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Robotics Camp in Santa Ynez Provides Engineering Education to Children

25 children from the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indian Reservation are spending a week learning through a hands-on project.

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Community college safety officer accused of murder

An Oregon community college security guard has been charged with murder after allegedly running over a woman on campus and disposing of her body, according to authorities and court documents.

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Swift Boat Visits Local Ports

One of the last remaining seaworthy Swift Boats is visiting local ports with former crew members on board.

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From homeless to high school grad bound for college

Liyjon DeSilva had a secret.

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These high schoolers are manufacturing airplane parts

Lots of high school students have after-school jobs. But not that many are manufacturing airplane parts after class.

Hundreds of Santa Barbara County Kids Play Olympic Style Games

Over 300 kids from United Way of Santa Barbara County will be play in their own Olympic games today.


Santa Maria Bonita School District Has a New Leader

The Santa Maria Bonita School District has a new leader. At the beginning of the month, Luke Ontiveros, officially started his position as the Superintendent of the school district.

Incoming Freshman Getting Jump Start at Righetti High School

Dozens of incoming freshman are getting prepared for the sometimes difficult transition to high school by going through the the Righetti High School's innovative "Jump Start Academy."


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High school students built a bomb-seeking robot for the RNC

During the summer, you'll likely find most kids in swimming pools, collecting Pokemon or at camp.

B.A.R.K 4 Life Reading Program Helping Dogs Ands Kids

A new program known as B.A.R.K 4 Life is credited with helping local children boost their reading skills as well as providing companionship to shelter dogs.

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Community rallies for homeless college student

Fred Barley was living in a tent with his belongings in two duffel bags and a box of cereal to ration over the next few weeks.

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She's 15, loves tech and wants to be a farmer

Kayla Visser has charted out her summer plans with two seemingly disparate pursuits: farming and technology.

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Hundreds of Santa Barbara County Kids Play Olympic Style Games

Over 300 kids from United Way of Santa Barbara County will be play in their own…

California Wine Festival Brings Northern And Southern California Vintners Together in Santa Barbara

Northern, Central and Southern California winemakers found themselves at the center…

Local After School Program Recognized for Helping to Keep Kids Healthy

Seven Santa Barbara Schools were recognized with Distinguished After School Health (…

Rehabilitated Elephant Seal Pups Return to the Ocean

Rehabilitated Elephant Seal Pups Return to the Ocean

Channel Island Coast Guard and California Wildlife Commission team members worked to…

Hundreds of Kids Experience Classical Music in Santa Barbara's 'Fun in the Sun' Event

More than 300 kids will visit the Music Academy of the West and watch and exclusive…

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade Preparations Underway

The Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade will be taking over the city tomorrow, but…

Local Sports

Former UCSB Swimmer Headed to Rio in Different Sport

Former UCSB Swimmer Turned Kayaker will Compete in Olympics

A former Gaucho swimmer will be making her Olympic debut this summer, but you won't…

DP All-Star Juniors Shining this Summer

Dos Pueblos Little League All-Star Juniors Enjoying Endless Summer

Dos Pueblos Little League All-Star Juniors may play baseball all the way until…

Nwaba SB Track Club Ready for Rio

Nwaba and the Santa Barbara Track Club Team Up to Make Olympics

Barbara Nwaba and Josh Priester make a dynamic duo.

Huge rally Gives DPLL Jr's Sub Division Championship

Dos Pueblos Little League Juniors stunned Crescenta Valley with 7 runs in the…

Foresters Time at UCSB Ends on Sunday

Santa Barbara Foresters Can No Longer Play at UCSB After This Weekend

In just a matter of days the Santa Barbara Foresters will no longer call UCSB home.

Local News Headlines

Roads Back Open Following Injury Crash in Santa Maria

A car and passenger van collided in Santa Maria on State Route 1.


Operation Underground Railroad Cycling Down Central Coast

Organization raising money, public awareness in fight against child sex trafficking.

Delegates share videos and thought from DNC

Delegates Share Experience On Day Three Of DNC

Delegates from San Luis Obispo include an alternate who is just 18 years old.

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Plains All American Pipeline Stock Plunges After Refugio Oil Spill

NewsChannel 3 continues our special series of reports into the Refugio oil spill…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: SLO Porsche Crash Leads to Bogus Story

You've probably heard the saying that 'honesty is the best policy." What you're…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Fire Chief Fights to Fix Fatal Flaws in the 911 System

Who has a better system for identifying and processing mobile phone calls? The 9-1-…

Technology Headlines

Hubble Telescope

Peering into the atmospheres of newly discovered planets

For a craft that was launched in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope continues to…

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Dolly the sheep's cloned sisters enjoy good health

Though growing old, Dolly's sheep siblings are no worse for wear.

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Beaten-down Apple stock has best day in 2 years

Apple doesn't have to do much to wow Wall Street these days.

The iPhone maker…

Health Headlines

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FDA to re-evaluate controversial gay blood ban

The Food and Drug Administration is officially reconsidering its blood donation…

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Human nasal bacteria might be superbug killer

Scientists searching for a solution to ever-resistant, infection-causing bacteria…

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Florida investigating 4 possible Zika cases

Health officials in Florida are now investigating four possible non-travel-related…

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