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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.

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1 property insurance claim can hike your premiums by hundreds

File just one property claim to your insurer and you can expect to see your premiums soar by hundreds of dollars in some states.

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Baby Boomers aren't moving out of their homes

Instead of flocking to sunny beach havens or downsizing to a condo in the city during their retirement years, a majority of Baby Boomers say they're just going to stay put in their old home.

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Sneak Energy Use Raises Your Electric Bill

Your electric bill could be less by following some simple steps, without any change in your current use of electrical devices.

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Homeowners Turn to Paint to Keep Lawns Green

There is some relief for homeowners complying with drought water restrictions, but ending up with withered grass.

Students Learn About Agriculture In Kinderpatch

Students Learn About Agriculture in ‘Kinderpatch’

In the spirit of the fall season, hundreds of kids from Orcutt and Santa Maria schools went home with a free pumpkin and plant.

Santa Barbara Weekend E-Waste Collection Planned

Santa Barbara's free E-Waste collection is back. If you have any old or broken electronics, bring them on October 24th and 25th to the Sears parking lot at 3845 State Street.

Community Walk in the Eastside

Community Walk in the Eastside

The Coalition for Sustainable Transportation, hosted a community walk on the eastside of Santa Barbara.

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Women's Honor Farm Quilt Donation

Inmates at the Women's Honor Farm in collaboration with Restorative Partners presented fifty handmade lap quilts and afghans to Bella Vista Transition Care Tuesday.

'Gold is the New Green' Signs Available in Santa Barbara

Residents who have been saving water during the four year drought have also seen their green lawns turn from brown to gold.  Now they can celebrate their water savings.  Signs are now available in Santa Barbara that say "Gold is the new Green."

Message In Bottle Washes Ashore Near Pismo Beach

Message in Bottle Washes Ashore Near Pismo Beach

For David Wilson and his family, an ordinary Sunday afternoon fishing trip turned into so much more.

New Senior Housing is Planned in Santa Barbara on a Site Known for Pumpkins and Christmas Trees

A site known for the annual sale of pumpkins and Christmas trees, could be permanently converted into senior housing in Santa Barbara.

Real Estate Headlines

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Refinancing your mortgage? Opportunity knocks

Homeowners seeking to save some money on mortgage payments can celebrate: The…

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Baby Boomers aren't moving out of their homes

Instead of flocking to sunny beach havens or downsizing to a condo in the city…

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566,000 Dodges and Jeeps recalled

Potential for a fuel leak and fire, as well as a separate issue impacting vehicle…

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Crowdfunding your home renovation: Should you do it?

Meghan Reidy really doesn't like her downstairs bathroom. She and her husband are…

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Bernanke can't refinance: Tough lending standards

You want proof that it's tough to get a mortgage? Ben Bernanke, the nation's top…

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5 real estate tips for small business owners

If you are a small business owner looking to either sell or buy some property, what…

Latest Recalls

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Baby wipes recalled due to bacteria presence

Nutek Disposables of Pennsylvania has issued a voluntary recall for its baby wipes…

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GM ignition switch death toll climbs to 29

Claims of deaths and injuries tied to General Motors' faulty ignition switch…

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Stepped-up effort to replace exploding airbags

Federal safety regulators and Toyota Motor are stepping up efforts to get car owners…

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One in every five U.S. cars recalled this year

There have been 52 million car and truck recalls in the United States so far this…

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Toyota recalls another 1.75 million cars

Toyota has issued three new recalls covering more than 1.75 million vehicles, the…

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Chrysler recalls 184,000 SUVs with airbag problem

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 184,000 SUVs for a problem that could prevent the airbags…

Money Headlines

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Starbucks to start coffee delivery soon

You'll soon be able get that frappe to go — to your house.

Starbucks said Thursday…

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Can anything save Sony?

Sony is in dire straits.

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Refinancing your mortgage? Opportunity knocks

Homeowners seeking to save some money on mortgage payments can celebrate: The…

Lifestyle Headlines

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To be a black cat on Halloween

This time of year especially, black cats can get a bad rap.

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Sistine Chapel gets AC, lights makeover

High above the altar in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's masterpiece…

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Refinancing your mortgage? Opportunity knocks

Homeowners seeking to save some money on mortgage payments can celebrate: The…

Local Headlines

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Tipline Exclusive: SoCal Edison Accused Of Delaying Solar Applications

A nasty feud is brewing between many solar companies and Southern California Edison.

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UCSB Students Warned About Sexual Violence

University police issued alerts warning students about sexual assaults on and off…

Isla Vista Businesses Beef Up Security for Halloween

To keep stores safe and secure during the madness, many Isla Vista business owners…

What's Right

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Garden Court Halloween Sweets Help a Friend Living with Cancer

The Garden Court Independent Living Center in Santa Barbara has been raising money…

Rescue Mission Needs 800 Turkeys for Holiday Season

Thanksgiving may be five weeks away, but the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission is in…

Goleta Woman Raises Thousands For Friend

Goleta Woman Raises Over $22,000 For Friend With Stage 4 Breast Cancer

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a Goleta woman decided to raise…

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