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Tipline Investigation Takata Recall

Tipline Investigation: Takata Recall Tames A Mustang

The growing scandal involving Japanese airbag maker, Takata, may cost a Santa Paula man his dream car. Even worse, those defective airbags could cost someone their life.

Tipline Investigation Wild Uber Ride

Tipline Investigation: Wild Uber Ride

Had too much to drink? Call Uber and get home safe. But, what if the Uber driver is drunker than you.

Tipline Investigation What s Really Inside

Tipline Investigation: What's Really Inside?

If you've ever bought a brand new iPhone, you know how exciting it is to unwrap the box, open it and see that gleaming new phone for the first time.

Tipline Investigation: Nipomo Berry Farmer Battles UPS

Randy Pudwill admits he lost faith in humanity for about six months. It all started when he tried to do the right thing.

Tipline Investigation Bogus Car Deal Shatters Friendship

Tipline Investigation: A Bad Car Deal Shatters a Friendship

It all started with two best friends and a used car. Let's just say the friendship is over and the car is long gone.

NewsChannel 3 Investigation Helps Santa Maria Couple Get The

NewsChannel 3 Investigation Helps Santa Maria Couple Get Their Home Back

Two years of court ordered frustration forced a Santa Maria couple to call our NewsChannel Three Tipline for help.

NewsChannel 3 Investigates

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Los Alamos Restaurant Settles Complaint Over ADA Dispute

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA, has been the law since 1990. But, there is still so much confusion that leads to disputes and in some cases lawsuits.

Grand Jury Report Backs Up NewsChannel 3 Investigations

A Grand Jury launched its investigation after we aired a series of reports exposing serious flaws in the ZIR's. We showed how mistakes by city inspectors created nightmares for people trying to sell their home.

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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.

Tipline Investigation Craigslist Rental Scam

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.

Local Headlines

SMPD Meets With Listos Volunteers

Discussion continues community outreach to help end violence.

El Niño...Its Origins and Its Effects

Living in California, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn't heard of El…

Firefighters Battle Small Brush Fire Near Goleta Neighborhood

Santa Barbara County firefighters are on scene of a reported brush fire in the creek…

Valentines Day Gifts

Santa Barbara Valentine's Day Ideas

Planning the perfect day or gift for Valentine's Day can be intimidating and…

Burbank Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Highway 33

A motorcycle rider out of Burbank was killed Friday morning on state Route 33,…

CVS Armed Robbery in Ventura Leaves Two Employees Injured

Police in Ventura are looking for two suspects for the armed robbery of a CVS store…

What's Right

Go Red For Women Day

Wear Red Today!

Today is Wear Red Day and join our news teams as we are wearing red to help raise…

Partners in Education Breakfast

Volunteers Honored at Partnership Breakfast

175,000 volunteer hours have been logged across Santa Barbara County supporting…

Expert Tax Advise From Local High School Students

High School Student Tax Preparers At It Again

The dreaded tax season is here, but some Santa Barbara High School students can…

Local Girl Scouts Kick Off Blanket Drive on the Central Coast

As central coast homeless shelters brace for a large turnout due to recent storms,…

Warming Shelters Open in Santa Barbara County

Several Santa Barbara County warming centers have opened their doors due to the…

Animal Shelter Flood

Santa Paula Pet Care Center In Need Of Post-El Nino Help

The powerful El Nino storms forced evacuations and damaged a Santa Paula animal…

Latest Recalls

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Subaru recalls 77,000 Tribecas

Subaru is recalling 77,000 Tribeca SUVs due to a defective hood latch that can open…

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Daimler recalls 840,000 cars with Takata airbags

Daimler is recalling 840,000 cars and vans to replace Takata airbags that may be…

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World's airbag crisis is getting worse

The crisis of malfunctioning airbags is getting worse, putting millions more…

Personal Finance

Paycheck, check, payroll

Why do we get paid every two weeks instead of daily?

Imagine getting a daily paycheck -- or cashing out whatever money you've already…

GENERIC STOCK MARKET MONEY BUSINESS WALL STREET NYSE

Worried about stocks? Watch these numbers

I'm not going to lie to you. There's little in the way of good news for investors…

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.

Real Estate Headlines

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There are a lot of empty homes in Flint, Michigan

Flint has a housing problem.

Nationwide, the average vacancy rate is 1.6 percent, according a report from RealtyTrac. But in Flint, the rate is nearly five times higher at 7.5 percent.

"That is pretty worrisome," said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac. ...

Stan Kroenke

$725M 'American landmark' finds a buyer

It was an opportunity too good to pass up -- if you had a spare $725 million, that is.

American businessman Stan Kroenke, owner of NFL team the Los Angeles Rams and a major shareholder in English Premier League soccer club Arsenal, has completed the p...

Mortgage rates

Mortgage rate falls 5th straight week

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for the fifth straight week.

Irresistible Headlines

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High schooler gives out 900 flowers at school

Valentine's Day arrived three days early at Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah.

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Police: Man remembers who he is after 30 years

Missing for decades, one man just solved his own missing persons case, according to…

Kids Play in Snow at Hancock College

Young children play in snow at Hancock College in a fun and educational event that…

 
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