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New Yorkers can now schedule Uber pickups

New Yorkers can now schedule an Uber to arrive sometime in the future.

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Volkswagen faces $9 billion legal headache

Volkswagen investors are demanding more than $9 billion in damages for the losses they sustained as a result of the automaker's huge diesel emissions scandal.

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New Tesla software to prevent hot car deaths

So far this year, 31 children died after being trapped inside parked cars on hot days, according to the group

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US government releases safety guidelines for self-driving cars

The federal government is paving the way for self-driving vehicles to become commonplace on U.S roads.

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Americans waste $2 billion a year on premium gas

Americans wasted over $2 billion last year putting expensive premium gasoline into cars that don't need it, the automobile ownership group AAA said Tuesday.

Most car engines in America are designed to run on regular gasoline and, despite the superior-...

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East Coast faces gas shortages after pipeline leak

A leak has caused the closure of a crucial pipeline that carries gasoline to the eastern United States, a disruption that threatens to drive up prices and leave service stations without fuel to sell.

Chevy unveils 2017 Bolt electric car

Chevrolet via CNN

Chevy Bolt to cost $30,000 after tax break

The Chevrolet Bolt is strategically priced to come in just under $30,000 -- sort of.

General Motors announced that its new all-electric car will cost $37,495. There's a $7,500 federal credit for purchasing an electric vehicle, which means the Bolt wil...

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World's fastest VW Beetle goes 205 mph

The world's fastest Volkswagen Beetle went a record 205 miles per hour at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats on Sept. 12.

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Chrysler recalls 1.9 million vehicles over defects

Chrysler is recalling 1.9 million cars and SUVs over airbag and seat belt defects linked to three deaths.

The defects could prevent air-bags and automatic seat-belt tighteners from being deployed properly in crashes, Fiat Chrysler said. It did not dis...

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Ford fact checks Trump: We will be here forever

Ford has a message to Donald Trump: We're not going anywhere.

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A $350,000 luxury condo ... for your car

There's a luxury condo building planned for Miami that will offer 24-hour security, climate-controlled units, a members-only social club and concierge services.

Self-driving Uber car

Uber via CNN

What it feels like to sit behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber

About 20 minutes into my ride in a self-driving Uber, I got a nonchalant offer: Did I want to sit behind the wheel?

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Americans waste $2 billion a year on premium gas

Americans wasted over $2 billion last year putting expensive premium gasoline into…

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East Coast faces gas shortages after pipeline leak

A leak has caused the closure of a crucial pipeline that carries gasoline to the…


Gas prices spike as fuel shortages hit Southeast

Gas prices are spiking in the Southeast because of a broken pipeline -- and some…

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Why you shouldn't panic about increase in gas prices

Millions of drivers could spend a little more at the gas pump this month after a…

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AAA: Expect cheaper prices at the pump

Driver can expect to save some money at the pump with gas prices falling as the…

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OPEC's dire finances fuel oil freeze talks

Price wars can be painful -- even for the mighty OPEC.

Local Headlines

Community mourns philanthropist Jack Nadel

Jack Nadel Passes Away Before His 93rd Birthday

The community is mourning philanthropist Jack Nadel.

Jack Nadel's wife Julie broke…

Orcutt Community Keeping The Arts Alive

Art programs have been seeing a drastic decline in funding across the…

Rollover crash sends five people to the hospital

Five people were hurt after a single vehicle rollover crash near Highway 101 at the…

Santa Maria Boys and Girls Club Has a LOT to Celebrate

Santa Maria's chapter of the Boys and Girls Club has a lot to celebrate.

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Watch Friday Football Focus - Week 5

We're back for the 2016-2017 season! Did you miss the clip of your favorite player…

Rescue Teams Respond to Two Similar Incidents on Gilbraltar

Rescue Teams Respond to Two Similar Incidents on Gilbraltar Road

Multiple fire and law enforcement agencies responded to two over-the-road incidents…

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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…

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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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Toy Store Donations Will Help Schools

Santa Barbara Toy Company and Game Seeker Donating to Local Schools

Buying a Monopoly game, a model rocket, or a retro bike bell will all ring up some…

Musicians Donate Money To Santa Barbara Zoo Giraffe Exhibit

Musicians Donate Money To Santa Barbara Zoo Giraffe Exhibit

Nine-time Grammy Award winning artist Pepe Aguilar will perform at the Arlington…

Sonos donates proceeds from yard sale

SONOS Donates Parking Lot Sale to Notes for Notes Youth Music Non Profit

The SONOS home sound system company is having a yard sale to clear out a building…

Oxnard students remember the events of September 11 2001

911 Remembrance Ceremony At Oxnard High School

Sunday will mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Oxnard High School had a special…

Oxnard Police Dog Makes A Special House Call

Oxnard police received a special request to bring "Jema", its K9 in training, to…

Man With Incurable Disesaes Wish To Attend College Granted

Man With Incurable Disease Granted Wish To Go To College

A man with an incurable disease had a wish to go to college -- and his wish is…

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