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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.

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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.

'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.

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Santa Barbara County Offers Free Workshops to Reduce Organic Waste

The Santa Barbara County Public Works Department is offering free workshops to promote the reduction of organic waste.

Jack Johnson Surprises UC Santa Barbara Community

Students Come Together to Remember Isla Vista Tragedy

Thousands of U.C. Santa Barbara students gathered at Storke Plaza in Isla Vista for the "Come Together: Remember, Reconnect, and Unite" event.

Cal Poly Universities Rose Parade Float Design Released

Cal Poly Rose Float announced its 2015 Cal Poly Universities Rose Float, "Soaring Stories" will be the only student-made float that will be seen traveling down Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena on New Year's Day.

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Salmon Shark Swims Ashore in Oceano

Beach goers got a lot more excitement this weekend when they found a baby shark washed ashore.

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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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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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Home prices rise 5.6%

Home prices rose in July but at a slower rate, as the real estate market's rebound…

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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…

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5 ways a lawyer can help sell your home

Even if your state does not require it, hiring a real estate attorney to represent…

Latest Recalls

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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…

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Company recalls 91,000 lbs. of ground beef

Sam Kane Beef Processors of Corpus Christi, Texas, has recalled 90,987 pounds of…

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I caught a plane by accident: Inventive sick day excuses

The challenge for playing hooky is always coming up with a credible excuse. But…

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The best time to book your holiday flight is...

If you're planning on flying over the holidays, now's the time book your tickets.

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Is the U.S. holding too much oil in reserve?

Does America have too much oil in its reserves?

Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon fired off…

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Teigen tells Twitter 'ta-ta for now'

Model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen is usually one of Twitter's more resilient…

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I caught a plane by accident: Inventive sick day excuses

The challenge for playing hooky is always coming up with a credible excuse. But…

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Halloween costumes to avoid this year

Freeze! Step away from the stack of face masks and hazmat suits.

Local Headlines

Homeless Vet Wants Service Dog Back

Service Dog for Military Homeless Veteran Quarantined

A homeless military veteran says her service dog was protecting her from an attack.

Santa Maria Says Goodbye to Stinky's

A huge turnout and show of customer support to mark the end of a long run for…

Watch Friday Football Focus - Week Nine

Time for High School Football, and Friday Football Focus has you covered!

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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…

Media Center Ribbon Cutting At Bishop Diego High School

Media Center Now Open at Bishop Diego High School

Bishop Diego High School unveiled a brand new media center Thursday night. The…

Community Walk in the Eastside

Community Walk in the Eastside

The Coalition for Sustainable Transportation, hosted a community walk on the…

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