Lawsuit Filed Against Santa Barbara County in Isla Vista Killings

Two Los Angeles based law firms representing the parents of three slain students in last year's Isla Vista mass murder, are filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department, Capri apartments in Isla Vista, and Asset Campus Housing.

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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 week.

U.S. truffles niche small but lucrative

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Unearthing America's truffle trove a lucrative niche

Jim Sanford and his dog Tom can be found on the hunt in Tennessee's foothills, searching for the highly prized underground fungus known as the truffle.

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Lawsuit says Purina dry food harmful to dogs

Beneful dry dog food produced by Nestle Purina PetCare has "resulted in serious illness and death of thousands of dogs," a lawsuit says.

The eight kinds of Beneful dog food have caused internal bleeding, liver failure, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss,...

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Hibernating pet tarantulas stolen from crawlspace

A Georgia man says somebody got into a crawlspace under his house and spider-napped some pet tarantulas.

Couple say pet monkey their only 'child'

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Indian couple leaving estate to pet monkey

Should he outlive his owners, Chunmun the monkey could be set to be one comfortable primate. An Indian couple who are estranged from their families say they've named Chunmun in their will as their only "child."

Georgia dog with unusual genes is a social media hit

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Rami, pit bull- dachsund mix, is now top dog

For Rami the dog, the story begins in south Georgia, where he's found wandering in a backyard.

He's the offspring of the most unlikely of canine partners -- the short legged, long bodied dachshund and the larger, stronger pit bull.

The pit bull- dachs...

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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.

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Beagle bests all comers at Westminster dog show

Miss P, a beagle from British Columbia, was named Best in Show at the 2015 Westminster Kennel Club all-breed dog show Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

Miss P bested more than 2,711 dogs representing 192 breeds and varieties at the show. She won the Hound Group honors on Monday. The story was reported by numerous news organizations, including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, ABC News and USA Today.

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Cost of getting a show dog to Westminster

So, so cute. So, so costly.

To prepare, primp and promote a dog that can compete with the beautiful canines strutting their stuff this week at the 2015 Westminster Dog Show can easily run you $50,000 to $100,000 a year.

That's according to Michael Cana...

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Patty Hearst's dog nabs early win at dog show

Kidnapped heiress, bank robber, actress -- and dog breeder?

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Beloved pets meet their toy lookalikes

When Talia Howard's beloved pup Bongo was diagnosed with a progressive disease of the spinal cord five years ago, the Michigan woman was crushed.

"He has been a great companion; the best dog I've ever had," she said of her pug, who suffers from degene...

Sea Lion Pup Jumps On Family Kayak In Santa Barbara

A sea lion pup was out looking for love on Valentine's Day and found it on the back of a kayak in Santa Barbara.

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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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Carpinteria Rotary Talent Showcase Features Over 20 Acts and has Sixth Sell Out

The Carpinteria Rotary Talent Showcase Saturday night sold out the Plaza Playhouse…

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San Marcos High School Freshman Wins 'Teen Star' Competition

The Granada Theater rolls out the red carpet Saturday night as 10 finalists competed…

Community Pitches In To Help Deputy Recovering From Stroke

Hundreds Attend Fundraiser To Support Deputy Recovering From Stroke

Members of the Sheriff's Office hosted a BBQ and silent auction for Senior Deputy…

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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,…

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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…

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Swimming accident law: The basics

It's that time of year when the 6 o'clock news leads far too often with the most…

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Buying in bulk can save big bucks

From the single shopper to the family of seven, buying certain items bulk can save…

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Cut grocery bills with these 15 tips

When it comes time to cut spending, people often overlook what they spend at the…

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Small decorating changes make big impact

You can make big changes to your home just by making small decorating switches.

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Week 8: Santa Maria Ibarra Murder Trial

Defense attorneys in Santa Maria's U-Haul murder trial have gone on the offense…

Former Lucia Mar Teacher Switched Districts To Get More Money

A former Lucia Mar Unified School District (LMUSD) teacher said she switched…

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Trash Clean Up At Santa Cruz Island Nets 400 Pounds More Than Last Year

38 volunteers donned gloves, grabbed large bags and spent hours plucking trash from…

Paraglider Killed In Rattlesnake Canyon Crash Identified

Dr. Ron Faoro, 60, died after slipping out of his harness while tandem paragliding…

Lawsuit Filed Against Santa Barbara County in Isla Vista Killings

Two Los Angeles based law firms representing the parents of three slain students in…

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Storm Impacts Include Rockslides and Rollovers

The hard-to-predict weather system that whirled around Southern California for a…

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Tipline Investigation: Craigslist Scam Targets Desperate Renters

In this Tipline investigation we expose a rental scam that will have you doing a…

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Tipline Investigation: Charities Struggle with Run or Dye Broken Promises

Trouble is brewing for the company that puts on the popular Run or Dye events. …

Santa Barbara City Council Agrees to ZIR Changes

The Santa Barbara City Council is moving ahead with changes to its Zoning…

Tipline Investigation: Unraveling Santa Barbara's ZIR Mess

We have an update on a Tipline investigation that exposed serious flaws within the…

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Tipline Investigation: Don't Fall For the Wheelchair Scam

Our Tipline investigation begins with a sob story. Every scammer has one. They love…

Run or Dye Event Cancelled Under Cloud of Suspicion

The Run or Dye event scheduled for Ventura this Saturday, November 8, will not…

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