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Free Trolley Service Begins In Camarillo

A new free trolley will begin service in Camarillo Wednesday. The trolley will provide regular service to a number of shopping centers in Camarillo.

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State Street Named In Top 10 Great Streets

Santa Barbara’s State Street received delegation as one of the 10 Great Streets for 2014 by the American Planning Association (APA) this week.

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A scanner to end all airport security lines?

Imagine if going through airport security was just a matter of walking past a stretch of wall. No pat-downs, no X-rays, no metal detectors, and no need to remove any clothing.

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How Hong Kong protests are affecting travel

With an efficient subway, multiple inexpensive taxis and a good public bus system, Hong Kong is normally one of the world's easiest major cities to get around. In the midst of this week's Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, however, travelers to Hong Kong may find moving around slightly more difficult than usual.

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Air traffic control fire suspect in court

A contract employee accused of setting a fire at a key Chicago air traffic control center made his first court appearance since the incident created flight problems that rippled across the nation.

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Air travel still hobbled after Chicago fire

If you are traveling today, you may want to check with your airline.

Thousands of flights into and out of Chicago's two airports have been delayed or canceled since a fire damaged a key Chicago air traffic control center Friday, creating flight proble...

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Chicago-area incident still snarling flights

The effects of an employee's alleged sabotage of the Illinois air traffic control center where he worked continued to be felt by air travelers through the weekend.

By Saturday afternoon, more than 660 flights scheduled to either take off or land at C...

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20 reasons it's great to be a tourist

In honor of World Tourism Day, celebrated Sept. 27, here are 20 reasons it's great to be a camera-toting out-of-towner with a sudden need to stand in line for a Renaissance art museum.

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FBI: Man charged in FAA fire sent message

The man accused of setting a fire in an air traffic control center, causing the shutdown of operations at Chicago O'Hare International and nearby Midway Airport, sent a private Facebook message to a relative just before he started the blaze.

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Alaska Earthquake Hits Close to Home For Santa Maria Man

A 6.2 earthquake shook a large area of Aaska this morning, including the state's biggest city, Anchorage.

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Woman hitches rides on planes to 46 states

Amber Nolan is stuck. The 30-year-old is in Alaska and she needs to get to the lower 48 -- "or Hawaii." She plans to leave Alaska by plane and it likely won't cost her a dime. Nolan's not a stowaway. The aviation enthusiast calls herself a "jet hitchhiker."

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Airbus helps develop first supersonic biz jet

How would you like to trim three hours off the current commercial jet flight time between Paris and Washington, D.C.?

Automotive Headlines

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Musk teases something new from Tesla: The D

Elon Musk and his letters are at again. The Tesla Motors CEO who named his current…

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Corvette Z06 among fastest cars on earth

General Motors' new Chevrolet Corvette Z06, expected to go on sale early next year,…

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GM promises higher profits, dividends

General Motors announced aggressive profit and sales targets in a meeting with…

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Ford says C-Max recall will cost $500 million

Ford Motor Company put a price tag on its latest recall: $500 million.

GM fixing problems with Corvette's 'nanny cam'

GM is warning Corvette drivers that using the car's "nanny cam" feature could be…

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Ford recalls 850,000 cars for air bag flaw

Ford Motor says it is recalling 850,000 cars because of the risk of a short circuit…

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Oil prices plunging despite ISIS

Oil prices have fallen sharply over the past few months -- even though the…

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Kia Soul now plugs in

On the outside, it looks much like the conventional Kia Soul. However, this version…

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Nevada driver charged $975 for gas

Imagine you put $10 worth of gas in your car using your debit card and got billed…

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Glitch leads to 1-cent gas at Illinois station

An Illinois gas station caused traffic jams over the weekend when it accidentally…

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Company creates robotic gas pumps

If you don`t like getting out of your car to pump gas, then the future looks bright…

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Sharing cars can save money, earth

If you don't drive often, the expense of owning a car seems silly. In some cities,…

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La Conchita Undercrossing Inaugurated

Hwy 101 La Conchita Pedestrian Undercrossing and Bike Path Inaugurated

The long-awaited pedestrian undercrossing and bike path at La Conchita are both…

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One Person Dead After Early Morning Motorcycle Crash

One person is dead and another is sent to the hospital after an early morning…

Ex-Lt. Governor's Son in Court for Cycling Death Charge

The 16-year-old son of former Lt. Governor and Santa Maria Mayor Abel Maldonado…

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Ex Lt. Governor's Son Charged in Death of Cyclist

The son of former Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado will face a vehicular…

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Man Dies Crossing Oxnard Intersection After Being Hit By Car

A fatal collision between a car and a pedestrian happened just after 7 a.m. between…

Black Bear Killed on San Marcos Pass

A California Black Bear was hit and killed by a vehicle on San Marcos Pass Tuesday…

Weather Headlines

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Search for bodies from Japan volcano halted

The search for bodies from an erupting volcano in central Japan was suspended…

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Montecito Weather Station Helps in Critical Conditions

At about 400 feet above sea level a remote weather station in the Montecito…

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Hurricane Rachel spins off Mexican coast

The Atlantic Ocean, hurricane-wise, has been relatively quiet this season.

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Mount Ontake erupts in central Japan

Mount Ontake erupted late Saturday morning, sending a plume of smoke and ash into…

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Earthquakes reported near Mammoth Mountain

A flurry of small earthquakes rumbling near the Mammoth Mountain Volcano, have been…

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6.2-magnitude quake strikes near Anchorage

Alaskans were shaken up -- but not, it seems, rattled -- by a 6.2-magnitude…

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