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Vehicle Rollover Collision In Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara City Fire Department responds to a vehicle rollover on the southbound ramp of Olive Mill Road on Thursday.

Vehicle Break-ins On The Rise In Santa Barbara

Vehicle break-ins have been on the rise in Santa Barbara over the last four months. 

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Nissan back in Super Bowl after 18 years

Nissan is returning to that peculiar American cultural institution, the Super Bowl.

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Ford promises bounce back year

Ford Motor reported a sharp drop in profits at the end of last year but predicted better times are ahead in 2015.

Its operating income tumbled 20% in the final quarter of 2014 and 30% for the full year, although that result was better than expected.

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Paso Robles Man Faces Vehicular Manslaughter Charges

Joseph Mondo of Paso Robles will face vehicular manslaughter charges after authorities say he killed one and injured another cyclist in November.er.

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LA police chief claims Google's traffic app endangers cops

The Los Angeles police chief is asking Google to eliminate a cop-spotting feature from its Waze traffic app.

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Kelley Blue Book lists best resale values

Depreciation: It's the biggest cost of owning an automobile. Some vehicles just hold their value better than others when you sell or trade them in. Those that don't just plain cost you more.

So, each year, analysts at Kelley Blue Book tally up the car...

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Ford is recalling this cop car

Ford is recalling its specially-designed police sedans called Interceptors. The recall stems from a problem with a spring in the interior door handle, which Ford said could cause the door to unlatch during a side-impact crash.

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Winners and losers in oil's plunge

The American oil industry is booming, but the steep drop in the price of crude is still a net win for the U.S. economy.

Oxford Economics looked at the impact of cheap oil on the world's 45 largest economies, and found that the U.S. economy would grow ...

Washouts Keep Pacific Coast Highway Closed

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Washouts Keep Pacific Coast Highway Closed

The Pacific Coast Highway (SR-1) between Las Posas Road and Yerba Buena Road and will continue to remain closed until the end of February.

Put Your Design On Cal Poly’s Rose Parade Float

Submit your Cal Poly float design for the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena.

First ADA Compatible Golf Cart Provided At San Luis Opisbo Course

San Luis Obispo’s Laguna Lake Golf Course has become the first course in the County to offer Americans with Disabilities (ADA) compatible golf carts.

Gas Prices

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Gas prices finally stop falling

The steady four-month decline in gas prices which has saved motorists more than a…

Oil, natural gas well

Winners and losers in oil's plunge

The American oil industry is booming, but the steep drop in the price of crude is…

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This is America's SUV-buying tipping point

There's a very specific point when American drivers start shunning small,…

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Gas below $2 at 40% of U.S. stations

Gas is now below $2 a gallon at nearly 40 percent of U.S. gas stations.

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Gas is less than $2 at most U.S. stations

Gas for less than $2 a gallon is now available at most U.S. gas stations.

The…

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U.S. takes $35 billion hit from falling oil

With gas prices plunging, you're probably happier every time you pull up to a pump…

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DESALINATION PLANT CONCERNS

Desalination Plan Going Through Strict Review as Santa Barbara Stresses Urgency

Santa Barbara says it's going to the ocean to get new water for the city, unless…

Vehicle Rollover Collision In Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara City Fire Department responds to a vehicle rollover on the southbound…

Santa Barbara County Has Possible Measles Case

Santa Barbara Child Does NOT Have Measles

Santa Barbara County Health workers have confirmed the child suspected of having…

Santa Barbara Electric Grid Upgrade Begins

Southern California Edison announced a project to improve the reliability of the…

Vehicle Break-ins On The Rise In Santa Barbara

Vehicle break-ins have been on the rise in Santa Barbara over the last four months. 

Body Found In Vacant Ventura Lot

A man's body was found in a vacant lot on the 4200 block of Transport Street in…

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Run or Dye Event Cancelled Under Cloud of Suspicion

The Run or Dye event scheduled for Ventura this Saturday, November 8, will not…

Tipline Battle of Solar Power

Tipline Exclusive: SoCal Edison Accused Of Delaying Solar Applications

A nasty feud is brewing between many solar companies and Southern California Edison.

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Father of Los Osos Woman Found Dead in Nevada Speaks Out

"Margay touched so many lives, and was so outgoing and gregarious", says Jeff…

Plea for Help from Family of Murdered Santa Maria Man

As Javier Limon Jr. stares at a collection of photographs of his late father Javier…

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

In this Tipline story, we help a man battered by life. A series of tragic events…

Woman Featured In Tipline Story Gets $25,000

NewsChannel 3 has a nice surprise for a woman who battled the City of Santa Barbara…

What's Right

The Rhythmic Arts Projects helps local international kids

Program Teaches Children With Disabilities Through Rhythm

For the past 18 years, a local non-profit has been changing the lives of children…

St. Joseph Knights Celebrate 50th Anniversary

On Wednesday, St. Joseph High School in Orcutt celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Duffy Holds Fundraiser For Lompoc Valley Programs

Danny Duffy Helps Youth Baseball, AYSO & Homeless Shelters in Lompoc Valley

Cabrillo High School alum Danny Duffy signed autographs at Pizza Garden to raise…

Choir Concert Delights Onlookers

Choir Concert Delights Onlookers

Students from the Santa Barbara Unified School District participated in the 2nd…

Santa Barbara High students built homes for people in need

Santa Barbara Students Return From Mexico Home-Building Trip

Students from Santa Barbara High returned home from Mexico after a trip to help…

MAC S FOOD BANK DONATION

Mac's Holiday Pies Help Food Bank with Big Donation

The holiday pie sales at Mac's Fish and Chips Shop in Santa Barbara also put food on…

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