NewsChannel 3 Investigates

NewsChannel 3 Investigates

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Los Alamos Restaurant Settles Complaint Over ADA Dispute

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA, has been the law since 1990. But, there is still so much confusion that leads to disputes and in some cases lawsuits.

Grand Jury Report Backs Up NewsChannel 3 Investigations

A Grand Jury launched its investigation after we aired a series of reports exposing serious flaws in the ZIR's. We showed how mistakes by city inspectors created nightmares for people trying to sell their home.

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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.

Local Headlines

Atascadero's Zoo Celebrates 60th Birthday!

Atascadero's Charles Paddock Zoo will have fun birthday events this Labor Day…

FIRE EQUIPMENT FOR POLICE

Montecito Motor Classic Will Raise Funds for Police Emergency Gear and Youth Programs

The upcoming Montecito Motor Classic will be a benefit for Santa Barbara Police…

PhosChek for homeowners lands on store shelves

Professional Fire Retardant Now Sold At Hardware Stores

The same company that makes Phos-Chek for professional firefighters is making a…

New law warns vacation rental website user about evictions

Renters Offering Vacation Rentals Could Face Eviction

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 761 into Law on Tuesday.

Carpinteria Unveils Poster for 29th Annual Avocado Festival

It's almost that time of year again, and the unveiling of the 29th Annual Avocado…

Stay Green and Save Money During Labor Day Weekend

Get creative this LDW by staying green and saving energy. Santa Barbara County’s…

What's Right

FIRE EQUIPMENT FOR POLICE

Montecito Motor Classic Will Raise Funds for Police Emergency Gear and Youth Programs

The upcoming Montecito Motor Classic will be a benefit for Santa Barbara Police…

Carpinteria Teens Paint Mural of City's 50th Anniversary Logo

Carpinteria teens have created a mural to celebrate the city’s 50th anniversary.

St Vincent s Santa Barbara Golf Tournament A Success

Annual Golf Fundraiser Brings in $125,000

Golfers teed off for a worthy cause Monday.

The 'Odyssey Project' Helps Youth From Los Prietos Boys Camp

UC Santa Barbara Theater Arts Department and the Los Prietos Boys Camp are teaming…

SURF AND SUDS

Surf 'N Suds in Carpinteria Also Helps Student Scholarship Fund

Some of the proceeds from last weekends Trek Bikes of Ventura Surf 'N Suds craft…

Wish Granted For Santa Barbara Teen

Local Teen's Make-a-Wish Dream Comes True

A Santa Barbara teen living with Leukemia was granted a very special wish Wednesday…

Latest Recalls

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Bonduelle USA recalls frozen corn

Bonduelle USA says it's recalling more than 9,000 cases of frozen corn that could be…

Contaminated - Green Beans

General Mills recalls frozen green beans

General Mills is recalling a "limited quantity" of frozen green beans after a…

Turkey bacon recalled

Kraft Heinz recalls 2M pounds of Oscar Mayer turkey bacon

Some 2 million pounds of Oscar Mayer turkey bacon has been recalled after people…

Personal Finance

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Poll: One-third of US workers say they're free agents

Working for the Man isn't as common as it used to be. A full 31% of U.S. workers…

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.

Real Estate Headlines

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Stocks crash to push more China cash into global real estate

A wall of Chinese money is heading for global real estate as local investors look for alternatives to the country's crashing stock markets.

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Home prices rise nearly 7% in July

Home prices nationwide jumped nearly 7% in July 2015 compared with July 2014.

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Couple's new home burns as they sign deed

A Pennsylvania couple feared the vacant next-door house would burn down, and they turned out to be right -- the house burned as they were signing a purchase deed.

Irresistible Headlines

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Woolly sheep doesn't look like this now

An Australian champion sheep shearer has set an unofficial world record after…

BEACH ball pit at National Building Museum

Volunteers sought to move D.C.'s giant ball pit

The National Building Museum rode the waves of a hit summer attraction with its…

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Pregnant woman plans to use dolphin as midwife

A pregnant woman in Hawaii is planning to use a dolphin to assist in the birth of…

 
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