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She.Is.Beautiful Run Benefits Girls Inc.

More than two thousand women and girls compete in the She.is.Beautiful run in Santa Barbara.

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The most frequently challenged books of 2013

Dav Pilkey's "Captain Underpants" series was the most challenged book of 2013 for the second year in a row, according to the American Library Association.

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7 safety tips from hackers

It's easy to get hacked. And yes, it can happen to you. Follow this advice from actual hackers, and you'll be a lot safer online.

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Man Camps for 12 Hours to Get New iPhone

Mike Dyatt was all smiles when he walked out of the Apple Store in downtown San Luis Obispo.

Santa Barbara Cruise Ships

Cruise Ships Return and Santa Barbara Economy Gets a Fall Boost

The arrival of the Crown Princess cruise ship off Stearns Wharf has been a welcome sign for Santa Barbara.  It will give the local economy a boost going into the fall months.

Drought Sends Wildlife Further into Neighborhoods

Sherrie Gibbs routinely takes her 14 year old dog Quigley out for walks in the Janin Acres subdivision in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley and is not surprised to learn that coyotes and mountain lions are roaming around her neighborhood.

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What counts as a 'real name' on Facebook?

A Facebook policy that asks users to provide real names on profiles has people from all walks of life worrying their accounts might be in jeopardy.

Hurricane Odile, Cabo San Lucas damage

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Ventura Friends Stranded By Hurricane Trying to Get Home

Craig Mason of Los Osos hadn't heard from his brother for days when he finally received a text Wednesday. He thought his brother was fishing with friends in Baja California when he learned that Hurricane Odile had wreaked havoc in the Mexican resort.

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Dog Leash Laws Unclear When It Comes to HOA's

A neighborhood in Buellton is making its own rules to allow dogs to roam free at the local park. But some fear the leash-less dogs could be a danger to their children. It also brings into question what authority home owners associations have over city and county law.

Mark Figueroa lives with his wife and son in the Valley Station Circle housing tract, a small neighborhood in Buellton with a home owners association. The HOA sent a notice to all homeowners recently that dogs will be allowed to go without a leash at the local neighborhood park beginning October 9th. The park does not have a fence.

Organic Soup Kitchen Offers Free Samples

Santa Barbara Organic Soup Kitchen Offers Free Samples

The Organic Soup Kitchen in Santa Barbara is planning to prepare soup "to go" for local residents.

Santa Barbara Apple Store iPhone Line

Apple Fans Waiting For New iPhone

Apple fans are starting to form a line in front of the Apple Store in Santa Barbara.

Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz at 2010 Cannes

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Are these the world's sexiest accents?

It's estimated that there are nearly 7,000 languages on earth. That's nearly 7,000 different ways to traipse clumsily through the English language -- or to sex it up like an old Justin Timberlake song.

Entertainment Headlines

Film Incentive Program Could Boost Local Economy

Film Incentive Program Could Boost Local Economy

The California film industry is getting a big financial boost if they continue to…

Manuel Noriega

'Call of Duty' creators: Noriega suit absurd

The creators of the "Call of Duty" video game franchise on Monday filed a motion to…

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Stephen King's '11/22/63' is coming to Hulu

Hulu just went into business with the King of suspense.

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Howard Stern caller Eric Lynch dead at 39

Eric "The Actor" Lynch, who became a celebrity among celebrities by calling in to…

Emma Watson UN speech

Emma Watson latest to use power to help women

Actress Emma Watson not only stirred the Internet with her recent moving speech…

Paula Deen

New chapter in Paula Deen's comeback

Paula Deen has purchased all her old shows from the Food Network.

They will be…

Travel Headlines

American Airlines

2 passenger planes turn back to Dallas

Two American Airlines flights flew back to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport…

Fes, Morocco

Fes: A time traveler's delight

Fes is Morocco's oldest city, and in many ways, it feels like a window on history.

Santa Barbara Cruise Ships

Cruise Ships Return and Santa Barbara Economy Gets a Fall Boost

The arrival of the Crown Princess cruise ship off Stearns Wharf has been a welcome…

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JetBlue flight makes scary emergency landing

Many wept. Some prayed. But after their smoke-filled plane rattled to an emergency…

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

And the world's busiest airport is ...

It's probably no surprise to anyone who has flown through Atlanta that the city's…

Tourists stranded, Hurricane Odile

Hurricane strands tourists in Mexico

Authorities in Mexico say thousands of tourists were trapped after Hurricane Odile…

Technology Headlines

Manuel Noriega

'Call of Duty' creators: Noriega suit absurd

The creators of the "Call of Duty" video game franchise on Monday filed a motion to…

The UPS Store

The UPS Store will 3-D print stuff for you

Can't afford your own 3-D printer? Just head to the UPS Store. UPS announced plans…

Hands on keyboard

7 safety tips from hackers

It's easy to get hacked. And yes, it can happen to you. Follow this advice from…

Automotive Headlines

GM

21 deaths now tied to GM defect

At least 21 people have died due to a serious flaw in General Motors cars that went…

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Chrysler recalls more than 230,000 SUVs

Chrysler is recalling more than 230,000 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees…

2014 Chevy Impala

GM recalls 205,000 Cadillacs, Impalas

Add 205,309 more cars to General Motors' recall tally.

On Saturday, the automaker…

Pet Headlines

Dog missing 6 years

Missing Texas Yorkie found in Indianapolis 6 years later

A 10-year-old Yorkie has turned up in Indianapolis six years after he disappeared…

Drought Sends Wildlife Further into Neighborhoods

Sherrie Gibbs routinely takes her 14 year old dog Quigley out for walks in the Janin…

Obie the dachshund

Donations to Obie the dachshund investigated

He may be Portland, Oregon's, favorite dog, but his owner is facing another battle.…

House and Home Headlines

Wind Forecast Prompts Added Firefighting Staff

The extension of a "Red Flag Warning" for the mountains of Santa Barbara County has…

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Dos Pueblos Spirit Leaders Perform At Rose Bowl

Dos Pueblos High School Cheer and Songleaders performed at the Rose Bowl on Saturday…

War Veterans Horse Therapy

Veterans Start To Heal With 'Horse Whisperer's' Help

A group of veterans from different generations are starting to heal from emotional…

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