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Teachers Students and Coaches Mourn Dan Perez

Teachers, Coaches Mourn Student Killed In Crash

Daniel Perez died in a wrong-way freeway crash hours after attending his first day of school during what would have been his Junior Year at San Marcos High School.

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Feral cat forces elementary school to close

A feral cat that's terrorizing students has forced an elementary school in Maryland to close.

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Doctors: School start times unhealthy for students

If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.

Foothill Elementary Students Go Back to School

Students Return to School, Remember Fallen Classmate

The Foothill Elementary School family lost one of its own this summer: 10-year-old Vincent Holzer.  But despite concerns, teachers say the children seem to be doing OK on their first day of school.


Cal Poly Football Players Arraignment Continued

The San Luis Obispo courts are the first step in the justice process for a group of five Cal Poly football players. The  men all face armed robbery related charges in connection with an incident at a fraternity house.

Parents Get A Lesson In Math

Santa Barbara Unified School District hosted a math night for parents, just days before the start of the new school year.


Students Optimistic on their Return to Santa Barbara City College

After years of concern over fee increases, Santa Barbara City College students are focusing on getting their classes, a degree, and moving on.

Measure S Backers Send Message on SBCC First Day

SBCC students headed back to class on Monday with a elected leaders using the occasion to support "Measure S," which will be considered by local voters on the November ballot.


Sant Maria-Bonita School District Looking For Preschoolers To Join State-Funded Program

The Santa Maria-Bonita School District is looking for more preschoolers to join its state funded program.

Bill Beefs Up Title IX

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1349 into law this week.



Avoid the 'back-to-school plague'

On average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the CDC. For the older kids, it is about half that. Teachers and parents commonly refer to it as the Back-to-School Plague. But there are simple ways to keep your kids healthy.

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Founder of University of Phoenix, 93, dies

The founder of the University of Phoenix, Dr. John G. Sperling, has died, according to a statement posted on the Apollo Education Group's website. He was 93.

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Father/daughter duo spend summer volunteering

Father/Daughter Pair Learn Valuable Lessons Outside Classroom

While many students took the summer break to vacation and enjoy the time off from…


Westmont College Staffers Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

Westmont College President Gayle Beebe took part in the ALS ice bucket challenge…

Holzer Compassion

Through Tragedy The Community of Goleta Comes Together

Police continue to investigate a homicide in Goleta, following the tragedy, a group…

Scholarships Help Kids Go To Summer Camp

A local outdoor ranch camp invites hundreds of kids to their site every year and…

Zodos Bowling nominates school for $1000 grant

Isla Vista Elementary Recieves Grant For New School Year

A Santa Barbara County elementary school is getting a little extra financial help…

War Veterans Horse Therapy

Horse Sense and Healing Weekend

A group of veterans from across the country is coming together in Solvang to heal…

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Teachers Students and Coaches Mourn Dan Perez

Teachers, Coaches Mourn Student Killed In Crash

Daniel Perez died in a wrong-way freeway crash hours after attending his first day…

Righetti Warriors Have Balanced Team

Regan Should Have Big Year For Righetti Warriors

Quarterback Conor Regan had a great off-season at various camps and hopes to carry…

Carp Has New Faces on Varsity Including at Quarterback

Juniors Dominate Carp's Football Roster Including at Quarterback

Juniors Jimmy Graves and Rayshaun Moore are seeing plenty of time at quarterback as…

Bill Beefs Up Title IX

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1349 into law this week.


Cal Poly Players Charged in Fraternity Robbery

On Friday, prosecutors announced five now-suspended players from the Cal Poly…

The Tough Get Going Early at Dos Pueblos High School

Chargers Hope Blue Collar Approach Will Lead to CIF Playoffs

Dos Pueblos High School has been all business as they try to return to the…

Local News Headlines


U.S.-Mexico Health Officials Increase Search for Fugitive Santa Maria Man with Contagious Tuberculosis

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is aggressively stepping up its search…


Power Washing In Pismo Beach Is Allowed Under Certain Guidelines

Californians are being asked to cut back on water use by 20 percent and local cities…


Central Coast Cyclists Ask For More Bike Lanes

Recent deadly accidents have local cyclists speaking up for their safety.

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Plea for Help from Family of Murdered Santa Maria Man

As Javier Limon Jr. stares at a collection of photographs of his late father Javier…

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…

Woman Featured In Tipline Story Gets $25,000

NewsChannel 3 has a nice surprise for a woman who battled the City of Santa Barbara…

Technology Headlines


Mercedes asks Twitter to solve driver rivalry

Mercedes' Formula One team is facing a million dollar question -- and it has decided…

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Slow Comcast speeds were costing Netflix customers

Why did Netflix pay Comcast to stream its videos faster? Because Netflix was losing…

Google Project Wing

Google reveals secret drone delivery tests

Amazon is trying it. UPS has considered it. Ice fishermen in Minnesota used it to…

Health Headlines


Senegal confirms first Ebola case

The West African country of Senegal has confirmed its first Ebola case one week…

Doctors Without Borders, Liberia, Ebola outbreak

Ebola cases accelerating, officials say

The Ebola outbreak "continues to accelerate" in West Africa and has killed 1,552…

Working with Ebola virus

Experimental Ebola vaccine trial starts soon

A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week at…

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