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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.

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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.

Local Headlines

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UC and CSU Schools to Starts a Loan Program for Qualified Undocumented Students

Financial help is on the way for qualified undocumented students. The California…

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Governor Signs Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

Single use plastic bags will become illegal next July after Gov. Jerry Brown signed…

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Goleta Shoplifting Suspects Caught after Chase

Several Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies and a helicopter were called to the…

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Latino Student Success Honored at Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara City College was recently honored as America’s top program in the…

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A Restaurant In Buellton Is Serving Unique Food To Santa Ynez Valley

A Buellton couple has been catering out of the Santa Ynez valley for over a decade…

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Police Searching For Two Suspects Involved In Convenience Store Robberies

Santa Maria police are looking for two suspects who robbed two different convenience…

What's Right

Breakfast Of Champions Draws Big Crowd In Santa Paula

'Breakfast Of Champions' Draws Big Crowd in Santa Paula

Hundreds of supporters for the Santa Clara Valley Boys and Girls Club woke up early…

Thriller Fundraiser Set for October 25

Thriller Flashmob and Fundraiser Set For October 25

It may not be Halloween, but some people are already in the dancing mood for next…

She.Is.Beautiful Run Benefits Girls Inc.

More than two thousand women and girls compete in the She.is.Beautiful run in Santa…

'Glow In The Park' Lights Up Santa Barbara Sky

The night sky was filled with hot-air balloons at Elings Park in Santa Barbara…

Pismo Beach Surfers Honor 911 Victims

Pismo Surfers Honor 9/11 Victims

Local surfers chose to honor those who died in the September 11th attacks with a…

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Avocado Festival Donation will Help Future Farmers of America

A month before the California Avocado Festival, organizers have donated $3000. to…

Latest Recalls

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Ford says C-Max recall will cost $500 million

Ford Motor Company put a price tag on its latest recall: $500 million.

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Ford recalls 850,000 cars for air bag flaw

Ford Motor says it is recalling 850,000 cars because of the risk of a short circuit…

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Chrysler recalls more than 230,000 SUVs

Chrysler is recalling more than 230,000 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees…

Personal Finance

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Walmart offers checking accounts

Walmart is finally getting into the banking business.

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Gen Xers are poorer than their parents

Gen Xers may be taking home bigger paychecks than their parents did at the same age…

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Debt-abolishing program is great if you can get it

Occupy Wall Street has been on a debt-abolishing tear lately -- recently buying…

Real Estate Headlines

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Home prices rise 5.6%

Home prices rose in July but at a slower rate, as the real estate market's rebound continues to cool off.

National home prices were up 5.6% annually, down from a 6.3% gain in June according to the S&P/Case-Shiller index. The pace of price gains has sl...

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Is student loan debt hurting the housing recovery?

Student loan debt is preventing millions of Millennials and Gen Xers from buying their first homes -- and that is having a big impact on the housing market.

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London overtakes Hong Kong as city with highest rents

London has overtaken Hong Kong as the world's most expensive city to rent homes and offices as property prices soar.

Irresistible Headlines

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Strong cologne leads cops to hiding criminal

An Oregon man accused of leading police on a 100 mph chase and then attempting to…

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Bank robbery suspect's happy mug shot going viral

This could be the happiest mug shot ever.

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Cali4nia Ski Pass Goes On Sale Saturday

A new ski pass will give the Epic pass some competition.

 
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