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Ventura County Fair volunteers spent week taking entries

Preparations Underway For Ventura County Fair

Ventura County Fair volunteers spent the weekend accepting fair entrees and they will do it all again next weekend.


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Top Volkswagen executives accused of fraud in emission scandal

Top Volkswagen executives engaged in a "massive fraud" to intentionally sell diesel cars that violated emissions rules, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by the New York and Massachusetts attorneys general.

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Tesla's grand plan: tiny buses, electric semis, self-driving taxis

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk isn't happy just selling cars.

In a "master plan" published Wednesday night, Musk revealed plans to sell electric buses, pick-up trucks, semis and a small SUV.

Volkswagen produces Golf VI

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Volkswagen profits back on track, despite scandal

Embattled German automaker Volkswagen said it will be able to post better-than-expected profits when it reports results next week, despite the costs and other problems associated with its diesel emissions scandal.

Car2Go Carshare

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Car-sharing helping cities with their transit issues

There's a promising fix for any city with transportation issues -- and car ownership has nothing to do with it.

A new study found that cities that turn to a flexible type of car-sharing stand to benefit from less pollution, less traffic and more parking.

Ford and Jose Cuervo

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Ford teams up with .... Jose Cuervo

Tequila and cars don't seem like a good pairing at first glance.

Takata air bag recall by the numbers - blurb

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Takata settles case of woman who died 2 years after crash

Takata settled a lawsuit Friday with the family of an elderly woman who died two years after her airbag deployed with such force that it caused injuries that left her a quadriplegic.

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Fiat Chrysler sales numbers probed by Feds

Fiat Chrysler is under investigation for allegedly inflating its sales figures.

The automaker confirmed Monday that both the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission are conducting probes.

Fiat Chrysler has been reporting some of t...

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Uber hits 2 billion rides

Uber has completed two billion rides on its platform.

At 12:16 a.m. ET on June 18, 147 new Uber rides started -- pushing the company into the land of multi-billion rides, said CEO Travis Kalanick in a Facebook post.


EPA lowers fuel economy expectations

Low gas prices mean more SUVs -- and that's led the EPA to lower its forecast for overall fuel economy.

When it unveiled its new rules in 2011, the EPA expected an average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. That's the average for all vehicles.

On Monday...

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Fiat Chrysler adding 1,000 jobs to build new Jeep models

Fiat Chrysler is investing $1 billion to upgrade two Midwest auto plants, creating 1,000 jobs.

Shop for Tesla at mall

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Elon Musk says Autopilot upgrade could be coming

Elon Musk is promising Tesla owners that the controversial Autopilot system could receive "significant improvements."

In a tweet on Sunday, Musk said he had a "promising" call with Tesla's partner Bosch. The German parts company makes the radar used i...

pickup truck stamp

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Pickup trucks honored on postage stamps

It's been a part of the rural American landscape for decades and, now, the pickup truck is finally getting honored with a postage stamp. Four of them, actually.

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EPA lowers fuel economy expectations

Low gas prices mean more SUVs -- and that's led the EPA to lower its forecast for…

OPEC in standoff with US

OPEC oil production on the rise again

OPEC is pumping out more oil than at any time in recent history. The Organization…

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Gas prices fall for 30 days straight

Gas prices have continued to drop for 30 days straight across the country with the…

Pumping gas

Cheap, off-brand gasoline is bad for engines, AAA says

Cheaper gas might end up costing drivers in the long run, according to AAA.



U.S. oil boom isn't dead. It's plotting a 2017 comeback

New cracks have emerged in the U.S. oil boom, thanks to the crash in prices…

Gas prices at Arco in 2015

Cheap gas blamed for highest number of traffic deaths since 2008

Cheap gas prices and a stronger economy have a dark side -- they helped to lead to…

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Ventura County Fair volunteers spent week taking entries

Preparations Underway For Ventura County Fair

Ventura County Fair volunteers spent the weekend accepting fair entrees and they…

Suspected car thief caught after foot chase in Santa Maria

Suspected Car Thief Arrested In Santa Maria

A car and foot chase led to the arrest of a suspected car thief in Santa Maria on…

Toddler rescued from surf by Stearns Wharf Sunday evening

Toddler Rescued Near Stearns Wharf

A two-year-old boy was found face down in the water near Stearns Wharf around 7:19…

Amputees, people of all ages and mother-son teams participate in the 37th Annual SLO Triathlon

Today nearly a thousand triathletes participated in the 37th Annual San Luis Obispo…

Sexual assault suspect sought after overnight crime

Sexual Assault Suspect In Custody

Santa Barbara Police sought the public's assistance to find a sexual assault suspect…

Santa Barbara Rescue Mission Celebrates Sobriety Graduates

18 men and women turned their lives around by entering a drug and alcohol treatment…

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Plains All American Pipeline Stock Plunges After Refugio Oil Spill

NewsChannel 3 continues our special series of reports into the Refugio oil spill…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: SLO Porsche Crash Leads to Bogus Story

You've probably heard the saying that 'honesty is the best policy." What you're…

911 Fatal Flaw

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Fire Chief Fights to Fix Fatal Flaws in the 911 System

Who has a better system for identifying and processing mobile phone calls? The 9-1-…

Tipline Investigation: U.S. Senate Candidate Accused of Making Threats

We have a follow up to a Tipline Investigation that we broke two weeks ago. It…

Tipline Investigation Tracking Bad Bank Transfers

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Pismo Beach Man Battles Bank of America to Recover $1,900

Sometimes the smallest errors can turn into the biggest headaches. A viewer in…

Tipline Felon Seeks U S Senate Seat

Tipline Investigation: Felon Seeks U.S. Senate Seat

Our Tipline investigation puts the spotlight on a felon who wants to represent you…

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Hundreds of Santa Barbara County Kids Play Olympic Style Games

Over 300 kids from United Way of Santa Barbara County will be play in their own…

California Wine Festival Brings Northern And Southern California Vintners Together in Santa Barbara

Northern, Central and Southern California winemakers found themselves at the center…

Local After School Program Recognized for Helping to Keep Kids Healthy

Seven Santa Barbara Schools were recognized with Distinguished After School Health (…

Rehabilitated Elephant Seal Pups Return to the Ocean

Rehabilitated Elephant Seal Pups Return to the Ocean

Channel Island Coast Guard and California Wildlife Commission team members worked to…

Hundreds of Kids Experience Classical Music in Santa Barbara's 'Fun in the Sun' Event

More than 300 kids will visit the Music Academy of the West and watch and exclusive…

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade Preparations Underway

The Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade will be taking over the city tomorrow, but…

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