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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.

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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

Antique Trailer Stolen From Grover Beach Woman

A Grover Beach woman is asking for the public's help in tracking down her antique…

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Cesar Chavez Celebrated at Sanchez Elementary

Students at Sanchez Elementary School Celebrate Cesar Chavez Day

Teachers Collaborate On New Santa Maria Mural

A blank white wall inside the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District office…

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Santa Barbara County Fire Fighter Recruits Take Part in Ventilation Training

Safety  is on the minds of firefighters every step of the way,  and on Tuesday,…

Bank Robbery

A Carpinteria Bank is Robbed, Suspects Arrested

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies arrested two Los Angeles residents in…

Goleta Road Work, Traffic Delays Expected

Commuters should expect some delays when accessing properties off of South Glen…

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RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER FOR JACOB

Fundraiser for Burned Boy Brings in $1000.

A spur-of-the-moment fundraiser by Pascucci restaurant in Santa Barbara has raised…

Santa Maria Students Raise Funds For LLS Patients

More than 50 ASB students from Santa Maria High School raised $3,737.15 during their…

March Madness Tournament Starts Today

Boys and Girls Club March Madness

It's March Madness fever at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara this weekend!

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Pascucci's Restaurant Helps Fundraising for Burned Santa Barbara Teen

Help for a burned teenager in Santa Barbara through a special food certificate drive…

Fishing For Food Event Collects 1,400 Pounds Of Fish

Tuesday morning, 250 men and women took to the open water to catch fish for FOOD…

Another Wish Granted By Make-A-Wish

5-Year-Old's Wish to Visit Disney To Be Granted

A local five-year-old living with lymphoid leukemia found out his wish will come…

Latest Recalls

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Amy's Kitchen recalls products with possible listeria

Amy's Kitchen Inc. says it's recalling nearly 74,000 cases of its products that…

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Kraft recalls 242,000 cases of mac and cheese for metal pieces

Kraft is recalling 240,000 cases of macaroni and cheese because some boxes may…

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3 deaths in Kansas linked to ice cream

Three people died in the past year from a listeria outbreak that has been…

Personal Finance

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Americans just aren't spending

Consumer spending is often called an engine of the United States economy. That…

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Half of Americans are saving next to nothing

When it comes to saving, we aren't doing enough of it.

Roughly half of Americans are…

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Free ways to file your taxes

Filing your tax return is not only time consuming, it can be expensive.

Real Estate Headlines

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4 reasons to sell your home now

Attention potential sellers sitting on the fence: It could be time to make a move. Mid-March to mid-April is the best time to hang the sale sign nationally, with homes selling 15 percent faster and for 2% more than the average sale, according to Zillow.

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It's getting harder to afford a home

A rebound in home prices is good news in the wake of the housing crash -- but there can be too much of a good thing. Home prices are rising 13 times faster than wage growth nationwide, according to a report from RealtyTrac.

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$300 trailer in Hamptons listed at $1.1 million

A 79-year-old man who owns a trailer in Long Island's ritzy Hamptons is about to cash in on the ultimate house flip.

Irresistible Headlines

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Mom uses Facebook to apologize for daughters' rudeness

When Kyesha Smith Wood heard that her teen daughters were rude to another patron who…

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Police: Suspect jumps in river, can't swim

A theft suspect jumped in a river near Portland, Oregon to avoid arrest, but he did…

Sea Lion Pup Rescued From An Oxnard Industrial Plant

Channel Island Marine and Wildlife officials were called to New-Indy Containerboard…

 
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