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Six Year Fight To Save Historic Beach Cabana Is Over

Santa Barbara County Historic Landmark #49, also known as the Irene and Frances Rich Cabana has been saved.

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Tipline Warning: Bill Collectors Accused of Using Illegal Threats

An out of state bill collector may be going to far to get people to pay a past debt, they may not owe.

Tipline Investigation: Botched City Inspections Cause Homeowner Nightmare

Our special Tipline Investigation exposes a flawed Santa Barbara city policy that's supposed to protect people. Instead, it might be doing just the opposite.

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Tipline: Prescription Drug Crackdown Leads To Suicides

A Tipline investigation in July exposed how the nation's largest pharmaceutical companies cut-off, without warning,  the supply of pain medications to sick people all across the country.

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Tipline: Cancer Patient Fights For Health Coverage

A local cancer patient is in the fight of his life. He's beating the disease, now he's hoping for the same success with his insurance company.

Tipline Investigation: Foreclosure Activists Claim Billions Stolen Using Fraudulent Records

Is it possible that one of the biggest local scams of all-time is playing out right now, under our noses?

Tipline Investigation: Cabana Controversy

A 6 year fight over a local historic landmark could spell trouble for other treasured landmarks.

Tipline Investigation: PedEcab Inc. Nightmare

Stan Haley was hoping a motorized three-wheeler from a company called Ped-E-Cab Inc. would give him independence. In our investigation, we found major problems with the one he bought and a lack of oversight on safety for these types of rigs on our roadways.

Tipline Follow Up: Brush With Homelessness

Mickey Kmieciak is smiling again. We first told you about her struggle to stay off the streets about a month ago.

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Fraud Investiation Plays Role in Police Officer's Termination

It's difficult to describe this TipLine Investigation. Is it about alleged corruption, cover up or favoritism? You decide.

Tipline: Local Woman Loses Court Eviction Fight

Santa Barbara resident Mickey Kmieciak failed in court Friday to avoid eviction from her apartment, which could leave her homeless.  NewsChannel 3 Tipline Investigator CJ Ward profiles her plight...

Secret Rx War

Tipline Investigation: The Secret Rx War

When most people think about the war on drugs they think about empty smuggling boats on the beach and massive pot fields tucked away our back country. But KEYT NewsChannel 3 discovered there's another battle being waged right down the street at your neighborhood pharmacy.

Local Headlines

San Miguel Man Accused of Installing Surveillance in Vents 2

San Miguel Man Arrested for Installing Surveillance in Neighbors' Vents

Northern San Luis Obispo County residents are asked to check their ventilations for…

Campus Police Town Hall Meeting

UC Santa Barbara Student Safety is Discussed at Town Forum

UC Santa Barbara students who are also Isla Vista residents say recent crimes are…

Highway 101 Fatal Car Revealed

Triple Fatal Crash Involves Special Examination of Smashed Cars

A team of specially trained California Highway Patrol officers are doing a forensics…

The Port of Hueneme Plugs-in New Grid Based Shore Power Syst

The Port of Hueneme Plugs-in New Grid Based Shore Power System for Ships

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at The Port of Hueneme on Thursday to launch the…

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Study Says Fracking Ban Ballot Initiative Bad for Jobs, Economy

A new energy industry-backed study says a ballot initiative that would ban future "…

Food Processing Facility in Santa Maria to Boost Strawberry

Santa Maria Food Processing Facility to Boost Top Cash Crop

A massive agricultural facility could be just the boost Santa Maria's economy needs…

What's Right

TODAY: Avoid Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

Union Bank is partnering with NewsChannel 3 to sponsor a free shred day in Solvang…

Lost Wedding Ring Found After Two Years

An Ojai couple was reunited with a wedding ring that was lost at Ellwood Beach two…

Cota Sycamore Tree Dedicated To California Television Host

A ceremony honoring the legacy of popular television host Huell Howser was held…

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse is a huge problem not just nationally but right here in Santa Barbara…

Charity Ride Across U.S. in Memory of John Dodge

Charity Ride Across U.S. to Honor Best Friend's Legacy

A tragedy inspires a Lompoc man to try something he's never done before: ride a…

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Miles Needed to Make Kids Wishes Come True

If you want to make a different in the life of a child and have some extra frequent…

Latest Recalls

Summer Infant video baby monitor

800,000 baby monitor batteries recalled

About 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in the Summer Infant infant video monitors…

GM

Second General Motors recall delayed by years

General Motors and government safety regulators now have a second recall to answer…

Kraft recalls hot dogs

Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of hot dogs

Kraft is recalling 96,000 pounds of hot dogs because packaging labels were incorrect…

Personal Finance

College, university students

Grads hit with defaults when co-signers die

Student loan borrowers are suddenly being thrown into default when the co-signer on…

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Americans still don't trust the stock market

More than five years after the financial crisis, the average American is still wary…

Wes Fusco

'My girlfriend is a tax break'

If you're in a relationship with someone who is dependent on you financially, you…

Real Estate Headlines

House, home, garage, suburbs

Nearly 2M homeowners no longer 'seriously' underwater

Surging home prices have helped nearly two million homeowners get back above water on their mortgages over the past year.

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Want to make money as a landlord? Try Detroit

Want to make money as a landlord? Consider Detroit ... seriously.

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Detroit to auction vacant homes. Starting bid: $1,000

In its ongoing battle to fight blight and boost home values, Detroit is launching a website where it will auction off vacant homes that were seized in tax foreclosures.

BuildingDetroit.org launched Monday with 15 home listings that will start getting ...

Irresistible Headlines

Moose loose in Canada

Moose loose in Canadian neighborhood

A moose was on the loose Thursday in the middle of a busy neighborhood.

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Shakes on a plane: Airline drama

Passengers on board an easyJet flight from Gatwick, England, to Verona, Italy, on…

Art and paintbrush

Artist finds painting at Goodwill worth thousands

A local artist purchased a $10 painting at a Goodwill store. After doing some…

 
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