The Santa Barbara Zoo's Masai giraffe Audrey gave zoo staff an early surprise -- birthed a female calf. The calf was not expected for several more weeks but on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at about 3 p.m. it was born. The calf had its first medical exam on Thursday. It weighs approximately 180 pounds and is 6-feet 1-inches tall.
Over a dozen of people are dead and many people were trapped inside their homes and vehicles following devastating flooding and mudslides in Montecito.
Firefighters are on scene of a rapidly spreading wildfire near Steckel Park and Thomas Aquinas College in the Santa Paula area of Ventura County.
Firefighters responded to a structure fire at a Santa Barbara home Sunday afternoon.
Construction is complete on a unique home on the Central Coast. The house, nestled in the foothills of Santa Barbara, is made out of shipping containers.
Archeologists have unearthed a perfectly intact 300-pound plaster Egyptian sphinx at the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes -- part of Cecil B. DeMille's 95-year-old movie set.
The 2017 KCOY Turkey Drive was held Thursday, November 16 throughout San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. Local donors and organizations helped KCOY Central Coast News raise thousands of dollars and collect hundreds of turkeys to help feed the less fortunate this Thanksgiving.
Dogs and their owner were on display at the HOWL-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest at the Ventura Harbor Village on Saturday.
Fire crews battling the Rucker Fire burning in the Lompoc area.
A quick-hitting storm system rolled through Santa Barbara overturning boats, leaving flooded roadways and power lines knocked down.
Photos of the 2017 North American solar eclipse sent to us by our viewers.
Thank you to all who submitted their wonderful Fiesta photos for 2017 Old Spanish Days. Here are this year's entries.
An annual event of colorful delight, El Desfile de los Ninos (Children's Parade) takes place along State Street every year during Old Spanish Days. Children and their parents dress in traditional costumes and celebrate the spirit of Fiesta. The free event is organized by the Santa Barbara City Parks and Recreation Department.
Las Noches de Ronda (Nights of Gaiety) is held every year at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Gardens during Old Spanish Days and features evening performances that include flamenco from Spain and folkloric dancing from Mexico. Over 200 performers entertain the public in this free event.
The 93rd Desfile Historico. The parade is unique to Santa Barbara and is often referred to as one of the nation's largest equestrian parades. El Desfile Historico during Old Spanish Days features over 600 horses, as well as many antique carriages, coaches, and wagons. The Spirit of Fiesta always leads the parade. The Historical Parade starts at the west end of Cabrillo Boulevard and proceeds up State Street.
The high octane action of professional bull riding comes to the Earl Warren Showgrounds during Old Spanish Days. The Showgrounds is the setting for the only PBR event in Santa Barbara County where brave cowboys risk it all against monstrous animal athletes that weigh as much as 2,000 pounds.
Celebracion de los Dignatarios offers guests food from the Central Coast's finest eateries and drinks from many local breweries and wineries. The celebration takes place at the Santa Barbara Zoo during Old Spanish Days with a performance from the Spirit of Fiesta.
Old Spanish Days Fiesta officially got its kickoff Wednesday night at the Old Mission Santa Barbara with La Fiesta Pequena, a colorful plethora of Spanish and traditional dances honoring the region's rich Hispanic heritage. The event included performances from the 2017 Spirit of Fiesta Norma Escarcega and Jr. Spirit Eve Flores. Photos by Oscar Flores.
Probably one of the best hidden secrets in town, visitors can enjoy free performances at the Old Mission Santa Barbara as dancers rehearse for Fiesta Pequena, a live show featuring Flamenco and traditional dances.
A pre-Fiesta event at the Paseo Nuevo Mall delighted hundreds of visitors with Flamenco dancing all day Monday. A special solo performance from the 2017 Junior Spirit of Fiesta Eve Flores kicked off the event.
The Recepcion del Presidente event is held every year just three days before the official start to Old Spanish Days Fiesta to honor the current and past presidentes of Old Spanish Days.
From the bright lights of Broadway to the quaint Danish town of Solvang, the ever-so-popular musical "Newsies" exploded Saturday evening with dazzling choreography and catchy tunes to the delight of a packed house.
It's an unofficial event to the start of Old Spanish Days Fiesta the first week of August but all the main players attend. Live and silent auctions, fashion show, food and drinks, and live performances are just some of the things you'll experience at the Fiesta del Museo.
The Whittier Fire burned along Broadcast Peak, cutting power to KEYT's main transmitter. Luckily, damage to the tower was minimal. (Jimmy Sprague/KEYT)
View the dramatic images captured by viewers, news crews, and fire officials battling the Whittier Fire.
Fire crews from Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties are currently battling a brush fire that broke out just after 3:30 p.m. on Highway 166 near the Twitchell Reservoir in SLO County.
A fire broke out just after 2:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July in Camarillo. The fire quickly grew in size with evacuations ordered for a nearby park.
St. Patrick's Day began as a religious holiday to honor the saint who, in the fifth century, introduced Christianity to Ireland. The holiday is being celebrated around the world with parades, shamrocks and all things green.
With the NCAA men's basketball tournament now underway, catch up on all the action so far.
St. Patrick's Day comes to America, the British flee Boston, Jimi Hendrix releases "Purple Haze," and white voters in South Africa vote overwhelmingly to end apartheid, all on this day.
