Protestors gathered at De La Guerra Plaza just before 5 p.m. Friday, and after a crying rally to unite against hate and discrimination, and a few speeches from organizers, they marched up State Street to Anapamu Street holding anti-Trump signs and chanting.
The driver of a vehicle involved in a violent crash at U.S. Highway 101 and Vista Point, west of Refugio State Beach,Thursday afternoon was found alive.
At least three people were detained after a lengthy police pursuit in south Santa Barbara County, and subsequent crash in Old Town Goleta. Authorities confirmed the suspect vehicle was stolen.
Birds are flocking to Solimar Beach on National Bird Day. Hundreds of birds hung around the area early Thursday morning. A UCSB Professor says this is a good sign. The birds aren't coming to shore because of the recent rainstorms. Schools of anchovies are swimming closer to shore.
A driver described as a middle-aged man from Chicago, drove his car off Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara and into the water. Santa Barbara City firefighters, Harbor Patrol and Santa Barbara police arrived on scene shortly after the incident. The accident occurred at about 1:49 p.m. Friday, on the east side of the wharf. The driver, Tom Zobel, told NewsChannel 3 Senior Reporter John Palminteri that he accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake.
One of the more unique events at a California mission took place at sunrise Wednesday in Santa Barbara. In virtual silence, and only the sound of an indigenous song on a flute, about 100 residents came to the Old Mission steps for the 'Time of Illumination' mass. As the sun rises on the first day of winter, with the angle of the Mission, the light shoots through the doorway. The church lights are off and the sun eventually lights up the statues of Saint Barbara and then Jesus above the altar.
A handful of suspected thieves, linked to a hefty theft ring, were arrested Tuesday in Goleta. Santa Barbara County Sheriff's officials are crediting a hawk-eyed citizen for helping break the case after spotting a suspicious grey Toyota Camry parked at Girsh Park near the baseball fields Tuesday morning.
Santa Barbara officials have released a series of photos including one of a water heater area from a Dario Pini property as part of an inspection process into the controversial landlord. (Santa Barbara City photo)
This year's Holiday Turkey Drive, hosted by KCOY 12's Dave Alley, was a success, with 300 turkeys and $18,500 raised by Good Samaritan, and 300 turkeys plus $25,000 raised by the SLO County Food Bank. Starting at 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning and lasting 13 hours until 7:00 p.m., the Central Coast teamed up to help families in need for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday.
Canine Adoption and Rescue League has committed to caring and finding homes for 11 dogs bred for human consumption as part of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. Six of the dogs arrived safely at the rescue earlier this week, with the remainder coming by December 1.
Hundreds of people marched down State Street on Saturday, Nov. 12, after gathering at De la Guerra Plaza in Santa Barbara to protest Donald Trump and promote unity, love and peace. The protest and march were peaceful with no violent outbursts reported. Santa Barbara police stayed in front and back of the protesters to protect them and the public. Anti-Trump protests have erupted throughout the country since Trump's election win.
As the nation wakes up to the news of a President-Elect Donald Trump, hundreds of local high school students marched from their classrooms to protest a Trump presidency, and show solidarity with communities feeling negatively affected by Trump's win.
A significant water main break Monday afternoon has flooded parts of Milpas Street. Witness video sent to NewsChannel 3 shows the roadway in the 600 block of Milpas Street suffering from major cracks with the ground raised several inches, as water gushes out from multiple locations along the ground.
Firefighters are battling a 400+ acre brush fire at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
The streets of the Santa Maria Valley were buzzing with activity Wednesday morning. On dozens of street corners, hundreds of volunteers donated their time to participate in the annual Day of Hope fundraiser. Now in its third year, the 5-hour event raises money to assist patients at Mission Hope Cancer in Santa Maria.
Fiesta Pequena is the official kick-off to Old Spanish Days. Crews and performers were hard at work rehearsing for Fiesta Pequena on the steps of the Old Mission Santa Barbara. (Photos: Oscar Flores)
Grover Beach police released more information into a fatal hit-and-run investigation that occurred Saturday night shorty before 10 p.m., including the arrest of the suspect several hours later. Full Story here.
The Bar Fire broke out near Refugio Canyon at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Resourced from the Rey Fire were diverted to fight the Bar Fire. Full Details Here.
Firefighters are battling the Chimney Fire burning near Lake Nacimiento in San Luis Obispo County. The wildfire broke out Saturday at 4:05 p.m. For continued updates, click here.
