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Santa Barbara County

Santa Maria School Receives $20,000 in New Band Instruments

Tommie Kunst Junior High School in Santa Maria now has 15 new instruments…

Cachuma Lake Water Release Ending Early

The water release for downstream users from Cachuma Lake to the lower Santa…

Coffee Cat Closing in Downtown Santa Barbara After More Than 20 Years

A Santa Barbara Coffee Shop on a busy corner for more than 20 years is no…

Bar Fire Burning Caused by Bird Coming in Contact With Power Lines

A 20-acre brush fire has been reported near Refugio Canyon and U.S. Highway…

Pregnant Woman Tests Positive for Zika Virus in Santa Barbara County

Public health officials confirmed the first case of travel-associated Zika…

KCOY Temporarily Off Air While Crews Do Maintenance Work to Broadcast Tower

KCOY 12 is temporarily off the air to allow maintenance crews to make needed…

Fire updates on special boards around the area

Fire Information Boards Going Up for Public Information

Special public information boards have gone up at coffee shops and shopping…

Crews Working to Repair Broken Gas Pipe in Santa Barbara's Eastside

SoCal Gas crews are working to fix a broken gas pipe in Santa Barbara's…

Deckers Fundraiser

Deckers Brand Lending A Hand To Victims Of Orlando Shooting

Nearly two month ago 49 innocent people died in a horrific terrorist attack…

Tree that fell on power line appears to have root rot

Investigators Return To Origin Of Rey Fire

A rotten tree may have played a role in the Rey fire

Mapping takes place at night with infrared technology

Fire Mapping Helped By Infrared Technology

Christie Neill said infrared technology is used to map fire.

San Luis Obispo County

Chimney Fire in SLO County Burns 43,633 Acres, 39% Containment

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Three Sacramento Men Arrested For Armed Robbery in SLO

Three men in their early 20's from Sacramento are behind bars accused of…

Chimney Fire Firefighters Get Boost From Caring Canines

SLODOG licensed therapy dogs providing welcome comfort, distraction.

Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation in Arroyo Grande Underway

A reported armed carjacking suspect was shot by a police officer Thursday…

More Homes Lost to Chimney Fire in SLO County

48 homes, 20 buildings destroyed, hundreds more threatened.

$10 Million Expansion Project Breaks Ground at DANA Cultural Center

A $10 million expansion project that will add several new educational features…

Chimney Fire in SLO County Slows Rapid Growth

Favorable conditions keeps spread to less than a thousand acres Tuesday.

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…

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Ventura County

Ventura County Confirms First Zika Case

A case of Zika virus is confirmed in Ventura County.

DA Formally Charges Ventura County Sheriff's Deputy Suspected of Embezzling Prescription Medication

Criminal charges have officially been filed against a Ventura County Sheriff's…

Jane Laut sentenced to 50 plus years for Olymians death

Jane Laut Gets 50 Years To Life For Murder Of Olympic Medalist Husband

Saturday will mark the 7th anniversary of the shooting death of Dave Laut.

805 Getting An Additional Area Code

805 Getting An Additional Area Code

In an estimated two years the area from Ventura County to San Luis Obispo…

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…

Jane Laut

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…

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Chimney Fire Firefighters Get Boost From Caring Canines

SLODOG licensed therapy dogs providing welcome comfort, distraction.

Sprouts Farmers Market Opens In Goleta

A new grocery store just opened up in Goleta. Sprouts Farmers Market opened…

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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…

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Thursday Evening Forecast

Our forecast will feel a lot more like early fall than the middle of summer these next few days, with cooler temps for all areas.

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    Thursday marks the 100th anniversary of the Aug. 25, 1916, founding of the National Parks Service. To celebrate the occasion, take a look at the country's 25 most visited national parks.

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