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Uber is rolling out guaranteed fares

Uber wants riders to know exactly how much they're going to pay for their trips.

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Jeep owners sue Fiat Chrysler over gear selector defect

Jeep Grand Cherokee owners are hitting Fiat Chrysler with a lawsuit over the design defect that is suspected in the death of "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin.

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Ralph Nader goes from auto industry nemesis to Hall of Famer

Ralph Nader is being honored by the auto industry, of which he has been a persistent critic for more than 50 years.

Nader will be inducted in the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan, on July 21 for his work on behalf of improving auto safety.

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13,000 Maseratis recalled for dangerous shifter

Maserati is recalling about 13,000 sedans that have the same sort of gear shifter that was used in the Jeep that killed actor Anton Yelchin.

Maserati is owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the same company that makes the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler...

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Driverless cars create a safety 'dilemma'

You're riding in a driverless car with a loved one. It's cruising down a one-way, single-lane road with a barricade to the left and a wall to the right.

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Fix ready for Jeep gear shift problem that killed Anton Yelchin

There is a fix for the Jeep gear shift problem that killed actor Anton Yelchin. The problem is that most owners don't know it yet.

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Fuel scandal drives Mitsubishi Motors to first loss in 8 years

Mitsubishi Motors has revealed the heavy financial toll from its fuel economy scandal.

The Japanese automaker says it expects to post a net loss of 145 billion yen ($1.4 billion) for the current financial year.

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Fiat Chrysler scrambling to fix roll away problem

Fiat Chrysler is scrambling to fix a design problem in some of its gear shifters tied to dozens of injuries.

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Prosecutors probe Volkswagen's former CEO over diesel scandal

Volkswagen's former CEO Martin Winterkorn may face German justice over the diesel emissions scandal after all.

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Jeep that killed actor Anton Yelchin was flagged for safety problems

The Jeep SUV that crushed "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin this weekend had been flagged by the automaker for a problem that could cause the vehicle to roll away.

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Uber giving free rides to LGBTQ centers this weekend

Uber wants people to "celebrate life and love in all its forms" this weekend.

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Jetsons-style Mini Cooper concept unveiled

Sometime in the next century, we probably won't need to drive our cars anymore. But if the car is fun enough, we might just want to anyway.

Gas Prices

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Resilient US oil companies start pumping again

The U.S. oil boom has time and again proven very hard to kill.

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Iran's oil exports have tripled since late 2015

Now that sanctions are gone, Iran is seriously flexing its oil muscles in hopes of…

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Gas prices hit 2016 high

Gas prices are averaging $2.38 per gallon Monday, which is the highest average of…

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Why oil could return to $30 a barrel this year

The oil crash is over, right? Maybe not.

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Cheapest summer gas in 12 years

Summer gas prices are expected to be at their lowest level in 12 years, according…

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US oil exports rise 7-fold in first 3 months

The U.S. is beginning to step up its oil exporting game.

Local Headlines

Pomeranian Dog Found Unharmed as the Driver is Taken to Hospital Following Rollover Crash in Gaviota

Emergency crews were busy Sunday morning with a solo vehicle rollover on U.S.…

Refugio State Beach Reopens More Than A Week After Scherpa Fire Breaks Out

Campers streamed into Refugio State Beach early Saturday morning.

Investigators Gripping with Two Weekend Fatal Shootings in Oxnard

Investigators with the Oxnard Police Department are now having to deal with Oxnard's…

Shooting In Oxnard Leaves One Man Dead

Oxnard police are investigating the seventh homicide of the year.

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Pismo Beach Restaurant Gutted by Fire

An Italian restaurant in Pismo Beach was badly damaged in an early morning 2-alarm…

Scherpa "Sherpa" Fire Full Containment Expected Monday with Acreage Remaining at 7,474

Scherpa "Sherpa" Fire acreage remains at 7,474 acres with 93% containment as of…

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Plains All American Pipeline Stock Plunges After Refugio Oil Spill

NewsChannel 3 continues our special series of reports into the Refugio oil spill…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: SLO Porsche Crash Leads to Bogus Story

You've probably heard the saying that 'honesty is the best policy." What you're…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Fire Chief Fights to Fix Fatal Flaws in the 911 System

Who has a better system for identifying and processing mobile phone calls? The 9-1-…

Tipline Investigation: U.S. Senate Candidate Accused of Making Threats

We have a follow up to a Tipline Investigation that we broke two weeks ago. It…

Tipline Investigation Tracking Bad Bank Transfers

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Pismo Beach Man Battles Bank of America to Recover $1,900

Sometimes the smallest errors can turn into the biggest headaches. A viewer in…

Tipline Felon Seeks U S Senate Seat

Tipline Investigation: Felon Seeks U.S. Senate Seat

Our Tipline investigation puts the spotlight on a felon who wants to represent you…

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Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade Preparations Underway

The Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade will be taking over the city tomorrow, but…

Red Cross Opens Shelter For Scherpa "Sherpa" Fire Evacuees

14 Santa Barbara County residents are staying at the Santa Barbara City College's…

Students Awarded Bikes From Oxnard Police Officers

The Oxnard Police Department presented bicycles to students with perfect attendance…

Diana Basehart Foundation helping the needy and their pets

Pet Owners with Financial Issues Find Support from Diana Basehart Foundation

Pet owners with financial issues are finding a helping hand, or philanthropic paw,…

Dancing Under the Stars

Local Celebrities Hit Dance Floor Tonight!

Six local celebrities will put on their dancing shoes tonight and perform in a local…

Carpinteria Boys Girls Club Fundraiser

Lively Auction and Hefty Donations Boost Carpinteria Boys and Girls Club Fundraiser

The annual Carpinteria Boys and Girls Club fundraiser brought out about 500 people…

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