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Mazda's all-new small car is a really big deal

The Mazda Miata is favorite among most car enthusiasts, which is why the recent reveal of the all-new 2016 version is getting a lot of attention.

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GM

21 deaths now tied to GM defect

At least 21 people have died due to a serious flaw in General Motors cars that went unreported for at least a decade.

That's more than the 13 deaths GM has said were tied to the problem. And that number is likely to keep climbing as victims submit th...

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Chrysler recalls more than 230,000 SUVs

Chrysler is recalling more than 230,000 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees worldwide due to a faulty fuel pump that could cause engines to stall.

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Chevy

GM recalls 205,000 Cadillacs, Impalas

Add 205,309 more cars to General Motors' recall tally.

On Saturday, the automaker announced it was recalling Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impalas because of a problem with the electronic parking brake arm in some vehicles.

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From Ford Motor Company

2015 Mustang: Ford's pony has new tricks

The 2015 Ford Mustang has just stolen my heart.

Cruzin' for Life Set For This Weekend

The popular two-day car event is a major fundraiser for cancer patients on the Central Coast.

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From Audi

California OKs first tests of self-driving cars

California, a state synonymous for cars, has issued its first approvals to test self-driving cars. Audi and Google have both received an autonomous driving permit from California.

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Montecito Motor Classic Brings Rare Rides, Race Cars, and Vintage Vehicles out for a Benefit Event

Classic cars will line Coast Village Road Sunday as part of a fundraiser for the Santa Barbara Police Foundation and Police Activities League for children.

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Safety regulators share blame for GM recall failure

Federal safety regulators should have known that General Motors cars with a flawed ignition switch should have been taken off the road years before the 2014 recall, Congressional investigators concluded in a report Tuesday.

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World's first 3-D printed car takes test drive

In a matter of two days, history was made at Chicago's McCormick Place, as the world's first 3-D printed electric car -- named Strati, Italian for "layers"-- took its first test drive.

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From Uber

Uber drivers in New York City protest fares

Uber drivers in New York are protesting for the second time in a month, fuming over the company's low fares. Fans of the cheap uberX service might want to take notice.

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At least 19 deaths tied to flawed GM cars

Ken Feinberg, the attorney overseeing a compensation fund for victims of GM cars, has so far linked 19 deaths to a serious flaw with the automaker's ignition switches.

That's more than the 13 deaths General Motors has said were tied to the problem, w...

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America's cheapest gas is in this town

You think the gas near you is getting cheaper? Try filling up in the South Carolina…

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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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Company creates robotic gas pumps

If you don`t like getting out of your car to pump gas, then the future looks bright…

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Sharing cars can save money, earth

If you don't drive often, the expense of owning a car seems silly. In some cities,…

Local Headlines

House Fire Quickly Extinguished in San Luis Obispo

Firefighters are looking into what started a fire in a San Luis Obispo home.  It…

Wineries Start Harvesting Crops Affected By Drought

Harvest season has started for local vineyards, which means its time to see how the…

Breakfast Of Champions Draws Big Crowd In Santa Paula

'Breakfast Of Champions' Draws Big Crowd In Santa Paula

Hundreds of supporters for the Santa Clara Valley Boys and Girls Club woke up early…

Thriller Fundraiser Set for October 25

Thriller Flashmob and Fundraiser Set For October 25

It may not be Halloween, but some people are already in the dancing mood for next…

Minuteman 3 Test Missile Launches From VAFB

Minuteman 3 Test Missile Launches From VAFB

The U.S. Air Force has test-launched an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental…

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Ventura Declares Water Shortage Emergency

The City of Ventura is declaring a water shortage emergency.  The Ventura City…

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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…

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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Breakfast Of Champions Draws Big Crowd In Santa Paula

'Breakfast Of Champions' Draws Big Crowd In Santa Paula

Hundreds of supporters for the Santa Clara Valley Boys and Girls Club woke up early…

Thriller Fundraiser Set for October 25

Thriller Flashmob and Fundraiser Set For October 25

It may not be Halloween, but some people are already in the dancing mood for next…

She.Is.Beautiful Run Benefits Girls Inc.

More than two thousand women and girls compete in the She.is.Beautiful run in Santa…

'Glow In The Park' Lights Up Santa Barbara Sky

The night sky was filled with hot-air balloons at Elings Park in Santa Barbara…

Pismo Beach Surfers Honor 911 Victims

Pismo Surfers Honor 9/11 Victims

Local surfers chose to honor those who died in the September 11th attacks with a…

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Avocado Festival Donation will Help Future Farmers of America

A month before the California Avocado Festival, organizers have donated $3000. to…

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