NewsChannel 3 Investigates

NewsChannel 3 Investigates

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, there is still so much confusion that leads to disputes and in some cases lawsuits.

Grand Jury Report Backs Up NewsChannel 3 Investigations

A Grand Jury launched its investigation after we aired a series of reports exposing serious flaws in the ZIR's. We showed how mistakes by city inspectors created nightmares for people trying to sell their home.

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord with Customers

A Santa Barbara guitar company and its owner are striking the wrong chord with musicians all over the country.

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 double take.

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.  They're sold as the world's most colorful 5K runs because the runners are showered with dye in various colors during the run.

Santa Barbara City Council Agrees to ZIR Changes

The Santa Barbara City Council is moving ahead with changes to its Zoning Information Reports or ZIRs.

Tipline Investigation: Unraveling Santa Barbara's ZIR Mess

We have an update on a Tipline investigation that exposed serious flaws within the Santa Barbara planning department.

WHEELCHAIR SCAM

Tipline Investigation: Don't Fall For the Wheelchair Scam

Our Tipline investigation begins with a sob story. Every scammer has one. They love to suck their victims in with a good tear-jerker, a story that pulls at the heart strings.

Run or Dye Event Cancelled Under Cloud of Suspicion

The Run or Dye event scheduled for Ventura this Saturday, November 8, will not happen.

Tipline Battle of Solar Power

Tipline Exclusive: SoCal Edison Accused Of Delaying Solar Applications

A nasty feud is brewing between many solar companies and Southern California Edison.

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Father of Los Osos Woman Found Dead in Nevada Speaks Out

"Margay touched so many lives, and was so outgoing and gregarious", says Jeff Edwards as he reflects on the life and sudden death of his 27-year-old daughter Margay Edwards whose body was found decomposing in the Nevada desert near the town of Pahrump, just outside Las Vegas, last week, "disbelief is the first thing that crosses your mind, surrealism, you want to wake up from a bad dream but it doesn't happen."

Plea for Help from Family of Murdered Santa Maria Man

As Javier Limon Jr. stares at a collection of photographs of his late father Javier Sr., other grieving Limon family members are asking for help from the community in solving his murder mystery.

Local Headlines

Lawsuit Filed Over Refugio Oil Spill Due to Financial Losses from the Closed Fishing Area

A Santa Barbara fisherman is at the leading edge of a class action lawsuit that has…

Orcutt Woman Wakes up to Missing Car Tires

An Orcutt woman woke up to all four of her tires missing, a sight that's left her…

Students Documenting Refugio Oil Spill

Students Documenting Refugio Oil Spill

The students have been hard at work since the spill occurred, combing beaches from…

Bike Company Giving Away Electric Bike

The Wave Electric Company is giving away one of their electric bicycles, and here's…

Israel-Based Company Picked To Restart Desal Plant

Israel-Based Company Picked To Restart Desal Plant

Plans for the desalination facility in continue to push forward as a company has…

Extended Breath Holding Underwater Banned In City Pools

Santa Barbara Bans Extended Breath Holding In City-Run Pools

Santa Barbara along with New York are the first cities to ban the potentially deadly…

What's Right

Frontier Riders Program

'Frontier Riders' Program Helps At-Risk Teens

The Santa Barbara Youth Project's Frontier Riders wrapped up a pilot program to help…

Dancing With Our Community Stars Kicks Off

Contestants Revealed to Dance at Oxnard Salsa Festival

It's official:  the 2015 Dancing With Our Community Stars has kicked off for the…

FLOWER EMPOWER LUNCHEON

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…

Latest Recalls

Takata airbag recall

Takata recall shock: Replacement airbags must be replaced

Takata, already at the center of the largest and most complex auto recall in…

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Airbag maker Takata faces long hard road to recovery

Airbag maker Takata faces a long hard road to recovery after its faulty products…

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Over 2 million more cars added to Takata recall

Over 2 million more vehicles were added to official lists of models being recalled…

Personal Finance

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Americans are savers now. It's a problem for the economy

America's 2015 economic report card looks like this:

Low gas prices. Check.

Over…

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For Millennials, it's good to be young, rich, and female

Rich, young women are kicking butt.

Wealthy Millennial women are more likely to make…

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Criminals use IRS website to steal data on 104,000 people

A "sophisticated" organized crime syndicate used the IRS website to steal tax forms…

Real Estate Headlines

Jackson Neverland Ranch

Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch can be yours for $100M

Neverland, the California ranch that Michael Jackson turned into his own private zoo, can now be yours for a cool $100 million - chimps not included.

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Is the party over for real estate investing?

Real estate has been one of the best performing assets since President Barack Obama took office.

No, we're not talking about regular people's homes. The biggest gains have come from so-called real estate investment trusts -- REITs for short.

REITs are compani...

Monaco

Monaco real estate just had its hottest year ever

Rich Russians poured money into Monaco real estate last year, confirming the tiny city state's reputation as one of the world's most sought after addresses.

Residential real estate in the European principality -- where nearly one in every three people...

Irresistible Headlines

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Rare 17-foot oarfish washes ashore in California

Annie MacAulay heard of the legendary deep sea monster for 20 years and then she…

Menswear Dog - White dress shirt, midnight-blue tuxedo

Fashion advice -- from a dog

It's easy to spot Bodhi walking down New York's Madison Avenue. He has a knack for…

Teen Driver Crashes into Military Tank

Teenage driver crashes into military tank

A teenage driver took a wrong turn and collided into a military vehicle which…

 
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