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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.

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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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Santa Maria Cracks Down on Car Theft

A huge spike in car thefts in 2014 has promoted the City of Santa maria to join other area agencies in cracking down on this problem.

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This is America's SUV-buying tipping point

There's a very specific point when American drivers start shunning small, fuel-efficient cars and return to their big-SUV buying habits.

According to research from TrueCar.com, the magic number when SUV sales begin to rise is $3.00 gas. And the magic ...

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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 ...

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Giant GM bus from the '50s sells for $4 million

A rare, and enormous, 1950 General Motors Futurliner bus sold at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale auction Saturday for $4 million.

The money will benefit a charity for military members and their families.

The bus sold as part of the automotive collection ...

Cheap Gas Taking Toll on Local Oil Companies

Its proving to be an economic stimulus for local consumers who are finding more money in their pockets.

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Celery Box Truck Crash In Ventura

Ventura Police officers are investigating a celery truck that crashed in Ventura on Wednesday. The accident happened just after 2 p.m. on the 2400 block of Harbor Boulevard.

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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 percentage of stations with gas under two bucks now stands at 52 percent, according to the Oil Price Information Service, which tracks 130,000 gas stations for AAA.

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Acura reveals NSX hybrid supercar

Acura unveiled its new NSX hybrid supercar at the Detroit auto show. It puts out over 550 horsepower and is expected to have a price tag of over $150,000.

New Santa Maria DMV Office in Proposed Budget

Santa Maria's DMV office, built more than 45 years ago, may be enhanced with a new facility if funding in the Governor's current budget proposal is approved by the State Legislature.

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Mary Barra calls new Bolt a 'real game changer' for GM

General Motors unveiled two new plug-in cars at the Detroit Auto Show, taking aim at Tesla Motors.

GM unveiled a new, improved version of the Chevrolet Volt, which has both an electric motor and a traditional gas engine. It also debuted a small all-el...

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2011 Ford Explorer SUV

This is America's SUV-buying tipping point

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

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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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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5 best apps to find cheap gas

Cheap gas is in abundance this winter.

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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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Los Padres BSA Honors Local Scouting Leaders

Los Padres Boys Scouts of America Honors Scouting Leaders

The Los Padres Council of the Boy Scouts of America honored scouting leaders at…

Central Coast Vex Robotics Competition

Statewide Robotics Competition Features Top Teams from California

Hundreds of students across the state showed off their robotics skills as this…

Isla Vista Stabbing in Early Morning Hours

An early morning party at a fraternity in Isla Vista turns violent when one person…

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Students Return Home From Home-Building Trip To Mexico

Students from Santa Barbara High returned home from Mexico on Frida

Supreme Court Case Spurs Death Penalty Debate

U.S. Supreme Court Case Spurs Death Penalty Debate

Paul Halula of Santa Barbara said he supports the death penalty as long as it is not…

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Rocket Fizz Enjoys Sweet Publicity On National Show

Fans of "Undercover Boss" saw the Rocket Fizz Soda Shop and Candy Shop in Ventura on…

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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…

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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…

Oxnard Residents Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

Oxnard Residents Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The 29th annual Doctor King, Jr., birthday celebration happened Monday in Oxnard.

Santa Ynez Cycling Club Promotes Biking And Community Outrea

Santa Ynez Cycling Club Promotes Biking And Community Outreach

A local cycling club is working to support not only its recreational pastime, but…

Non-Profit Helps Feed and House Formerly Homeless Seniors

Local Nonprofit Helps Feed And House Homeless Senior Citizens

It's called the Silver Tsunami-senior citizens flocking to homeless shelters in the…

Dell Tablets given to Santa Maria teachers

Pioneer Valley High French teacher, Jessica Zambrano said that even in a Foreign…

Master Chef Winners Chosen in Santa Barbara Competition

The 2015 Master Chef Culinary Competition for the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation was a…

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