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Local Schools Celebrate Read Across America

Community members, including several Pioneer Valley High School athletes, help students observe Read Across America by reading children's books at Oakley Elementary School.

Santa Maria Philharmonic Teaching Students About Classical Music

The Santa Maria Philharmonic Society holds its annual youth concert performance of "Peter and the Wolf," to expose local 4th grade students to classical music.

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UCSB Terminates Phi Sigma Kappa

UCSB has terminated a popular fraternity in Isla Vista. Phi Sigma Kappa is banned from campus.

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Santa Ynez Residents Asking for Changes to Dangerous Intersection

People in one Santa Ynez neighborhood are asking to see changes at a dangerous intersection.

Righetti Students Try Classroom of the Future

Righetti Students Provide Feedback for Classroom of the Future

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UC Santa Barbara Grants $70,000 For Isla Vista Fencing Project

UC Santa Barbara approved a $70,000 grant on Tuesday that would support construction of a permanent fence along the Isla Vista bluffs. 

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Olbermann suspended over Penn State tweets

ESPN has suspended anchor Keith Olbermann for the remainder of the week over a Twitter spat that the anchor had with fans of Penn State University.

Early Monday, a Penn State supporter tweeted at Olbermann with the university's trademark slogan: "We A...


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Arrests made in Wesleyan overdose cases

Police have arrested four students from Wesleyan University in connection with a drug overdose over the weekend. They are to appear in court next week.

Ten students and two visitors were hospitalized Sunday from complications arising from the use of t...

What is Love

Teens Learn About Healthy Relationships

n honor of National Teen Dating Violence Prevention Awareness Month, teens have been taught about love.


Carpinteria Rotary Talent Showcase Features Over 20 Acts and has Sixth Sell Out

The Carpinteria Rotary Talent Showcase Saturday night sold out the Plaza Playhouse Theatre and raised money for music in the schools.

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Teacher of year fired over dirty diaper

A teacher of the year award winner in St. Louis, Missouri, is being fired over a dirty diaper, Fox News reports, to the chagrin of parents of children in her classroom.

Teen Star 2015

San Marcos High School Freshman Wins 'Teen Star' Competition

The Granada Theater rolls out the red carpet Saturday night as 10 finalists competed for the title of "Teen Star". Some said it felt a little like "American Idol."

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Bishop Diego Students Volunteer For Day of Service

Bishop Diego High School students, teachers and staff spent the day volunteering at…

Father-Son Hiking Duo Bring New Faces On Adventures

A Santa Barbara County Father has made a tradition of hiking every year with his 8…

FoodBank CEO Winds Down Food Security Challenge

FoodBank CEO Winds Down Food Security Challenge

The FoodBank CEO is winding down his Food Security Challenge where he has lived on…


Carpinteria Rotary Talent Showcase Features Over 20 Acts and has Sixth Sell Out

The Carpinteria Rotary Talent Showcase Saturday night sold out the Plaza Playhouse…

Teen Star 2015

San Marcos High School Freshman Wins 'Teen Star' Competition

The Granada Theater rolls out the red carpet Saturday night as 10 finalists competed…

Community Pitches In To Help Deputy Recovering From Stroke

Hundreds Attend Fundraiser To Support Deputy Recovering From Stroke

Members of the Sheriff's Office hosted a BBQ and silent auction for Senior Deputy…

Local Sports

UCSB Baseball Beats Oregon

UCSB Avoids The Sweep After Taking Down Oregon 1-0

UC Santa Barbara left-hander Justin Jacome turned in arguably his best start as a…


UCSB Tops UC Irvine In A Thriller 54-51

Zalmico Harmon scored five of his seven points in the crucial final 1:30 of the game…

Dons Advance to CIF Semifinals

Clay, Wagonhurst & Henderson Lead Santa Barbara Over Hart in CIF Playoffs

Ben Clay, Chris Wagonhurts and Max Henderson combined for 51 points in Dons 62-51…

Compton Ends Cameron Walker s High School Career

Righetti is Eliminated by Compton as Walker's Great Career High School Ends

Compton beat the Warriors 59-52 in a CIF Division 2A quarterfinal game.

Oregon Beats Tate and UCSB

Ducks Breakup Tate's No-Hitter in 6th & Beat UCSB Ace

Dillon Tate dominated Oregon for most of the game but suffered his first loss on…

Gauchos Dominate Second Half Against Davis

Big Second Half Leads Gauchos Over First Place Davis

After being tied at half, UCSB dominated the final twenty minutes and won 74-60.

Local News Headlines

Hail in Orcutt Monday Morning

Storms Bring Small Hail, Heavy Rain to Southern California

Storms across Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties produce small hail, heavy…

Vehicle Rollover on Santa Barbara Surface Street

A couple of drivers in downtown Santa Barbara were lucky to walk away with just…

Paraglider Dies After Falling 3,000 Feet Near La Cumbre Peak

The man was tandem paragliding with his teenage daughter when he fell.

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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

BlackBerry unbranded

BlackBerry commits to software on any device

The next time you use BlackBerry, it might be on your iPhone. BlackBerry announced…

SanDisk Ultra

This tiny card will give your smartphone 200 GB of storage

The days of deleting apps and photos from your phone to free up storage may soon be…

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The social network you can wear

Once was a time when finding out if you were compatible with someone involved a…

Health Headlines

Nina Pham sues

Texas nurse who got Ebola sues hospital chain

She was the first person to ever contract Ebola in the United States, and now she's…

Facebook app on iphone

Too much Facebook leads to envy, depression

Constantly checking Facebook to see what your friends are doing could lead to some…


Measles cases linked to Las Vegas restaurant

Four cases of measles have been linked to a restaurant at the MGM Grand Hotel &…

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