Fire Erupts At Montecito Home; Smoke Visible For Miles

The Montecito Fire Protection District is responding to a small house fire that is billowing thick black smoke.

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord with Customers

A Santa Barbara guitar company and its owner are striking the wrong chord with musicians all over the country.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Local Headlines

Fire Erupts At Montecito Home; Smoke Visible For Miles

The Montecito Fire Protection District is responding to a small house fire that is…

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Peter D'Orazio's Widow Pinpoints Suspect In Husband's Murder

A new team of investigators is looking into the nearly three-year-old murder case of…

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 the…

Fun Run Walk For Grace Fisher

Community Comes Together To Raise Money For Teen Battling Rare Illness

The "Race with Grace" event took place Sunday at the track at San Marcos High School.

Hazmat Crew Cleaning Sewage Spill in Orcutt

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

Unattended Pressure Cooker Left Near San Luis Obispo Marathon Course

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

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CROCHETING LADIES

Goleta Women Crochet For Local Charities

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

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 bringing it…

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Neal Taylor Nature Center Helped with Cachuma Trout Derby Turnout

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

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 Santa…

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 Union…

Latest Recalls

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FDA: Dog chews put puppies, humans at Salmonella risk

Federal health officials said Monday that certain dog chews are being recalled over…

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Children's pajamas recalled due to fire risk

About 32,000 pairs of high-end children's pajamas are being recalled due to the risk…

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Trek recalls 1 million bikes, rider paralyzed

Trek Bicycles is recalling nearly 1 million bikes for a safety issue that resulted…

Personal Finance

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You're $475,000 short on your retirement savings

How much do you think you'll need to quit your day job?

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When one partner makes more than the other

It's a common scenario: One person in a couple brings home a higher salary than the…

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Put your tax refund to work: How to invest $1,000

So your tax refund arrived (or is on its way). How will you spend it?

Real Estate Headlines

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Quicken sued by feds over home loans

The U.S. government sued Quicken Loans Thursday alleging the company violated federal rules when it made loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration.

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Home buyers in these markets have the upper hand

It continues to be a sellers' market in many areas of the country, but that doesn't mean buyers everywhere are out of luck.

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Demi Moore selling $75 million New York City penthouse

Demi Moore is selling her swanky New York City penthouse.

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Donkey birth surprises university

A surprise birth is adding to the herd at a University of Rhode Island farm.

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Liberland: Can newest micronation succeed?

It would have made Thomas Jefferson proud. Established on the birthday of the…

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Android robot urinates on Apple logo in Google Maps

In the outskirts of Rawalpindi, a Pakistani city less than 10 miles southwest of…

 
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