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Slideshow: Shots Ring Out at Santa Maria Gas Station, One Person Injured

Law enforcement and medical personnel were dispatched to the 900 block of East Betteravia Road. That's where police say shots rang out at a nearby Conserv Fuel gas station.

Full story here.

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Slideshow: Annual Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp Takes Over UCSB

The annual camp is celebrating 30 years of providing wheelchair sports to kids between the ages of 6 and 19 years old.

Counselors and instructors are wheelchair users themselves and many of them were former campers as well just like Crystal Hernandez from Santa Paula.  She has been attending the camp since she was 10 and now she's in her 8th year of being a counselor.

"I wanted to do for the kids what the counselors did for me which was inspire me and push me to do things that I didn't think I could do," said Hernandez. "It's special because a lot of these kids don't know what they are capable of until they are here and when you see that spark in their eyes you know you triggered that feeling in them."

Funding from the Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation allows all campers to attend the week for free.

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Slideshow: Jean-Michel Cousteau Selected as Grand Marshal For 2016 Fiesta Historical Parade

Old Spanish Days executive committee announced the selection of Jean-Michel Cousteau as Grand Marshal for the 2016 El Desfile Histórico Parade. Tuesday's announcement comes just over three weeks from one of Santa Barbara's most popular events and one of the largest equestrian parades in the country.

Read the full story, here.

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Slideshow: Peaceful Candlelight Vigil Held At Santa Barbara Courthouse

More than one-hundred people gathered at the Santa Barbara Courthouse on Sunday for a peaceful vigil to remember the victims of recent violence across the country.

The candlelight vigil was organized on Facebook and is a part of the Black Lives Matter movement.

People who attended lit candles and participated in a moment of silence.

Organizers read names of dozens of people killed by police or in police custody.

They also honored the officers murdered in Dallas.

Organizers said they wanted the gathering to be constructive, positive and conducive to an open dialogue.

One man interrupted the vigil during the open mike.

Police made contact with him and he left on his own accord.

Organizers said they recently met with Mayor Helene Schneider, police and local leaders.

All parties plan to meet in the coming weeks to talk about ways to bridge the gap in the community. 

Slideshow: Helena Avenue Bakery Opens in Funk Zone with Sweet Offerings and Light Lunches

Fresh baked goods are now coming out of the new Helena Avenue Bakery in the Santa Barbara Funk Zone.

The site has hand crafted breads, pastries, cookies, and pies.
There’s also a selection of sandwiches for a quick bite or a picnic at the beach.

The new bakery is near the corner of Yanonali and Helena streets in a shared space with the Santa Barbara Wine Collective. It's also walking distance from the Lark and Lucky Penny restaurants and will be providing fresh baked goods for guests dining there.

The Helena Bakery offers casual meals from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The first customers today were tasting double chocolate, peanut butter brittle, chocolate chip and oatmeal blueberry cookies.

To go picnic meals includes couscous salad, cold fried chicken along with ham and house made butter sandwiches. The menu also has potato salad, Brussel sprouts Caesar salad and many other grab and go items.

The bakery interior is framed with clear windows where customers can see the active operation while they order and eat.

Slideshow: Fourth of July Shooting in Santa Maria

Santa Maria police are currently on scene of a shooting involving at least two victims in the area of 400 N. Oakley Avenue. The conditions of the two victims is unknown at this time, however there are reports that one of the victims may have died.

Slideshow: Police Investigating Double Shooting in Ventura

Ventura police are currently on scene of a double shooting that occurred in the 4200 block of Main Street just before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Officers located two unidentified male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. The other was taken to Ventura County Medical Center. His condition is unknown at this time.

Read the full story here.

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Slideshow: Safe and Sane Fireworks Available for Purchase in Santa Maria

Safe and sane fireworks are now on sale in Santa Maria. For the non-profit groups selling the fireworks this is a way to bring in income for their organizations.

They often rely on the money generated by the sales they make.

Santa Maria Police say safe and sane fireworks will only be able to be used on the Fourth of July between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.

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Slideshow: Narcotics Investigation in Nipomo

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies made several arrests Tuesday morning during a narcotics related search warrant in the 300 block of South Oakglen Avenue in Nipomo. They say they discovered a marijuana grow and took three people into custody.

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Slideshow: The "Sherpa" Fire Breaks Out in Refugio Canyon

A fire broke out in Refugio Canyon on Wednesday, June 15, 2015, and quickly spread downhill towards the ocean. Mandatory evacuations were ordered for residents in the affected areas and a couple of other areas such as El Capitan State Beach, were placed on an Evacuation Warning.

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Slideshow: A Look Inside the Scherpa "Sherpa" Fire Incident Command Center

An incident management team makes every decision when it comes to fighting the Scherpa "Sherpa" Fire. KEYT NewsChannel 3 and KCOY 12 got an exclusive tour of the Incident Command Center at Dos Pueblos High School where firefighters battling the blaze collect intel, sleep, eat, and shower.

Photos by Oscar Flores

Slideshow: Evacuated Horses at Earl Warren Showgrounds

Evacuated horses from the Scherpa "Sherpa" Fire are under good care at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara. They will be returning to Refugio Road ranches on Monday. (Photos: Equine Evac)

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