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#1000BlackGirlBooks for your reading list

By fifth grade, Marley Dias decided she had grown tired of reading books about "white boys and their dogs."

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Applications soar after university drops SAT

George Washington University got rid of its SAT requirement, and applications soared 28%.

This kind of jump is unprecedented, the school said. About 6,000 more students applied compared to the year before.

It also saw a "significant" increase in appl...

Santa Maria Valley Schools Celebrate National Catholic Schools Week

As Catholic Schools across the country wrap up the end of National Catholic Schools Week, students at Saint Mary of the Assumption School in Santa Maria are finishing the week-long celebration with family.

French speakers angry about spelling change for thousands of words

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Thousands of French words change spelling

French speakers will soon have to think twice about how they spell certain words.

Detroit teacher protest

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Detroit teachers: District blocked health inspectors

The Detroit Public School District refused to allow environmental inspectors hired by a teachers union to investigate its schools, according to a news release from the Detroit Federation of Teachers.

"All we're trying to at the DFT is to work with the...


Students in DRAGG Program Present Fixed-Up Car To Single Mom

An innovative after-school program is teaching at-risk youths the importance of giving back to their community.

Partners in Education Breakfast

Volunteers Honored at Partnership Breakfast

175,000 volunteer hours have been logged across Santa Barbara County supporting education, and Wednesday, those involved were celebrated.

Bernie Sanders December 2015

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Can Bernie Sanders deliver free college for all?

Free college for all may sound appealing, but it's not as simple as Bernie Sanders makes it out to be.

Santa Maria High School District Keeps Simultaneous Graduation Ceremonies

Statement comes amid student petition calling simultaneous ceremonies unfair.

Dads Connecting With Kids Through School Program

Popular WATCH D.O.G.S. program at Mary Buren Elementary School in Guadalupe is connecting fathers and other father-figures with their kids.


Carpinteria Honors go to Top Citizens and Businesses in Annual Event

Community leaders and top businesses have been honored in a Chamber of Commerce gala held in Carpinteria as the city begins its 51st year.  

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What your college major says about your job potential

Baby boomer parents relax: your millennial kids with college degrees are far from doomed. Unemployment for young college grads -- ages 22 to 27 -- fell to 4.9% by September.

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Go Red For Women Day

Wear Red Today!

Today is Wear Red Day and join our news teams as we are wearing red to help raise…

Partners in Education Breakfast

Volunteers Honored at Partnership Breakfast

175,000 volunteer hours have been logged across Santa Barbara County supporting…

Expert Tax Advise From Local High School Students

High School Student Tax Preparers At It Again

The dreaded tax season is here, but some Santa Barbara High School students can…

Local Girl Scouts Kick Off Blanket Drive on the Central Coast

As central coast homeless shelters brace for a large turnout due to recent storms,…

Warming Shelters Open in Santa Barbara County

Several Santa Barbara County warming centers have opened their doors due to the…

Animal Shelter Flood

Santa Paula Pet Care Center In Need Of Post-El Nino Help

The powerful El Nino storms forced evacuations and damaged a Santa Paula animal…

Local Sports


Gauchos Fall To Hawaii 76-64

The UCSB men's basketball team fell to Hawaii Thursday night 76-64 falling to (9-12,…

NFL Experience at Super Bowl

Fans Test Football Skills at NFL Experience in San Francisco

Fans are enjoying all of the NFL festivities that are going on in the Bay Area.

In Todd We Trust! Rogers Hired to be New Head Coach of Cal Poly Beach Volleyball

2008 Olympic Gold Medalist will coach Mustangs in their third year playing beach…

UCSB Women s hoops

Gauchos Win Big Oover Cal State Fullerton 79-49

UCSB (8-14, 5-3) completed a season sweep of Cal State Fullerton (2-20, 0-8) with a…

SB Dons bball beats San Marcos

Dons Clinch League Title After Win Over San Marcos

Santa Barbara boys basketball team grabs the victory over San Marcos 68-59 clinching…

Local News Headlines

Los Osos Man Charged in Murder for Hire Plot

Anthony Stevens accused of trying to hire undercover cop as hitman.


Train Schedule Change Could Ease Traffic Along the Coast

Retiming the trains in the morning and evening from Ventura County to Goleta and…

People in Santa Maria See Increase in Coyotes

Some residents in Santa Maria and Orcutt neighborhoods are seeing an increase in…

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Takata Airbag Scandal

Tipline Investigation: Takata Recall Tames A Mustang

The growing scandal involving Japanese airbag maker, Takata, may cost a Santa Paula…

Tipline Investigation Wild Uber Ride

Tipline Investigation: Wild Uber Ride

Had too much to drink? Call Uber and get home safe. But, what if the Uber driver is…

Tipline Investigation What s Really Inside

Tipline Investigation: What's Really Inside?

If you've ever bought a brand new iPhone, you know how exciting it is to unwrap the…

Technology Headlines

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LinkedIn stock plummets 43% on tepid outlook

LinkedIn had been teetering on the edge too long. Investors just knocked it off a…

Virtual assistants sexually harassed

Even virtual assistants are sexually harassed

People are very curious about Cortana's sex life. All virtual assistants have to…

The Simpsons

Need 'Simpsons' quote? Search away

Thanks to the diligent work of some "Simpsons" obsessives, there's now a search…

Health Headlines

Arizona woman with Asperger's killed

Police shoot, kill Arizona woman with Asperger's

Police in Mesa, Arizona, say they didn't know a 24-year-old, knife-wielding woman…

Reveler in indigenous garb dances at pre-Carnival event

Zika virus won't ruin Brazil's Carnival

The Zika virus isn't scaring away Brazil's Carnival revelers and the country's…

Hsiu-Ying Lisa Tseng

California doctor sentenced in overdose deaths

A Southern California doctor convicted of murder in connection with the overdose…

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