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.


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.


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

Dead Whale Washes Ashore On East Beach

A dead whale washed ashore Santa Barbara’s East Beach in front of Rainbow Park,…

Santa Barbara Chief of Police in Serious Accident

Santa Barbara Chief of Police Hurt in Serious Car Accident

Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez was involved in a serious car accident last…

Major Milestone in Lompoc Theatre Restoration

Non-profit group to take ownership of local landmark.

Grammy Nominated NEEDTOBREATHE to Perform at Kids Helping Kids Concert

Kids Helping Kids, the non-profit group run by AP Economic students at San Marcos…

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LOL Comedy Festival returns to Santa Barbara

Comedians will converge on Santa Barbara this week and next for the second  LOL…

Lompoc City Council Considers Fee Hikes

More than 150 fee hikes could generate more than $1 million in revenue.

What's Right


Santa Barbara Program Feeds Those In Need

Local grocery stores have paired up with Santa Barbara homeless centers. Their…


Those In Need, The Boy Scouts Will Feed

Hunger is a daily reality for many in our community.


Carpinteria Instrument Drive Hits the Right Note

A drive that began in early summer shows Carpinteria is in turn with its community…

Glow In The Park Event Helps Santa Barbara Medical Program

All you need is love! That was the theme for the second annual Glow in the Park…

Thousands Of Women And Girls Run For A Beautiful Cause

Runners hit the pavement hard this weekend running for a "beautiful cause". The "She…

Adams Elementary School Celebrates Opening Of New Library

Adams Elementary School Celebrates Opening Of New Library

Adams Elementary School in Santa Barbara has a new library just in time for the…

Latest Recalls


Cheerios recalls 1.8 million gluten-free boxes that may contain wheat

General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios labeled "gluten free" that…

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Volkswagen scandal may cost up to $87 billion

Volkswagen's emissions scandal could be far more painful for investors than BP's…

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IKEA stops selling window blinds with cords

IKEA said it will no longer sell window blinds with cords because of the risk of…

Personal Finance


Our flat wages are proving economic theory wrong

Americans want higher wages.

Pay hasn't budged in years. It's a problem that goes…

Jessica Simpson, file photo

Jessica Simpson's 'biggest money mistake'

Jessica Simpson is a mogul with a shoe line and other ventures, but even the singer…

Couple pays off $100,000 in debt

Extreme savers pay off $100K in debt in 4 years

A Tennessee couple pays off $100,000 in debt in just four years.

Real Estate Headlines


Zuckerberg vs. neighbor dispute gets even weirder

A California state judge has refused Mark Zuckerberg's request to dismiss fraud charges that his neighbor brought against him.

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This is how much you need to buy a home in Manhattan

If you want to own a home in Manhattan, be prepared to spend a million bucks.

The median sale price in the New York City borough climbed to $998,000 in the third quarter -- a nearly 10% increase from a year ago, according to the latest report by real...

House for sale

Home prices make solid gains

U.S. home prices went up in July according to a new report

Irresistible Headlines

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New Whopper goes in black, comes out green

Fast-food giant Burger King's new black Whopper, a Halloween-centric take on their…

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Woman found hiding in porta-potty arrested

Sounds like it turned into quite the messy getaway.

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Homecoming poster instructions raising parent eyebrows

A South Carolina high school's flier advertising its homecoming dance included an…

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