NewsChannel 3 Investigates

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.

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.

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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

Oil Company defends remote controlled valves

Oil Spill Briefing Sheds Light On Valves

Plains All-American Pipeline workers said an automatic shut-off valve would not have…

Daniel Adam Jasso

Santa Barbara Man Accused of Stabbing Ex-Girlfriend's New Boyfriend

A 24-year-old Santa Barbara man is behind bars after he allegedly stabbed his…

OIL SPILL VOLUNTEERS

100 Volunteers Approved to Help with Oil Clean Up

100 volunteers who have been approved to be part of the Refugio oil spill clean up…

Kids to Bowl For Free at Zodos in Goleta

Starting on May 26, kids have the opportunity to do some free bowling all summer…

Magic Mountain Debuts Twisted Colossus

Alan Rose Takes A Turn On Six Flag's New "Twisted Colossus" Coaster

Six Flags has done it again. Breaking records with their 19th roller…

What's Right

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…

Isla Vista Tribute Garden To Fallen Shooting Victims

Isla Vista Garden Remembers Massacre Victims

The Isla Vista Love and Remembrance Garden at People's Park needs your help to bloom.

Wallace Dawson Funeral Service

Community Comes Together To Honor Sgt. Wallace Dawson

After 64 years Sgt. Wallace Dawson, who was a prisoner of the Korean War has finally…

Latest Recalls

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Salmonella outbreak may be caused by raw tuna

Raw tuna, mostly from sushi, may be at the heart of a recent salmonella outbreak…

Takata

Airbag recall: What you should do now

There's a good chance you might be affected by the recall to fix exploding Takata…

Car airbags gone off

How airbags (should) work

With the news about Takata's airbag recall over a defect that has been blamed for at…

Personal Finance

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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…

Janet Yellen

Yellen: Fed can't risk 'overheating the economy'

The Federal Reserve won't wait too long to raise rates.

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The Obamas' money: Boring investments, steady income

Like millions of other Americans, President and Mrs. Obama are still paying off…

Real Estate Headlines

New home sales

Low inventory, high prices: House hunting horror stories

Life as a buyer in a seller's market is tough.

Weekends are spent trudging through crowded open houses, lowering your standards and scrambling to submit an offer within hours of seeing a mediocre house.

It's also emotional.

"I began to cry again, exce...

Obama Jobs - Money1

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

Magic Mountain Debuts Twisted Colossus

Alan Rose Takes A Turn On Six Flag's New "Twisted Colossus" Coaster

Six Flags has done it again. Breaking records with their 19th roller…

Dictionary

'WTF' in the dictionary?! That's 'clickbait'

It's official: WTF is in the dictionary. It's short for an informal phrase that…

Indian elephant closeup

Elephant grabs man's camera, takes 'elphie'

Plenty of tourists have snapped a selfie of themselves posing with an elephant…

 
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