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Lompoc Theatre Unveils New Renderings

New rendering for the Lompoc Theatre renovations have been unveiled.

Ikea

Ruble woes means Ikea bolts Russia

Ikea furniture has suddenly became a scarce good in Russia. The Swedish furniture maker has followed Apple and suspended sales after a dramatic fall in the ruble.

Ikea halted sales of kitchen furniture and appliances due to the large number of orders ...

CHiPS FOR KIDS TOY DRIVE A HUGE SUCCESS

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CHP Officers Deliver Toys To Unity Shoppe

California Highway Patrol officers dropped off donated toys to the Unity Shoppe in Santa Barbara.

Camarillo Springs Voluntary Evacuation Map

Voluntary Evacuation Order in Place for Camarillo Springs Neighborhood

A voluntary evacuation order is in effect for some residents in Ventura County that may be threatened by debris flow.

Ranch runoff floods Goleta woman s home

Goleta Homeowner Blames Ranch Runoff For Flooded Home

Cori Beveridge says her home has flooded four times since 1997

Flood Repair Businesses Inundated With Calls

Flood Repair Businesses Inundated With Calls For Help After Storm

Local business says its call volume went up a thousand percent overnight

FOOD Share’s CAN-tree Collection

CAN-Trees Feed The Hungry In Ventura County

Ventura County residents will be decorating a new kind of Christmas tree this year. The FOOD Share's 3rd annual CAN-tree collection food drive kicks off Friday.

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Tips to Make Sure Trees Don't Become a Hazard

In the past two weeks, two large trees have come crashing down, raising concerns about safety.

Trouble in Toyland: A Toxic Toy List

As the holiday shopping season gets underway, 24 toys are on the annual toxic list released by the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPRIG). The list reveals toys that are choking hazards or have high levels of lead and chromium.

A few of the items making this year's list include a shopping cart with fake fruit small enough to cause a child to choke if ingested.

 Folk and Tribal Arts Marketplace

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Folk And Tribal Arts Marketplace Returns To Santa Barbara

The annual Folk and Tribal Arts Marketplace, the largest folk art show in Southern California, returns to Santa Barbara Friday through Sunday.

Organic Soup Kitchen Feeds the Community

Organic Soup Kitchen Seeks Community Help

The Organic Soup Kitchen is celebrating its sixth annual Thanksgiving Day community dinner.

High-End Luxury Home Sales On The Rise

High-End Luxury Home Sales On The Rise

Across much of the country, median home sales have stalled and prices are flat.
But, luxury home sales are on the rise.

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Mortgage

Mortgage rates hit new low for the year

Not only has gas gotten cheaper, so have mortgages.

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$57.6 million for Countrywide whistleblower

It pays to be a whistleblower in the biggest financial settlement in history.

Mortgage

Getting a mortgage is about to get easier

For years now, if you didn't have near perfect credit and a hefty 20% down payment,…

Foreclosure file

Foreclosure evictions halted for the holidays

Homeowners in danger of getting evicted from their homes due to foreclosure are…

Swiimming pool

Home customizations bring down real estate value

Backyard water parks. Hedges shaped like animals. A six-person Jacuzzi bath with…

Brooklyn from the air

Brooklyn is the least affordable place in America

Brooklyn is known as the borough of hipsters, beer gardens and Coney Island. But…

Latest Recalls

Chrysler

Chrysler expands recall to 3.3 million vehicles

Under pressure from federal regulators, Chrysler will expand a recall of cars and…

Staples store

Staples hack exposes 1.2 million credit cards

After a two-month wait, Staples on Friday evening announced hackers broke into its…

Chrysler

Chrysler will replace airbags in 149,000 trucks

Chrysler will replace the airbags in 149,150 older trucks amid growing concerns…

Recalled Graco buckle

US investigating baby seat recall timeline

The government agency charged with regulating safety recalls said it wants to know…

Ortega taco seasoning

Ortega products pulled over nut allergy concerns

B&G Foods is voluntarily recalling certain Ortega taco products over nut allergy…

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M&Ms recalled due to peanut allergy risk

Mars Inc. is recalling boxes of plain M&Ms sold because they may contain peanut…

Money Headlines

Holiday shoppers

Last-minute Christmas shopping guide

Still haven't ordered those stocking stuffers? You've got to hurry, or your gift…

Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report

'Colbert Report' says goodbye with record ratings

The Colbert Nation tuned in big time to say goodbye to "The Colbert Report."

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U.S. ends TARP with $15.3 billion profit

The U.S. government essentially closed the books on TARP with a $15.3 billion…

Lifestyle Headlines

Space-based solar power

NASA prints 3-D wrench in space

Bringing supplies to astronauts on the International Space Station can be a little…

Rogen Franco Interview poster

Mad about N. Korea? Hack back, group says

Jo Jin-hye, who escaped North Korea, wanted to watch "The Interview." The comedy…

BlackBerry unbranded

BlackBerry ending year on sour note

BlackBerry is back in the black. Sorta. But that news wasn't good enough to impress…

Local Headlines

Lompoc Appoints 5th City Council Member

Lompoc Appoints 5th City Council Member

James Mosby has been sworn in as the newest member of the Lompoc City Council at a…

Man Steals ATM in Paso Robles Burglary

Paso Robles Police are investigating a burglary that happened early Friday morning…

Interns Ringing Bells For Salvation Army

Santa Barbara Salvation Army Launches Internship Program For Kettle Ringers

Four interns are manning the kettles in the hopes of getting a letter of…

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CHiPS FOR KIDS TOY DRIVE A HUGE SUCCESS

CHP Officers Deliver Toys To Unity Shoppe

California Highway Patrol officers dropped off donated toys to the Unity Shoppe in…

La Cumbre Junior High Celebrates Newly Renovated Auditorium

La Cumbre Junior High Celebrates Newly Renovated Auditorium

La Cumbre Junior High School celebrated the completion of their newly remodeled…

Preparations Underway For Unity Telethon

Barbara Tellefson gave last minute tips to her Unity Shoppe crew on Friday night.

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