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New super hybrid: Zero to 248 in less than 20 seconds

It looks like a Transformer, has 1,500 horsepower and can go from zero to 248 miles per hour in less than 20 seconds.

It's the new super hybrid Regera that Swedish car maker Koenigsegg unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show on Tuesday.

Regera means "to reig...

Central Coast Cities Have Best Commutes In California

Central Coast cities rank among the top commuter cities across the state of California. Find out which ones. 

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$400,000 GT to be most expensive Ford ever

The Ford GT supercar will be the most expensive car in the automaker's history, costing about $400,000.

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Dodge warns that its own dealers are scamming customers

Dodge is calling out some of its dealers for taking deposits for hot car models it can't deliver.

Dodge said the dealers are possibly doing something unethical and illegal.

The car company said a "small number" of dealers are taking multiple deposits...

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Stick shift foils suspected car thief

Police in Connecticut said they arrested a man for trying to steal a car at a convenience store.

Pacific Coast Highway Set To Reopen

The stretch of highway from Yerba Buena Road to Las Posas Road has been closed for the last 3 months due to extensive damage from rain storms, debris slides and high surf.

Juvenile Skateboarder Collided With Car Windshield

A juvenile on his skateboard collided with a windshield after striking a car in Santa Maria on Thursday.  

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The Apple car: What we know

Apple hasn't admitted publicly that it wants to get into the auto industry. But there's plenty of evidence out there.

It could be an actual Apple car, or perhaps just a sleek operating system for another company's car.

Nobody knows yet. Apple has decli...

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Senator asks DOJ to investigate car insurance

A U.S. senator is urging the Justice Department to investigate insurance companies and auto repairs done at their 'preferred' repair shops across the country, because of safety concerns for consumers that were identified in a recent CNN exclusive inv...

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Takata hit with fine over exploding airbag probe

Airbag maker Takata is being fined $14,000 a day for failing to cooperate with a safety probe into exploding airbags that have been tied to at least five deaths.

Possible Oxnard Gang Activity May Be Linked To Robberies

David Cabanas, 24, and an alleged 17-year-old accomplice were arrested after they were found in a stolen grey four-door Cadillac near the 200 block of North D Street in Oxnard. 

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Rolls-Royce is making an SUV

The list of automakers that would never, ever make an SUV has shrunk even further.

Rolls-Royce, the pinnacle of British luxury motoring, announced on Tuesday that it, too, would add an SUV to its line-up.

The automaker hand-delivered a statement to CNN...

Gas Prices

OPEC ministers

Saudis won't back emergency OPEC meeting

Saudi Arabia won't agree to hold an emergency OPEC meeting despite the pain being…

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$2 gas is gone -- for now

Gone are the days of $2 gas -- at least for now. Prices at the pump have climbed…

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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…

Local Headlines

Week 8: Santa Maria Ibarra Murder Trial

The mother of the woman who testified earlier in the trial about driving the U-Haul…

Two Injured in Vehicle Rollover

Two people had to be cut from the wreckage of a crash at Victoria and San Andres…

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Lawmaker Calls For Day Care Workers Vaccinations

California State Sen. Tony Mendoza wants all day care workers to be vaccinated.

Lumber Liquidators Investigation fallout

Imported Laminate May Be Bad For Health

Lumber Liquidators could soon face a federal probe into its sale of imported…

Officials Add Security To Stop People From Drinking Alcohol

Santa Maria City Officials Add Security To Stop People From Drinking Alcohol At Park

Fights at Hagerman Sports Complex in Santa Maria prompt the city to hire private…

TAX SURVEY REACTIONS

Santa Barbara Votes Will Be Asked if They Support a Tax for Improvements

Santa Barbara voters will be asked if they support a tax to help pay for badly…

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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…

Tipline Investigation: Unraveling Santa Barbara's ZIR Mess

We have an update on a Tipline investigation that exposed serious flaws within the…

WHEELCHAIR SCAM

Tipline Investigation: Don't Fall For the Wheelchair Scam

Our Tipline investigation begins with a sob story. Every scammer has one. They love…

Run or Dye Event Cancelled Under Cloud of Suspicion

The Run or Dye event scheduled for Ventura this Saturday, November 8, will not…

What's Right

Central Coast Cities Have Best Commutes In California

Central Coast cities rank among the top commuter cities across the state of…

Santa Barbara Boys & Girls Club Receives Donation From 7-Eleven

In another example of 'What's Right in Your Community,' the Boys and Girls Club of…

Waze Navigation To Receive Amber Alert Notifications

The Waze navigation smartphone application will now be receiving Amber Alert…

California Strawberry Festival Poster Revealed

Famed needlepoint illustrator Sandra Gilmore’s high-flying original strawberry…

Bishop Diego Students Volunteer For Day of Service

Bishop Diego High School students, teachers and staff spent the day volunteering at…

Father-Son Hiking Duo Bring New Faces On Adventures

A Santa Barbara County Father has made a tradition of hiking every year with his 8…

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