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Tipline Investigation: Craigslist Scam Targets Desperate Renters

In this Tipline investigation we expose a rental scam that will have you doing a double take.

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Tipline Investigation: Charities Struggle with Run or Dye Broken Promises

Trouble is brewing for the company that puts on the popular Run or Dye events.  They're sold as the world's most colorful 5K runs because the runners are showered with dye in various colors during the run.

Santa Barbara City Council Agrees to ZIR Changes

The Santa Barbara City Council is moving ahead with changes to its Zoning Information Reports or ZIRs.

Tipline Investigation: Unraveling Santa Barbara's ZIR Mess

We have an update on a Tipline investigation that exposed serious flaws within the Santa Barbara planning department.

WHEELCHAIR SCAM

Tipline Investigation: Don't Fall For the Wheelchair Scam

Our Tipline investigation begins with a sob story. Every scammer has one. They love to suck their victims in with a good tear-jerker, a story that pulls at the heart strings.

Run or Dye Event Cancelled Under Cloud of Suspicion

The Run or Dye event scheduled for Ventura this Saturday, November 8, will not happen.

Tipline Battle of Solar Power

Tipline Exclusive: SoCal Edison Accused Of Delaying Solar Applications

A nasty feud is brewing between many solar companies and Southern California Edison.

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Father of Los Osos Woman Found Dead in Nevada Speaks Out

"Margay touched so many lives, and was so outgoing and gregarious", says Jeff Edwards as he reflects on the life and sudden death of his 27-year-old daughter Margay Edwards whose body was found decomposing in the Nevada desert near the town of Pahrump, just outside Las Vegas, last week, "disbelief is the first thing that crosses your mind, surrealism, you want to wake up from a bad dream but it doesn't happen."

Plea for Help from Family of Murdered Santa Maria Man

As Javier Limon Jr. stares at a collection of photographs of his late father Javier Sr., other grieving Limon family members are asking for help from the community in solving his murder mystery.

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

In this Tipline story, we help a man battered by life. A series of tragic events left him alone, in constant pain and no money to pay a doctor.

Woman Featured In Tipline Story Gets $25,000

NewsChannel 3 has a nice surprise for a woman who battled the City of Santa Barbara and its code inspectors during the sale of her home.

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.

Local Headlines

Engineer in Metrolink Crash Dies In Hospital

Officials said Tuesday morning that Engineer Glen Steele died at Cedar Sinai…

Kids Forecast Weather at St Raphael Elementary

First Graders Predict the Weather in Goleta

Forecasting is not always an easy job for meteorologists. On Tuesday, the first…

Week 8: Santa Maria Ibarra Murder Trial

Defense called its own gang expert to testify about the prison-run Mexican Mafia and…

Paragliders defend their sport and talk about safety

Paragliders Talk About Safety Following Fatal Accident

A fatal paragliding accident in Santa Barbara County Sunday didn't lead to…

San Luis Obispo County Sees Rise in Concealed Weapons Applications

Applications for concealed weapons licenses are shooting up in San Luis Obispo…

ISLA VISTA TRAGEDY LAWSUIT

Lawsuit Filed Against Santa Barbara County in Isla Vista Killings

Two Los Angeles based law firms representing the parents of three slain students in…

What's Right

Waze Navigation To Receive Amber Alert Notifications

The Waze navigation smartphone application will now be receiving Amber Alert…

California Strawberry Festival Poster Revealed

Famed needlepoint illustrator Sandra Gilmore’s high-flying original strawberry…

Bishop Diego Students Volunteer For Day of Service

Bishop Diego High School students, teachers and staff spent the day volunteering at…

Father-Son Hiking Duo Bring New Faces On Adventures

A Santa Barbara County Father has made a tradition of hiking every year with his 8…

FoodBank CEO Winds Down Food Security Challenge

FoodBank CEO Winds Down Food Security Challenge

The FoodBank CEO is winding down his Food Security Challenge where he has lived on…

CARPINTERIA TALENT SHOWCASE

Carpinteria Rotary Talent Showcase Features Over 20 Acts and has Sixth Sell Out

The Carpinteria Rotary Talent Showcase Saturday night sold out the Plaza Playhouse…

Latest Recalls

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Hyundai recalls 200,000 vehicles for power steering defect

Hyundai is recalling more than 200,000 vehicles that could have a power steering…

Takata

Takata hit with fine over exploding airbag probe

Airbag maker Takata is being fined $14,000 a day for failing to cooperate with a…

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

200,000 Jeeps recalled for airbag issue

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling about 230,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees worldwide…

Personal Finance

Couple pays off $100,000 in debt

Extreme savers pay off $100K in debt in 4 years

A Tennessee couple pays off $100,000 in debt in just four years.

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What does estate planning cost?

If you haven't started estate planning yet, it's not too late, and it doesn't have…

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Avoid these 8 mistakes during estate planning

Drafting an estate plan is an important step for every adult, but there are several…

Real Estate Headlines

Pre-fab apartments will be 250-350 square feet

The answer to New York City's housing crisis: Smaller apartments

New York City has a housing problem: Real estate is too expensive, and there's not enough of it. The city is betting on solutions like My Micro NY, which is building prefabricated units that are 250-350 square feet.

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'Walking Dead' town for sale

The faded downtown of a small town in Georgia, made famous by an appearance on "The Walking Dead," can now be yours for the right price.

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Home prices gain, but recovery is 'faltering'

Home prices rose last year, but the housing market recovery continued to lose steam.

The S&P Case/Shiller index of home prices in 20 major U.S. cities released Tuesday showed prices rose 4.5% in 2014. That compares with a 13.4% increase in 2013.

On a...

Irresistible Headlines

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Paul Allen says he's found battleship wreck

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says he has found the wreck of a long-lost World War…

Kids Forecast Weather at St Raphael Elementary

First Graders Predict the Weather in Goleta

Forecasting is not always an easy job for meteorologists. On Tuesday, the first…

California Strawberry Festival Poster Revealed

Famed needlepoint illustrator Sandra Gilmore’s high-flying original strawberry…

 
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