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Carpinteria Plays a Big Role in Poinsettia Popularity for the Holidays

Carpinteria flower grower Jerry Van Wingerden says "We're ready," as he looks over 15,000 pots of poinsettias. Next week they will head to grocery stores, florists, and farmers market locations throughout the west.

Cal Poly Poinsettia Sale

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Cal Poly Poinsettia Sale

Poinsettias are for sale at Cal Poly University's plant shop open house on Friday Dec. 5 and Saturday Dec. 6. The sale runs through mid-December.

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The home improvement business is booming

If you're finally getting round to sprucing up your house with a fresh coat of paint or adding new fixtures, you're not alone.

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A gingerbread house that can be yours for $78,000

You know what would really impress your guests this holiday season? A custom gingerbread house worth $77,910.

Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Housing Site

Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Housing Site

Habitat for Humanity held a dedication ceremony for the newest affordable homes Tuesday.

Thousands Gear Up For Select Staffing Santa Barbara Veterans Day Marathon & Half

Four thousand people are expected to run in the Santa Barbara Veterans Marathon this weekend.

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America's most expensive home for sale: $195 million

A massive Beverly Hills, Calif., estate with its own entertainment complex, 27-car garage and vineyard has hit the market with a record breaking listing price of $195 million.

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Santa Maria Voters Approve Measure T School Bond

Students in the Santa Maria - Bonita School Districts can expect some major renovation and upgrades at nineteen of the campuses in the district.

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Vandals Destroy Residential Property

The Santa Barbara Police Department needs your help catching a vandal.

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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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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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Old foreclosure debt haunting former homeowners

They thought losing their home was bad enough. Now, years later, collectors are…

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New York's multimillion dollar home sales keep soaring

When it comes to New York City real estate, the billionaires are on a buying spree.

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The home improvement business is booming

If you're finally getting round to sprucing up your house with a fresh coat of paint…

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Homes are getting harder to afford

Affording a home is getting more difficult these days.

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America's most expensive home for sale: $195 million

A massive Beverly Hills, Calif., estate with its own entertainment complex, 27-car…

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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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General Motors hit with $3 billion lawsuit over recalls

General Motors has been slugged with a $3 billion lawsuit by the state of Arizona in…

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Ortega products pulled over nut allergy concerns

B&G Foods is voluntarily recalling certain Ortega taco products over nut allergy…

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Honda recalls 170,000 more vehicles over exploding airbags

Honda is recalling an additional 170,000 vehicles because the airbags might explode…

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McDonald's recalls 2.3M Hello Kitty whistles

McDonald's is recalling about 2.3 million Hello Kitty toys that came with some of…

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Honda expands exploding airbag recall

Honda expanded the number of cars that it is recalling because their airbags might…

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Oops! Ford recalls cars to fix 'improper' recall

Oops. Ford said Tuesday it is recalling nearly 40,000 cars to repair a problem that…

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Europe to vote on Google breakup proposal

Google controls 90 percent of all Web searches in Europe, giving it unequaled power…

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Iran nuclear deal could spur rapid growth

Companies and global investors are sizing up Iran's economic potential in…

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'Hunger Games' aims to top 2014's box office

At the box office this weekend, the odds are ever in favor of "The Hunger Games."…

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Europe to vote on Google breakup proposal

Google controls 90 percent of all Web searches in Europe, giving it unequaled power…

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Venice to ban wheeled suitcases

For years Venice has battled the effects of rising waters on its historic…

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A bad marriage might literally break a heart

If you are in an unhappy marriage, you may want to check in with a cardiologist.

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Stabbing Suspect Sought in Old Town Goleta

Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies are looking for a suspect responsible for a…

Watch Friday Football Focus - Week Thirteen

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

NCSD Board OK's Supplemental Water Rate Hike

The Board of Directors for the Nipomo Community Services District has approved a new…

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Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Housing Site

Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Housing Site

Habitat for Humanity held a dedication ceremony for the newest affordable homes…

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Ventura 11-Year-Old Now Nation's Youngest Eagle Scout

An 11-year old Ventura boy became the youngest-ever Eagle Scout in a ceremony over…

Four Churches Donate Over 600 Turkeys and Chickens for Thanksgiving

Four Montecito churches combined their efforts over the weekend to help those in…

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