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IKEA stops selling window blinds with cords

IKEA said it will no longer sell window blinds with cords because of the risk of strangulation.

An average of one child per month died from strangulation by window cords between 1996 and 2012, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, ...

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Home prices make solid gains

U.S. home prices went up in July according to a new report

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US home sales fall in August

U.S. home sales dropped in August because of smaller supplies and increasing prices, according to The Associated Press.

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Home construction slowing in ND since post-flood peak

Residential construction has slowed from its post-flood peak of a few years ago in a North Dakota town.

Stay Green and Save Money During Labor Day Weekend

Get creative this LDW by staying green and saving energy. Santa Barbara County’s emPower program collected five innovative tips to conserve resources and save energy costs this holiday.

Goleta Short Term Rentals In Effect

The city of Goleta is asking for help from short-term rental owners to register their properties.

Many Central Coast Residents Unhappy with Haggen Store Prices

Central Coast residents took social media by storm to show their displeasure at Haggen store prices. The Washington-based grocery chain acquired several Vons and Albertsons stores in recent months throughout the Central Coast.

UPDATE: Garage Fire Damages Two Homes in Arroyo Grande

Two homes in Arroyo Grande were badly damaged in a fire that remains under investigation.

The call for help came at about 3:30 Friday afternoon at an address located on the 1100 block of Farroll Avenue.

Vehicle Collides With Oxnard Family's Home

Police are investigating why a vehicle crashed into the living room of an Oxnard family’s home early Sunday morning.

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Gallons Of Water Gush Out Of Main Break In Santa Barbara

There are reports of a water main break near Peabody School on the 3000 block of Calle Rosales Road and Alamar Avenue in Santa Barbara. 

SLO Fire Officials Offer Free CPR and AED Training

San Luis Obispo firefighters and paramedics provided new Automated External Defibrillators—or A.E.D.’s


Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is Up for Sale

The Santa Ynez Valley property that once served as the late pop star's home and personal fantasyland is being listed at $100 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Zuckerberg vs. neighbor dispute gets even weirder

A California state judge has refused Mark Zuckerberg's request to dismiss fraud…

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This is how much you need to buy a home in Manhattan

If you want to own a home in Manhattan, be prepared to spend a million bucks.


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Home prices make solid gains

U.S. home prices went up in July according to a new report

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New home sales rise to 7-year high

Thanks to job gains and low mortgage rates, new home sales in the U.S. grew at its…

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US home sales fall in August

U.S. home sales dropped in August because of smaller supplies and increasing prices,…

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Airplane graveyard becomes home for families

Frequent fliers may complain they sometimes feel like they live on board a plane,…

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Cheerios recalls 1.8 million gluten-free boxes that may contain wheat

General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios labeled "gluten free" that…

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Volkswagen scandal may cost up to $87 billion

Volkswagen's emissions scandal could be far more painful for investors than BP's…

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IKEA stops selling window blinds with cords

IKEA said it will no longer sell window blinds with cords because of the risk of…

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Hyundai recalls 470,000 Sonatas over engine problem

Hyundai has issued a recall for about 470,000 Sonatas citing an assembly issue that…

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Hyundai recalls 2011-2012 Sonatas

Hyundai is recalling 470,000 Sonata sedans because of a manufacturing problem…

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1 dead, 24 sick from listeria in 9 states

A Listeria outbreak linked to soft cheeses has caused 24 cases of illness in nine…

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Reddit launches Upvoted, a new news site

Reddit seems to be getting tired of losing out to other media companies on stories…

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ESPN ends DraftKings-sponsored segments

ESPN said Tuesday that it's pulling on-air segments sponsored by one of the…

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Cracks emerge in US oil boom

The American energy boom is finally showing some cracks from the crash in oil prices.

Lifestyle Headlines


Headed out of town for holidays? Better book now

Need to go cross country to see family? Dreaming of the beach for a long holiday…

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How a 3-D-printed heart changed a girl's life

Mia Gonzalez spent the first 3½ years of her life missing out. She had to skip day…

Microsoft Surface Book

Microsoft unveils its first ever laptop

Microsoft stunned the world on Tuesday by launching its first ever laptop, the…

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Hope Ranch Bike Accident

UPDATE: Hurt Cyclist is 2-Time Gold Winning Olympic Athlete

Investigators determined a 57-year of bicyclist badly hurt in a Monday afternoon…

Lompoc City Council Considers Fee Hikes

More than 150 fee hikes could generate more than $1 million in revenue.

Assault in Santa Barbara Westside Leaves Bloody Mess

Santa Barbara police are on scene of a reported stabbing in the 1500 block of San…

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Santa Barbara Program Feeds Those In Need

Local grocery stores have paired up with Santa Barbara homeless centers. Their…


Those In Need, The Boy Scouts Will Feed

Hunger is a daily reality for many in our community.


Carpinteria Instrument Drive Hits the Right Note

A drive that began in early summer shows Carpinteria is in turn with its community…

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