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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.

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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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HS student earns 8 associate degrees

For one senior in Texas, he isn't just set to graduate from high school -- he's also graduating from college.

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Kids do a lot better when schools ban smartphones

Do you want your children to do better in exams? Then take away their smartphones. (Sorry, kids!)

Schools that ban students from carrying phones see a clear improvement in their test scores, according to a study by the London School of Economics.

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10 things we know about bullying

The U.S. Department of Education is hailing what it calls the "first significant decrease" in school-based bullying since the federal government started gathering such data back in 2005.


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Asian-American groups accuse Harvard of discrimination

A coalition of Asian-American organizations says the federal government should step in to change Harvard's approach to admissions, accusing the university of racial discrimination.

In a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education and the Ju...

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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

Beainy to Enter SB Court of Champions

Former UCSB Basketball Star Barb Beainy Set to be Honored by Court of Champions

She was the 1992 Big West Conference Player of the Year, the first for the UCSB…

DP Soccer Gets Letterman Jackets

DP Soccer Dressed for Success Thanks to Lenita Davison

Chargers top soccer fan raises money year after year to get the seniors letterman…

DP Extends Season with Walk-OFF HR

Nick Noggle's Dramatic HR Wins First Round CIF Playoff Game

After Villa Park stunned DP with a game-tying 2-run homer in the top of the 7th,…

DP Whips Hawthorne in Playoff Opener

DP Softball Belts 3 Home Runs & Gulvin No-Hits Hawthorne in Playoff Opener

Veronika Gulvin did not allow a hit and the Chargers pounded Hawthorne 10-0 in a…

SB North County Round Table Honors Athletes of the Year

Barganier & Townes Capture AOY at Northern SB County Athletic Round Table Banquet

Scholar-athletes Derrick Portis and Jackie Chandler were also recognized

SBART Hosts Evening with the Athletes

Burich & Moore Honored as Coaches of the Year by SBART

Jeff Burich guided Bishop Diego High School to a girls basketball CIF title while…

Local News Headlines

CSUCI Studies Beach Impacts From Oil Spill

University Students Study Beach Impacts From Oil Spill

Teams from California State University, Channel Islands collecting samples from…

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Santa Maria Drivers Caught in Drag Racing Sting

The Santa Maria Police Department is cracking down on illegal street racing and…

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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: Los Alamos Restaurant Settles Complaint Over ADA Dispute

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

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

Company says may or may not make high-tech toy

Google files patent for creepy teddy bear

Remember Teddy, the super-computer toy, from the film "Artificial Intelligence?"…

Facebook on phone

Selling your Android phone? Don't. It keeps your data.

If you recently sold your old Android phone, chances are your text messages, emails…

Health Headlines

Cigarettes at store

Big Tobacco goes into battle over plain packaging

Big tobacco companies are stepping up their global fight against government attempts…

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Why good people do bad things

Most of us want to do the right thing. We don't want to steal office supplies or…

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The 6 most proven ways to quit smoking

For more than 50 years we've known that smoking can kill you.

It is still the…

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