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John Rodrigues Talks About Dyslexia Success

John Rodrigues shared his inspiring story about struggling in school with dyslexia and ADHD.

Lompoc Police Explorers Win Multiple Awards

13 members of Lompoc Police Explorer Post #700 walked away with a bunch of awards during the Central Valley Explorer Competition in Tulare over the weekend.

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Only 40% from middle class who start college earn bachelor's degree

Here's a little-known, scary stat: More than half of middle class kids who start college fail to earn a bachelor's degree within six to eight years.

The low graduation rate has big implications for young adults' ability to remain in the middle class, ...

Dyslexia Legislation in Political Pipeline

An academic push to help children with learning differences is in the political pipeline in the form of a bill.

CHP in Santa Barbara to Conduct 'Start Smart' Class

NEWS RELEASE- The California Highway Patrol’s Start Smart program is a driver safety education class that targets new and future licensed teenage drivers between the age of 15 - 19, their parents, and guardians. CHP officers discuss traffic collision avoidance techniques, collision causational factors, driver/parent responsibilities, seatbelt usage, etc.

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New AAA Study Shows Distraction a Major Concern In Teen Crashes

Teenagers who get behind the wheel are easily distracted. It's something most parents know. A new study shows just how bad the problem is.

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Lucia Mar Teachers and District Prepare for Second Mediation

Teachers could legally call a strike very soon at Lucia Mar and some parents say they’re worried about what that would mean for their child’s education.

Source: CSU Channel Islands

CSUCI Students Visit New Orleans Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina

A group of students from CSU Channel Islands recently traveled to New Orleans to get a ground-level look at how Hurricane Katrina still affects the landscape 10 years later.

Source: Santa Maria Joint Union High School District

Santa Maria Students Raise Funds For LLS Patients

More than 50 ASB students from Santa Maria High School raised $3,737.15 during their community service project, "Pennies For Patients," to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.



What $100,000 in student debt feels like

Loads. Of. Debt.

That's the story of graduates today.

But $100,000? Or more. Any debt counselor will tell you that's insane.

It's a choke-hold on young people starting their lives -- It means putting off getting married, having children, and buying th...

Henley Gate Entrance To UCSB Missing Letters

Anyone driving through the Henley Gate at UCSB will probably notice something amiss.

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Where you go to college usually doesn't matter

During a conversation with a professor at an Ivy League college, a mother nudges her daughter to share how she's president of her school's "survivors-of-bulimia" group.

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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…

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Westmont Hoops Back Home After Historic Run in Tournament

Welcome Back! Westmont Hoops Back on Campus After Historic Tournament Run

Westmont College men's basketball played for a National Championship for the first…

Mitchell Removed as Head Coach of the Gauchos

UCSB Parts Ways with Carlene Mitchell

The Gauchos will not bring back head coach Carlene Mitchell for her final season.

Dons Baseball Drop Fourth Straight Game

SB Baseball Lose 4th Straight Game, 3-2 to Oxnard

The Dons can't hold onto one run lead

Poor Shooting Dooms Warriors in NAIA Championship Game

Westmont made just six 3-pointers in 32 attempts as they lost to Dalton State of…

Westmont Women Fall in NAIA Semifinals to Oklahoma City

The Warriors lost 77-57 to finish the year 27-7.

School History! Westmont Men's Basketball Advances to NAIA Title Game

Cory Blau's jumper with 7.1 seconds left lifted the Warriors to a 70-69 victory over…

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John Rodrigues Talks About Dyslexia Success

John Rodrigues shared his inspiring story about struggling in school with dyslexia…


Sex Offender Ruling Changes Living Arrangements

Some registered sex offenders will be able to live by schools and parks under a new…

Paso Robles Vehicle Theft Suspect Caught On Camera

Residential video surveillance discovered an attempted vehicle-theft suspect in Paso…

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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…

Tipline Run or Dye

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. …

Santa Barbara City Council Agrees to ZIR Changes

The Santa Barbara City Council is moving ahead with changes to its Zoning…

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Microsoft tells its contractors: Give workers paid time off

Microsoft wants its security guards, janitors and cooks to have paid time off.


Livestream your life with this new app

If you haven't yet been asked by friends or co-workers to Meerkat, chances are you…

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The great tech debate: Are we in a bubble or not?

Y Combinator's Sam Altman is just the latest to sound off on what he thinks of that…

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Medicare 'doc fix' bill passes House

In a rare moment of bipartisanship bringing House Speaker John Boehner and House…

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Gender news not always accurate in pregnancy

For expecting parents, 20 weeks is a milestone. It marks the halfway point of the 40…

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