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Santa Maria Establishes Water Hotline To Curb Drought

In a new wave of efforts to conserve water, the city of Santa Maria has established a telephone hotline for residents and business owners to voice their water-usage concerns.

Locks of Love Donation

Students Donate Hair To Locks Of Love

Students at Notre Dame School got a chance to give back and get free hair cut in the process.

Help Identify A Santa Maria Jaywalking Turtle

The Santa Maria Police Department is asking for your help to identify the owner of a jay-walking turtle.

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Paso Robles Vehicle Theft Suspect Caught On Camera

Residential video surveillance discovered an attempted vehicle-theft suspect in Paso Robles early Thursday morning.

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Thirteen-year-old Arrested For Fake Police Call In Camarillo

A 13-year-old juvenile was arrested and cited Wednesday for calling in a string of false hostage allegations to authorities in Camarillo and New Jersey.

Boys and Girls Club Solicitation Scam In Camarillo

Scammers claiming to represent the Camarillo Boys and Girls Club have allegedly been selling magazines in the area of Mission Oaks in Camarillo.

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emPower Central Coast Helping Homeowners Save Money On Energy Bills

The emPower Central Coast program is helping local homeowners make energy efficient upgrades on their home.

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Flower Enthusiasts Enjoy Dinner Among Thousands Of Orchids

Certified American Grown Flowers hosted its first of 10 ‘Field to Vase Dinner Tour’ events in Carpinteria Thursday.

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Santa Barbara County Reports School-Related Chickenpox

Santa Barbara County health officials say there have been five confirmed cases of chickenpox and one case of shingles associated with a school.

Central Coast Cities Have Best Commutes In California

Central Coast cities rank among the top commuter cities across the state of California. Find out which ones. 

Waze Navigation To Receive Amber Alert Notifications

The Waze navigation smartphone application will now be receiving Amber Alert notifications on child abductions.

32nd Annual California Strawberry Festival

California Strawberry Festival Poster Revealed

Famed needlepoint illustrator Sandra Gilmore’s high-flying original strawberry design soared to top honors in the 2015 California Strawberry Festival Poster Contest.

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George Lucas wants to build affordable housing in wealthy suburb

George Lucas wants to build affordable housing for 224 families in wealthy Marin…

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Guess where the hottest housing markets are?

For home buyers in northern California, speed is the name of the game.

Of the top 10…

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Tommy Lee Jones cuts price on Florida ranch

Tommy Lee Jones has cut the asking price for his 55-acre Florida horse ranch by 25…

Richard M. Nixon

Nixon compound on the market for $75M

The coastal California compound to which Richard Nixon retired after resigning the…

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Where to hunt down the 1-percenters

New York, N.Y. is a helluva town -- at least for those who want fat paychecks.


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These tiny homes are full of big ideas

When you're living in less than 200 square feet, every inch counts.

Latest Recalls

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Mother: GM shouldn't get a tax break for death

"Our kids dying should not be a tax deduction."

That's the message from Laura…

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Sabra hummus recalled over Listeria concerns

Sabra Dipping Co. is recalling 30,000 cases of hummus due to possible contamination…

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Children’s pajamas recalled because of burn risk

Smooth Industries is recalling some children’s pajamas because they pose a risk of…

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Blue Bell expands ice cream recall over listeria concerns

Blue Bell Creameries has expanded an ongoing recall of ice cream after a serving…

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Amy's Kitchen recalls products with possible listeria

Amy's Kitchen Inc. says it's recalling nearly 74,000 cases of its products that…

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Petco pulls pet treats made in China

Petco says it has removed Chinese-made dog and cat treats from store shelves because…

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Shoppers go wild for Lilly Pulitzer at Target

Preschool teacher Jacquie Truesdale woke up around 5 a.m. Sunday and walked over to…

US economy not growing fast enough

US economy isn't growing fast enough

Here's one matter that Democratic and Republican economists agree on: America's…


Stocks: Time for a big check-up this week

Corporate America is getting its pulse taken this week.

A flood of big-name brands…

Lifestyle Headlines

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Replica of 18th-century French ship sets sail

Lest we Americans forget that -- in the wellsprings of our nation -- France bore the…

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Alfred Taubman, pioneer of indoor mall, dies

American suburbanites who can do all their shopping without getting wet, driving…

Veterinarian says she killed feral cat with arrow

FB post appears to show veterinarian holding dead cat by arrow

Hey, look what I did. That small boast on social media can trigger a whirlwind that…

Local Headlines

Fire Crews Mopping Up Fire on TV Tower Road

Fire agencies received a report of a fire on TV Tower Road, west of Highway 101 on…

Dos Pueblos High School Student Arrested

Dos Pueblos High School Student Arrested, Suspected of Emailing Threats

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 15-year-old student at Dos…

Single Vehicle Crash Near Cuesta College, Two People Extricated

Multiple agencies reported to a car crash near Cuesta College, Saturday night.

What's Right

Oxnard Police Partner With Local Non-Profit to Help Mixteco Community

The Oxnard Police Department announced a partnership with the Mixteco/Indigena…

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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

It is almost time for Community Shred Day. NewsChannel 3 is teaming up with Union…

Ojai Family Loses Home in Fire

Ojai Community Comes Together To Help Family that Lost Everything in Fire

An Ojai family is trying to figure out what to do next after losing everything they…

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