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High School Drop Out To Harvard

John Rodrigues Talks About Dyslexia Success

John Rodrigues shared his inspiring story about struggling in school with dyslexia and ADHD.

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Racist SAE chant was taught at national event

The national office of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity changed its tune.

Just two weeks ago, the national office condemned a racist chant that resulted in the shutdown of the University of Oklahoma SAE chapter, saying, "The national fraternity does not...

Santa Maria Students Compete in Battle of the Books

More than 120 students in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District compete in an annual test of knowledge of 30 predetermined classic and contemporary books.

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Educator becomes Ebola responder

Today, Katie Meyler might be meeting with Google executives or maybe giving a talk at the United Nations about girls' education, poverty or Ebola. But just a few months ago, she was on the front lines fighting the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.

"I think a...

Lincoln presenter draws a crowd

Lincoln Look-A-Like Visits Library

The Solvang branch of the Santa Barbara Public Library System hosted an event called, "Lincoln, Race, and Politics: A Look Back with John Voehl as Lincoln Himself."

Plaque Commemorates Royal Visit To El Presidio

The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation held a ceremony to unveil the Prince's Plaque at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park on Thursday.

Lompoc Police Explorers Win Multiple Awards

13 members of Lompoc Police Explorer Post #700 walked away with a bunch of awards during the Central Valley Explorer Competition in Tulare over the weekend.

Dyslexia Legislation in Political Pipeline

An academic push to help children with learning differences is in the political pipeline in the form of a bill.

CHP in Santa Barbara to Conduct 'Start Smart' Class

NEWS RELEASE- The California Highway Patrol’s Start Smart program is a driver safety education class that targets new and future licensed teenage drivers between the age of 15 - 19, their parents, and guardians. CHP officers discuss traffic collision avoidance techniques, collision causational factors, driver/parent responsibilities, seatbelt usage, etc.

AAA Teens Distraction Driving

New AAA Study Shows Distraction a Major Concern In Teen Crashes

Teenagers who get behind the wheel are easily distracted. It's something most parents know. A new study shows just how bad the problem is.

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Lucia Mar Teachers and District Prepare for Second Mediation

Teachers could legally call a strike very soon at Lucia Mar and some parents say they’re worried about what that would mean for their child’s education.

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Only 40% from middle class who start college earn bachelor's degree

Here's a little-known, scary stat: More than half of middle class kids who start college fail to earn a bachelor's degree within six to eight years.

The low graduation rate has big implications for young adults' ability to remain in the middle class, ...

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Fundraiser for Burned Boy Brings in $1000.

A spur-of-the-moment fundraiser by Pascucci restaurant in Santa Barbara has raised…

Santa Maria Students Raise Funds For LLS Patients

More than 50 ASB students from Santa Maria High School raised $3,737.15 during their…

March Madness Tournament Starts Today

Boys and Girls Club March Madness

It's March Madness fever at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara this weekend!

Pascucci s Restaurant Helps Teen

Pascucci's Restaurant Helps Fundraising for Burned Santa Barbara Teen

Help for a burned teenager in Santa Barbara through a special food certificate drive…

Fishing For Food Event Collects 1,400 Pounds Of Fish

Tuesday morning, 250 men and women took to the open water to catch fish for FOOD…

Another Wish Granted By Make-A-Wish

5-Year-Old's Wish to Visit Disney To Be Granted

A local five-year-old living with lymphoid leukemia found out his wish will come…

Local Sports

Tate is Tough Luck Loser in Big West Opener

Tate Throws Another Gem but Gauchos Lose Big West Opener

Dillon Tate pitched a complete game but Long Beach State scored two unearned runs to…

Westmont Hoops Back Home After Historic Run in Tournament

Welcome Back! Westmont Hoops Back on Campus After Historic Tournament Run

Westmont College men's basketball played for a National Championship for the first…

Mitchell Removed as Head Coach of the Gauchos

UCSB Parts Ways with Carlene Mitchell

The Gauchos will not bring back head coach Carlene Mitchell for her final season.

Dons Baseball Drop Fourth Straight Game

SB Baseball Lose 4th Straight Game, 3-2 to Oxnard

The Dons can't hold onto one run lead

Poor Shooting Dooms Warriors in NAIA Championship Game

Westmont made just six 3-pointers in 32 attempts as they lost to Dalton State of…

Westmont Women Fall in NAIA Semifinals to Oklahoma City

The Warriors lost 77-57 to finish the year 27-7.

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Jazz Band Holds Fundraiser for Family of Santa Ynez Teen Struck by Car

A last minute fundraiser was held at Solvang Park in memory of the Santa Ynez…


Man injured in rollover accident on Highway 154 at Windy Gap

A 40-year-old man was rescue from his vehicle after it rolled down the side of…

Woman Shot and Killed By Oxnard Police Officer

Woman Killed Officer-Involved Shooting In Oxnard Identified

An officer-involved shooting in Oxnard early Saturday morning killed a 26-year-old…

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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…

Tipline Run or Dye

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

NYC Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers made from ...wood?

If the 20th century was the century of the skyscraper, then the 21st century is…


Pebble Time Kickstarter project raised $20.3 million

During its monthlong crowdfunding campaign, which ended 10 p.m. ET Friday, Pebble…


Would pilotless planes make sense?

Would you be willing to fly on a plane with no pilot?

Health Headlines

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Obama battles 'superbugs' with national plan

Two million illnesses. Twenty-three thousand deaths. According to the Centers for…

Woman's hand holding iPhone

Your iPhone could help lower medical bills

Your iPhone could save you time and money at the doctor's office. At least that's…

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Is California wine safe to drink?

A lawsuit that's causing panic among drinkers of some California wine starts with a…

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