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Pacific Coast Highway Set To Reopen

The stretch of highway from Yerba Buena Road to Las Posas Road has been closed for the last 3 months due to extensive damage from rain storms, debris slides and high surf.

Juvenile Skateboarder Collided With Car Windshield

A juvenile on his skateboard collided with a windshield after striking a car in Santa Maria on Thursday.  



Takata hit with fine over exploding airbag probe

Airbag maker Takata is being fined $14,000 a day for failing to cooperate with a safety probe into exploding airbags that have been tied to at least five deaths.

Apple store


The Apple car: What we know

Apple hasn't admitted publicly that it wants to get into the auto industry. But there's plenty of evidence out there.

It could be an actual Apple car, or perhaps just a sleek operating system for another company's car.

Nobody knows yet. Apple has decli...

auto insurance agent with tiny car in hands


Senator asks DOJ to investigate car insurance

A U.S. senator is urging the Justice Department to investigate insurance companies and auto repairs done at their 'preferred' repair shops across the country, because of safety concerns for consumers that were identified in a recent CNN exclusive inv...

Possible Oxnard Gang Activity May Be Linked To Robberies

David Cabanas, 24, and an alleged 17-year-old accomplice were arrested after they were found in a stolen grey four-door Cadillac near the 200 block of North D Street in Oxnard. 

Rolls-Royce plant


Rolls-Royce is making an SUV

The list of automakers that would never, ever make an SUV has shrunk even further.

Rolls-Royce, the pinnacle of British luxury motoring, announced on Tuesday that it, too, would add an SUV to its line-up.

The automaker hand-delivered a statement to CNN...

European car sales recovery picks up pace

Europe's auto sector keeps gaining momentum.


Geico accused of discriminating against low-income drivers

While the Geico gecko has been busy charming us in his commercials, the company has allegedly been discriminating against low-income drivers in California.

Geico is accused of failing to offer policies that offer the minimum amount of coverage legally...

Subtle differences highlight 2016 Avalon

Look closely, and you’ll see a couple of design differences in the 2016 Toyota Avalon.

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Tesla misses big, but SUV buzz builds

Not everything is perfect in electric car land.

Tesla posted a loss Wednesday, to the surprise of analysts who predicted a gain of 31 cents per share.

Tesla shares were down as much as 4 percent in after-hours trading. But CEO Elon Musk remains incredibly o...

Mitsubishi concept hints at new SUV

Mitsubishi unveiled an aggressive and chunky SUV on Thursday that could hint at the return of a large SUV to the North American market.

Gas Prices

OPEC ministers

Saudis won't back emergency OPEC meeting

Saudi Arabia won't agree to hold an emergency OPEC meeting despite the pain being…

Robot Impersonator Amran

In a hurry? Let robot valet park your car

Throwing your keys at the parking valet as you sashay onto a flight may seem like…

Oil pump

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…

Gas pump

Nevada driver charged $975 for gas

Imagine you put $10 worth of gas in your car using your debit card and got billed…

Pumping gas

Glitch leads to 1-cent gas at Illinois station

An Illinois gas station caused traffic jams over the weekend when it accidentally…

Local Headlines

Santa Barbara Police Investigate Homicide Near Marborg Facility

Santa Barbara Police have been at the scene of a homicide in an industrial area of…

UPDATE: Train in Oxnard Metrolink Derailment Applied Brakes 8 Seconds Before Impact

In a Thursday afternoon press briefing, Robert Sumwalt with the National…

Santa Maria Philharmonic Teaching Students About Classical Music

The Santa Maria Philharmonic Society holds its annual youth concert performance of "…

Ocean Rescue at Surf Beach in Vandenberg

Emergency crews, including the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, are on scene at…

Santa Maria Broken Fire Hydrant

Santa Maria Broken Fire Hydrant

It is a sight that will make the parched, drought-weary south coast cringe. Just…

Santa Maria Skateboarder Struck by Car

A teenager spent the morning in a hospital after he was struck by a car and went…

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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…

Tipline Run or Dye

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…


Tipline Investigation: Don't Fall For the Wheelchair Scam

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

Run or Dye Event Cancelled Under Cloud of Suspicion

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

What's Right

Bishop Diego Students Volunteer For Day of Service

Bishop Diego High School students, teachers and staff spent the day volunteering at…

Father-Son Hiking Duo Bring New Faces On Adventures

A Santa Barbara County Father has made a tradition of hiking every year with his 8…

FoodBank CEO Winds Down Food Security Challenge

FoodBank CEO Winds Down Food Security Challenge

The FoodBank CEO is winding down his Food Security Challenge where he has lived on…


Carpinteria Rotary Talent Showcase Features Over 20 Acts and has Sixth Sell Out

The Carpinteria Rotary Talent Showcase Saturday night sold out the Plaza Playhouse…

Teen Star 2015

San Marcos High School Freshman Wins 'Teen Star' Competition

The Granada Theater rolls out the red carpet Saturday night as 10 finalists competed…

Community Pitches In To Help Deputy Recovering From Stroke

Hundreds Attend Fundraiser To Support Deputy Recovering From Stroke

Members of the Sheriff's Office hosted a BBQ and silent auction for Senior Deputy…

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