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Lompoc Girl Surprised With Make-A-Wish Trip

Eight year old Carina Castaneda of Lompoc, who lives with leukemia, was surprised by Make-A-Wish with a trip to Disney World.

Local family raises money and awareness for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Meredith Garofalo

Father/Daughter Team Raising Money and Awareness for Leukemia Research

One year ago, a Goleta woman was faced with any mother's worst nightmare: having a very sick child.  Today, she's hoping to raise awareness in the community through running a half-marathon in October.

Mechanics Blew Up Motors To Raise Scholarship Funds

Mechanics Blew Up Motors To Raise Scholarship Funds

The 9th Annual Blow The Motor Night blew up four donated car motors.

Jeff Shewmon

Oxnard Teen Gets Skype Surprise of a Lifetime

It was a birthday wish come true for an Oxnard teenager Monday meeting her favorite best selling author.

Independence Day Pancake Breakfast in Montecito

Hundreds Enjoy Independence Day Pancake Breakfast

Hundreds of people attended this year's annual pancake breakfast put on by the Montecito Fire District.

Rods and Roses in Carpinteria

Rods and Roses Revs Up Funds for Carpinteria Youth

The 17th annual Rods and Roses show in Carpinteria this weekend has had every slot filled for weeks by car lovers who want to show off their rides.   Thousands are expected to attend.

Dining out

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Dining Out Fundraiser Helps in the Battle Against Drugs and Alcohol

Dining out today in Santa Barbara could help raise thousands of dollars for programs that will help kids avoid drugs and alcohol.

Carpinteria Wave Mural

Carpinteria Mural Comes Alive with the Hands of Young Artists

A new downtown Carpinteria mural is starting to appear and the artists are all local kids working on a summer project.

Fire Department Volunteers Honored For Service

Thirty volunteers from the Santa Barbara City Fire Department were honored Monday for more than 1,000 hours of service.

Vandenberg Airman Remembered Through Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Friends, family, and community members gathered to remember a fallen Vandenberg Airman in unique way Monday in Santa Maria.

Make-A-Wish Dream Comes True for Lompoc Boy

16-year-old Oscar Lopez and his family pulled up to a Santa Maria fire station just before 4 a.m. 

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Santa Maria Kicks Off Picnic in the Park

Santa Barbara County's Picnic in the Park kicked off Santa Maria today

Local Headlines

Solvang Drought

Solvang Tightens Water Rules

Solvang is taking more steps to deal with the prolonged drought that’s already…

Carpinteria Crime

Carpinteria Crime Shows Downward Trend

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department is reporting lower major crime figures…

Special Exhibit Shows 90 Years Of Old Spanish Days History

Special Exhibit Shows 90 Years Of Old Spanish Days History

An exhibit at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum is documenting the 90-year history…


Fired SMPD Officer Hearing Restarts After a Break

Early in June, an arbitration hearing  at the Santa Maria Public library  began for…


Lightning Strike Victim Was Former SBCC Student

The man was was killed during a lightning strike at Venice Beach was identified as…

SM Elks Lodge To Appear On TV

Santa Maria Elks Lodge to appear on the Cooking Channel's Man Fire Food to show what…

Newsroom Tipline

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…

Woman Featured In Tipline Story Gets $25,000

NewsChannel 3 has a nice surprise for a woman who battled the City of Santa Barbara…

Six Year Fight To Save Historic Beach Cabana Is Over

Santa Barbara County Historic Landmark #49, also known as the Irene and Frances…


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…

Tipline Investigation: Botched City Inspections Cause Homeowner Nightmare

Our special Tipline Investigation exposes a flawed Santa Barbara city policy that's…

Secret Rx War

Tipline: Prescription Drug Crackdown Leads To Suicides

A Tipline investigation in July exposed how the nation's largest pharmaceutical…

Family Headlines

Gay marriage, brides on wedding cake

Appeals court rejects Virginia same-sex ban

A federal appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage,…

Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Pope to visit Philadelphia next year

Pope Francis has accepted the invitation of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J.…

Pregnancy test

8 rights of pregnant women at work

Women still get fired simply because they're pregnant.


SM Elks Lodge To Appear On TV

Santa Maria Elks Lodge to appear on the Cooking Channel's Man Fire Food to show what…

Shelter Volunteer Mourns Dog Killed By Other Dogs

Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter is reviewing its procedures after an employee…

Online dating

OkCupid set up bad dates in 'an experiment'

Facebook isn't the only social network that experiments on its users.


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