Prince William and his polo team won a round-robin match Saturday, garnering them a sterling silver and gold trophy -- weighing 14.7 pounds in the precious metals -- after he scored four goals in the final game. His team won the pivotal game 5-3.
CNN's Max Foster reports on day 2 of the the royal couple's visit to California.
The U.S. Coast Guard and several California state agencies are investigating how five Brown Pelicans turned up partially covered in oil near Santa Barbara this week.
As Kate applauds, William scores four goals as his team wins in Santa Barbara
William will sport a blue jersey alongside his Royal Salute teammates on Saturday
Polo playing, supporting school kids, veterans and U.K. talent are all in their travel plans
Spring is in the air, and now, on the ground. CNN talked to garden experts to get the scoop on this year's best destinations to view beautiful, budding flowers.
"She said, 'Why are we sad?' I said, 'No. We're not sad, Sunday. We're happy,' " the actress recalls
A woman who escaped from a California state prison 32 years ago was finally caught in Santa Barbara, police said Wednesday.
A highway in North Dakota was shut down after high winds and heavy snow led to a series of accidents.
Even as they enjoyed their first glimpses of sunshine in five days, residents of soaked California and three nearby states in the Southwest worked Thursday to recover from the damage and dangers wrought by torrential rains.
Monsoon-like conditions overwhelmed southern California and other western states creating flash floods and mudslides.
For most of the Northern Hemisphere, summer weather is over. No more grills, flip-flops or summer dresses. Now the snowblower seems to be staring us down while we wait five months to run barefoot.
It sounds like a plot out of an upcoming Halloween horror movie, but for troubled actor Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, their fear of "Hollywood star whackers" is real.
Actor Randy Quaid and his wife say Hollywood "star whackers" are trying to kill them. GNN reports.
A judge issued bench warrants for the arrest of actor Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, after the couple failed to appear for a court hearing Monday in Santa Barbara, California, a court spokesman said.
Question: I'm in my 20s, so retirement is a long way off. Still, I'd like to know: What percentage of my salary should I be saving on a consistent basis for retirement, yet still be able to have a good life in the meantime? -- Will M., Santa Barbara, Calif.
The reality stars celebrate Montag's 24th birthday with champagne and plenty of PDA
â¢ Talk about an eventful (belated) birthday! Pink and her husband Carey Hart celebrated her 31st with a camping trip at Cachuma Lake, near Santa Barbara, Calif. The couple rode around on motorcycles and spent the evenings in front of a campfire. "They seemed to have an amazing weekend," an eyewitness said. But did they celebrate too much? After complaints they played music too loudly, the two were asked to leave the campground - not that Pink seemed bothered. "F--- it all," the singer later Tweeted. "I love camping. We are the only couple I know that can get kicked out a campground."
The couple, who were jailed briefly for missing hearings, meet with the judge and lawyers in private
Felony fraud charges against actor Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, were dropped Wednesday after she accepted a deal on a misdemeanor offense, a California prosecutor said.
The eccentric couple, who missed multiple court hearings in their felony case, later posted bail and are free again
Fess Parker, best known for playing Daniel Boone in a 1960s television series, died Thursday at his home near Santa Barbara, California, his publicist said. He was 85.
Morgan Christie started dating Gosselin shortly after breaking up with her fiancÃ©
After splitting with Hailey Glassman in November, Jon Gosselin has been spending all of his time lately with a new twentysomething: Morgan Christie.
The audience for "It's Complicated" knows what it wants from a movie by the director of "Something's Gotta Give," written for the star of "Julie & Julia."
When they posted bond last month, it looked like Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, would finally make it to a Santa Barbara courthouse to face felony charges related to allegedly skipping out on a $10,000 luxury hotel bill.
Santa Barbara District Attorney says the couple are now "felony fugitives"
Increasingly erratic behavior has friends worried - and police taking action
Extradition proceedings have begun for the pair, who are facing felony charges in Santa Barbara
A single-engine airplane made an emergency landing on a California highway Sunday morning, though no major injuries were reported, authorities said.
