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Man Spends A Year Behind Bars For Animal Cruelty

A Santa Barbara man will spend a year in jail for abusing his girlfriend, and her dog.

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The Internet survived the leap second

This evening, a "leap second" threatened to wreak havoc across the Internet. But unlike the last leap second in 2012, the Internet continued on without a noticeable hitch.

Malala Yousafzai

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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Sells Out Arlington Theater

Cheers and happy tears could be heard from Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theater Saturday as social justice activist, Malala Yousafzai, shared her story of struggle, advocacy and triumph.

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Girl Scouts refuse $100,000 with trans limits

It's not every day the Girl Scouts or any non-profit is handed a $100,000 pledge.

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington recently received the donation to help fund activities for girls participating in Girl Scouts.

But the gift came with a catch.

As ...

Misty Copeland, May 2015

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Ballet dancer Misty Copeland makes history

American ballerina Misty Copeland, a cultural phenomenon outside the dance world, has been promoted to the highest rank of the American Ballet Theatre, becoming the first African-American female principal dancer in the company's 75-year history.

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Is PBR still cool? America's hipster beer is slowing down

Pabst Blue Ribbon was the comeback kid of cool beer brands.

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America's favorite fast food chain is...

While satisfaction with the restaurant industry has waned, the survey found Americans still eat out an average of four times a week. See which company topped the American Customer Satisfaction Index for 2015.

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Texas, Alabama blast same-sex marriage ruling

With last week's Supreme Court ruling, same-sex couples are flocking to the altar in all 50 states, right?

Eh, almost.

There are still a few holdouts, as various politicians take firm stands against a 5-to-4 high court decision they argue is revisioni...

Celebrate Our Nation's Holiday On The Central Coast

Follow @SBFourth on Twitter for the latest updates on holiday events in the Santa Barbara area. John Palminteri will host this years’ celebrations live. The events will be livestreamed beginning at 8:30 p.m. on keyt.com.

Vehicle Collides With Oxnard Family's Home

Police are investigating why a vehicle crashed into the living room of an Oxnard family’s home early Sunday morning.

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Can same-sex marriage make America healthier?

A few weeks ago, Carlos Santos-Herrera was in a hospital bed, ill with a rare, severe form of strep throat. He was weak, but conscious -- and worried. His family members' religious beliefs differ from his own, and he didn't want to leave decisions ab...

Gay pride rainbow flag, June 2015

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Gay pride: How the world became a rainbow

Scroll through your Facebook feed and you'll already see an array of family photos, pouting selfies and delectable dinners. But over the past few of days, there's also been a bright splash of color as users have been updating their profile pics with ...

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Iggy Azalea, Britney Spears, 2015 Billboard Awards

Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea in Twitter feud?

Some are speculating that Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea may not be on the best…

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Trump: NBC, Univision for abandoning '51 wonderful girls'

Donald Trump says Univision and NBC "abandoned" the 51 women vying for the Miss USA…

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Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner file for divorce

One day after their 10-year anniversary, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner confirmed…

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Nuns: Don't sell our former convent to Katy Perry

Katy Perry's music has won her millions of fans around the world. But the pop…

Misty Copeland, May 2015

Ballet dancer Misty Copeland makes history

American ballerina Misty Copeland, a cultural phenomenon outside the dance world,…

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Why celebrities die over and over online

Gravel-voiced singer Joe Cocker died in December, but you wouldn't know that from…

Travel Headlines

Malala Yousafzai

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Sells Out Arlington Theater

Cheers and happy tears could be heard from Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theater…

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Defiant tourists: Tunisia still safe

The June 26 beach resort massacre in Tunisia will deal a massive blow to the…

Celebrate Our Nation's Holiday On The Central Coast

Follow @SBFourth on Twitter for the latest updates on holiday events in the Santa…

Connoisseur travelers choose airline based on drink options

Whenever Ben Schlappig travels from his home in Los Angeles to Europe, he flies…

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Travel groups cancel flights after Tunisia attack

Tour operators and airlines are canceling flights to Tunisia and offering to rebook…

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9 Alaska plane crash victims identified

Authorities have tentatively identified all nine bodies from a sightseeing plane…

Technology Headlines

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How to keep Apple from charging you for Apple Music

Are you interested in Apple Music but worried about unwanted charges on your credit…

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Xiaomi's next smartphone target: Brazil

Xiaomi is heading to Brazil to sell its smartphones outside Asia for the first…

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The Internet survived the leap second

This evening, a "leap second" threatened to wreak havoc across the Internet. But…

Automotive Headlines

Vehicle Collides With Oxnard Family's Home

Police are investigating why a vehicle crashed into the living room of an Oxnard…

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Hyundai named official NFL auto sponsor in 4-year deal

Hyundai and the National Football League announced on Monday that the Korean-based…

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Fiat Chrysler issues urgent recall of SUVs

Fiat Chrysler is calling the owners of 65 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs…

Pet Headlines

Man Spends A Year Behind Bars For Animal Cruelty

A Santa Barbara man will spend a year in jail for abusing his girlfriend, and her…

Pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix wins title at California event

Meet the world's ugliest dog

Quasi Modo, a short-spined mixed-breed dog from Florida, was named the world's…

Glenn and Buzz

Blind dog and his 'guide dog' seek new home

People from all over the world are seeking to adopt Glenn and Buzz -- a blind Jack…

House and Home Headlines

Vehicle Collides With Oxnard Family's Home

Police are investigating why a vehicle crashed into the living room of an Oxnard…

Gallons Of Water Gush Out Of Main Break In Santa Barbara

There are reports of a water main break near Peabody School on the 3000 block of…

SLO Fire Officials Offer Free CPR and AED Training

San Luis Obispo firefighters and paramedics provided new Automated External…

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