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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.



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.

'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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Santa Barbara County Offers Free Workshops to Reduce Organic Waste

The Santa Barbara County Public Works Department is offering free workshops to promote the reduction of organic waste.

Jack Johnson Surprises UC Santa Barbara Community

Students Come Together to Remember Isla Vista Tragedy

Thousands of U.C. Santa Barbara students gathered at Storke Plaza in Isla Vista for the "Come Together: Remember, Reconnect, and Unite" event.

Cal Poly Universities Rose Parade Float Design Released

Cal Poly Rose Float announced its 2015 Cal Poly Universities Rose Float, "Soaring Stories" will be the only student-made float that will be seen traveling down Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena on New Year's Day.


Salmon Shark Swims Ashore in Oceano

Beach goers got a lot more excitement this weekend when they found a baby shark washed ashore.


Woman Attacked by Bobcat While Eating Lunch

A woman is recovering in the hospital from multiple bobcat bites.


Georgia Brown Elementary School Receives New School Garden

Georgia Brown Elementary School in Paso Robles received a new school garden this week donated by Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast, Sunset Magazine and Visit San Luis Obispo County.

Real Estate Headlines

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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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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…

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Home prices rise 5.6%

Home prices rose in July but at a slower rate, as the real estate market's rebound…

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Is student loan debt hurting the housing recovery?

Student loan debt is preventing millions of Millennials and Gen Xers from buying…

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London overtakes Hong Kong as city with highest rents

London has overtaken Hong Kong as the world's most expensive city to rent homes and…

Latest Recalls

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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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Company recalls 91,000 lbs. of ground beef

Sam Kane Beef Processors of Corpus Christi, Texas, has recalled 90,987 pounds of…

Money Headlines

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After 6 months of recall costs, GM making money again

General Motors is back making money again, after six months in which recall costs…

Wall Street

Investors go to their happy place

After the last week's bloodbath, investors are finding reason to celebrate.


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KFC unveils a triple meat Double Down

If you thought KFC's Double Down was bad, you ain't seen nothing yet.

Lifestyle Headlines

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Toys R Us puts 'Breaking' figures on 'sabbatical'

"Breaking Bad's" drug-dealing chemistry teacher Walter White will have to stop…

Neanderthal family at museum in Europe

45,000-year-old leg bone yields oldest genome

DNA from a 45,000-year-old leg bone is giving scientists a better idea of when…

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Obese dummies key to preventing road deaths?

Car safety testing has come a long way since the days of dropping cadavers down…

Local Headlines

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Bellosguardo Foundation Board Of Directors Formed

Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider announced Thursday the creation of a new…

Santa Barbara County Officials Discuss Emergency Preparedness In Case Of Ebola Outbreak

 County emergency responders meet for a table top discussion on what would happen…

Isla Vista Halloween Preps

Santa Barbara Sheriff Plans IV Halloween Response

Weeks of meetings have resulted in a sweeping game plan to deal with the…

What's Right

Community Walk in the Eastside

Community Walk in the Eastside

The Coalition for Sustainable Transportation, hosted a community walk on the…


Women's Honor Farm Quilt Donation

Inmates at the Women's Honor Farm in collaboration with Restorative Partners…

Variety United Raises Money For Casa Esperanza

'Variety United' Show Benefits Casa Esperanza

The Variety United show hit the stage at the Marjorie Luke Theater in Santa Barbara…

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