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Supervisor Salud Carbajal Returns from Climate Task Force Meeting in Washington D.C.

Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal has just returned from Washington D.C. where he was on a special climate task force.

Aladdin Wyoming

Robert Odendahl

For sale: Town of Aladdin, Wyo., for $1.5 million

If you're looking for your next real estate investment, look no further than the tiny town of Aladdin, Wyo.

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Some buyers want 'time-capsule houses'

In today's housing market, still struggling to rebound, homes stuck in another century might seem like they'd be difficult to sell. But some buyers are interested in "time-capsule houses" -- especially those built in the middle of the 20th century.

No More Fines for Brown Lawns in California

If you're neglecting your front lawn during the drought, there's no need to worry over fines from city code enforcement or homeowners associations.

Section 8 Shortage Amid Growing Demand

The Section 8 program provides federal subsidized housing, up to two-thirds of monthly rent, for lower income and special needs people who qualify.

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Pop Singer Records Water Conservation Message At Hearst Castle

In partnership with the State of California’s drought awareness program Save Our Water, international pop superstar and five-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga has released a Public Service Announcement (PSA) asking Californians to join the effort and take extraordinary measures to save water during the drought.

How To Avoid Becoming A "Pushover Parent."

4 tips to better parenting.

Concerns Over Spray Sunscreen

Spray-On Sunscreens Come With Hazards

Consumer Reports Magazine has a warning for parents who use spray-on sunscreens to protect their children from the sun's harmful rays.


Habitat for Humanity Looks for New Home Applicants in Lompoc

Its been nearly 10 years since habitat for humanity last built a home in Lompoc. The non-profit organization builds affordable housing for low-income families.

An example of having defensible space around your home

Is Your Home Protected Against Wildfires?

Santa Barbara County firefighters are urging homeowners to create and maintain a defensible home as fire season never sleeps in our area.

Drought-Tolerant Landscape Cuts Back on Water Use

Up to 50 percent of all water use in Santa Barbara is used on landscaping. If residents want to cut down on how much water is used, a good place to start is outside.

Make-A-Wish Dream Comes True for Lompoc Boy

16-year-old Oscar Lopez and his family pulled up to a Santa Maria fire station just before 4 a.m. 

Real Estate Headlines

Aladdin Wyoming

For sale: Town of Aladdin, Wyo., for $1.5 million

If you're looking for your next real estate investment, look no further than the…

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Chinese homebuyers are flocking to these US states

Chinese buyers are now the biggest international players in the U.S. housing market…

Time-capsule home

Some buyers want 'time-capsule houses'

In today's housing market, still struggling to rebound, homes stuck in another…

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Citi inks $7 billion mortgage settlement

Citigroup agreed to pay $7 billion to settle charges that it packaged bad mortgages…

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Rich Chinese are snapping up America's real estate

The U.S. housing recovery is still going and international buyers are giving a huge…

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Housing market is a 'crapshoot'

The housing market is a "crapshoot" now, according to one of America's leading real…

Latest Recalls

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GM recalls 718,000 more vehicles

In a year clogged with a record number of recalls, General Motors had gone three…

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Chrysler recalls 792,000 older Jeeps

Chrysler recalled about 792,000 older SUVs Tuesday for ignition switch problems.…


Fruit recall at Walmart, Costco

If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Kroger or Walmart stores recently, keep reading…

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BMW recalls 1.6 million cars on airbag concerns

BMW Group is recalling 1.6 million of its popular 3 Series vehicles, making it the…

Chrysler recall

Chrysler recalls 895,000 SUVs for fire risk

Chrysler is recalling 895,000 SUVs for fire risk. The problem: the lights in the…

Ford Taurus

Ford recalls 100,000 vehicles

Ford Motor recalled about 100,000 cars and trucks Tuesday.

Money Headlines

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Detroit campaign wants you to pay residents' past-due bills

A new online campaign is helping Detroit residents keep their water turned on, even…

Target, Experian

Target sent victims to Experian, which had its own leak

Companies can't keep your data safe. It's that simple. When Target lost data on some…

Big Mac

Introducing the $7.76 Big Mac

Would you pay $7 for a Big Mac? If you took your U.S. dollars to Norway, that's how…

Lifestyle Headlines

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Air Algerie plane wreckage found in Mali

French forces secured the site of a crashed Air Algerie flight in Mali, and found…

Apollo 8 earthrise photo from the Moon, 1968

US reveals secret plans for '60s moon base

The U.S. military races to the moon to build a base -- to beat the Russians to the…

Orange Juice

Glazed oranges

This citrus pleaser makes a great dessert or brunch dish.

Local Headlines

Meredith s Weekend Picks 7-25-14

Weekend Events Happening Up and Down the Coast

Lot of fun events are going on in your neighborhoods this weekend.  First Alert…


Local Non-Profit Teaches Squash to Kids

School of Squash provides academic and athletic enrichment to local children.

What's Right

Local family raises money and awareness for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Father/Daughter Team Raising Money and Awareness for Leukemia Research

One year ago, a Goleta woman was faced with any mother's worst nightmare: having a…

Mechanics Blew Up Motors To Raise Scholarship Funds

Mechanics Blew Up Motors To Raise Scholarship Funds

The 9th Annual Blow The Motor Night blew up four donated car motors.

Oxnard Teen Gets Skype Surprise of a Lifetime

It was a birthday wish come true for an Oxnard teenager Monday meeting her favorite…

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