NewsChannel 3 Investigates

Tipline Investigation Wild Uber Ride

Tipline Investigation: Wild Uber Ride

Had too much to drink? Call Uber and get home safe. But, what if the Uber driver is drunker than you.

Tipline Investigation What s Really Inside

Tipline Investigation: What's Really Inside?

If you've ever bought a brand new iPhone, you know how exciting it is to unwrap the box, open it and see that gleaming new phone for the first time.

Tipline Investigation: Nipomo Berry Farmer Battles UPS

Randy Pudwill admits he lost faith in humanity for about six months. It all started when he tried to do the right thing.

Tipline Investigation Bogus Car Deal Shatters Friendship

Tipline Investigation: A Bad Car Deal Shatters a Friendship

It all started with two best friends and a used car. Let's just say the friendship is over and the car is long gone.

NewsChannel 3 Investigation Helps Santa Maria Couple Get The

NewsChannel 3 Investigation Helps Santa Maria Couple Get Their Home Back

Two years of court ordered frustration forced a Santa Maria couple to call our NewsChannel Three Tipline for help.

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.

NewsChannel 3 Investigates Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord w

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.

Local Headlines

Fire Crews Put Out Vegetation Fire in Los Padres National Forest

The fire broke out at the Winchester Canyon Gun Club Sunday afternoon.

Small Business Saturday

Shoppers Turn Out For Small Business Saturday

It was started in 2010 to help smaller locally owned stores get more customers…


Fire Caused Late Night Freeway Closures

small fire between the 101 and 126 freeways led to closures at the interchange in…

Motorcyclist Rescued From Ravine

A motorcyclist went off the side of the road and dropped thirty feet into a ravine…

REI Closed On Black Friday

Outdoor Retailer REI Closes Stores For Black Friday

The retailer halted operations on the day after Thanksgiving, gave employees a paid…

Santa Maria Celebrates Small Business Success

Ceremony for graduates of Women's Economic Ventures SSET Course.

What's Right

Warming Shelters Open in Santa Barbara County

Several Santa Barbara County warming centers have opened their doors due to the…


Water Saving Mobile Car Wash Helps During Drought

A mobile car wash in Santa Barbara is cleaning up during the drought.  The service…

Adopting a Senior for the Holiday Season

A Buellton man and his family found a way to make the giving of gift cards make a…

Four churches unite for Thanksgiving food drive

Big Turkey and Chicken Drive by Four Churches Gives Meals for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Four Montecito churches have united to have a large one day Thanksgiving turkey and…

Goleta Barbers Gives Free Hair Cuts To Kids

Kids Get Free Haircuts In Goleta

Kids filled the chairs at Goleta Barbers on Saturday.


SEE International Art Show Restores Sight With Locally Produced Abstract Work

The SEE International art show at the Santa Barbara Library will help to restore…

Latest Recalls


E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad

Health investigators confirm a handful of cases of E. coli have been linked back to…

Ford factory workers

Ford recalls half a million vehicles over fuel tank issue

Ford is recalling nearly half a million vehicles over a potential fuel tank…

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Hyundai recalls Sonatas over brake light issue

More than 300,000 Hyundai Sonata cars have been recalled because of a brake light…

Personal Finance

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Americans are saving more than spending

Americans are saving faster than they are spending.

Janet Yellen

Janet Yellen: The U.S. economy is 'performing well'

Watch out savers, home buyers and investors: America's interest rates could finally…

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

For rent

Britain hikes taxes on investors to cool housing market

Britain's decision to levy a higher rate of tax on investors in its red hot housing market will be welcomed by many.

Google mortgage

Google could be your next mortgage broker

Shopping for a mortgage? Google is now a licensed mortgage broker.

The tech giant launched Google Compare for mortgages on Monday that will allow potential home buyers to find and compare home loans.

When looking to buy a home, experts recommend shop...

Home sales, housing

Most probably can't afford to live near good US schools

It's the holy grail of parenting: Moving to a town or neighborhood with a good public school system.

Irresistible Headlines

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Christmas tree-shaped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups criticized

People are taking to social media to dis Christmas tree-shaped Reese's Peanut Butter…

Spider in web

Fight with spider ends with police being called

A report of a potential violent domestic disturbance turned out to instead be one…

Morning Team Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving From Ours to Yours!

Tony Cabrera, Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo, and our morning show team want to…

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