320-Acre Brush Fire Erupts in Mission Hills Near Lompoc

Santa Barbara County Fire says fire has burned 320 acres and is at 75% containment.

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Vehicle Collides With Oxnard Family's Home

Police are investigating why a vehicle crashed into the living room of an Oxnard family’s home early Sunday morning.

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Hyundai named official NFL auto sponsor in 4-year deal

Hyundai and the National Football League announced on Monday that the Korean-based automaker would become the league's latest auto sponsor in a deal that will last four years.

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Fiat Chrysler issues urgent recall of SUVs

Fiat Chrysler is calling the owners of 65 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs to tell them to stop driving their vehicles.

Fiat Chrysler said Sunday that an error in the assembly process earlier this month could cause a component in those vehic...

Google's driverless car

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Self-driving cars from rivals Google, Delphi in close call

There are few drivers who haven't experienced what it's like to be cut off by another motorist who nearly causes an accident. Now, two autonomous-driving cars from competing companies have matched that common human experience.

Of course, the self-driv...

2016 Alfa Romeo Guilia

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Alfa Romeo upshifts with 510 horsepower 'Giulia'

Fiat Chrysler's push to reinvigorate the Alfa Romeo brand took another step forward with the unveiling of its new top-end car, the Guilia.

Lexus Hoverboard

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Lexus reveals hoverboard, but you can't buy it

You can't be Marty McFly just yet. Lexus revealed on Tuesday a 30-second teaser that included a real-life functional hoverboard very similar to the one that Marty McFly used in 1989's "Back to the Future Part II."

new 4-door Mini Clubman car

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The new Mini car is mega-sized

Mini, the British car brand famous for selling cute little cars with old-fashioned looks, is revealing its latest car, which is not quite mini.

Dukes of Hazzard Catherine Bach, Tom Wopat and John Schneider

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Confederate flag stripped from 'Dukes' toys, but still flies on TV show

As the debate wages over the Confederate flag, one of the most prominent places where it can still be found is atop the famed car from the legendary early 80's TV series, "The Dukes of Hazzard."

The 1969 Dodge Charger known as the "General Lee" is one...

Tesla Model S

Tesla

Teslas hit the 1 billion mile mark

Telsa Model S owners have driven a total of one billion miles, the company said Tuesday.

Uber

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Group claims Uber is tracking users 24/7

Uber's hot on your trail.

Takata

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Takata accused of putting profits ahead of safety

Japanese auto parts manufacturer Takata ignored years of warnings over faulty airbags, and even put crucial safety inspections on hold due to cost concerns, according to a new report from congressional investigators.

The report, written by Senate Comm...

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Samsung working to make trucks 'transparent'

Samsung is working on a technology to let people see through giant trucks on the road.

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We spend $2,600 a year commuting to work

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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…

2015 Kia Soul EV

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…

Robotic gas pumps

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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320-Acre Brush Fire Erupts in Mission Hills Near Lompoc

Santa Barbara County Fire says fire has burned 320 acres and is at 75% containment.

Homes, Animals Spared in Lompoc Valley Wildfire

Mesa Fire burns more than 300 acres of dry brush.

Santa Barbara s Quake Of 1925 Focus Of Museum Exhibit

Santa Barbara's Quake Of 1925 Focus Of Museum Exhibit

Monday marked the 90-year anniversary of the devastating quake that rocked Santa…

Celebrate Our Nation's Holiday On The Central Coast

Follow @SBFourth on Twitter for the latest updates on holiday events in the Santa…

Orcutt Residents Fear Fireworks May Spark New Fires

Orcutt Residents say they're already hearing fireworks, day before the 4th of July.

Vehicle Collides With Oxnard Family's Home

Police are investigating why a vehicle crashed into the living room of an Oxnard…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Los Alamos Restaurant Settles Complaint Over ADA Dispute

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA, has been the law since 1990. But,…

Grand Jury Report Backs Up NewsChannel 3 Investigations

A Grand Jury launched its investigation after we aired a series of reports exposing…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord with Customers

A Santa Barbara guitar company and its owner are striking the wrong chord with…

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…

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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…

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50 Instruments Needed in Carpinteria for 50 Students by the 50th City Anniversary

The Carpinteria Middle School hopes to hear the sounds of music like never before…

Coast Guard Donates Blood

Blood Drive Taking Place in Santa Barbara Today

Did you know that by giving up just minutes of your time you can give someone the…

Kids Get Free Lunch Through 'Picnic In The Park'

The FoodBank of Santa Barbara County is stepping in to bridge the hunger gap through…

HOKA ONE ONE State Street Mile

Thousands Race In Santa Barbara's State Street Mile

It was off to the races in Santa Barbara Sunday morning for the 16th annual State…

San Marcos PE Class Increasing Fitness and Grades

Fitness, Grades & Self-Esteem Rising Through New San Marcos Accelerated PE Class

Teacher Chuckie Roth has seen tremendous success from his students who are in a…

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'Frontier Riders' Program Helps At-Risk Teens

The Santa Barbara Youth Project's Frontier Riders wrapped up a pilot program to help…

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