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Would-be online house-hunting giant has brokers scared

The two biggest names in online house hunting -- Zillow and Trulia -- may be teaming up, a pairing that is making some real estate brokers nervous.

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For sale: Town of Aladdin, Wyo., for $1.5 million

If you're looking for your next real estate investment, look no further than the tiny town of Aladdin, Wyo.

Supervisor Salud Carbajal Returns from Climate Task Force Meeting in Washington D.C.

Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal has just returned from Washington D.C. where he was on a special climate task force.

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Some buyers want 'time-capsule houses'

In today's housing market, still struggling to rebound, homes stuck in another century might seem like they'd be difficult to sell. But some buyers are interested in "time-capsule houses" -- especially those built in the middle of the 20th century.

No More Fines for Brown Lawns in California

If you're neglecting your front lawn during the drought, there's no need to worry over fines from city code enforcement or homeowners associations.

Section 8 Shortage Amid Growing Demand

The Section 8 program provides federal subsidized housing, up to two-thirds of monthly rent, for lower income and special needs people who qualify.

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Pop Singer Records Water Conservation Message At Hearst Castle

In partnership with the State of California’s drought awareness program Save Our Water, international pop superstar and five-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga has released a Public Service Announcement (PSA) asking Californians to join the effort and take extraordinary measures to save water during the drought.

How To Avoid Becoming A "Pushover Parent."

4 tips to better parenting.

Concerns Over Spray Sunscreen

Spray-On Sunscreens Come With Hazards

Consumer Reports Magazine has a warning for parents who use spray-on sunscreens to protect their children from the sun's harmful rays.

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Habitat for Humanity Looks for New Home Applicants in Lompoc

Its been nearly 10 years since habitat for humanity last built a home in Lompoc. The non-profit organization builds affordable housing for low-income families.

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Is Your Home Protected Against Wildfires?

Santa Barbara County firefighters are urging homeowners to create and maintain a defensible home as fire season never sleeps in our area.

Drought-Tolerant Landscape Cuts Back on Water Use

Up to 50 percent of all water use in Santa Barbara is used on landscaping. If residents want to cut down on how much water is used, a good place to start is outside.

Real Estate Headlines

Zillow, Trulia

Zillow buys Trulia for $3.5 billion

The two biggest names in online house hunting -- Zillow and Trulia - are joining…

For sale real estate

Would-be online house-hunting giant has brokers scared

The two biggest names in online house hunting -- Zillow and Trulia -- may be teaming…

Aladdin Wyoming

For sale: Town of Aladdin, Wyo., for $1.5 million

If you're looking for your next real estate investment, look no further than the…

Homes neighborhood

Chinese homebuyers are flocking to these US states

Chinese buyers are now the biggest international players in the U.S. housing market…

Time-capsule home

Some buyers want 'time-capsule houses'

In today's housing market, still struggling to rebound, homes stuck in another…

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Citi inks $7 billion mortgage settlement

Citigroup agreed to pay $7 billion to settle charges that it packaged bad mortgages…

Latest Recalls

Chevy Silverado

GM's most popular pickups recalled 6 times this year

For owners of GM's most popular pickups, recalls have been almost a monthly…

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Big Mac shortage in China as scandal-ridden supplier issues recall

There are no Big Macs. There are no Chicken McNuggets. The menu at McDonald's…

GM dealership

GM recalls 718,000 more vehicles

In a year clogged with a record number of recalls, General Motors had gone three…

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Chrysler recalls 792,000 older Jeeps

Chrysler recalled about 792,000 older SUVs Tuesday for ignition switch problems.…

Costco

Fruit recall at Walmart, Costco

If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Kroger or Walmart stores recently, keep reading…

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BMW recalls 1.6 million cars on airbag concerns

BMW Group is recalling 1.6 million of its popular 3 Series vehicles, making it the…

Money Headlines

Lisa and Darnelle Mason

Grieving parents hit with $200,000 in student loans

When his 27-year old daughter Lisa died suddenly of liver failure five years ago,…

Chevy Silverado

GM's most popular pickups recalled 6 times this year

For owners of GM's most popular pickups, recalls have been almost a monthly…

Stock Market

Stocks flat despite another big Merger Monday

It was another merger Monday on Wall Street. But that didn't excite investors too…

Lifestyle Headlines

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OkCupid set up bad dates in 'an experiment'

Facebook isn't the only social network that experiments on its users.

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Appeals court rejects Virginia same-sex ban

A federal appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage,…

Diamond the dog

Dogs on vacation living in the lap of luxury

More and more animal lovers who aren't opposed to splurging on their furry friends…

Local Headlines

Solvang Drought

Solvang Tightens Water Rules

Solvang is taking more steps to deal with the prolonged drought that’s already…

Carpinteria Crime

Carpinteria Crime Shows Downward Trend

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department is reporting lower major crime figures…

Special Exhibit Shows 90 Years Of Old Spanish Days History

Special Exhibit Shows 90 Years Of Old Spanish Days History

An exhibit at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum is documenting the 90-year history…

What's Right

Lompoc Girl Surprised With Make-A-Wish Trip

Eight year old Carina Castaneda of Lompoc, who lives with leukemia, was surprised by…

Local family raises money and awareness for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Father/Daughter Team Raising Money and Awareness for Leukemia Research

One year ago, a Goleta woman was faced with any mother's worst nightmare: having a…

Mechanics Blew Up Motors To Raise Scholarship Funds

Mechanics Blew Up Motors To Raise Scholarship Funds

The 9th Annual Blow The Motor Night blew up four donated car motors.

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