LIVESTREAM: Update on Oil Spill Press Conference

WATCH NOW:  Federal, state and local officials gather to provide updates on the oil spill along the Santa Barbara County coastline.


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Students Host Second Annual Memorial Paddle Out

U.C.S.B. students, faculty and the community have been remembering the victims of the Isla Vista tragedy with a series of events over the last week.

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College-educated workers took biggest pay cut last year

Here's a twist ... workers with college or advanced degrees saw their wages slip last year, while those with less education fared better.


San Marcos High School Students Honor Vietnam Veterans

A tribute to local veterans from the Santa Barbara and Goleta areas was held Tuesday at the Warkentin Stadium Vietnam Memorial Plaza at San Marcos High School.

Art Professor Lights Up Isla Vista

Art Professor Instrumental In Lighting Up Isla Vista

NewsChannel 3's Victoria Sanchez sits down with Art Professor Kim Yasuda.

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Pardall Tunnel Shining Light On The Year Anniversary Of Isla Vista Tragedy

May 23 marks the one year anniversary of the Isla Vista tragedy. As a tribute to the lives that were lost on that night, Pardall Tunnel is uniquely lit up.

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Bon Jovi writes song for Rutgers grads

New Jersey-born rocker Jon Bon Jovi used his commencement speech at Rutgers University to unveil a new song.

Oil Spill Couldn't Have Come at A Worse Time For Gray Whale Population

This oil spill could not have come at a worse time for whales.  This is the time of year mother and calf gray whale pairs move along Santa Barbara’s coastline.

Tablets Handed Out By Santa Maria Area High Schools

In an effort to promote access to technology, Santa Maria Joint Union High School District distributes more than 5600 Dell tablets to students for personal and educational use.

Scientist Start Evaluating Environmental Impact of Oil Spill

Scientist Start Evaluating Environmental Impact of Oil Spill

Scientist are already starting to evaluate how much damage the oil spill near Refugio state beach will have on our environment.

rape protest

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Study: 1 in 5 college women raped, assaulted

A new study about the incidence of rape involving college freshmen women will likely add to the ongoing debate about whether enough is being done on campuses to keep students safe.

The study, conducted at a large unnamed private university in upstate ...


Poly House 2015 to Benefit an Atascadero Family

An annual spring project for Cal Poly graduate students brings hope and comfort for one family.


Santa Barbara City College Expands Summer School to Two Sessions

Santa Barbara City College has adjusted its schedule to not only have the regular school year, but also two summer school sessions.

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Summerland Hosts Annual Flower Empower Luncheon

NewsChannel 3's own Shirin Rajaee and Alan Rose were invited to M.C. the 5th annual…

Red Cross Heroes Breakfast

Red Cross Breakfast Honors Local Heroes

The American Red Cross of Santa Barbara County hosted its first-ever Heroes…

Cooking Up Dreams to benefit local at-risk children

Chefs to "Cook Up Dreams" At New Culinary Competition

You're invited to a new event in Santa Barbara that will tickle your taste-buds and…

Red Cross Hereos Breakfast Preview

Red Cross to Celebrate Community Heroes Thursday

This week you can help celebrate our local, every day heroes at a special event in…

Isla Vista Tribute Garden To Fallen Shooting Victims

Isla Vista Garden Remembers Massacre Victims

The Isla Vista Love and Remembrance Garden at People's Park needs your help to bloom.

Wallace Dawson Funeral Service

Community Comes Together To Honor Sgt. Wallace Dawson

After 64 years Sgt. Wallace Dawson, who was a prisoner of the Korean War has finally…

Local Sports

Special Olympics Athletes, Volunteers Celebrated In Santa Barbara

Thursday afternoon, Special Olympics Santa Barbara hosted the 7th Annual Inspire…

Gauchos Offense is a Question Mark Heading into Regional

In Order for UCSB Baseball to Advance, Gauchos Offense Needs to Execute at High Level

UCSB may look to hit and run and steal more during this weekend's NCAA Regional…

Cori Close to Enter SB Court of Champions

Cori Close to be Honored Sunday at SB Court of Champions Banquet

The current UCLA head women's basketball coach credits her Santa Barbara days for…

Dos Pueblos Can t Keep up with San Clemente

Chargers Season Ends as Top Seed San Clemente Dominates Playoff Game

Dos Pueblos lost in the second round of the CIF Division 2 playoffs 10-1 to top-seed…

Gauchos Open Against San Diego State

Gauchos Host San Diego St, Virginia and USC in NCAA Regional at Lake Elsinore

UCSB will face San Diego State on Friday at 7:00 pm.

Andersen Wins SB City Golf Championship

San Marcos High School Senior Wins SB City Golf Championship

Niels Andersen wins the title by two shots

Local News Headlines

Special Olympics Athletes, Volunteers Celebrated In Santa Barbara

Thursday afternoon, Special Olympics Santa Barbara hosted the 7th Annual Inspire…

Traffic and Parking for Elks Rodeo Parade Saturday

The Santa Maria Police Department is reminding locals of road closures for…

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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…

NewsChannel 3 Investigates Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord w

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


How an artist can steal and sell your Instagram photos

Can a photographer get away with selling screenshots of other people's Instagrams…

Facebook Messenger app

Facebook Messenger tracks your location by default

If you use Facebook Messenger on an Android phone you might want to check your…

Apple world wide developers conference

Hear this: Apple announcements coming June 8

Let the guessing begin. Apple has started inviting reporters to the keynote address…

Health Headlines

Anthrax microscope

Live anthrax sent by military

Four lab workers in the United States and up to 22 overseas have been put in…

Fast food french fries

Fast-food chains taking healthy turns

A number of major fast-food chains and companies have recently announced healthier…

Burgers, colon microbiome

Scientists eye how foods affect bacteria in your colon

Next time you are trying to decide what's for dinner, consider that you are eating…

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