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Santa Barbara County

Olympian Karlos Balderas Returns Home to Santa Maria

Olympic boxer Karlos Balderas is given a hero's welcome at the airport by a…

Los Padres National Forest Elevates Fire Restrictions

Due to ongoing wildfires, extremely dry vegetation and very high fire danger,…

Mutual Aid Brings Relief to Rey Fire Crews

National Incident Management Team One will take command of Rey Fire operations.


At Gunpoint Three Robbery Suspects are Arrested on San Marcos Pass

Three suspects have been arrested at gunpoint on State Highway 154 after…

Olympian Carlos Balderas Set to Return to Santa Maria

Olympic Boxer Carlos Balderas is scheduled to fly into his hometown of Santa…

Summer Wrap up concert

Summer Wrap Up Concert Brings Landmark Band Shell in Santa Barbara Back to Life

The landmark band shell at Santa Barbara's Pershing Park, often underused…

Mesa Fest 2016

Mesa Festival 2016 Brings Community Businesses, Residents, and Leaders Together.

The Santa Barbara Mesa Neighborhood paused for a celebration Sunday. …

Live Oak serves as Rey Fire base camp

Live Oak Campground Serves As Base Camp For Rey Fire Fight

About 1,400 firefighers are calling Live Oak Campground home as they fight the…

Santa Maria Man Arrested for Drugs, Illegal Weapons

A Santa Maria man is under arrest, charged with possessing and selling drugs.…

Back to School brings friends back to the campuses

Back to School Week Brings Friends Together Again on Local Campuses

Many local students are back on their campuses for the start of school, and…

San Luis Obispo County

Chimney Fire in SLO County Grows to 38,956 Acres, 35% Containment

Follow this thread for continued updates on the Chimney Fire.


South Shore burned from Chimney Fire

Chimney Fire Destroys Another Community Near Lake Nacimiento

We visited South Shore Village last week. That's where we met Jeff Hermes who…

Morro Bay Police Identify Couple in Murder-Suicide Investigation

UPDATE: The Morro Bay Police Department has identified the victim and suspect…

SLO County Chimney Fire Burns 33,000 Acres

Fire 35% contained, 52 homes, buildings destroyed, hundreds more threatened.

Hearst Castle Tours Canceled Through Sunday Due to Chimney Fire

Hundreds of people came to the Hearst Castle Observation Deck today to see it…

Chimney fire evacuees share their story

Chimney Fire Evacuees Look For Hotel Rooms

Families ordered to evacuate on Saturday afternoon had a difficult time finding…

Chimney Fire Forces Closure of Hearst Castle

The raging Chimney Fire in San Luis Obispo County has forced the closure of an…

SLO County Reports First Case of West Nile Virus

A San Luis Obispo resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus, the first…

Atascadero Woman Arrested For Animal Cruelty

Atascadero resident Suzanne Sollenne was arrested on Thursday and now faces…

Air Quality Around Chimney and Rey Fire A Concern

The Chimney Fire continues to burn and as it does thick black smoke continues…

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Weekend Picks 8.19-8.21

Here is a look at your weekend events up and down the coast.

Chimney Fire in SLO County Grows to More Than 11,000 Acres

Containment at less than 35% as of Thursday night.

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Ventura County

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Oxnard Resident Jane Laut Sentenced to 50-Years-to-Life in Prison For Murdering Husband

Jane Laut, the 59-year-old Oxnard resident convicted of murdering her husband…

Brooks Institute Has Final Class School Permanently Closed

Ventura Says Brooks Institute Owes It $60,000

Brooks Institute was in the process of moving its campus to Ventura’s downtown…

Tips for Back-to-School Safety From Ventura County Sheriff's Office

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office has some helpful tips for motorists,…

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Free Glasses Offered from The Eyeglass Factory for Students in Need

As the school year gets underway, the Eyeglass Factory is offering free…

Brooks Institute Has Final Class School Permanently Closed

Brooks Institute Has Final Class; School Permanently Closed

The Brooks Institute, an iconic photography and visual arts school, is abruptly…

Ventura County Confirms First Case of Zika Virus

The Ventura County Public Health Department confirmed the county's first case…

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Free Glasses Offered from The Eyeglass Factory for Students in Need

As the school year gets underway, the Eyeglass Factory is offering free…

Central Coast Kids Receive Free Dental Care

Hundreds of kids are receiving free dental care this Thursday. The free dental…

Local Real Estate Agent to Donate Entire Commission to Cottage Children's Medical Center

A Santa Barbara real estate agent promises to donate 100% of his commission to…

Surf n Suds in Carpinteria at Linden Field

Surf 'n Suds Fills Sampler Glasses and Scholarship Funds

The Surf 'n Suds beer festival Saturday in Carpinteria was a big draw for beer…

Santa Barbara Couple Caring For Toddler After Mom Killed In Mesa Car Crash

19-year-old Daniella Hearn was killed in a horrific car crash on Santa…

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    Some health rules are followed religiously, but really have no medical or scientific foundation. Here are 13 popular rules that aren't as hard-and-fast as you might think.

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