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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.

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Tipline Warning: Bill Collectors Accused of Using Illegal Threats

An out of state bill collector may be going to far to get people to pay a past debt, they may not owe.

Tipline Investigation: Botched City Inspections Cause Homeowner Nightmare

Our special Tipline Investigation exposes a flawed Santa Barbara city policy that's supposed to protect people. Instead, it might be doing just the opposite.

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Tipline: Prescription Drug Crackdown Leads To Suicides

A Tipline investigation in July exposed how the nation's largest pharmaceutical companies cut-off, without warning,  the supply of pain medications to sick people all across the country.

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Tipline: Cancer Patient Fights For Health Coverage

A local cancer patient is in the fight of his life. He's beating the disease, now he's hoping for the same success with his insurance company.

Tipline Investigation: Foreclosure Activists Claim Billions Stolen Using Fraudulent Records

Is it possible that one of the biggest local scams of all-time is playing out right now, under our noses?

Tipline Investigation: Cabana Controversy

A 6 year fight over a local historic landmark could spell trouble for other treasured landmarks.

Tipline Investigation: PedEcab Inc. Nightmare

Stan Haley was hoping a motorized three-wheeler from a company called Ped-E-Cab Inc. would give him independence. In our investigation, we found major problems with the one he bought and a lack of oversight on safety for these types of rigs on our roadways.

Tipline Follow Up: Brush With Homelessness

Mickey Kmieciak is smiling again. We first told you about her struggle to stay off the streets about a month ago.

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Fraud Investiation Plays Role in Police Officer's Termination

It's difficult to describe this TipLine Investigation. Is it about alleged corruption, cover up or favoritism? You decide.

Local Headlines

Solvang Stage 2 drought possibility

Solvang Enters Stage II Drought: Tightens Water Regulation With Fines

The city of Solvang will add penalty fees to those who use excessive amounts of…

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La Fiesta Pequena Holds Dress Rehearsal

Parents had front row seats at the Old Mission to watch the dress rehearsal for Old…

SB Sups Seek Exemption Ordinance to Measure P

Santa Barbara County is moving ahead with plans to protect itself from lawsuits if a…

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State Water Use Totals Don't Add Up

An Associated Press review of state Water Resources Control Board records found old…

First Spirt of Fiesta To Be Parade Grand Marshal

First Spirit of Fiesta To Be Parade Grand Marshal

Santa Barbara's Old Spanish Days is celebrating 90 years this week and Friday is the…

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Fiesta Pequena Spectators Told to Hold Off Until Dawn

Early set ups will not be allowed on the grassy areas around the Santa Barbara Old…

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Lompoc Girl Surprised With Make-A-Wish Trip

Eight year old Carina Castaneda of Lompoc, who lives with leukemia, was surprised by…

Local family raises money and awareness for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Father/Daughter Team Raising Money and Awareness for Leukemia Research

One year ago, a Goleta woman was faced with any mother's worst nightmare: having a…

Mechanics Blew Up Motors To Raise Scholarship Funds

Mechanics Blew Up Motors To Raise Scholarship Funds

The 9th Annual Blow The Motor Night blew up four donated car motors.

Oxnard Teen Gets Skype Surprise of a Lifetime

It was a birthday wish come true for an Oxnard teenager Monday meeting her favorite…

Independence Day Pancake Breakfast in Montecito

Hundreds Enjoy Independence Day Pancake Breakfast

Hundreds of people attended this year's annual pancake breakfast put on by the…

Rods and Roses in Carpinteria

Rods and Roses Revs Up Funds for Carpinteria Youth

The 17th annual Rods and Roses show in Carpinteria this weekend has had every slot…

Latest Recalls

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GM's most popular pickups recalled 6 times this year

For owners of GM's most popular pickups, recalls have been almost a monthly…

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Big Mac shortage in China as scandal-ridden supplier issues recall

There are no Big Macs. There are no Chicken McNuggets. The menu at McDonald's…

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GM recalls 718,000 more vehicles

In a year clogged with a record number of recalls, General Motors had gone three…

Personal Finance

1 in 3 Americans have 'debt in collections'

1 in 3 US adults have 'debt in collections'

Americans have a debt problem.

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Medicare's outlook improves as health spending slows

The long-term prognosis for Medicare has improved thanks to slower health spending,…

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Millennials love cash

Forget stocks. Millennials want their money in cold, hard cash.

Real Estate Headlines

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Enter through 'Poor Door': Income 'segregation' in NY

It's a tale of two cities in Manhattan, as the city OK'd plans for a luxury condominium with a separate door for low-income residents.

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Home price increases continue at slower pace

Home prices continued to rise this spring, but the pace of increase has slowed since late last year.

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Zillow buys Trulia for $3.5 billion

The two biggest names in online house hunting -- Zillow and Trulia - are joining forces in a stock deal valued at $3.5 billion.

Trulia shares jumped 12% on the news that it's selling to Zillow.

Zillow will continue to operate two separate websites, whe...

Irresistible Headlines

First Spirt of Fiesta To Be Parade Grand Marshal

First Spirit of Fiesta To Be Parade Grand Marshal

Santa Barbara's Old Spanish Days is celebrating 90 years this week and Friday is the…

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Cambria Woman Gives Birth on Highway 1

A woman in labor ran out of time and gave birth along highway 1 near Cayucos.

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Furniture made to look (and smell) like human skin

Creepy or cool? A British artist has designed furniture that looks, feels and even…

 
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