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Second Floor Burns Vacant Lompoc Home

Lompoc City Fire responded to a house on fire around 9 a.m. on the 600 block of University Drive.

TODAY: Avoid Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

Union Bank is partnering with NewsChannel 3 to sponsor a free shred day in Solvang from 5-7 p.m.

Living room with orange accents

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Design fever: Sofas, tables and chairs oh my!

This year around 300,000 visitors are expected to attend the Milan's Salone del Mobile, the world's largest and most important furniture fair.



Housing, food costs on the rise

If you feel like things are starting to cost a bit more, you're right.

Homeowners Voice Opinions on Proposed Five Cities Fire Authority Assessment

The votes are in for a proposed fee that would keep several Five Cities Fire Authority firefighters on the job. The fee would provide funding for the Five Cities Fire Authority, money that fire authorities say is badly needed.

Property owners let the Fire Board know how they feel about paying an additional $66 dollars each year during a public hearing Friday. April 4th was originally the final day to turn in the ballot for the measure, but a typo in the mail packet incorrectly stated April 18th. The board will accept ballots until the 18th.


Family Escapes Bedroom Fire

A family escaped a house fire without injuries Thursday morning.

A decorator finds her style


Do you really know your decorating style?

You have a new home or your first apartment and dozens of crazy ideas to make it look the way you want. But do you really know your own decorating style?

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse is a huge problem not just nationally but right here in Santa Barbara County.

Storm clouds pass over Santa Barbara

Claire Scholl

Despite Rainfall, Water District Leaders Push for Conservation

Some cities were lucky enough to get some rain Wednesday. But regardless water district managers say it is not enough to make much of a difference in your routine. The most important thing they stress is to still conserve water.

National Tsunami Preparedness Week March 23-29

Tsunami Test Warning Wednesday Morning

San Luis Obispo County and NOAA want residents in San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County to be aware of a tsunami emergency test at 10:15 a.m.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Donald Weiting

St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in Orcutt

KCOY 12 Central Coast News is proud to kick off ticket availability for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway.

Project Yourself From Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

It is almost time for Community Shred Day. NewsChannel 3 is teaming up with Union Bank to host the shred event.

Real Estate Headlines

House, home, garage, suburbs

Nearly 2M homeowners no longer 'seriously' underwater

Surging home prices have helped nearly two million homeowners get back above water…

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Want to make money as a landlord? Try Detroit

Want to make money as a landlord? Consider Detroit ... seriously.

Detroit home auction

Detroit to auction vacant homes. Starting bid: $1,000

In its ongoing battle to fight blight and boost home values, Detroit is launching a…

Dave Navarro's loft for sale

Live in a rock star's home for about $1 million

If you've ever dreamed of living the life of a rock star, or at least in the home…

For sale sign, home, house

Vacation home market heats up

More Americans felt rich enough to invest in vacation homes last year as the economy…

Priest pastor minister

Atlanta archbishop to vacate mansion

After coming under sharp criticism and issuing an apology earlier this week, the…

Latest Recalls

GM, General Motors

GM will ask court to halt recall lawsuits

General Motors wants a bankruptcy court to protect it from the growing number of…


Toyota recalls 6.4 million cars worldwide

Toyota announced five recalls on Wednesday, affecting a total of 6.39 million…

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Ford recalls 435,000 vehicles

Ford Motor Co. has announced two recalls, affecting about 435,000 vehicles.

General Motors

GM submits 200,000 pages to safety agency

General Motors has submitted more than 200,000 pages of documents to federal safety…

Tyson chicken nuggets recall

Tyson recalls chicken nuggets sold at Sam's Club

Tyson is recalling 75,320 pounds of chicken nuggets after some customers complained…


Chrysler recalls 870,000 SUVs

Chrysler will recall nearly 870,000 SUVs worldwide to fix a problem with the brake…

Money Headlines


NBA player to open Hooters in Russia

Andrei Kirilenko, the National Basketball Association player known as AK-47, plans…

Stocks file

Stocks end week up over 2%

Investors were ready for the long weekend, and it showed. Trading meandered around…

Michaels crafts

Michaels hack hit 3 million customers

A security breach at Michaels Stores lasted eight months and affected about 3…

Lifestyle Headlines

French Toast

Ham and cheese-stuffed French toast

After you open presents, have a fantastic Christmas brunch!


Croissants stuffed with scrambled eggs, apples and brie

These will be the star of your weekend brunch!

Michaels crafts

Michaels hack hit 3 million customers

A security breach at Michaels Stores lasted eight months and affected about 3…

Local Headlines


Military Ordnance Identified And Destroyed In Solvang

A large military shell left in a downtown Solvang garbage dumpster prompted hours of…

Westmont College Wins Back-To-Back Polo Titles

Westmont College Wins Back-To-Back Polo Titles

The national champion Westmont College men's polo team is being honored Thursday for…

Santa Barbara Water Drought Folo

More Water Savings Urged After Current Conservation Falls Short

The call for a 20-percent water reduction did not get residents and businesses to…

What's Right

TODAY: Avoid Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

Union Bank is partnering with NewsChannel 3 to sponsor a free shred day in Solvang…

Lost Wedding Ring Found After Two Years

An Ojai couple was reunited with a wedding ring that was lost at Ellwood Beach two…

Cota Sycamore Tree Dedicated To California Television Host

A ceremony honoring the legacy of popular television host Huell Howser was held…

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