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Latino Student Success Honored at Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara City College was recently honored as America’s top program in the associate degree category for increasing Latino student success.

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Earthships, new homes made from old junk

The ability to live completely off the grid is now a reality courtesy of solar homes, known as Earthships.

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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 their first homes -- and that is having a big impact on the housing market.

Water Main Repair Underway

Water Main Repair Underway

Crews are fixing a broken water main on Santa Barbara’s eastside.

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Baby Boomers face big housing crunch

America's Baby Boomers are facing a serious housing crunch, with many expected to struggle to afford their homes come retirement.

Wind Forecast Prompts Added Firefighting Staff

The extension of a "Red Flag Warning" for the mountains of Santa Barbara County has prompted firefighters to add staff, as conditions are expected to be dangerous through midnight Tuesday.

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Dos Pueblos Spirit Leaders Perform At Rose Bowl

Dos Pueblos High School Cheer and Songleaders performed at the Rose Bowl on Saturday September 6.

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Veterans Start To Heal With 'Horse Whisperer's' Help

A group of veterans from different generations are starting to heal from emotional wounds after years of war.

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Earthquake Hits Off Carpinteria Coast

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 3.0 earthquake hit about four miles south of Carpinteria.

Unique 'Pop Up' Truck Store Features Local Crafts

Unique 'Pop Up' Truck Store Features Local Crafts

Pop up food truck businesses have been come very trendy, but now one entrepreneur has created a truck full of local crafts.

New Spin on the Ice Bucket Challenge Emerges

Local woman challenges Californians to try a new water-saving take on the Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has become a sensation viewed 'round the world.
But with California in a severe drought, many critics argue despite it's good intentions it's trending more toward being a big waste.  One local woman put her own spin on it.

Search Continues For Venomous Cobra

Authorities have resumed the search for a venomous cobra that is on the loose in a Southern California suburban neighborhood.

Real Estate Headlines

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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…

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Mortgages are getting cheaper for rich

For wealthy homebuyers, mortgages are getting cheaper and easier to come by.

Endless City skyscraper proposal

Could this futuristic building house an entire city?

Ambitious plans for a "city in the city" skyscraper that could house apartments,…

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Millennials are staying put at mom and dad's place

Remember all of those Millennials living in their parent's basements because they…

Latest Recalls

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Ford says C-Max recall will cost $500 million

Ford Motor Company put a price tag on its latest recall: $500 million.

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Ford recalls 850,000 cars for air bag flaw

Ford Motor says it is recalling 850,000 cars because of the risk of a short circuit…

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Chrysler recalls more than 230,000 SUVs

Chrysler is recalling more than 230,000 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees…

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M&Ms recalled due to peanut allergy risk

Mars Inc. is recalling boxes of plain M&Ms sold because they may contain peanut…

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Ferrari recalls 3,000 cars for entrapment danger

Ferrari is recalling 3,082 of its exotic 458 sports cars in the United States…

2014 Chevy Impala

GM recalls 205,000 Cadillacs, Impalas

Add 205,309 more cars to General Motors' recall tally.

On Saturday, the automaker…

Money Headlines

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EBay spinning off PayPal as separate company

EBay is spinning off its online payment service PayPal as a separate company.

The…

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Stocks: 'September slump' strikes again

If you are one of the 50 percent of Americans who have money in the stock market,…

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Microsoft introduces Windows 10

Meet the new and improved Windows. No, it's not Windows 9 -- Microsoft is going…

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EBay spinning off PayPal as separate company

EBay is spinning off its online payment service PayPal as a separate company.

The…

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People are now bending iPhones in Apple Stores

Curiosity takes people to some weird places sometimes. To find out whether the…

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Microsoft introduces Windows 10

Meet the new and improved Windows. No, it's not Windows 9 -- Microsoft is going…

Local Headlines

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UC and CSU Schools to Starts a Loan Program for Qualified Undocumented Students

Financial help is on the way for qualified undocumented students. The California…

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Governor Signs Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

Single use plastic bags will become illegal next July after Gov. Jerry Brown signed…

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Goleta Shoplifting Suspects Caught after Chase

Several Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies and a helicopter were called to the…

What's Right

Breakfast Of Champions Draws Big Crowd In Santa Paula

'Breakfast Of Champions' Draws Big Crowd in Santa Paula

Hundreds of supporters for the Santa Clara Valley Boys and Girls Club woke up early…

Thriller Fundraiser Set for October 25

Thriller Flashmob and Fundraiser Set For October 25

It may not be Halloween, but some people are already in the dancing mood for next…

She.Is.Beautiful Run Benefits Girls Inc.

More than two thousand women and girls compete in the She.is.Beautiful run in Santa…

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