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Landmark College in Vermont is nation's most expensive

The most expensive colleges in the nation are charging close to $50,000 a year in tuition and fees alone. That doesn't even include the cost of room and board.

Topping the list is Landmark College, a small private school in Vermont specializing in te...

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School shootings are 'contagious,' study finds

Mass killings and school shootings spread "contagiously," a new study found, where one killing or shooting increases the chances that others will occur within about two weeks.

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White House begins its crackdown on colleges

The Obama administration is cracking the whip on for-profit colleges.

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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Sells Out Arlington Theater

Cheers and happy tears could be heard from Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theater Saturday as social justice activist, Malala Yousafzai, shared her story of struggle, advocacy and triumph.

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Apple upgrades its education features

Unless they have a particularly large and hungry dog, some kids just lost an excuse for not turning in their homework.

Apple updated its iTunes U app on Thursday, adding a new feature that lets students turn in their homework directly from their iPad ...

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Does poetry still matter?

Quick: Name a famous living poet. Somebody. Anybody. No, not Maya Angelou. She died last year.

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50 Instruments Needed in Carpinteria for 50 Students by the 50th City Anniversary

The Carpinteria Middle School hopes to hear the sounds of music like never before this fall.   A campaign to get 50 instruments donated by the city's 50th anniversary in the fall has been launched by the Carpinteria Rotary Charitable Foundation.

SANTA BARBARA LIBRARY RENOVTION

New Chapter Begins for Santa Barbara Library With Renovations Underway

The Santa Barbara Library is going through renovations, unlike anything it has seen since 1980.  Half of the main floor was demolished today, to make way for many upgrades.

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Columbia University to divest from prisons

Columbia University has become the first college in the United States to divest from private prison companies, following a student activist campaign.

The decision means the Ivy League school -- which boasts a roughly $9 billion endowment -- will sell ...

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When school's out, millions of kids go hungry

No more teachers. No more books. No more free lunch.

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Magic unfolds at preschool in retirement home

Filmmaker Evan Briggs had spent a long time thinking about aging in America, our relationship to the elderly and how dysfunctional it seemed.

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Study: 1 in 4 kids exposed to weapon violence

Sometimes it's hard to get our heads around statistics and comprehend what they mean, but the findings of a new study on our children's exposure to violence are easy to grasp -- and stunning in their scope.

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Music Group From Ireland Preforms In Front Of Santa Barbara

Music Group From Ireland Preforms In Front Of Santa Barbara City Hall

A marching band from Ireland will be in the July 4th parade in Santa Barbara this…

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Give Back at Joe's Crab Shack Today

If you enjoy lunch or dinner today at Joe's Crab Shack in Ventura, a portion of…

CADA Dine Out Event

Restaurants Team Up To Raise Money for Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Santa Barbara County’s largest one day 'dine out fundraiser' was held Tuesday. It…

Malala Yousafzai

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Sells Out Arlington Theater

Cheers and happy tears could be heard from Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theater…

50 INSTRUMENTS 50 DAYS

50 Instruments Needed in Carpinteria for 50 Students by the 50th City Anniversary

The Carpinteria Middle School hopes to hear the sounds of music like never before…

Coast Guard Donates Blood

Blood Drive Taking Place in Santa Barbara Today

Did you know that by giving up just minutes of your time you can give someone the…

Local Sports

Orlando Johnson to Play with Wizards Summer League Team

Orlando Johnson will Play in Las Vegas Summer League with Wizards

UCSB's all-time leading scorer is trying to get back to the NBA

Big Al to Play with Charlotte in Summer

Big Al Finds NBA Home for Summer

Former UCSB star Alan Williams signs a free agent contract to play on the Charlotte…

Nwaba Wins USA Track Field National Title in Heptathlon

Not a Bridesmaid Anymore as Nwaba Wins USA National Title in Heptathlon

Barbara Nwaba scored 6500 points as she dethroned three-time champion Sharon Day…

Great Performances by SB Track Club at USA Championships

SB Track Club Has Incredible Showing at USA Track & Field Championships

Barbara Nwaba won her first USA Track & Field title in the heptathlon.

Hancock College Announces Plans For On-Campus Football Stadium

Allan Hancock College officials announce plans to create a new on-campus football…

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Bars Turns On The Big Screens For Soccer Fans

While some bars tried to please soccer and NBA fans, others turned every screen to…

Local News Headlines

SB County Considers E-Cig Ban in Public Places

Statistics show alarming increase in underage "vaping".

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Namaste Store Hopes to Open Soon After Weekend Downtown Santa Barbara Fire

Santa Barbara City Fire investigators are trying to figure out what caused a roaring…

Jerry Weintraub

Hollywood Producer Dies in Santa Barbara

Film and TV producer Jerry Weintraub died in Santa Barbara Monday while in surgery…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Los Alamos Restaurant Settles Complaint Over ADA Dispute

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA, has been the law since 1990. But,…

Grand Jury Report Backs Up NewsChannel 3 Investigations

A Grand Jury launched its investigation after we aired a series of reports exposing…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord with Customers

A Santa Barbara guitar company and its owner are striking the wrong chord with…

Technology Headlines

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This company sells spy tools to evil governments

We know dictatorships spy on innocent people. And now we know where they buy their…

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Reddit CEO Ellen Pao apologizes: 'We screwed up'

Reddit's interim CEO, Ellen Pao, apologized on Monday for her role in a personnel…

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Google tests new ride-sharing app

Google began testing the waters for an Uber-like ride sharing business on Monday.

Health Headlines

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Why a Western diet could be bad for you

The developing world is seeing rapid urbanization, with more than half of the…

Keith Vidal

Changing how police respond to mental illness

At 18, Keith Vidal was a normal teenager, his mom said -- a good kid and funny guy…

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Wash. reports first U.S. measles death in 12 years

The Washington State Department of Health reported Thursday what it said was the…

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