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The rise of college 'study drugs'

Around this time of year, you're more likely to find college students in the library cramming for final exams than out partying. In an environment where the workload is endless and there's always more to be done, a quick fix to help buckle down and power through becomes very tempting.

Obama Biden jobs near Pittsburgh

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Obama, Biden announce millions for job training

Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers.

School testing, SAT

No more $5 vocab words on redesigned SAT

The days of memorizing arcane, recondite vocabulary words might be ending for high school students who will take a redesigned SAT in two years.

Shopping for prom dress

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Distressed parents: Prom dresses too sexy

For Holly Manson, a mom of three teens in Oakland, Maine, one simple saying has made the difference between absolute dread during prom season and actually welcoming the rite of passage.

Post-Deltopia: What's Ahead For Events In Isla Vista?

Saturday marks the one week anniversary of the Deltopia riot. The question now: what's ahead for large events in Isla Vista?

Poorly written paper earns UNC Chapel Hill student A-minus

UNC: Experts see flaws in whistleblower work

The University of North Carolina says that three independent experts in the field of adult literacy have finished a university-commissioned review of whistleblower Mary Willingham's research and found flaws in her claims that some athletes were readi...


Another Bond Project Complete at Allan Hancock College

On Tuesday students and faculty at Allan Hancock College celebrated the completion of the Student Services Center (SSC), a project that’s been four years in the making.


Cal Poly Open House Brings Big Tourism

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s open house attracted around 10,000 prospective students.

Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak

Laurie Halse Anderson's 'Speak' turns 15

During 15 years of talking to high school students about sex and bullying, Laurie Halse Anderson has continued to get the same questions from boys: Why was the main character in her book, "Speak," so upset about what happened to her?

Ventura County Students Safe

Ventura County Students Safe After Fatal Bus Crash

Two students from the Oxnard Union High School District escaped injury in the deadly head-on bus collision north of Sacramento Thursday night.


High School Students Learn Consequences of Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is a national problem.  A new study found that more than 1 in 3 young people reported they were victims of cyberbullying.

Cota Sycamore Tree Dedicated To California Television Host

A ceremony honoring the legacy of popular television host Huell Howser was held Friday in Santa Barbara.

What's Right

TODAY: Avoid Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

Union Bank is partnering with NewsChannel 3 to sponsor a free shred day in Solvang…

Lost Wedding Ring Found After Two Years

An Ojai couple was reunited with a wedding ring that was lost at Ellwood Beach two…

Cota Sycamore Tree Dedicated To California Television Host

A ceremony honoring the legacy of popular television host Huell Howser was held…

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse is a huge problem not just nationally but right here in Santa Barbara…

Charity Ride Across U.S. in Memory of John Dodge

Charity Ride Across U.S. to Honor Best Friend's Legacy

A tragedy inspires a Lompoc man to try something he's never done before: ride a…


Miles Needed to Make Kids Wishes Come True

If you want to make a different in the life of a child and have some extra frequent…

Local Sports

Cal Poly Beats Fullerton 8-0

Mustangs Shutout Titans 8-0

No. 3 Cal Poly shutout Cal State Fullerton 8-0 Thursday night inside Baggett Stadium.

Westmont College Wins Back-To-Back Polo Titles

Westmont College Wins Back-To-Back Polo Titles

The national champion Westmont College men's polo team is being honored Thursday for…

Gauchos beat Cal State Fullerton 2-1

No. 14 UCSB Takes The Series Over No.15 Cal State Fullerton 2-1

No. 14 UC Santa Barbara defeated No. 15 Cal State Fullerton 2-1 in Sunday…

Gauchos Battle Titans in a Big West Showdown

Gauchos Battle Titans in a Big West Showdown

   For the second time in his career, senior outfielder Joey Epperson delivered a…

Joey Epperson Golden Spike

Joey Epperson Added To The Golden Spikes Award Watch List

UC Santa Barbara senior third baseman/outifelder Joey Epperson has been added to the…

UCSB beats Cal Poly 8-6

Gauchos Take Game One Over Mustangs 8-6

Thirteenth-ranked UC Santa Barbara came out on top of an 8-6 against fifth-ranked…

Local News Headlines


Water Allotments Increase for California Farmers

California farmers and cities are set to get more water, as state and federal…

Group Behind Santa Maria District Election Ballot Measure Going to Court

Hazel Davalos of the non-profit community advocacy group CAUSE in Santa Maria helped…


Fire Causes Thousands of Dollars in Damage to Pizza Parlor

A pizza parlor in Pismo Beach caught fire Thursday morning and neighboring…

Newsroom Tipline

Six Year Fight To Save Historic Beach Cabana Is Over

Santa Barbara County Historic Landmark #49, also known as the Irene and Frances…


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…

Tipline Investigation: Botched City Inspections Cause Homeowner Nightmare

Our special Tipline Investigation exposes a flawed Santa Barbara city policy that's…

Technology Headlines

Kepler 186f planet

NASA: Earth-sized planet may sustain life

It's like finding a needle in a universe-wide haystack. Researchers have located a…

Hands on keyboard

Your Internet security relies on a few volunteers

Last week's Heartbleed Internet bug revealed a startling fact. The software…

Michaels crafts

Michaels hack hit 3 million customers

A security breach at Michaels Stores lasted eight months and affected about 3…

Health Headlines

Norma Bastidas

Woman tackles world's longest triathlon

The first time I spoke to Norma Bastidas, she was having a rough couple of days.

Obama makes Obamacare announcement

President: Republicans 'wrong' on Affordable Care Act

President Barack Obama called on his fellow Democrats to "forcefully defend and be…


Salmonella cases down, but beware of other bacteria

You might want to think twice before heading out to your favorite oyster bar.

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