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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Mosul, Iraq

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New front line against ISIS: the classroom

An 11-year-old at the back of the class raises his hand and proudly delivers an answer to the teacher's question: "If you murder one person, it's as if you killed all humanity."

It is a verse from the Quran, delivered in Flemish.

And for the teacher, I...

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Fiat Chrysler will put workers' kids through college

How's this for a job perk? Fiat Chrysler is giving dealership workers and their family members a free ride to college. The new benefit is supposed to woo the best workers.

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How campuses deal with sexual assault

They're known as John Doe and Jane Roe. They were sophomores at the University of California-San Diego in 2014 -- friends who fooled around. She said she was a virgin until one night, fueled by alcohol, they had sex.

Allan Hancock College Choir Prepares for Christmas Concerts

Allan Hancock College's choir will help spread holiday cheer throughout the Central Coast with a series of Christmas concerts in early December.

Santa Maria Library Welcomes Marine Touch Tanks

The Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to welcome the return of the marine life touch tank exhibit.

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Most probably can't afford to live near good US schools

It's the holy grail of parenting: Moving to a town or neighborhood with a good public school system.


Dos Pueblos Mock Trial Team Receives National Honors

Santa Barbara presiding Judge James Herman recognized the International Champion Dos Pueblos High School Mock Trial Team, Wednesday.

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Local Student Witnesses Paris Terror Attacks

Six local college students studying abroad in Paris are thankful to be OK. The group of students from Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks were inside the soccer stadium as terrorists exploded their suicide vests outside.

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University of North Dakota

Fighting Hawks voted in as new North Dakota nickname

The University of North Dakota announced the school's new nickname will be Fighting Hawks during a news conference Wednesday.

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Not your mother's sex ed: Funny, candid PSAs

The first time Aly Lovelace ever received any kind of formal sex education, she was 18 years old and a senior at a Texas high school. She'd been sexually active for four years and had had an abortion "completely alone" the year before.

Clarissa Fans Flock To Chaucer's Books

Mitchel Kreigman, the writer and producer behind the 90's Nickelodeon hit TV show "Clarissa Explains It All" visited Santa Barbara Tuesday night to do a reading and book signing at Chauser's Books on State Street.

Opeyemi Enoch

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Has the Riemann Hypothesis been solved?

Nigerian professor Opeyemi Enoch Wednesday insisted he has found a solution to the complex Riemann Hypothesis.

Following several media reports casting doubt on his claim, Enoch said: "I have a proof and the mathematics community is behind me."

The sen...

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Warming Shelters Open in Santa Barbara County

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


Water Saving Mobile Car Wash Helps During Drought

A mobile car wash in Santa Barbara is cleaning up during the drought.  The service…

Adopting a Senior for the Holiday Season

A Buellton man and his family found a way to make the giving of gift cards make a…

Four churches unite for Thanksgiving food drive

Big Turkey and Chicken Drive by Four Churches Gives Meals for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Four Montecito churches have united to have a large one day Thanksgiving turkey and…

Goleta Barbers Gives Free Hair Cuts To Kids

Kids Get Free Haircuts In Goleta

Kids filled the chairs at Goleta Barbers on Saturday.


SEE International Art Show Restores Sight With Locally Produced Abstract Work

The SEE International art show at the Santa Barbara Library will help to restore…

Local Sports

Camarillo Too Strong for Bishop Diego

Camarillo Overpowers Cardinals to Reach First CIF Final Since 1996

The Scorpions move to 13-0 on the year with a 54-28 victory.

Calabasas Advances to CIF Title Game in Western Division

Holmes & Gebbia Lead Calabasas into Western Division Championship Game

Calabasas advances to its first ever CIF title contest.

Thousand Oaks Holds Off Arroyo Grande in CIF Semifinal

Thousand Oaks Football Survives AG's Late Rally to Advance to CIF Final

The Lancers will play in a CIF title game for the first time since 1987.

Bishop Diego Lineman Talk About Success on the Ground

Bishop Diego Rush into CIF Semifinal Game Behind Improved Offensive Line

The Cardinals lineman are not getting pushed around in the playoffs.

Arroyo Grande Football Talks About Thousand Oaks Offense

Strength vs Strength as AG Defense will Battle TO's Offense

Arroyo Grande has four shutouts but Thousand Oaks is led by Cal-bound quarterback…

Local News Headlines

Santa Maria Celebrates Small Business Success

Ceremony for graduates of Women's Economic Ventures SSET Course.


Local Shopping Buzz Began Very Early for the Holiday Season

Holiday shoppers have been out since the dark of the night, starting at malls,…


Morning Chase Leads to Two Arrests in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Sheriff's deputies, and Santa Barbara Police were both on the scene…

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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…

Tipline Investigation: Nipomo Berry Farmer Battles UPS

Randy Pudwill admits he lost faith in humanity for about six months. It all started…

Technology Headlines

Raspberry Pi computer

This $5 computer sold out in a day

Raspberry Pi has raised the bar on low-cost computing again.

The UK-based educational…

SpaceX Falcon 9 launch

Debris from SpaceX launch found near UK isle

A large chunk of debris from a SpaceX rocket has been found floating off a remote…

Comet ISON

NASA says space anomaly caused by comets

An anomaly in deep space that has been the focus of speculation and observation for…

Health Headlines

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UNICEF: Teen AIDS deaths tripled since 2000

The number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled in the last 15 years despite…


E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad

Health investigators confirm a handful of cases of E. coli have been linked back to…

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8-year-old girl battling rare breast cancer

At just 8 years old, Chrissy Turner is battling a rare form of childhood breast…

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