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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.


Goleta Women Crochet For Local Charities

Fifty women from Goleta and Santa Barbara gather weekly to crochet and knit items for local charities including Serenity House, Food from the Heart, and intensive care units. 

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Home Depot to remove toxic chemical from vinyl flooring

Home Depot will be the first major retailer to remove a chemical from vinyl flooring that's considered dangerous to children. There are no federal laws or rules prohibiting the group of chemicals known as phthalates from vinyl flooring.

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Tesla wants to power your home with a battery

Tesla will introduce a battery for your home during its highly anticipated April 30 event.

In a letter sent to investors and analysts on Tuesday, the electric car company said it will announce a "home battery" and a "very large utility scale battery....

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.

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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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Quicken sued by feds over home loans

The U.S. government sued Quicken Loans Thursday alleging the company violated…


Home buyers in these markets have the upper hand

It continues to be a sellers' market in many areas of the country, but that doesn't…

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Demi Moore selling $75 million New York City penthouse

Demi Moore is selling her swanky New York City penthouse.

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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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Surprise! 260 million people live in just 15 Chinese cities

China's largest cities can feel like endless, sprawling landscapes of construction…

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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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Children's pajamas recalled due to fire risk

About 32,000 pairs of high-end children's pajamas are being recalled due to the risk…

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Trek recalls 1 million bikes, rider paralyzed

Trek Bicycles is recalling nearly 1 million bikes for a safety issue that resulted…

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Blue Bell: No layoffs

Blue Bell Creameries hasn't laid off anyone in the past 100 years. And it won't…

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CDC: Blue Bell listeria outbreak dates to 2010

The listeria outbreak that prompted Blue Bell Creameries to recall their entire…

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Report: Blue Bell recalling all of its products

Blue Bell Creameries is recalling all of its products after samples of ice cream…

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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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For-profit Corinthian Colleges to close all campuses

The for-profit Corinthian Colleges network will shutter its remaining 28 campuses…

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'Avengers 2' hauls in $201M overseas in just days

The highly-anticipated movie "Avengers: Age of Ultron" has already pulled in an…

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With steroids gone, fewer stock market records to celebrate

During baseball's steroids era, it seemed like home run records were broken all the…

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Chipotle is now GMO-free

Chipotle has gone GMO-free.

That means none of the ingredients will be genetically…

Dan Fredinburg, Google exec killed in Mt Everest avalanche

Google exec. killed in Nepal quake while climbing Everest

Google executive Dan Fredinburg died while climbing Mt. Everest during the massive…

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Magma expanse under Yellowstone supervolcano

As tourists stroll between Yellowstone's 300 active geysers, taking selfies in…

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Peter D Orazio s Widow Talks About Murder Case

Peter D'Orazio's Widow Pinpoints Suspect In Husband's Murder

A new team of investigators is looking into the nearly three-year-old murder case of…

Eric Gray and Riley from Search Dog Foundation

Santa Barbara Search Dog, Handler Headed To Nepal

Eric Gray, a Santa Barbara County Firefighter and his canine Riley are among the…

Fun Run Walk For Grace Fisher

Community Comes Together To Raise Money For Teen Battling Rare Illness

The "Race with Grace" event took place Sunday at the track at San Marcos High School.

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Goleta Women Crochet For Local Charities

Fifty women from Goleta and Santa Barbara gather weekly to crochet and knit items…

Legally Blonde The Music This Weekend at Dos Pueblos

Musical Version of Legally Blonde Performed This Weekend

Are you a fan of Legally Blonde?
Students at Dos Pueblos High School are bringing it…

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Neal Taylor Nature Center Helped with Cachuma Trout Derby Turnout

Even with Cachuma Lake down due to the drought, interest in catching prize winning…

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