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Water Allotments Increase for California Farmers

California farmers and cities are set to get more water, as state and federal officials ease drought-related water cutbacks because of recent rain and snow.

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Ham and cheese-stuffed French toast

Use this recipe for a fantastic brunch!

KFC Double Down

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KFC brings back its fabled Double Down

KFC is bringing back the Double Down, a bacon and cheese sandwich that uses two fried chicken filets as a bun. But like a spring chicken, it won't be around for long.

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World's best pizza not in Italy

Australian pizza is now officially the best in the world. Well, sort of.

Santa Barbara Public Marketplace Now Open

Santa Barbara's new Public Marketplace is now open to the public.


Strawberry Festival Calling For 'Berry Blast Off' Recipes

The 31st annual California Strawberry Festival is calling all strawberry recipes.

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McDonald's fights back with free coffee

It's another salvo in the ongoing fast-food breakfast war: McDonald's announced Friday that it will offer customers nationwide a free cup of McCafe coffee for two weeks.

The nation's largest fast-food chain said the campaign, which kicks off on Monday...

Buellton Chili Festival Draws Hundreds This Weekend

Chefs Compete in 2nd Annual Buellton Chili Cookoff

It was the battle of the best chili and salsa masters this weekend in Buellton.

Olio Crudo Bar Opens In Downtown Santa Barbara

Downtown Santa Barbara is home to a classy new bar and restaurant.

Saving Fruit in SLO

Volunteers in San Luis Obispo stalked their food bank with nearly two thousand pounds of fresh fruit on Saturday.

Avocado Farming in Goleta

Avocado Farmers Impacted By Drought

The end of March starts the beginning of this year's avocado season.  But coming off a drought, growers have faced challenges across Santa Barbara County.

Academy Award Winning Actor Uses Musical Talents to Help Local Non-Profit

Jeff Bridges and The Abiders played two sold-out shows for the Unity Shoppe.

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Vegetables, farmer's market

Which organic foods are worth the switch?

Organic food has risen to become a major market over the past quarter century.


Five 'healthy' foods that may not be

You can find a health and fitness section in just about every newspaper, magazine,…

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Nightly munchies don't have to bust diet

Avoiding late-night snacks is best for keeping off weight. But if you must snack,…

Main Courses

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Confetti pie with cornmeal crust

This one tastes as great as it looks.

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Chicken with curried peaches

Sweet and savory, this dish will be the star of the menu.

Tortilla pizza

Mexican tortilla pizza

Bored with ordinary pizza? Try this one.


Salsa dip

Mexican fiesta dip

This dip will be the centerpiece of any party.

Pita chips

Pita crisps

These are simple, quick and go with just about anything.



This multi-tasking dish will fill many roles for your weekend eating.


McCafe Premium Roast Coffee

McDonald's fights back with free coffee

It's another salvo in the ongoing fast-food breakfast war: McDonald's announced…

Cocktail drink

Hurricane cocktail

Ring in the summer with this classic cocktail.



Make this lemony liqueur as a gift, or to drink yourself.


chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches

Chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches

Whip up a treat for the kids!


Fruit s'mores

Here's a great way to get kids to eat their fruit!

Almond Butter-Wheat Germ Sticks

These make a marvelous lunchbox surprise.

House and Home Headlines

Second Floor Burns Vacant Lompoc Home

Lompoc City Fire responded to a house on fire around 9 a.m. on the 600 block of…

TODAY: Avoid Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

Union Bank is partnering with NewsChannel 3 to sponsor a free shred day in Solvang…

Living room with orange accents

Design fever: Sofas, tables and chairs oh my!

This year around 300,000 visitors are expected to attend the Milan's Salone del…

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