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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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Carpinteria Plays a Big Role in Poinsettia Popularity for the Holidays

Carpinteria flower grower Jerry Van Wingerden says "We're ready," as he looks over 15,000 pots of poinsettias. Next week they will head to grocery stores, florists, and farmers market locations throughout the west.

Cal Poly Poinsettia Sale

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Cal Poly Poinsettia Sale

Poinsettias are for sale at Cal Poly University's plant shop open house on Friday Dec. 5 and Saturday Dec. 6. The sale runs through mid-December.

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The home improvement business is booming

If you're finally getting round to sprucing up your house with a fresh coat of paint or adding new fixtures, you're not alone.

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A gingerbread house that can be yours for $78,000

You know what would really impress your guests this holiday season? A custom gingerbread house worth $77,910.

Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Housing Site

Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Housing Site

Habitat for Humanity held a dedication ceremony for the newest affordable homes Tuesday.

Thousands Gear Up For Select Staffing Santa Barbara Veterans Day Marathon & Half

Four thousand people are expected to run in the Santa Barbara Veterans Marathon this weekend.

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America's most expensive home for sale: $195 million

A massive Beverly Hills, Calif., estate with its own entertainment complex, 27-car garage and vineyard has hit the market with a record breaking listing price of $195 million.

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Santa Maria Voters Approve Measure T School Bond

Students in the Santa Maria - Bonita School Districts can expect some major renovation and upgrades at nineteen of the campuses in the district.

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Vandals Destroy Residential Property

The Santa Barbara Police Department needs your help catching a vandal.

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Comedian Using Jokes in Fundraising Effort after Tenants Split Without Paying

It was not a joking matter for comedian Andrey Belikov who found his rental home trashed, soaked with water and a mess recently. His tenants left, owing him thousands of dollars.

Real Estate Headlines

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Russians buying up high-end London property

Super rich Russian buyers are streaming back into the London property market,…

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Old foreclosure debt haunting former homeowners

They thought losing their home was bad enough. Now, years later, collectors are…

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The home improvement business is booming

If you're finally getting round to sprucing up your house with a fresh coat of paint…

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Homes are getting harder to afford

Affording a home is getting more difficult these days.

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America's most expensive home for sale: $195 million

A massive Beverly Hills, Calif., estate with its own entertainment complex, 27-car…

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Wall Street firm pushes for student loan forgiveness

One Wall Street firm has an idea that's raising eyebrows: forgive some student debt…

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General Motors hit with $3 billion lawsuit over recalls

General Motors has been slugged with a $3 billion lawsuit by the state of Arizona in…

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Ortega products pulled over nut allergy concerns

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

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Honda recalls 170,000 more vehicles over exploding airbags

Honda is recalling an additional 170,000 vehicles because the airbags might explode…

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McDonald's recalls 2.3M Hello Kitty whistles

McDonald's is recalling about 2.3 million Hello Kitty toys that came with some of…

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Honda expands exploding airbag recall

Honda expanded the number of cars that it is recalling because their airbags might…

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Oops! Ford recalls cars to fix 'improper' recall

Oops. Ford said Tuesday it is recalling nearly 40,000 cars to repair a problem that…

Money Headlines

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Shoppers rejoice! Black Friday is here

The doors are open. The sales are here. It's Black Friday.

Black Friday faithful…

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Black Friday is nearly upon us, but deals have already begun

You may be one of the faithful Black Friday shoppers lining up outside malls and…

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OPEC: No cut in oil production and prices keep falling

OPEC countries failed Thursday to agree to a cut in oil production that was…

Lifestyle Headlines

Pope Francis arrives in Turkey

Pope Francis visits Turkey to bolster ties

Pope Francis is meeting with Turkey's leaders Friday on the first day of a rare…

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Great day trips from Berlin

Europe's hottest destination for tourists, Berlin offers more than bargain-priced…

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Space, the final frontier for 3-D printing

We're used to seeing manufacturer tags that read "Made in the USA," "Made in Taiwan…

Local Headlines

Two Hour Power Outage Darkens Early Black Friday Openings

The lights went out an hour and 20 minutes after Best Buy's 5 p.m. opening on…

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Holiday Events Choose Similar Pirate Theme

Pirates are invading the Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard this holiday season.

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Beaches, Bars, Theaters Busy Before Thanksgiving Dinner

Not everyone dined and dashes to Black Friday Eve store openings.

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Rescue Mission Serves Up Early Thanksgiving Feast

Rescue Mission Serves Up Early Thanksgiving Feast

The Rescue Mission served up an early Thanksgiving meal Wednesday afternoon to…

Organic Soup Kitchen Feeds the Community

Organic Soup Kitchen Seeks Community Help

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

Turkey Cuts in Goleta Brings in Donations for the Food Ban

'Turkey Cuts' in Goleta Brings in Donations for the Food Bank

Turkey cuts at Goleta Barbers will put food on the table for the needy this holiday…

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