates.

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4-day workweek is real for some employees

Who doesn't want to take Fridays off?

Local Chef to Compete in National Burger Recipe Contest

Santa Barbara Businessman Named Finalist in Burger Competition

Santa Barbara's own Scott Wallace advances to the finals in the Budweiser Bud and Burgers Competition this summer.

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Study: Nearly half of Ph.D students depressed

Graduate students are feeling grim about their job prospects.

Bruce Jenner April 24 2015

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Jenner: 'Yes, for all intents and purposes, I'm a woman'

Bruce Jenner, who has spent his entire adult life in the public spotlight, has secretly spent his entire life as a woman. Now the secret is out after he confirmed in a TV interview he is a transgender woman.

Time Stands Still In Historic Santa Maria Neighborhood

The historic Palm Court Drive in Santa Maria is a charming, well-kept, circular neighborhood that is like a trip back in time.

CROCHETING LADIES

Goleta Women Crochet For Local Charities

Fifty women from Goleta and Santa Barbara gather weekly to crochet and knit items for local charities including Serenity House, Food from the Heart, and intensive care units. 

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Get happy in the world's happiest countries

Would a taste of the finest Swiss chocolate make you happy? Or soaking in the warm Icelandic springs? Perhaps the great jazz and rock music scene in Denmark is for you?

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America's transgender moment

It's only April, but 2015 may be remembered as the year the term "transgender" fully entered mainstream consciousness.

In January, President Obama condemned the persecution of "people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender," becoming the first ...

Santa Paula Gang Members Arrested

Four documented Santa Paula gang members were taken into custody early Thursday morning after an attempted murder on the 200 block of south 11th Street.

Charges Dropped After Ventura Man Serves 36 Years in Prison

The Ventura County Superior Court has dropped the murder charge against a man who has spent the last 36 years in prison for a 1978 murder that officials now say lacks sufficient evidence to prosecute.

Entertainment Headlines

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Jayne Meadows, wife of Steve Allen, dies at 95

Jayne Meadows, widow of talk show host Steve Allen, died Sunday of natural causes in…

Bruce Jenner April 24 2015

Bruce Jenner's series: What we hope to see

With the announcement that E! will air a new documentary series this summer about…

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Daytime Emmy Awards: 'Days,' 'Y&R' in a tie

The stars came out Sunday evening in Burbank, California, to attend the 42nd Daytime…

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Linda Thompson opens up on Bruce Jenner

Actress Linda Thompson, Bruce Jenner's second wife, says she can "breathe a little…

Lil Wayne

Shots fired at Lil Wayne's tour bus

Gunshots were fired at rapper Lil Wayne's tour bus early Sunday in Atlanta. No one…

Cast members of Avengers Age of Ultron

'Avengers 2' hauls in $201M overseas in just days

The highly-anticipated movie "Avengers: Age of Ultron" has already pulled in an…

Travel Headlines

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3.69-carat diamond found in Arkansas park

Can a prayer for diamonds actually turn up a gem?

Yellowstone National Park

Magma expanse under Yellowstone supervolcano

As tourists stroll between Yellowstone's 300 active geysers, taking selfies in…

Bern Switzerland

Get happy in the world's happiest countries

Would a taste of the finest Swiss chocolate make you happy? Or soaking in the warm…

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How to survive a drinking session in Korea

Most companies in South Korea have hoesik at least once a month and sometimes every…

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New Orleans' smoking ban takes effect

Cigarettes have been put out across the bars of New Orleans. Cigars are welcome no…

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Japan maglev train sets world record: 374 mph

It's a bird -- It's a plane -- It's an insanely fast Japanese bullet train.

Technology Headlines

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iPhone 6 sales fuel Apple's second-best quarter

Apple just posted its second-best quarter ever -- and it didn't even have the…

Nepal humanitarian Aid

Google and Facebook help locate Nepal survivors

People searching for their loved ones in Nepal can turn to Google and Facebook.

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How earthquakes are measured

Earthquakes are measured using seismographs, which monitor the seismic waves that…

Automotive Headlines

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Tesla stock charges ahead on home battery hopes

After a rough few months, Tesla's stock has finally finished recharging. Shares…

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Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech resigns

The chairman of Volkswagen, Ferdinand Piech, has resigned.

The German car maker said…

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GM's Mary Barra makes way more than last guy in the job

GM is turning gender pay inequality on its head.

Mary Barra, first female CEO of GM…

Pet Headlines

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FDA: Dog chews put puppies, humans at Salmonella risk

Federal health officials said Monday that certain dog chews are being recalled over…

Doberman eats watches

X-ray of dog's stomach turns up 3 watches

You might call her a watchdog, because this Boston area Doberman really has a thing…

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Wiener dog rescued after 13 days

After spending almost two weeks trapped underneath a concrete slab, a miniature…

House and Home Headlines

Time Stands Still In Historic Santa Maria Neighborhood

The historic Palm Court Drive in Santa Maria is a charming, well-kept, circular…

CROCHETING LADIES

Goleta Women Crochet For Local Charities

Fifty women from Goleta and Santa Barbara gather weekly to crochet and knit items…

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Home Depot to remove toxic chemical from vinyl flooring

Home Depot will be the first major retailer to remove a chemical from vinyl flooring…

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