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Tipline Investigation: Craigslist Scam Targets Desperate Renters

In this Tipline investigation we expose a rental scam that will have you doing a double take.

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Tipline Investigation: Charities Struggle with Run or Dye Broken Promises

Trouble is brewing for the company that puts on the popular Run or Dye events.  They're sold as the world's most colorful 5K runs because the runners are showered with dye in various colors during the run.

Santa Barbara City Council Agrees to ZIR Changes

The Santa Barbara City Council is moving ahead with changes to its Zoning Information Reports or ZIRs.

Tipline Investigation: Unraveling Santa Barbara's ZIR Mess

We have an update on a Tipline investigation that exposed serious flaws within the Santa Barbara planning department.

WHEELCHAIR SCAM

Tipline Investigation: Don't Fall For the Wheelchair Scam

Our Tipline investigation begins with a sob story. Every scammer has one. They love to suck their victims in with a good tear-jerker, a story that pulls at the heart strings.

Run or Dye Event Cancelled Under Cloud of Suspicion

The Run or Dye event scheduled for Ventura this Saturday, November 8, will not happen.

Tipline Battle of Solar Power

Tipline Exclusive: SoCal Edison Accused Of Delaying Solar Applications

A nasty feud is brewing between many solar companies and Southern California Edison.

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Father of Los Osos Woman Found Dead in Nevada Speaks Out

"Margay touched so many lives, and was so outgoing and gregarious", says Jeff Edwards as he reflects on the life and sudden death of his 27-year-old daughter Margay Edwards whose body was found decomposing in the Nevada desert near the town of Pahrump, just outside Las Vegas, last week, "disbelief is the first thing that crosses your mind, surrealism, you want to wake up from a bad dream but it doesn't happen."

Plea for Help from Family of Murdered Santa Maria Man

As Javier Limon Jr. stares at a collection of photographs of his late father Javier Sr., other grieving Limon family members are asking for help from the community in solving his murder mystery.

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

In this Tipline story, we help a man battered by life. A series of tragic events left him alone, in constant pain and no money to pay a doctor.

Woman Featured In Tipline Story Gets $25,000

NewsChannel 3 has a nice surprise for a woman who battled the City of Santa Barbara and its code inspectors during the sale of her home.

Six Year Fight To Save Historic Beach Cabana Is Over

Santa Barbara County Historic Landmark #49, also known as the Irene and Frances Rich Cabana has been saved.

Local Headlines

Trash Clean Up At Santa Cruz Island Nets 400 Pounds More Than Last Year

38 volunteers donned gloves, grabbed large bags and spent hours plucking trash from…

Santa Barbara Police Investigate Eastside Homicide

Santa Barbara Police have been at the scene of a homicide in an industrial area of…

Big Brothers Big Sisters Making an Impact

The nationwide organization, which includes services on the Central Coast, is making…

UPDATE: Train in Oxnard Metrolink Derailment Applied Brakes 8 Seconds Before Impact

In a Thursday afternoon press briefing, Robert Sumwalt with the National…

Santa Maria Philharmonic Teaching Students About Classical Music

The Santa Maria Philharmonic Society holds its annual youth concert performance of "…

Ocean Rescue at Surf Beach in Vandenberg

Emergency crews, including the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, are on scene at…

What's Right

Bishop Diego Students Volunteer For Day of Service

Bishop Diego High School students, teachers and staff spent the day volunteering at…

Father-Son Hiking Duo Bring New Faces On Adventures

A Santa Barbara County Father has made a tradition of hiking every year with his 8…

FoodBank CEO Winds Down Food Security Challenge

FoodBank CEO Winds Down Food Security Challenge

The FoodBank CEO is winding down his Food Security Challenge where he has lived on…

CARPINTERIA TALENT SHOWCASE

Carpinteria Rotary Talent Showcase Features Over 20 Acts and has Sixth Sell Out

The Carpinteria Rotary Talent Showcase Saturday night sold out the Plaza Playhouse…

Teen Star 2015

San Marcos High School Freshman Wins 'Teen Star' Competition

The Granada Theater rolls out the red carpet Saturday night as 10 finalists competed…

Community Pitches In To Help Deputy Recovering From Stroke

Hundreds Attend Fundraiser To Support Deputy Recovering From Stroke

Members of the Sheriff's Office hosted a BBQ and silent auction for Senior Deputy…

Latest Recalls

Takata

Takata hit with fine over exploding airbag probe

Airbag maker Takata is being fined $14,000 a day for failing to cooperate with a…

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

200,000 Jeeps recalled for airbag issue

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling about 230,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees worldwide…

Petco store

Petco pulls pet treats made in China

Petco says it has removed Chinese-made dog and cat treats from store shelves because…

Personal Finance

Couple pays off $100,000 in debt

Extreme savers pay off $100K in debt in 4 years

A Tennessee couple pays off $100,000 in debt in just four years.

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What does estate planning cost?

If you haven't started estate planning yet, it's not too late, and it doesn't have…

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Avoid these 8 mistakes during estate planning

Drafting an estate plan is an important step for every adult, but there are several…

Real Estate Headlines

Home prices up

Home prices gain, but recovery is 'faltering'

Home prices rose last year, but the housing market recovery continued to lose steam.

The S&P Case/Shiller index of home prices in 20 major U.S. cities released Tuesday showed prices rose 4.5% in 2014. That compares with a 13.4% increase in 2013.

On a...

S.F. renters abandoning pets

No dogs allowed: San Francisco's pet housing crisis

The housing crunch in San Francisco isn't just forcing out lower income renters, it's forcing out Fido, too. The animal welfare nonprofit SF SPCA says there's been a surge in owners abandoning their pets.

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Iconic Vegas casino faces wrecking ball

Riviera, one of the oldest and iconic Las Vegas casinos, could soon be demolished to make way for an expanding convention center.

The board of directors for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority will vote Friday on whether to buy the Riviera...

Irresistible Headlines

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#TheDress goes viral: Sales soar 347%

A social media frenzy about the color of a dress is bringing fame and fortune for…

Weekend Picks 02-27-15

Check out the events happening up and down the coast this weekend.

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Officer says he was poisoned at McDonald's

An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer was taken to the hospital…

 
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