UPDATE: Arrest Made in Santa Barbara Eastside Homicide

An arrest has been made in Friday's homicide in Santa Barbara's Eastside.

Santa Barbara police arrested 32-year-old Enson Junior Lopez for the murder of 40-year-old Ian Justin O'Brien Nichols.

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House and Home Top Stories

S.F. renters abandoning pets

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No dogs allowed: San Francisco's pet housing crisis

The housing crunch in San Francisco isn't just forcing out lower income renters, it's forcing out Fido, too. The animal welfare nonprofit SF SPCA says there's been a surge in owners abandoning their pets.

SLO Scammers Claim Arrest Warrant

If you have been contacted recently by the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office about a warrant out for your arrest, don’t believe it.

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Iconic Vegas casino faces wrecking ball

Riviera, one of the oldest and iconic Las Vegas casinos, could soon be demolished to make way for an expanding convention center.

The board of directors for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority will vote Friday on whether to buy the Riviera...

New Apartment Complex Opens In Santa Maria

Santa Barbara Towbes Group opens Siena Apartments, a 211-unite housing community that is the first apartment complex to open in Santa Maria in over 20 years.

Tree Uprooted In Santa Maria

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Tree Uprooted In Santa Maria

Santa Maria city crews were called out to a tree that fell across a road in a residential area.

Santa Barbara Zoo Offers Parents Night Off

The Santa Barbara Zoo is giving local parents a much deserved night off to enjoy Valentine’s Day.

Tipline Investigation: Unraveling Santa Barbara's ZIR Mess

We have an update on a Tipline investigation that exposed serious flaws within the Santa Barbara planning department.

PHOTO: Honeywell Heaters Website

Santa Barbara Ranked Second Coziest City In America

Santa Barbara has been ranked as the second coziest city in the country, according to a recent study sponsored by Honeywell Heaters.


State Water Usage In Decline

The State Water Board says California just met Gov. Jerry Brown's challenge to cut water usage by 20 percent. 

Homeowners Saving Money With Solar Energy

While many Central Coast homeowners using solar are saving a significant amount of money on their electrical bills, the increasing popular electrical system may not be the best financial option for everyone.

Vehicle Break-ins On The Rise In Santa Barbara

Vehicle break-ins have been on the rise in Santa Barbara over the last four months. 

CSU Channel Islands Confirms a Case of Measles

Cal State Channel Islands has confirmed that a student who does not live on campus has been diagnosed with a case of measles.

Real Estate Headlines

Pre-fab apartments will be 250-350 square feet

The answer to New York City's housing crisis: Smaller apartments

New York City has a housing problem: Real estate is too expensive, and there's not…

Home prices up

Home prices gain, but recovery is 'faltering'

Home prices rose last year, but the housing market recovery continued to lose steam.…

S.F. renters abandoning pets

No dogs allowed: San Francisco's pet housing crisis

The housing crunch in San Francisco isn't just forcing out lower income renters,…

Riviera marquee

Iconic Vegas casino faces wrecking ball

Riviera, one of the oldest and iconic Las Vegas casinos, could soon be demolished to…

For sale sign, home, house

Low down payments make a comeback

Borrowers who have steady income and good credit, but not much money in the bank,…

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Sell your home on your smart phone

Buying a home used to mean hiring a licensed real estate agent and visiting place…

Latest Recalls

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Hyundai recalls 200,000 vehicles for power steering defect

Hyundai is recalling more than 200,000 vehicles that could have a power steering…

Takata

Takata hit with fine over exploding airbag probe

Airbag maker Takata is being fined $14,000 a day for failing to cooperate with a…

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

200,000 Jeeps recalled for airbag issue

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling about 230,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees worldwide…

Petco store

Petco pulls pet treats made in China

Petco says it has removed Chinese-made dog and cat treats from store shelves because…

Frozen chicken

Chicken products recalled over allergy concerns

Campos Foods of Caryville, Tennessee, is recalling approximately 5,300 pounds of…

Keurig coffeemaker recall

Keurig recalls nearly 7 million coffee makers

Keurig Green Mountain is recalling nearly 7 million coffee makers that could…

Money Headlines

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#TheDress: 73 million page views

Last week the Internet was mesmerized by the color scheme of #TheDress. On Monday,…

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Dow sets record as Nasdaq tops 5,000

The Nasdaq topped the 5,000 level for the first time in 15 years Monday as the Dow…

Filling up car with gas

$2 gas is gone -- for now

Gone are the days of $2 gas -- at least for now. Prices at the pump have climbed…

Lifestyle Headlines

Air traffic control

Air Traffic Control vulnerable to hacking

Problems with the Federal Aviation Administration's cybersecurity is "threatening…

BlackBerry unbranded

BlackBerry commits to software on any device

The next time you use BlackBerry, it might be on your iPhone. BlackBerry announced…

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Blind dog rescued after 2 weeks in Alaska cold

A blind dog lost in the bitter cold of Alaska for two weeks found her way home last…

Local Headlines

Hail in Orcutt Monday Morning

Storms Bring Small Hail, Heavy Rain to Southern California

Storms across Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties produce small hail, heavy…

Rollover Accident on U.S. 101 in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara City Fire crews responded to a rollover accident Monday afternoon…

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Santa Barbara Eastside Homicide

An arrest has been made in Friday's homicide in Santa Barbara's Eastside.

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What's Right

Bishop Diego Students Volunteer For Day of Service

Bishop Diego High School students, teachers and staff spent the day volunteering at…

Father-Son Hiking Duo Bring New Faces On Adventures

A Santa Barbara County Father has made a tradition of hiking every year with his 8…

FoodBank CEO Winds Down Food Security Challenge

FoodBank CEO Winds Down Food Security Challenge

The FoodBank CEO is winding down his Food Security Challenge where he has lived on…

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