California shooting rampage

Calif. deputy dies in rampage; 3 wounded

A California sheriff's deputy was fatally shot in the forehead Friday morning when he and a partner confronted a motorist in a suspicious vehicle parked at a motel, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said.


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Endless Summer Movie Celebration Taking Place in Santa Bar

Classic 'Endless Summer' Movie Celebration Taking Place in Santa Barbara

An iconic surfing movie will be celebrated with a special event at the Santa Barbara Harbor tomorrow night.

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Creepy cookies

Here's a great activity for your Halloween party!

Local Teachers Take Orders For McTeacher's Night

If you go to McDonald's this week - a familiar face may be taking your order. The restaurant chain is celebrating McTeacher's night - allowing local teachers to take orders and greet customers, while raising money that will go straight to their school.

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12 best meat cities in America

With the possible exception of smartphone technology, nothing's seen more practical advances this millennium than food.


Persona Pizzeria Awards One Customer With Pizza for a Year

A Santa Barbara downtown worker got quite the surprise when she was showered with confetti inside a restaurant. Megan Monroe was customer number 250,000 at Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria this afternoon and won a grand prize.

Santa Maria Losing Stinky's Grill

If you driven down South Broadway in Santa Maria you've probably seen the sign with the skunk in a referee suit by the side of the road.

New Cookbook Addresses Allergy Concerns

New Cookbook Addresses Allergy Concerns

Millions of Americans suffer from food allergies. Now, these recipes can make lives easier for them.

Santa Barbara Rocket Fizz Opens

Rocket Fizz Sweetens Up Downtown Santa Barbara

Rocket Fizz has uncapped a new store in downtown Santa Barbara.

Whole Foods

Whole Foods' new environmental ratings for food

Is your food environmentally sound? That's a tough one to answer in the produce aisle of a grocery store. But Whole Foods wants to help.


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No 'pink slime' here: McDonald's defends its food

McDonald's is getting the word out: There is no "pink slime" in its McNuggets or hamburgers. And, yes, its food does rot -- and that's a good thing.

Drought Grape Harvest

Wine Harvest Weathers Drought in Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County winemakers are not as worried about the drought dry conditions in the state despite red flags throughout the agricultural community.


World Championship of Guacamole Claimed by Mark Schniepp

The "World Championship of Guacamole" has been claimed by Mark Schniepp in a contest held Sunday during the California Avocado Festival in Carpinteria.

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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,…

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Chicken tortilla sandwiches with jalapeño mayonnaise

Let this tasty treat satisfy your tastebuds.

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Asian chicken burgers

Break out the soy sauce and leave the ketchup in the fridge for this one.

Pasta dish

Noodles with toasted wheat germ

This version of a classic Italian dish will have dinner ready in a jiffy.



Grab your pita bread and get dipping!

Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Try this restaurant favorite at home!

Portobello Quesadillas

Try these great mushrooms in a whole new way!


Cocktail drink

Hurricane cocktail

Ring in the summer with this classic cocktail.



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

1840's beer bottle

Scientists may resurrect beer from 1840s shipwreck

If you've ever wondered what beer from the mid-1800s might taste like a group of…


Pie, crisp

Apple-cherry crisp

Use fall apples to make this treat!

Cutting fruit

Tropical fruit with roasted cumin seed

Salty and sweet, this is a great dessert treat.


Pear crumble

Serve this with vanilla ice cream for a taste of summer.

House and Home Headlines

Santa Barbara Weekend E-Waste Collection Planned

Santa Barbara's free E-Waste collection is back. If you have any old or broken…


Students Learn About Agriculture In ‘Kinderpatch’

In the spirit of the fall season, hundreds of kids from Orcutt and Santa Maria…

Community Walk in the Eastside

Community Walk in the Eastside

The Coalition for Sustainable Transportation, hosted a community walk on the…

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