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Wind Forecast Prompts Added Firefighting Staff

The extension of a "Red Flag Warning" for the mountains of Santa Barbara County has prompted firefighters to add staff, as conditions are expected to be dangerous through midnight Tuesday.


Dos Pueblos Spirit Leaders Perform At Rose Bowl

Dos Pueblos High School Cheer and Songleaders performed at the Rose Bowl on Saturday September 6.

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Veterans Start To Heal With 'Horse Whisperer's' Help

A group of veterans from different generations are starting to heal from emotional wounds after years of war.


Earthquake Hits Off Carpinteria Coast

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 3.0 earthquake hit about four miles south of Carpinteria.

Unique 'Pop Up' Truck Store Features Local Crafts

Unique 'Pop Up' Truck Store Features Local Crafts

Pop up food truck businesses have been come very trendy, but now one entrepreneur has created a truck full of local crafts.

New Spin on the Ice Bucket Challenge Emerges

Local woman challenges Californians to try a new water-saving take on the Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has become a sensation viewed 'round the world.
But with California in a severe drought, many critics argue despite it's good intentions it's trending more toward being a big waste.  One local woman put her own spin on it.

Search Continues For Venomous Cobra

Authorities have resumed the search for a venomous cobra that is on the loose in a Southern California suburban neighborhood.

Poisonous Cobra On Loose In Thousand Oaks

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Poisonous Cobra On The Loose In Thousand Oaks

Southern California animal control officers are hunting for a venomous cobra that bit a dog and then slithered off into a suburban neighborhood.

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Baby Boomers face big housing crunch

America's Baby Boomers are facing a serious housing crunch, with many expected to struggle to afford their homes come retirement.

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Sensors let seniors stay at home, safely

Mary Lou doesn't know that she's being tracked. The 77-year-old is in the middle stages of Alzheimer's and though she lives on her own, her family keeps close tabs on her.


Condo Fire Under Investigation In Ventura

A structure fire in Ventura is under investigation Monday. The fire happened at a condominium on the 2300 block of Mohican Lane around 9:23 a.m.

UC Santa Barbara Bomb Scare

Bomb Threat Cleared at UCSB's Campbell Hall

Police find nothing at Campbell Hall on the UCSB campus after a bomb threat was called in midday Wednesday.

Real Estate Headlines


Mortgages are getting cheaper for rich

For wealthy homebuyers, mortgages are getting cheaper and easier to come by.

Endless City skyscraper proposal

Could this futuristic building house an entire city?

Ambitious plans for a "city in the city" skyscraper that could house apartments,…

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Millennials are staying put at mom and dad's place

Remember all of those Millennials living in their parent's basements because they…

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First rise in foreclosure auctions in nearly 4 years

Foreclosures are up for the first time in nearly four years. But housing experts…

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Russian bank offers cats with mortgages

Would you like a cat with that mortgage? Russia's biggest bank, Sberbank, is…

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Home prices rising, but slowly

Home prices are still rising, but the pace of increases is definitely slowing.

Latest Recalls

2014 Chevy Impala

GM recalls 205,000 Cadillacs, Impalas

Add 205,309 more cars to General Motors' recall tally.

On Saturday, the automaker…

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Kraft recalls more than 7,500 cases of cheese

Kraft Foods Group has announced a recall of more than 7,500 cases of its popular…

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GM's compensation fund gets 100th death claim

General Motors executives have said the company would "do the right thing" for…

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China seizes tons of tainted chicken feet

In the latest stomach-churning food scandal to hit China, authorities have seized…

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Apple recalls some iPhone 5 devices for battery woes

Having trouble with your iPhone 5 battery? You might be eligible for a free…

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Ford recalls 83,000 vehicles

Ford is recalling 83,250 vehicles for potential problems with the halfshaft and…

Money Headlines

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Apple sells 10M iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Pluses

Those long lines at Apple Stores around the world translated into record iPhone 6…

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These brands will make you cool

The annual CoolBrands Top 20 ranking is based on a survey of independent influencers…

Gen X'ers poorer than parents

Gen Xers are poorer than their parents

Gen Xers may be taking home bigger paychecks than their parents did at the same age…

Lifestyle Headlines

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7 safety tips from hackers

It's easy to get hacked. And yes, it can happen to you. Follow this advice from…

American Airlines

2 passenger planes turn back to Dallas

Two American Airlines flights flew back to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport…

Fes, Morocco

Fes: A time traveler's delight

Fes is Morocco's oldest city, and in many ways, it feels like a window on history.

Local Headlines


Santa Maria Resident Speaks Out About Heroine Use

Chelsea Accuna says, “from the first time [she] used,” heroine she became common…


Demonstrators Rally Ahead of United Nations Climate Summit

Rallies drew crowds across the country and here at home

Exotic Plant Sale Raises Money For Lotusland

Exotic Plant Sale Raises Money For Lotusland

An exotic plant sale brought in thousands of dollars to Lotusland this weekend.

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'Glow In The Park' Lights Up Santa Barbara Sky

The night sky was filled with hot-air balloons at Elings Park in Santa Barbara…

Pismo Beach Surfers Honor 911 Victims

Pismo Surfers Honor 9/11 Victims

Local surfers chose to honor those who died in the September 11th attacks with a…


Avocado Festival Donation will Help Future Farmers of America

A month before the California Avocado Festival, organizers have donated $3000. to…

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