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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.

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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.

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

In this Tipline story, we help a man battered by life. A series of tragic events left him alone, in constant pain and no money to pay a doctor.

Woman Featured In Tipline Story Gets $25,000

NewsChannel 3 has a nice surprise for a woman who battled the City of Santa Barbara and its code inspectors during the sale of her home.

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.

Local Headlines

Fire Crews Mopping Up Fire on TV Tower Road

Fire agencies received a report of a fire on TV Tower Road, west of Highway 101 on…

Dos Pueblos High School Student Arrested

Dos Pueblos High School Student Arrested, Suspected of Emailing Threats

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 15-year-old student at Dos…

Single Vehicle Crash Near Cuesta College, Two People Extricated

Multiple agencies reported to a car crash near Cuesta College, Saturday night.

Search Dog Foundation Remembers Oklahoma Bombing

Search Dog Foundation Honors Victims Of Oklahoma City Bombing

Sunday marks the 20-year anniversary of the terrorist bombing of the Oklahoma City…

Drunk Driving Suspect Hits Parked Car in San Luis Obispo, Sends Two to Hospital

A San Luis Obispo man is in jail after police say he had been drinking under the…

SLO Police Looking for Male Involved in Two Residential Burglaries

Police are on the lookout for a suspect they say broke into two homes in San Luis…

What's Right

Oxnard Police Partner With Local Non-Profit to Help Mixteco Community

The Oxnard Police Department announced a partnership with the Mixteco/Indigena…

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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

It is almost time for Community Shred Day. NewsChannel 3 is teaming up with Union…

Ojai Family Loses Home in Fire

Ojai Community Comes Together To Help Family that Lost Everything in Fire

An Ojai family is trying to figure out what to do next after losing everything they…

Prom Boutique Lends Dresses For Free to Teens

Free Prom Dresses Available to Borrow For Teens

The Assistance League of Santa Barbara is having a prom boutique to help create…

FLY GIRLS

'Fly Girls' fromSanta Barbara Ready for Air Race and to Promote Female Pilots

Three women, all in their 20's, are set to soar off on a dream of a lifetime.  …

Carpinteria Teacher Receives Milken Education Award

Carpinteria Teacher Receives Prestigious Milken Educator Award

Carpinteria teacher Brandon Sportel of Canalino Elementary, is the only educator in…

Latest Recalls

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Mother: GM shouldn't get a tax break for death

"Our kids dying should not be a tax deduction."

That's the message from Laura…

Sabra hummus

Sabra hummus recalled over Listeria concerns

Sabra Dipping Co. is recalling 30,000 cases of hummus due to possible contamination…

Smooth Industries Honda pajamas

Children’s pajamas recalled because of burn risk

Smooth Industries is recalling some children’s pajamas because they pose a risk of…

Personal Finance

Taxes, tax refund

Put your tax refund to work: How to invest $1,000

So your tax refund arrived (or is on its way). How will you spend it?

Bank lobby tellers

Fed rate hike: Speed and size matter

Experts and the media have obsessed for months about when the Fed will make its…

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What to do if you can't pay what you owe IRS

Finding out that you owe the IRS serious money is enough to ruin your year.

Real Estate Headlines

George Lucas

George Lucas wants to build affordable housing in wealthy suburb

George Lucas wants to build affordable housing for 224 families in wealthy Marin County, California.

The project is proposed for the same spot where the Star Wars creator once wanted to build a new production studio. He withdrew that plan in 2012 afte...

Homes neighborhood

Guess where the hottest housing markets are?

For home buyers in northern California, speed is the name of the game.

Of the top 10 fastest-moving housing markets, 8 are located in California, with San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland taking the top three spots, according to a report from Trulia. ...

Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones cuts price on Florida ranch

Tommy Lee Jones has cut the asking price for his 55-acre Florida horse ranch by 25 percent.

TMZ reports that Jones bought the ranch in 2002 for $2.95 million. He listed the property in 2011 for $26.75 million and has recently relisted the ranch for just under $20 million

Irresistible Headlines

Australian prime minister cheered while quenching thirst

Australian PM downs beer in 7 seconds

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been caught on camera guzzling a glass of…

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Cops: Boston 'tree ninja' caught

Police in Boston believe they have apprehended a man who has been chopping down…

Elderly old hands

Couple married 73 years dies 5 minutes apart

Heartbreaking or romantic? A Kentucky couple that was married for 73 years died…

 
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