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Local Comedian Rebuilds Home

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.



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.


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.


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.

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Wall Street firm pushes for student loan forgiveness

One Wall Street firm has an idea that's raising eyebrows: forgive some student debt…

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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…

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…


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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Budweiser profits pinched by Russia

Russia was a major buzz kill for the brewer of Budweiser and other well-known beers…

Thanksgiving sales

What's open on Thanksgiving, and what isn't

Whether or not to shop on Thanksgiving is a controversial issue, and several major…

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Americans pay more for slower Internet

When it comes to Internet speeds, the U.S. lags behind much of the developed…

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Internet security malware

Americans pay more for slower Internet

When it comes to Internet speeds, the U.S. lags behind much of the developed…

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1 pilot dead in Virgin's spaceship failure

The first sign there was a problem Friday with Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo came…

Antares rocket explodes, NASA rocket explodes

Rocket operator deliberately destroyed it

The unmanned Antares rocket that exploded off the coast of Virginia was deliberately…

Local Headlines

Large tree blocks road in Isla Vista

Large Tree Blocks Entire Road in Isla Vista

A large tree branch fell across the road in Isla Vista Friday evening.

Lompoc Gang Members Arrested In Alleged Attack

Lompoc police have arrested nine people suspected in a gang related attack.


New Fencing Approved For Isla Vista Cliff

Plans are in the works for a new line of protection in Isla Vista for students on…

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Sea Otter Pup Rescued in Santa Barbara Is Receiving Care at

Sea Otter Pup Rescued In Santa Barbara Is Receiving Care at SeaWorld

A baby sea otter is being nursed back to health at SeaWorld.

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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…

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