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Teen Wins Scholarship to Automotive College with Social Media Help

A Goleta teen has won a fully paid scholarship to a special school for auto technicians with a social media blast and local television exposure.

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Lyft gets the green light in New York City

If you see a pink-mustachioed automobile or two zipping around the streets of New York City Friday, you're not imagining things.

After two weeks of sparring with New York City taxi regulators, rideshare app Lyft can start serving the five boroughs --...

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GM to pay victims at least $400 million

General Motors expects to pay between $400 million to $600 million to compensate victims of the faulty ignition switch tied to at least 13 deaths.

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GM recalls 718,000 more vehicles

In a year clogged with a record number of recalls, General Motors had gone three weeks without any new ones.

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Chrysler recalls 792,000 older Jeeps

Chrysler recalled about 792,000 older SUVs Tuesday for ignition switch problems.

The flaw affects Jeep Commanders from model years 2006-2007 and Jeep Grand Cherokees from 2005-2007.

The issue is linked to one accident, but the company is unaware of a...

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Classic VW Beetle goes electric

If you want an electric car with some personality, how about a classic Volkswagen Beetle? Not many cars have more personality than that.

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Fiat: We're not talking merger with VW

Fiat denied Thursday it was in merger talks with Volkswagen, but its shares held on to strong gains in a weaker Italian market.

Germany's Manager magazine reported that Volkswagen is considering a full or partial takeover of Fiat, which bought bankru...

An all-new Ford Edge is coming to a driveway near you

One of the more popular compact SUVs on the market is getting a sharp redesign.

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Here's what's so outrageous about the GM debacle

Senators didn't hold back Thursday as they grilled General Motors CEO Mary Barra.

It is the fourth time she's been called to Capitol Hill to explain why GM waited a decade to recall vehicles with a defective ignition switch now tied to at least 13 de...

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Feds may press automakers further on mileage claims

The federal government may require automakers to road test cars to ensure the accuracy of gas mileage claims, the Environmental Protection Agency confirmed Tuesday.

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BMW recalls 1.6 million cars on airbag concerns

BMW Group is recalling 1.6 million of its popular 3 Series vehicles, making it the latest global automaker to issue a massive recall based on concerns over airbag safety.

Last month the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said seven a...

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Obama's Republican road rage

His car wasn't moving Tuesday, but President Barack Obama was gunning for Republicans.

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Classic VW Beetle goes electric

If you want an electric car with some personality, how about a classic Volkswagen…

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5 simple tips to save at gas pump

You don't have to be a serious gearhead to ease your pain at the gas pump. We've…

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Highest July 4 gas prices in 6 years

Get ready to pay more at the pump this holiday weekend.

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Kia Soul now plugs in

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

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Nevada driver charged $975 for gas

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

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Glitch leads to 1-cent gas at Illinois station

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

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Fillmore Woman Find Urn at 7/11 Gas Station

A Fillmore woman is searching for the family of Coraline Nelson, after she found…

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Shelter Volunteer Mourns Dog Killed By Other Dogs

Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter is reviewing its procedures after an employee…

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Chumash Hotel-Casino Expansion Moves Forward

The Chumash Tribe says the planned expansion of its Santa Ynez hotel and casino is…

Protesters Target Israel's Roll in Gaza Conflict

Protesters Target Israel's Role in Gaza Conflict

Protesters picket outside Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara protesting…

Allergan to Close at End of Year

Allergan Expected to Have Plans Finalized by Year's End

A high stakes takeover war has corporate battle lines drawn in Goleta.

Kids Learn About Animals at Santa Barbara Zoo Camp

Kids Get Up Close With Animals at Zoo Camp

This summer, kids in Santa Barbara are getting to take summer camp to a whole new…

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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…

Six Year Fight To Save Historic Beach Cabana Is Over

Santa Barbara County Historic Landmark #49, also known as the Irene and Frances…

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Tipline Warning: Bill Collectors Accused of Using Illegal Threats

An out of state bill collector may be going to far to get people to pay a past debt…

Tipline Investigation: Botched City Inspections Cause Homeowner Nightmare

Our special Tipline Investigation exposes a flawed Santa Barbara city policy that's…

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Tipline: Prescription Drug Crackdown Leads To Suicides

A Tipline investigation in July exposed how the nation's largest pharmaceutical…

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Lompoc Girl Surprised With Make-A-Wish Trip

Eight year old Carina Castaneda of Lompoc, who lives with leukemia, was surprised by…

Local family raises money and awareness for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Father/Daughter Team Raising Money and Awareness for Leukemia Research

One year ago, a Goleta woman was faced with any mother's worst nightmare: having a…

Mechanics Blew Up Motors To Raise Scholarship Funds

Mechanics Blew Up Motors To Raise Scholarship Funds

The 9th Annual Blow The Motor Night blew up four donated car motors.

Oxnard Teen Gets Skype Surprise of a Lifetime

It was a birthday wish come true for an Oxnard teenager Monday meeting her favorite…

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Hundreds Enjoy Independence Day Pancake Breakfast

Hundreds of people attended this year's annual pancake breakfast put on by the…

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Rods and Roses Revs Up Funds for Carpinteria Youth

The 17th annual Rods and Roses show in Carpinteria this weekend has had every slot…

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