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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord with Customers

A Santa Barbara guitar company and its owner are striking the wrong chord with musicians all over the country.

Tipline Investigation Craigslist Rental Scam

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.

Local Headlines

American dream out of reach for due to lack of supply

Home Prices And Rents Out Of Reach For Many

The dream of owning a home in California may be fading faster than you think.

Creationism Pulled from Arroyo Grande High School Curriculum

The Lucia Mar Unified School District is investigating claims that an Arroyo Grande…

FRANCISCO SANTANA T SHIRTS

Santa Barbara Students Make Shirts for Local Boxer's Big HBO Fight

Custom t-shirts for boxer Francisco "Chia" Santana, made at Santa Barbara High…

Santa Barbara Police Internal Investigation

Santa Barbara Police Officer Investigated For Misconduct

A video posted to YouTube has sparked an internal investigation at the Santa Barbara…

LOIS CAPPS FRACKING

Capps Wants Tougher Fracking Rules on Offshore Drilling

Congresswoman Lois Capps (D) California, wants tougher rules on hydraulic…

Steve Sax Inspires Youth In Santa Maria

Former Los Angeles Dodgers great Steve Sax has been in Santa Maria this week to help…

What's Right

CROCHETING LADIES

Goleta Women Crochet For Local Charities

Fifty women from Goleta and Santa Barbara gather weekly to crochet and knit items…

Legally Blonde The Music This Weekend at Dos Pueblos

Musical Version of Legally Blonde Performed This Weekend

Are you a fan of Legally Blonde?
Students at Dos Pueblos High School are bringing it…

Cachuma Fishing derby

Neal Taylor Nature Center Helped with Cachuma Trout Derby Turnout

Even with Cachuma Lake down due to the drought, interest in catching prize winning…

Band Dancers Perform For 5 000 Elementary Students

Band, Dancers Perform For 5,000 Elementary Students

Nearly 5,000 elementary school student were treated to a special show at the Santa…

Oxnard Police Partner With Local Non-Profit to Help Mixteco Community

The Oxnard Police Department announced a partnership with the Mixteco/Indigena…

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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

It is almost time for Community Shred Day. NewsChannel 3 is teaming up with Union…

Latest Recalls

Roberta Roller Rabbit pajamas

Children's pajamas recalled due to fire risk

About 32,000 pairs of high-end children's pajamas are being recalled due to the risk…

Trek bike

Trek recalls 1 million bikes, rider paralyzed

Trek Bicycles is recalling nearly 1 million bikes for a safety issue that resulted…

Blue Bell recall empty freezers

Blue Bell: No layoffs

Blue Bell Creameries hasn't laid off anyone in the past 100 years. And it won't…

Personal Finance

401k investment portfolio, financial statement

You're $475,000 short on your retirement savings

How much do you think you'll need to quit your day job?

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When one partner makes more than the other

It's a common scenario: One person in a couple brings home a higher salary than the…

Taxes, tax refund

Put your tax refund to work: How to invest $1,000

So your tax refund arrived (or is on its way). How will you spend it?

Real Estate Headlines

House for sale

Quicken sued by feds over home loans

The U.S. government sued Quicken Loans Thursday alleging the company violated federal rules when it made loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration.

Philadelphia

Home buyers in these markets have the upper hand

It continues to be a sellers' market in many areas of the country, but that doesn't mean buyers everywhere are out of luck.

Demi Moore

Demi Moore selling $75 million New York City penthouse

Demi Moore is selling her swanky New York City penthouse.

Irresistible Headlines

Liberland's flag

Liberland: Can newest micronation succeed?

It would have made Thomas Jefferson proud. Established on the birthday of the…

Nicolas Maduro Venezuela

Woman hits Venezuelan president with mango

How would you get your nation's president to hear you out? Put your name and number…

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Cops: Burglar tries escape on stolen wheelchair

A man's escape attempt via electric wheelchair was cut short by police in San Diego…

 
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