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West Elm opening chain of boutique hotels

West Elm doesn't just sell furniture anymore.

The company will open five boutique hotels starting in 2018. All of them will be designed with its contemporary look, and with the decor for sale.

West Elm, a brand of Williams-Sonoma, is partnering with ho...

EasyJet pilot Kate McWilliams

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Woman, 26, may be the world's youngest airline captain

When it comes to glass ceilings in the aviation industry, 26-year-old Kate McWilliams hasn't just smashed them -- she's flown above them.


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Amsterdam prostitutes learn to cook at chic restaurant

Each month, thousands of tourists come to De Wallen, Amsterdam's red light district. In between a network of narrow alleyways, interconnected bridges and canals they wander past the coffee shops and the infamous sex workers behind the windows.

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Transgender former Navy SEAL says TSA humiliated her

A self-described "professional traveler," Kristin Beck knows the airport security drill.

On Tuesday afternoon, the retired transgender Navy SEAL was bound for Kansas City to give a speech to federal employees about gender sensitivity. It's what she do...

Mokulele Airlines

Santa Maria Airport Adds Daily Flights to Los Angeles

Santa Maria Public Airport announces Hawaii-based Mokulele Airlines will begin offering daily flights to Los Angeles (LAX) in early October.

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World's worst restoration? China's Great Wall covered in cement

It's the repair job that's so ugly you can probably see it from space.

A 700-year-old "wild" stretch of China's Great Wall has been covered in a smooth, white trail of cement under orders from Suizhong county's Cultural Relics Bureau, Sina reported on...


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This 28-year-old saw every country in the world ... on a shoestring budget

At 28, Henrik Jeppesen can already say he's been to every country in the world.

It took him 10 years and around 900 flights to visit all 193 countries. His journey ended in Eritrea in April -- three days before his 28th birthday.

Jeppesen grew up in ...

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Lyft's 10-year plan: Hotels on wheels and the end of garages

An exciting future is coming fast, but we aren't ready. That's the message from Lyft president John Zimmer in a 4,000-word Medium post detailing his company's vision for the future of transportation.



Cheers! The world's first beer pipeline is now open

A beer pipeline. It sounds like an ale lover's wildest dream.

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How airlines decide what fare you pay

Anyone who's lost an evening researching flight deals knows that airfare pricing can seem pretty random -- high one week, low the next and long-distance often cheaper than short-haul.

Airplane landing

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Nigeria's airlines struggling to survive

Nigeria's aviation sector is in dismal shape right now.



Disabled man's epic wheelchair journey across China

Quan Peng's wheelchair doesn't have brakes or any kind of motor. To propel and stop himself he only uses his hands.

In the past two years, Quan has gone through more than 60 pairs of canvas gloves on his 3,000-mile (5,000 kilometers) journey across C...

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Matt LeBlanc will be back on 'Top Gear'

Gear up for more Matt LeBlanc. The BBC announced Monday that the actor will return…

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New Yorkers can now schedule Uber pickups

New Yorkers can now schedule an Uber to arrive sometime in the future.

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Volkswagen faces $9 billion legal headache

Volkswagen investors are demanding more than $9 billion in damages for the losses…

New Tesla software to prevent hot car deaths

So far this year, 31 children died after being trapped inside parked cars on hot…

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US government releases safety guidelines for self-driving cars

The federal government is paving the way for self-driving vehicles to become…

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East Coast faces gas shortages after pipeline leak

A leak has caused the closure of a crucial pipeline that carries gasoline to the…

Gas Price Headlines

Sandy NY gas line

East Coast faces gas shortages after pipeline leak

A leak has caused the closure of a crucial pipeline that carries gasoline to the…


Gas prices spike as fuel shortages hit Southeast

Gas prices are spiking in the Southeast because of a broken pipeline -- and some…

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Americans waste $2 billion a year on premium gas

Americans wasted over $2 billion last year putting expensive premium gasoline into…

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Why you shouldn't panic about increase in gas prices

Millions of drivers could spend a little more at the gas pump this month after a…

Gas prices

AAA: Expect cheaper prices at the pump

Driver can expect to save some money at the pump with gas prices falling as the…

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Two car crash sends five people to the hospital in Santa Barbara

Five people are in the hospital after a two car crash in Santa Barbara. Just before…


Brush Fire Closes One Lane on US 101 South

A small brush fire near the train tracks on U-S Highway 101 southbound has been put…

Roundabout design questioned following fatal firetruck crash

Firefighter Fatal Raises Roundabout Safety Concerns

The roundabout crash that left a firefighter dead and another injured is raising…

Santa Maria Police Identity Victim in Deadly Hit-and-Run

Santa Maria police have identified the victim in the deadly hit-and-run at Orchard…

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Six Undercrossings to be Installed on Highway 246 to Protect Wildlife

Saving the lives of people and animals alike - that's the goal of a major Cal Trans…

Wheelchair vs. Car Accident in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Police are on the scene of a car vs. wheelchair accident.

Weather Headlines

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Santa Maria Joint Union High Schools to Have Half Day Tuesday Due to Heat

Stuffy, hot classrooms are making it almost impossible for high school students in…

CR flooding

Floods force evacuations in Iowa, Wisconsin

Swollen rivers and creeks have prompted evacuations and curfews in parts of Iowa and…

Knee pain

Does feeling pain mean it's going to rain?

Maybe your grandfather always said his body could predict the weather better than…

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Iowa, Wisconsin face flood threat with swollen rivers

It's a tense waiting game for people facing flood threats from swollen rivers and…

Red Flag Warning Issued for Santa Barbara County

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for parts of Santa Barbara County by the National…

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