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"Uncanny" Filmmakers Share Their Film

The Director of the film 'Uncanny' talked about his film on the red carpet at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Friday night.

Cal Poly Weather Satellite on Board Delta II Rocket

After three years in the making and two launch delays, engineering students from Cal Poly will finally get to see their ExoCube Project blast off with the Delta II Rocket.

White House drone

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Drone maker: Malfunction 'highly unlikely'

The owner of a small drone that crashed at the White House earlier this week is blaming technical problems with the DJI Phantom quadcopter for the apparent mishap, though the creator of the device says it's "highly unlikely" the device malfunctioned....

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.

Desalination Plan Going Through Strict Review as Santa Barbara Stresses Urgency

Santa Barbara says it's going to the ocean to get new water for the city, unless there's a massive amount of rain in the next two months.  The report to the Regional Water Quality Control Board was part of a review of the city's proposed reopening of a desalination plant.

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Feds say they've taken down revenge porn king

He made money by posting naked pictures of women online, officials said. And then he took money from those women to take them down.

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FAA says 'no' to drones at Super Bowl

Headed to the Super Bowl this weekend? Bring your money, foam finger and tickets -- heck, even bring your face paint -- but please leave your drone at home.

At least that's what the Federal Aviation Administration wants.

The FAA released a 15-second vi...

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Bill Gates reveals his only regret

Bill Gates has made his mark on the world. So what does he regret?

iPhone

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74.5 million iPhones is ...

Apple had a record-setting quarter during the last three months of 2014, posting the biggest corporate profit for any company in history.

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Facebook, Instagram go down, get back up

For about an hour this morning, humans across the world were briefly forced to interact with each other in person.

Users give in to Facebook fatigue

Brooklyn boy's viral image pays tribute to principal

It took about 45 minutes for an online campaign to raise $100,000 this week, the start of an initiative that has grown beyond its original goal of funding a class trip to Harvard.

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Apple just posted the best quarter in corporate history

Apple posted the biggest profit in corporate history last quarter after selling a record number of iPhones.

Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones in the last three months. That helped Apple's profit soar more than 37% to $18 billion. That's larger than Gazp...

Environmental Headlines

Pipeline

Oil pipeline ruptures, spill 50k gallons

A Montana pipeline burst sent as much as 50,400 gallons of oil gushing into the…

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Obama's Alaska move triggers fight

The Obama administration is moving to block oil and gas production along a major…

Keystone pipeline protest

State Department sets Feb. 2 Keystone XL deadline

With the Senate expected to vote soon on the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline,…

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2014 was Earth's hottest year on record

2014 was the Earth's warmest year on record, a U.S. weather agency announced Friday…

Keystone Pipeline

Hoeven: Senate 4 votes short on Keystone

The Senate is about four votes short of enough to override a veto by President…

Keystone pipeline unbuilt

House OKs Keystone XL pipeline

Defying a presidential veto threat, the House of Representatives passed a bill…

Local Headlines

Michael Keaton Accepts SBIFF Modern Master Award

Actor Michael Keaton Honored At Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Michael Keaton takes home the Modern Master Award.

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Santa Maria Teen Arrested in Friday Fatal Accident

Santa Maria Police arrested a 17-year old after what investigators called a 'street…

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Screens Free Family Friendly Movies

Thousands of people being treated to film, popcorn and soda free of charge.

Now En Espanol filmmakers share their film at festival

Women Filmmakers Show 'Now En Espanol'

Andre Meller directed the documentary film "Now En Espanol."  It is about the…

"Uncanny" Filmmakers Share Their Film

The Director of the film 'Uncanny' talked about his film on the red carpet at the…

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"Fanistons" Welcome Jennifer Aniston to SBIFF

Self-titled "Fanistons" of Jennifer Aniston lined up to see her arrive at the…

What's Right

The Rhythmic Arts Projects helps local international kids

Program Teaches Children With Disabilities Through Rhythm

For the past 18 years, a local non-profit has been changing the lives of children…

St. Joseph Knights Celebrate 50th Anniversary

On Wednesday, St. Joseph High School in Orcutt celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Duffy Holds Fundraiser For Lompoc Valley Programs

Danny Duffy Helps Youth Baseball, AYSO & Homeless Shelters in Lompoc Valley

Cabrillo High School alum Danny Duffy signed autographs at Pizza Garden to raise…

Choir Concert Delights Onlookers

Choir Concert Delights Onlookers

Students from the Santa Barbara Unified School District participated in the 2nd…

Santa Barbara High students built homes for people in need

Santa Barbara Students Return From Mexico Home-Building Trip

Students from Santa Barbara High returned home from Mexico after a trip to help…

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Mac's Holiday Pies Help Food Bank with Big Donation

The holiday pie sales at Mac's Fish and Chips Shop in Santa Barbara also put food on…

Irresistible Headlines

Dog has a pit bull's head and dachshund's short legs

Meet Rami: Part dachshund ... part pit bull?

What if a dachshund and a pit bull got together and had puppies? A Georgia man…

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First Las Vegas White Castle opens to feeding frenzy

The opening of Las Vegas' first White Castle was greeted by long lines and even a…

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Orcutt Dog Appears in Commercial

Sprite a Hungarian Puli has won honors at American Kennel Club dog shows, a cute,…

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Kids, Adults Honored by Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara

Children and community volunteers were honored Thursday night at a banquet in Santa…

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Candy shop makes edible deflated football

A Pennsylvania candy shop is taking on the Deflategate controversy with its "Bradie"…

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Wrongfully convicted man awarded $6M

A Connecticut man, who was found to be wrongfully convicted of murder and sexual…

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