Several major product recalls have been reported in the United States so far this year. Check our list to see if you could be affected.
Buying your first home can be a thrill. But it also requires a lot of hard work and help from others. Avoid these 12 mistakes with tips from NerdWallet or they could cost you.
A look inside England's famous Tower of London.
Some experts say flying with your pets should be a last resort. But if you do decide to travel with your furry friend, be sure to do your research and be overly cautious.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in May 2017 to head the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. Here are some key developments of the investigation.
"The Scarlet Letter" is published for the first time, the My Lai massacre takes place, and Otis Redding scores the first posthumous No. 1 hit, all on this day.
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, let's take a look at some celebrities born in Ireland, from Liam Neeson to Colin Farrell.
With St. Patrick's Day nearly here, go behind the numbers of this celebration of all things Irish.
Multiple people have died as a result of a pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University in Miami. Here are images from the collapse.
South by Southwest is an annual festival of film, interactive media and music in Austin, this year held March 9-18.
Stores have been closing their doors at a record pace. Here's a list at some well known retailers that have gone out of business.
2017 hit traditional brick-and-mortar retailers hard with a record-setting amount of store closures. Fung Global Retail & Technology reported 6,955 stores closed last year. Here's a look at the retailers who will be closing stores in 2018.
The Brewers Association released its annual list of the top producing craft breweries in the U.S. based on sales volume. Here's a look at the top ten.
Two lottery jackpots keep getting larger. The Powerball is now worth $455 million for the March 17 drawing and the Mega Millions is up to $345 million for the March 16 drawing. Here's a look at the single biggest U.S. lottery jackpots.
The Ides of March proves unlucky for Julius Caesar, the Cincinnati Red Stockings become the first pro baseball team, "The Godfather" premieres, and the first internet domain name is registered, all on this day.
With the madness finally here, take a look at some of the numbers behind the NCAA men's basketball tournament, as compiled by WalletHub.com.
Waves of students marched out of class Wednesday to demand stricter gun laws and an end to school massacres, a month after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 people dead in Parkland, Florida.
The Sustainable Development Solutions Network released its annual World Happiness Report. Here are the top 10 happiest countries in the world, according to the 2018 report.
America's first town hall meeting is held, Eli Whitney patents his cotton gin, Pan Am is incorporated, and JFK's body is moved to a permanent memorial, all on this day.
Even the biggest celebrity had to start somewhere. With that in mind, check out what these stars did for a living before they became famous.
With Wednesday marking Pi Day, find out more about what makes the day special and learn about some other intriguing dates that have been the source of fascination and speculation.
Click through to see which notable entertainers, athletes, politicians and celebrities died in 2018.
Click through to see President Donald Trump's cabinet picks, as well as who has resigned or withdrawn from consideration.
New England's third nor'easter in less than two weeks began slamming parts of the region Tuesday morning, a prelude to what's expected to be an all-day barrage that could drop as much as 2 feet of snow and bring dangerous whiteout conditions on the roads. Here are images from the last two weeks of nor'easters.
A weather system hitting Europe dubbed the "Beast from the East" brought snow, cold temperatures and strong winds to Britain.
More rain is expected across parts of the Midwest and South, worsening the threat of floods that is already blamed for the deaths of three people in Michigan and Kentucky.
Puerto Rico's long recovery in pictures.
With Punxsutawney Phil predicting six more weeks of winter Friday, learn more about where this Groundhog Day tradition comes from.
Destructive waves of mud sliding down barren hillsides in Southern California slammed everything in sight. As of Thursday, 17 people were killed and more than 160 others were injured. Here are images from the devastation.
The year 2017 was historical in terms of the monetary costs of natural disasters in the U.S. Here's five that left an indelible mark.
Cold and snow is bringing misery to much of the Midwest and Northeast this holiday season. Some are still getting out of the house, however.
It's time to ring in 2018. Here are scenes from New Year's celebrations around the world.
From Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington to the devastating wildfires in California, 2017 was a year packed with news and memorable images.
Residents in Texas, Mississippi and other southern states are waking up to a rare sight, snow. Parts of Texas have reported up to 5 inches of snow, the Weather Channel reported.
Take a look back at the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.
The sea churned and the sky turned red. Pictures from the effects of Hurricane Ophelia.
Deadly wildfires are roaring across California, killing at least 40 people, forcing evacuations and destroying homes and businesses in their paths.
Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico last week, whipping the island with Irma-level winds, drenching it in Harvey-level flooding, crippling communications, decimating buildings and damaging a dam that puts downstream residents at risk of catastrophe. Without power and communications for much of the island, millions of people have been cut off from the world since the hurricane hit. Here's the latest info and images from the storm.
Autumn is here, which means trees are about to put on a brilliant show. Find out why leaves change colors every fall.
A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the central Mexican state of Puebla on Tuesday afternoon, the US Geological Survey said.
There are 325,510 flood-damaged cars on U.S. roads this year, according to an analysis of vehicle-history reports by Carfax. And that figure doesn't include the tens of thousands of vehicles damaged by Tropical Storm Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Waterlogged vehicles turn up in every state, even those they never experience a catastrophic flood. These 10 cities account for about a third of waterlogged cars on the road in 2017.