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The median home price here is $980,000

Home prices are soaring across the country, increasing in 93% of markets in the U.S., according to the National Association of Realtors, with 19% experiencing double-digit growth.

Goleta Short Term Rentals In Effect

The city of Goleta is asking for help from short-term rental owners to register their properties.

Many Central Coast Residents Unhappy with Haggen Store Prices

Central Coast residents took social media by storm to show their displeasure at Haggen store prices. The Washington-based grocery chain acquired several Vons and Albertsons stores in recent months throughout the Central Coast.

UPDATE: Garage Fire Damages Two Homes in Arroyo Grande

Two homes in Arroyo Grande were badly damaged in a fire that remains under investigation.

The call for help came at about 3:30 Friday afternoon at an address located on the 1100 block of Farroll Avenue.

Vehicle Collides With Oxnard Family's Home

Police are investigating why a vehicle crashed into the living room of an Oxnard family’s home early Sunday morning.

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Gallons Of Water Gush Out Of Main Break In Santa Barbara

There are reports of a water main break near Peabody School on the 3000 block of Calle Rosales Road and Alamar Avenue in Santa Barbara. 

SLO Fire Officials Offer Free CPR and AED Training

San Luis Obispo firefighters and paramedics provided new Automated External Defibrillators—or A.E.D.’s

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Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is Up for Sale

The Santa Ynez Valley property that once served as the late pop star's home and personal fantasyland is being listed at $100 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Man Arrested After Following Intoxicated Woman Into Home

A taxi driver was dropping off an intoxicated female at her residence on the 900 block of Peach Street in San Luis Obispo, when he witnessed a male subject follow her inside her home on the early morning of April 18. Authorities arrested 29-year-old Derek Roden of Santa Maria Wednesday morning. 

Old Town Market Thrives Among Community

The Old Town Market in Orcutt carries all the essentials needed for the home, everything from snacks, novelty items and cleaning supplies. But it's much more than just a market. Some might call it a community center of sorts.

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Bear Finds Resting Spot in Ventura Backyard

Just after 7 a.m. Tuesday a Ventura woman noticed a big bear in her backyard.

Time Stands Still In Historic Santa Maria Neighborhood

The historic Palm Court Drive in Santa Maria is a charming, well-kept, circular neighborhood that is like a trip back in time.

Real Estate Headlines

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Sky swimming: Luxury London condo to get 'floating' pool

Love swimming? How about a refreshing dip while floating in mid-air?

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo buys '50 Shades' apartment for $18.5M

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo recently purchased a Manhattan apartment that is…

Buffalo Bill home

'Silence of the Lambs' home up for sale

Any big fans of the film "Silence of the Lambs" have the opportunity to own a large…

Home Depot

Home Depot is experiencing record number of transactions

U.S. housing is finally lifting itself off the mat

Home sales, housing

The median home price here is $980,000

Home prices are soaring across the country, increasing in 93% of markets in the U.S.…

Breaking Bad

'Breaking Bad' house goes up for sale

"Breaking Bad" fans going through withdrawal, listen up: You can buy Jesse Pinkman's…

Latest Recalls

Contaminated - Green Beans

General Mills recalls frozen green beans

General Mills is recalling a "limited quantity" of frozen green beans after a…

Turkey bacon recalled

Kraft Heinz recalls 2M pounds of Oscar Mayer turkey bacon

Some 2 million pounds of Oscar Mayer turkey bacon has been recalled after people…

Cilantro, generic

Cilantro may be source of cyclosporiasis outbreak

According to the CDC, there have been 384 cases of cyclosporiasis in 26 states this…

Angry Orchard

Angry Orchard recalls hard cider for bottles that can break

Angry Orchard Cider Company is recalling select cases of its hard apple cider…

Kraft Single recall

Kraft recalls 36,000 cases of cheese

Kraft is recalling 36,000 cases of individually-wrapped cheese singles because part…

Kraft Singles cheese

Kraft Singles cheese slices recalled for choking hazard

The Kraft Heinz Company is recalling about 36,000 cases Kraft Singles individually…

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Facebook hits 1 billion users in a single day

Facebook hit an unprecedented benchmark: 1 billion users in a single day.

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Dow bounces back with best 2-day gain ever

After several volatile days with huge swings in both directions, the Dow finished…

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Ukraine dodges default with $3.6 billion debt deal

Western investors have thrown Ukraine a financial lifeline worth $3.6 billion by…

Lifestyle Headlines

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The annual pumpkin spice onslaught is here

Here's your forecast for fall: cooler, with a 100% chance of pumpkin spice.

Kellogg's…

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Instagram breaks out of the square

After five years of square-shaped tyranny, Instagram will finally allow users to…

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Facebook hits 1 billion users in a single day

Facebook hit an unprecedented benchmark: 1 billion users in a single day.

Local Headlines

Power plant debate heats up in Oxnard

Oxnard Power Plant Hearing Heats Up

Protesters rallied outside a proposed power plant hearing at the Oxnard Performing…

Unions consultant puts Oxnard s finances in spotlight at pu

Consultant claims Oxnard should not be financial stable

While the city of Oxnard maintains it's running out of money, an outside consultant…

UPDATE: Reckless Driver Survives Shots Fired at Ventura County Fair

The driver of a red truck that went on a driving rampage at the Ventura County Fair…

What's Right

Carpinteria Teens Paint Mural of City's 50th Anniversary Logo

Carpinteria teens have created a mural to celebrate the city’s 50th anniversary.

St Vincent s Santa Barbara Golf Tournament A Success

Annual Golf Fundraiser Brings in $125,000

Golfers teed off for a worthy cause Monday.

The 'Odyssey Project' Helps Youth From Los Prietos Boys Camp

UC Santa Barbara Theater Arts Department and the Los Prietos Boys Camp are teaming…

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