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Six Year Fight To Save Historic Beach Cabana Is Over

Santa Barbara County Historic Landmark #49, also known as the Irene and Frances Rich Cabana has been saved.

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Tipline Warning: Bill Collectors Accused of Using Illegal Threats

An out of state bill collector may be going to far to get people to pay a past debt, they may not owe.

Tipline Investigation: Botched City Inspections Cause Homeowner Nightmare

Our special Tipline Investigation exposes a flawed Santa Barbara city policy that's supposed to protect people. Instead, it might be doing just the opposite.

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Tipline: Prescription Drug Crackdown Leads To Suicides

A Tipline investigation in July exposed how the nation's largest pharmaceutical companies cut-off, without warning,  the supply of pain medications to sick people all across the country.

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Tipline: Cancer Patient Fights For Health Coverage

A local cancer patient is in the fight of his life. He's beating the disease, now he's hoping for the same success with his insurance company.

Tipline Investigation: Foreclosure Activists Claim Billions Stolen Using Fraudulent Records

Is it possible that one of the biggest local scams of all-time is playing out right now, under our noses?

Tipline Investigation: Cabana Controversy

A 6 year fight over a local historic landmark could spell trouble for other treasured landmarks.

Tipline Investigation: PedEcab Inc. Nightmare

Stan Haley was hoping a motorized three-wheeler from a company called Ped-E-Cab Inc. would give him independence. In our investigation, we found major problems with the one he bought and a lack of oversight on safety for these types of rigs on our roadways.

Tipline Follow Up: Brush With Homelessness

Mickey Kmieciak is smiling again. We first told you about her struggle to stay off the streets about a month ago.

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Fraud Investiation Plays Role in Police Officer's Termination

It's difficult to describe this TipLine Investigation. Is it about alleged corruption, cover up or favoritism? You decide.

Tipline: Local Woman Loses Court Eviction Fight

Santa Barbara resident Mickey Kmieciak failed in court Friday to avoid eviction from her apartment, which could leave her homeless.  NewsChannel 3 Tipline Investigator CJ Ward profiles her plight...

Secret Rx War

Tipline Investigation: The Secret Rx War

When most people think about the war on drugs they think about empty smuggling boats on the beach and massive pot fields tucked away our back country. But KEYT NewsChannel 3 discovered there's another battle being waged right down the street at your neighborhood pharmacy.

Local Headlines

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Santa Barbara County Sheriff Candidates Face-Off

Santa Barbara County Sheriff candidates squared-off at a candidates forum Wednesday…

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Fire Clearance Deadline Quickly Approaching

High fire season is almost here and that means it is time to get rid of any hazards…

State Street Benches Gone

Benches Removed in Two Block Area of Downtown Santa Barbara

Benches have been removed in a two block area of State Street between Haley and…

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Study Says Produce Prices to Climb

You already think your groceries cost too much--now a new study says it'll cost a…

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New Boat To Fight SLO County Drug Smuggling

San Luis Obispo County will use a $493,013 federal grant to watch for and respond to…

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Visitors Wary of Fragile, Dying Trees in Nipomo Community Park

Keep your eyes on the trees! Visitors to the Nipomo Community Park are keeping an…

What's Right

TODAY: Avoid Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

Union Bank is partnering with NewsChannel 3 to sponsor a free shred day in Solvang…

Lost Wedding Ring Found After Two Years

An Ojai couple was reunited with a wedding ring that was lost at Ellwood Beach two…

Cota Sycamore Tree Dedicated To California Television Host

A ceremony honoring the legacy of popular television host Huell Howser was held…

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse is a huge problem not just nationally but right here in Santa Barbara…

Charity Ride Across U.S. in Memory of John Dodge

Charity Ride Across U.S. to Honor Best Friend's Legacy

A tragedy inspires a Lompoc man to try something he's never done before: ride a…

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Miles Needed to Make Kids Wishes Come True

If you want to make a different in the life of a child and have some extra frequent…

Latest Recalls

Summer Infant video baby monitor

800,000 baby monitor batteries recalled

About 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in the Summer Infant infant video monitors…

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Second General Motors recall delayed by years

General Motors and government safety regulators now have a second recall to answer…

Kraft recalls hot dogs

Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of hot dogs

Kraft is recalling 96,000 pounds of hot dogs because packaging labels were incorrect…

Personal Finance

College, university students

Grads hit with defaults when co-signers die

Student loan borrowers are suddenly being thrown into default when the co-signer on…

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Americans still don't trust the stock market

More than five years after the financial crisis, the average American is still wary…

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'My girlfriend is a tax break'

If you're in a relationship with someone who is dependent on you financially, you…

Real Estate Headlines

House, home, garage, suburbs

Nearly 2M homeowners no longer 'seriously' underwater

Surging home prices have helped nearly two million homeowners get back above water on their mortgages over the past year.

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Want to make money as a landlord? Try Detroit

Want to make money as a landlord? Consider Detroit ... seriously.

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Detroit to auction vacant homes. Starting bid: $1,000

In its ongoing battle to fight blight and boost home values, Detroit is launching a website where it will auction off vacant homes that were seized in tax foreclosures.

BuildingDetroit.org launched Monday with 15 home listings that will start getting ...

Irresistible Headlines

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Man leaves $1,000 tip for dog's surgery

Good people, not to mention good tippers, do exist.

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Man wants 'murder' tattoo removed before murder trial

A man who has been charged with first-degree murder has requested that he be allowed…

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Woman finds bird leg in bagged spinach

An Ohio woman says she's disgusted after finding a bird leg in her Dole bagged…

 
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