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Health & Fitness Fair Held At Santa Maria High School

For the first time ever, a health and fitness fair was held at Santa Maria High School in an effort to help promote a health and wellness to students.


Neal Taylor Nature Center Helped with Cachuma Trout Derby Turnout

Even with Cachuma Lake down due to the drought, interest in catching prize winning fish was up, over the weekend for the annual Neal Taylor Nature Center fundraiser.

Students In Guadalupe Learn Street Art

As part of an ongoing cultural arts program, students this week at Mary Buren Elementary School in Guadalupe are learning about Italian street painting.

Dos Pueblos High School Student Arrested

Dos Pueblos High School Student Arrested, Suspected of Emailing Threats

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 15-year-old student at Dos Pueblos High School after a series of threatening emails were sent to a teacher and an administrator.

Cal Poly Lifts Social Probation for Fraternities and Sororities

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's Greek System is no longer on social probation.

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Docs to Columbia U.: We want Dr. Oz out

Talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz is defending himself against a group of doctors who accuse him of "manifesting an egregious lack of integrity" in his TV and promotional work, and who call his faculty position at Columbia University unacceptable.

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Arroyo Grande Teaches Pool Safety in Time for Summer

It’s the leading cause of death among children five and younger, but one central coast swim school says it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Testing problems with Common Core jeopardize funds

Common Core testing problems in Nevada, North Dakota and Montana could jeopardize their federal funding.

8 test scandal educators maintain innocence


Atlanta educators say they're innocent

Educators sentenced to prison in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal proclaimed their innocence Friday. Eight administrators and teachers were given prison terms ranging from one to seven years Tuesday.

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Monte Vista School Turns Into Museum For A Day

Monte Vista School turned into a museum Thursday afternoon.


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US fines Corinthian Colleges $30 million

The for-profit Corinthian College network has been fined $30 million by the Department of Education for overstating job placement rates for graduates.

The department found that the Corinthian-owned Heald College, based in San Francisco, misrepresente...

New Santa Maria School Named for Migrant Workers

Robert and Francisco Jimenez Elementary opens in Fall 2015.

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Neal Taylor Nature Center Helped with Cachuma Trout Derby Turnout

Even with Cachuma Lake down due to the drought, interest in catching prize winning…

Oxnard Police Partner With Local Non-Profit to Help Mixteco Community

The Oxnard Police Department announced a partnership with the Mixteco/Indigena…

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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

It is almost time for Community Shred Day. NewsChannel 3 is teaming up with Union…

Ojai Family Loses Home in Fire

Ojai Community Comes Together To Help Family that Lost Everything in Fire

An Ojai family is trying to figure out what to do next after losing everything they…

Prom Boutique Lends Dresses For Free to Teens

Free Prom Dresses Available to Borrow For Teens

The Assistance League of Santa Barbara is having a prom boutique to help create…


'Fly Girls' fromSanta Barbara Ready for Air Race and to Promote Female Pilots

Three women, all in their 20's, are set to soar off on a dream of a lifetime.  …

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UCSB vs Cal Poly Game 3

UCSB Takes Series Over Cal Poly

A steady flow of offense, highlighted by Robby Nesovic's four-hit day, and a solid…


Francisco Santana Gearing Up For HBO Co-Main Event Fight

Santa Barbara native and professional boxer Francisco Santana is gearing for the…

Gauchos Score 5 8th Inning Runs to Stun Cal Poly

Comeback Kids: UCSB Plates 5 Runs in 8th to Beat Mustangs

The ninth-ranked Gauchos edged Cal Poly 8-7

Dons Sweep Royals in Baseball

Moropoulos is Hero for Dons in Dramatic Win Against Royals

Trevor Moropolous' two-run double in the bottom of the eighth wins it for Santa…

Royals Girls Varsity Track Field Win Channel League

Champs! Royals Girls Track & Field Capture League Title

Jennifer Nnoli has big day in Royals Channel League Clinching Victory

Dons Outlast Royals in Five Sets

Dons Win 5-Set Thriller Over Royals in Boys Volleyball

Santa Barbara outlasted Royals in a back-and-forth match.

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Unusual Jellyfish Surface At Central Coast Beaches

Some unusual looking jellyfish are catching the eyes of beachgoers and people are…

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SLO Resident in Critical Condition Following Home Fire

A San Luis Obispo resident is in critical condition following a fire that broke out…


Homeless Survey Shows a Drop From Two Years Ago

The number of homeless people in Santa Barbara County has gone down based on a…

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Tipline Investigation Craigslist Rental Scam

Tipline Investigation: Craigslist Scam Targets Desperate Renters

In this Tipline investigation we expose a rental scam that will have you doing a…

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Tipline Investigation: Charities Struggle with Run or Dye Broken Promises

Trouble is brewing for the company that puts on the popular Run or Dye events. …

Santa Barbara City Council Agrees to ZIR Changes

The Santa Barbara City Council is moving ahead with changes to its Zoning…

Technology Headlines

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Google takes aim at Apple with Android Wear updates

With just four days until the Apple Watch is finally available, Google is reminding…


Norway to become 1st nation to kill FM radio

Video may have killed the radio star, but in Norway it's digital that's killing FM…

Fukushima plant Japan tsunami

Video shows glow in Japanese nuclear plant

A second robotic probe sent into the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has captured…

Health Headlines

Blue Bell ice cream recall

Blue Bell recalls all ice cream products

After weeks of gradual recalls, Blue Bell Creameries is now pulling all of its…


Homeopathic medicine under FDA scrutiny

By some estimates, about a third of Americans use some form of alternative medicine,…

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Hospitals pack up in poor areas, move to wealthy ones

St. Elizabeth's Hospital has been a downtown bedrock of Belleville, Illinois, since…

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