Santa Barbara County

Bill to allow community colleges

State Senate Bill Deals With Off-Campus Crime

University of California and California State campuses have the authority to…

Juan Angel Salinas Pena

2.5 Hour Stand-off in Santa Maria

Man tried to break into family member's home, as well as egg police to shoot…

Drilling Deeper For Water Amid Drought

The drought is keeping local drilling companies busy called out to drill drying…

Elderly Woman Found Dead in Montecito House Fire

The Montecito Fire Protection District says an elderly woman was found dead…

Orcutt's Biggest Oil Gusher Ever

Oil is a big story in the Santa Maria Valley, but it is by no means a new…

Eric Gray and Riley from Search Dog Foundation

Santa Barbara Search Dog, Handler Headed To Nepal

Eric Gray, a Santa Barbara County firefighter, and his canine Riley are among…


Grape Vines Hanging on Despite the Drought

The wine grape harvest is expected to be solid this year despite the challenges…


Mulch Fire in Montecito Threatens Home in High Winds

An unusual landscaping fire in high winds was stopped by an aggressive response…

Drought Causes Sewage Spill in Orcutt

A Hazmat crew spent the weekend cleaning up a sewage spill at a mobile home…

Grassini Family Vineyard Forms Equipo Team

Grassini Family Vineyard Forms Equipo Team

The folks behind the Grassini Family Vineyards are getting creative when it…

Vandals Start Dumpster Fire, Northside Little League Building Damaged

A Little League building in Santa Maria is still standing after a fire scorched…

KCOY On the Road: Visiting Our Central Coast Schools

KCOY is on the road and visiting schools throughout our beautiful Central Coast.

San Luis Obispo County

Unattended Pressure Cooker Left Near San Luis Obispo Marathon Course

The San Luis Obispo County Bomb Task Force and San Luis Obispo Police responded…

Cal Poly Master Plan Update Online

University wants public access, input to 20-year plan

Creationism Pulled from Arroyo Grande High School Curriculum

The Lucia Mar Unified School District is investigating claims that an Arroyo…

Pismo Beach Police Dispatchers Use Treadmill While At Work

The Pismo Beach Police Department is allowing its dispatchers to maintain their…

Grover Beach Police Carves Stronger Social Media Presence

A nationwide survey shows more than 90 percent of law enforcement agencies use…

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San Luis Obispo Home Fire Turns Fatal

A San Luis Obispo resident has died following a fire that broke out inside a…

UPDATE: Missing Grover Beach Man Found

The Grover Beach Police Department confirmed that Kenneth Vernon LaBarr, 51,…

Morro Bay Police Investigating Strong Arm Robbery

Morro Bay Police are investigating a strong arm robbery that took place near…

Oceano Community Services District Board Approves Water Rate Increase

Its a drought dilemma for water districts and purveyors on the Central Coast.

Unusual Jellyfish Surface At Central Coast Beaches

Some unusual looking jellyfish are catching the eyes of beachgoers and people…

UPDATE: Fourth Victim Identified in Child Molestation Case Against Arroyo Grande 'Citizen of Year'

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office said it has identified a fourth…

Cab Driver Chases Off Intruder in San Luis Obispo

Police are still searching for a suspect involved with two residential…

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Rollover in Oxnard

Rollover Accident in Oxnard

Four people are sent to the hospital, including one child.

Eric Gray and Riley from Search Dog Foundation

Santa Barbara Search Dog, Handler Headed To Nepal

Eric Gray, a Santa Barbara County firefighter, and his canine Riley are among…

Oxnard Police Seek Public's Help to Bring Killer To Justice

A killer remains on the loose one year after the murder of 78-year-old Ruben…

Rialto Man Killed in Camarillo Train Accident

A man is dead Thursday morning after a freight train struck his 2014 Ford…

Santa Paula Gang Members Arrested

Four documented Santa Paula gang members were taken into custody early Thursday…

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Goleta Women Crochet For Local Charities

Fifty women from Goleta and Santa Barbara gather weekly to crochet and knit…

Legally Blonde The Music This Weekend at Dos Pueblos

Musical Version of Legally Blonde Performed This Weekend

Are you a fan of Legally Blonde?
Students at Dos Pueblos High School are…

Cachuma Fishing derby

Neal Taylor Nature Center Helped with Cachuma Trout Derby Turnout

Even with Cachuma Lake down due to the drought, interest in catching prize…

Band Dancers Perform For 5 000 Elementary Students

Band, Dancers Perform For 5,000 Elementary Students

Nearly 5,000 elementary school student were treated to a special show at the…

Oxnard Police Partner With Local Non-Profit to Help Mixteco Community

The Oxnard Police Department announced a partnership with the Mixteco/Indigena…

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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

It is almost time for Community Shred Day. NewsChannel 3 is teaming up with…

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Monday Evening Forecast

The warmth will continue on Tuesday, with daytime highs in the hottest spots soaring into the  80s and 90s.

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    Fight for $15 is a growing national protest movement that represents fast food workers' demand for higher wages. Take a look at what average restaurant and retail CEOs earn, broken down as if they got paid hourly.

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    In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity for everyone to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community. Learn more about autism here.

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