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Shelby Cobra

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Why was this car hidden away for 30 years?

If this car could talk, it would describe a road to fame with all the twists and turns of a Hollywood plot.

The original of only six models ever built, it was the first American car to beat Ferrari on its own turf, was once engulfed by flames in Dayto...

Ford Fusion 2014

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2014 Ford Fusion recalled two times in a week

If you own a Ford Fusion, Fiesta or Lincoln MKZ, it may have been recalled a couple of times in the last week for potentially serious safety problems.

Ford Motor issued four recalls on Wednesday following an earlier recall on Friday. Two of those incl...

America’s Largest Cycling Race To Speed Through Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara will host some of the world’s top professional cycling teams during the eight-day Amgen Tour of California.

VW Kombi

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The rise of luxury vans

It's time to drop your preconceived ideas about Mom-friendly minivans. The ultra-rich are paying big bucks to get vans overhauled for high-end road tripping.

Tesla Model X

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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 surged more than 7% Monday thanks to some bullish comments from analysts. And the stock is now up 5% for the year.

It's been a big comeback for Tesla, which at one point w...

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Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech resigns

The chairman of Volkswagen, Ferdinand Piech, has resigned.

The German car maker said Saturday that Piech had resigned because an environment of trust "no longer exists" within the company's board.

Volkswagen has been dealing with a period of turmoil i...

Mary Barra

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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, got paid $16.2 million for 2014, which is 78% more than her male predecessor Dan Akerson.

Akerson's pay had been limited by the fact that GM executive pay was subject...

Elon Musk

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Tesla's Elon Musk didn't take a salary in 2014

Billionaire Elon Musk is working for free. Sort of.

The Tesla chief executive's total compensation package in 2014 was $35,360, according to a regulatory filing. That would only get you half way to buying a Tesla Model S.

But the founder of the electr...

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.

Paul Walker's Fast and Furious Toyota Supra car

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Paul Walker's 'Fast & Furious' car up for auction

A souped-up stunt car driven by the late actor Paul Walker in the first "Fast & Furious" movie is going up for auction.

Cadillac CT6 2016

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Cadillac unveils new plug-in hybrid sedan

Cadillac will sell a plug-in hybrid version of its new CT6 full-sized luxury sedan, General Motors said at the Shanghai Motor Show.

The car will be able to drive on electricity alone for a distance compatible with "most daily commutes," GM said in a s...

Chinese auto show

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China wants eyes on cars not babes

When China's biggest auto show opens in Shanghai this week, the only models on display will be the ones with four wheels. Gone, show organizers hope, will be the scantily-clad "car babes."

Gas Prices

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What a gas: Using water and air to run a car

Researchers at Audi are making synthetic diesel fuel using only water and air.…

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Gas price fallout: People trading in hybrids for SUVs

With gas prices low, more people are trading in their hybrid and electric cars for…

Oil fracking in California

U.S. could be energy independent within four years

The United States could be energy independent in as little as four years, according…

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Worried about a gas price spike? Now there's gas insurance

Cheap gas has been an unexpected blessing to millions of American drivers. But will…

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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…

2015 Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul now plugs in

On the outside, it looks much like the conventional Kia Soul. However, this version…

Local Headlines

Document Dump Worries Santa Maria Coco's Workers

UPDATE: At the recently closed Coco's restaurant in Santa Maria, confidential…

Woman Stabs Victim With Pitchfork

Suspect Stabs Woman With Pitchfork In Goleta

A woman is behind bars after stabbing another woman with a pitchfork Sunday…

MISSING BOY

Camarillo missing teen found

A 16-year-old Camarillo teen is missing.

New Rail Safety Rules Announced

DOT'S tougher regulations target oil trains

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Family Speaks Out After Goleta Man's Body And Car Found In Culvert

Cody West's body was found Friday morning near the northbound Los Carneros off-ramp…

Creationism Pulled from Arroyo Grande High School Curriculum

Nearly two weeks after the mother of an Arroyo Grande High School student filed a…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord with Customers

A Santa Barbara guitar company and its owner are striking the wrong chord with…

Tipline Investigation Craigslist Rental Scam

Tipline Investigation: Craigslist Scam Targets Desperate Renters

In this Tipline investigation we expose a rental scam that will have you doing a…

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Tipline Investigation: Charities Struggle with Run or Dye Broken Promises

Trouble is brewing for the company that puts on the popular Run or Dye events. …

Santa Barbara City Council Agrees to ZIR Changes

The Santa Barbara City Council is moving ahead with changes to its Zoning…

Tipline Investigation: Unraveling Santa Barbara's ZIR Mess

We have an update on a Tipline investigation that exposed serious flaws within the…

WHEELCHAIR SCAM

Tipline Investigation: Don't Fall For the Wheelchair Scam

Our Tipline investigation begins with a sob story. Every scammer has one. They love…

What's Right

Wallace Dawson Funeral Service

Community Comes Together To Honor Sgt. Wallace Dawson

After 64 years Sgt. Wallace Dawson, who was a prisoner of the Korean War has finally…

11 Year old Faith Gets Moment in Time

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation Grants Moment in Time

The Teddy Bear Cancer foundation will host its inaugural Moments in Time fundraising…

More Than 500,000 Miles Donated To Grant Wishes of Sick Children

Wednesday was World Wish Day and we'd like to thank you for taking part in helping…

Rudys Wish Granted Help Make More Wishes Come True

Wish Granted for 6-Year-Old in Goleta

Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties brings hope to local children with life-threatening medical…

CROCHETING LADIES

Goleta Women Crochet For Local Charities

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

Legally Blonde The Music This Weekend at Dos Pueblos

Musical Version of Legally Blonde Performed This Weekend

Are you a fan of Legally Blonde?
Students at Dos Pueblos High School are bringing it…

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