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School apologizes for taking away blind boy's cane

A school in Missouri is apologizing after taking away a blind boy's cane as punishment and replacing it with a foam pool noodle.

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Hopkins sends acceptance to rejected students

"Embrace the YES!" said the subject line.

Uh, no.

The Washington Post reported that almost 300 students who had been rejected by Johns Hopkins University received a joyous shock over the weekend when the prestigious Baltimore school sent them emails te...

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Mysterious Beach Creature Revealed

Curator of Vertebrate Zoology Paul Collins at the Santa Barbara Natural History museum solves the mystery of the creature on East Beach.

A 700-Gallon Upgrade at Cabrillo High School Aquarium

A 700-Gallon Upgrade at Cabrillo High School Aquarium

A new 700-gallon tank will mean more room to swim for some central coast sharks at Cabrillo high school.

La Cumbre Junior High Celebrates Newly Renovated Auditorium

La Cumbre Junior High Celebrates Newly Renovated Auditorium

La Cumbre Junior High School celebrated the completion of their newly remodeled auditorium at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning.

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins mistakenly welcomes wrong students

Nearly 300 applicants to Johns Hopkins University had their hopes dashed after they were sent acceptance letters by mistake.

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Learn science while hacking your Roomba

Want a programmable robot of your very own that you can teach anything from playing your favorite songs to cleaning up after the party? iRobot says go ahead and hack your Roomba.

Las Posadas Tradition Began at El Presidio

Las Posadas Tradition Began at El Presidio

The 24th annual celebration of Una Noche de las Posadas began at El Presidio Chapel on Friday night.

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Students Take Part in A Grass-Roots Computer Education Movement

The next great social-media site or video-game software could one day come from the Central Coast; it’s the dream of many elementary school students who are learning how to code.

Bike For Tykes Surprises First-Graders

Bike For Tykes Surprises First-Graders

Boys and girls thought they were at an early holiday party when they were given  new bicycles after school at Franklin Elementary School in Santa Barbara on Wednesday.

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Students walk out over 'Redskins' name change

The debate over the "Redskins" name in sports isn't just at the professional level.

UVA fraternity at center of Rolling Stone article

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Washington Post finds more holes in Rolling Stone article

The Washington Post on Wednesday identified new inconsistencies in the rape story told by Jackie, a University of Virginia student, in the pages of Rolling Stone magazine.

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CHiPS FOR KIDS TOY DRIVE A HUGE SUCCESS

CHP Officers Deliver Toys To Unity Shoppe

California Highway Patrol officers dropped off donated toys to the Unity Shoppe in…

La Cumbre Junior High Celebrates Newly Renovated Auditorium

La Cumbre Junior High Celebrates Newly Renovated Auditorium

La Cumbre Junior High School celebrated the completion of their newly remodeled…

Preparations Underway For Unity Telethon

Barbara Tellefson gave last minute tips to her Unity Shoppe crew on Friday night.

Santa Claus Visits 7-Eleven in Goleta

The 7-Eleven store at 7390 Calle Real in Goleta, got a surprise visit from none…

Casa Pacifica Fundraiser Celebrates The Holidays

Casa Pacifica Fundraiser Celebrates The Holidays

Generosity made the 2-14 Pierpont Raquet Club's Annual Ladies Holiday Luncheon,…

Bike For Tykes Surprises First-Graders

Bike For Tykes Surprises First-Graders

Boys and girls thought they were at an early holiday party when they were given  new…

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Local Sports Roundup Friday Night

Local Sports Roundup: UCSB Hoop Highlights Plus TOC & Carp Cage Classic Action

UCSB men's hoops win but the Gaucho women fall to 0-10. The Tournament of Champions…

Santa Maria Boxer Nearing Spot On U.S. Olympic Team

Santa Maria High School senior Carlos Balderas is just a few fights away from…

Royals Top Dons in Girls Water Polo

Balanced Attack Helps Royals Beat Dons in H2O

Three Royals Players scored three goals apiece in San Marcos' 13-7 victory.

Melgoza Leads Dons to 8-0 Start

Melgoza Scores 27 as Dons Stay Perfect

Junior Amber Melgoza led Santa Barbara High School to a 54-40 win over Camarillo.

Interim Tag Removed: JT Stone is Head Football Coach of Dons Football

JT Stone has been selected to be the head football coach at Santa Barbara High…

Luke Branquinho a Champion Again

The Los Alamos steer wrestler returns home after winning a 5th world championship at…

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Lakey Peterson Leadbetter Classic Surf Competition

Local Professional Surfer Hosts Inaugural Surf Competition at Leadbetter Beach

Young surfers swarm the beach to compete in Lakey Peterson Leadbetter Classic surf…

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Two Local Police Organizations Get Financial Boost During Holidays

Montecito Motor Classic Committee presents $100,000 check to SB Police Foundation…

Lompoc Appoints 5th City Council Member

Lompoc Appoints 5th City Council Member

James Mosby has been sworn in as the newest member of the Lompoc City Council at a…

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Run or Dye Event Cancelled Under Cloud of Suspicion

The Run or Dye event scheduled for Ventura this Saturday, November 8, will not…

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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…

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Space-based solar power

NASA prints 3-D wrench in space

Bringing supplies to astronauts on the International Space Station can be a little…

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Mad about N. Korea? Hack back, group says

Jo Jin-hye, who escaped North Korea, wanted to watch "The Interview." The comedy…

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BlackBerry ending year on sour note

BlackBerry is back in the black. Sorta. But that news wasn't good enough to impress…

Health Headlines

Hug, hugging, embrace

Study: Hugs can prevent the flu

Want to stay healthy this cold and flu season? Give a hug, according to a new study.

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Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission

NBC great Tom Brokaw is ending the year with good news: His cancer is in remission.…

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Caramel apples kill at least 4 in listeria outbreak

A sweet treat has turned potentially deadly for dozens of people in multiple states.

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