Downed power lines are being investigated as possible cause of fire that burned 3-5 acres and a large cabin at a Zaca Lake retreat Wednesday night. FULL STORY HERE
Santa Barbara Police are on the scene of a triple fatal car crash on Cliff Drive. It happened just before 9 p.m. at Cliff and Vista Del Playa near Santa Barbara City College. FULL STORY HERE
For nearly one entire week in August, Old Spanish Days takes over Santa Barbara for a colorful, exciting, contagious fiesta. The festivities include dancing, singing, confetti-filled cascarones, food, games and rides, a rodeo, and many more fun-filled events. This year's Fiesta theme is a "Coastal Frontier."
Flor y Canto is a rare opportunity to see the original Spanish California dances and songs of the 19th Century. Interwoven with historic narration, the unique dances and songs at Flor y Canto are performed much as they would have been 170 years ago.
Old Spanish Days Fiesta officially began on Wednesday with La Fiesta Pequeña drawing thousands of people to Santa Barbara. The annual event was hosted by Father Larry Gosselin and NewsChannel 3 Anchor Beth Farnsworth. Here are some of the images from Wednesday night's event through the camera lens of our Digital Journalist Oscar Flores.
Crowds got quite the treat Tuesday night with Fiesta Pequena rehearsals at the Old Mission Santa Barbara. Fiesta Pequena marks the official kick-off to the week-long Old Spanish Days festivities.
National Night Out was a chance for the Lompoc community to come together and get up close and personal with the men and women who serve in local law enforcement and public safety.
The city of Santa Barbara is gearing up for Old Spanish Days with a kickoff party on Sunday night. La Recepcion del Presidente at the Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort, gives El Presidente J.C. Gordon the chance to thank the community for putting on this year's events. The event honors Gordon and past Presidentes and serves as a fundraiser to support free Fiesta events. The 92 annual Old Spanish Days kicks off on Wednesday, August 3. FULL STORY HERE
Louis XVI is guillotined, the first nuclear-powered submarine launches, and President Reagan's second inauguration heads indoors, all on this day.
The inauguration of President Donald Trump brought out both protesters and supporters in Washington, D.C., and New York City.
FDR is inaugurated for an unprecedented fourth time, "Meet The Beatles!" hits record stores, and Iran releases the American hostages, all on this day.
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Take a look back at the career and life of golfing great Tiger Woods so far.
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Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized Jan. 14 and recently moved to intensive care for a procedure and observation. His wife Barbara has also been hospitalized as a precaution after she experienced fatigue. Take a look back at Bush's life and career.
Edgar Allan Poe is born, Scrabble goes international, the Apple Lisa goes on sale, and the "Purple Rain" soundtrack releases its grip on the charts, all on this day.
With Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez and Tim Raines being announced Wednesday as part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's class of 2017, find out some more about each inductee.
The Nobel Peace Prize-winning spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people has some advice for those upset by last year's election results.
Three B-52s become the first aircraft to circle the globe non-stop, Willie O'Ree breaks the NHL's color barrier, "The Jeffersons" premieres, and Jim Thorpe gets his Olympic medals back, all on this day.
"Don Quixote" is first published, Prohibition is ratified and goes into effect, Hitler moves underground, and the space shuttle Columbia takes off for the last time, all on this day.
Columbus heads home from the New World, Martin Luther King Jr. is born, the Green Bay Packers win the first Super Bowl, and Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger becomes a hero, all on this day.
FDR becomes the first president to fly while in office, Joltin' Joe and Marilyn Monroe elope, Bogie dies, and the Miami Dolphins cap off a perfect season, all on this day.
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You may be planning a lazy Sunday for this weekend, but you should still plan out your workouts and routines for the week ahead.
"Batman" premieres on TV, the Jets upset the Colts in Super Bowl III, Led Zeppelin releases its self-titled debut, and a deadly earthquake shakes Haiti, all on this day.
Spotify studied the streaming habits of its users and compiled a list of the top artists people listen to when they exercise. Here's a list of the top workout artists.
Alexander Hamilton is born, a landmark report points to the hazards of smoking, the designated hitter comes into play, Mark McGwire admits to steroid use, and Beckham takes Hollywood by storm, all on this day.
The complete redesign of the Toyota Camry for 2018 is a big deal for the company and car buyers, and now we?re getting a close look at it.
Honda is giving its popular people-mover a complete redesign for 2018 with new engines and creature comforts.
The BMW 5-series is all new for 2017 and we?re getting our first up-close look at it at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Take a moment to appreciate the exquisite details of the all new Lexus LS flagship sedan.
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One year after the death of legendary British art-rock icon David Bowie, take a look back at his life and career.
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Traveling this winter? WalletHub has put together a list of its top 10 cold-weather destinations. The list was developed with 26 metrics including cheapest flights. Click through to see which destination tops the list.
As Hurricane Matthew takes aim at Florida and the Southeast United States, forecasters worry it could become one of the most expensive storms in the nation's history.
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Autumn officially starts Thursday, which means trees are about to put on a brilliant show. Find out why leaves change colors every fall.
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The 2016 hurricane season is underway, which means storms are named using lists created by the World Meteorological Organization. The list rotates every six years and changes if a particularly deadly storm hits. That name is then replaced with another one, according to the National Hurricane Center. Click through to see the names for the 2016 season.
Catastrophic flooding has swallowed swaths of Louisiana in a deluge that the governor calls "unprecedented." The breadth of the destruction includes 40,000 homes damaged, 6,900,000,000,000 gallons of rainfall in one week, 31.39 inches of rain in one day and 13 deaths across the state. See images of the devastating flood waters:
The Blue Cut fire in Southern California is the latest wildfire to hit the state, with dry, windy and warm conditions helping the fires to spread. The Blue Cut fire has caused 82,000 residents in San Bernardino County to evacuate, according to a Cal Fire spokesman. The fire had engulfed 18,000 acres in less than a day and caused Gov.
A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Italy about 100 miles northeast of Rome early Wednesday morning. The damage was significant and the death toll is climbing.
The Santa Barbara Historical Museum houses some of Fiesta's most guarded artifacts. This underground vault opened exclusively for KEYT NewsChannel 3. Here's what we found.
'Fiesta del Museo' has become one of the most popular events preceding Old Spanish Days Fiesta. Held at the beautiful Santa Barbara Historical Museum, the event is home to silent and live auctions, dancing, live music, great food,
Old Spanish Days executive committee announced the selection of Jean-Michel Cousteau as Grand Marshal for the 2016 El Desfile Histórico Parade. Tuesday's announcement comes just over three weeks from one of Santa Barbara's most popular events and one of the largest equestrian parades in the country. Read the full story, here.
Dennis Rickard was a well known figure amongst the Santa Barbara community and beyond. He served as the 2014 Old Spanish Days' El Presidente. His legacy is a rich one, one which involves the tradition and history that can only come from being the great-great-grandson of José de la Guerra, the proclaimed patriarch of Santa Barbara's first family. A highlight of Rickard's year-long duties as El Presidente was the showcase morning when Old Spanish Days was shown by way of an entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade January 1, 2015 in Pasadena. Rickard passed away on Sunday after battling a recent illness.
Congratulations to all of this year's Fiesta Photo Contest winners! And a BIG THANK YOU to Samy's Camera and everyone who participated and entered their Fiesta photos. See you all next year!
Old Spanish Days is here again! We kick things off with La Recepción del Presidente.
Need an alternative to the Mercados? Check out some of the top spots in Santa Barbara that offer a Fiesta menu during Old Spanish Days.
The Santa Barbara Carriage Museum is host to all of these iconic carriages of yesteryear.
Various events and activities around Santa Barbara during the 90th Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration. Photography by Oscar Flores
Here are just a few of the photos that viewers have sent in for our Fiesta Photo Contest! A BIG THANK YOU to all that entered on our Facebook pages! Be sure to check the comments on the photos you posted to see if you've won.
The countdown to the 2014 Old Spanish Days Fiesta Celebration began at Sunday night's La Recepcion del Presidente at the DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara. Guests enjoyed performances by The Spirit of Fiesta, Talia Ortega Vestal, and the Junior Spirit of Fiesta, Natalie Mowers.
A night under the stars. The Santa Barbara Historical Museum presents "Fiesta del Museo," in the museum courtyard. Photography by Oscar Flores.
Councilman Frank Hotchkiss is in the hospital after falling from a horse at the start of the Old Spanish Days Fiesta Parade.
Construction of the Fiesta floats is underway, but for one dance team, this year's Fiesta and float are much different than all the rest.