The singer's family hopes to hold memorial for fans on Friday at Michael's ranch in California
The Twilight star talks about what's really going on with Entourage's leading man
Santa Barbara's wildfire continues to burn homes and displace people. KCAL's Juan Fernandez reports.
The wildfire that has scorched thousands of acres and destroyed dozens of homes in Southern California for almost a week apparently was started by a power tool being used to clear brush in the area, fire officials said.
A wildfire that has engulfed dozens of homes and displaced thousands of people kept roaring in Southern California on Friday, as fire officials acknowledged they're not sure how much luck they'll have slowing the blaze.
A fire in Santa Barbara, California forces homeowners to evacuate according to KABC.
A wind-whipped fire in the hills above Santa Barbara, California, expanded to 400 acres late Tuesday, putting 1,200 homes under a mandatory evacuation order and another 1,000 under an evacuation warning, emergency officials said.
Jessica Keenan tried on wedding dresses in a fancy Beverly Hills boutique, about 100 miles from the Santa Barbara, California, clinic where she gets blasted with chemotherapy once a week.
Firefighters will need at least until midweek to get control of wildfires that have destroyed more than 900 homes and other structures in Southern California, a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman says.
Now's a prime time to enjoy a cozy bed-and-breakfast. Whether you want to trek a nature trail or shop along a dock, these places offer a great escape.
Fast-moving flames early Friday burned the steep mountainsides a mile from homes on the northern edge of Goleta, California, near Santa Barbara.
The fight is on to save Big Sur, California, from wildfires. CNN's Dan Simon reports.
Having lost her job and her three-bedroom house, Darlene Knoll has joined the legions of downwardly mobile who are four wheels away from homelessness
It's 9 p.m. Do you know where your life is? Wake up, go to work, crawl home, wrestle dinner onto the table, crash. Wake up, carpool, run endless errands, tuck the kids in, collapse into bed yourself. Whose weeknight is it anyway?
CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports on a program in Santa Barbara, California, for women who live in their cars.
Barbara Harvey climbs into the back of her small Honda sport utility vehicle and snuggles with her two golden retrievers, her head nestled on a pillow propped against the driver's seat.
There's no way I'm reading now that the train has reached the ocean.
Luxurious or rustic. Remote island or classic coastal hike. Whatever your style, you can make it green.
A surfer's dream or nightmare as high surf pounds the shore in San Francisco Sunday.
Rescue teams on Friday found the wreckage of a plane that crashed Thursday night in the mountains of Venezuela, but none of the 46 people aboard survived, a searcher said.
Spelling shows off her new curves in Santa Barbara with Dean McDermott
Two years ago, when Heath Ledger and his girlfriend Michelle Williams traveled with their new baby an hour and half north of L.A. to accept the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Breakthrough Performance of the Year Award, it was just another stop in what had been a seemingly endless award season for the young actor.
Rescue workers struggled Wednesday to rescue a 12-year-old U.S. girl who was the only survivor of a weekend plane crash in Panama
"Operation Purple" camp in Santa Barbara allows children whose mothers or fathers are deployed by the military to have some summer fun with other kids who know exactly what they're going through.
Military kids go to camp
Chopper crash sparks fire
Wildfire scorches Utah
Today might very well be the day that you do it. After all, you've been planning it for a long time. You're ready to ditch the job, dump the boss and start your own business. What's stopping you? It's not as if you're attached to your cubicle, despite its magnificent proximity to the vending machines. There's just that one nagging hurdle: You know nothing about starting a business. Well, nothing encouraging. You know that many fail (sure enough, about a third do in the first four years). And you know that becoming an entrepreneur costs a small fortune. That one, you'll be happy to hear, isn't necessarily true. Yes, you'll likely get your start-up money from savings and personal loans until you can win over funders with evidence of your success. But it won't take that much money. You probably already have all the technology you need at homeâ€”high-speed Internet, a computer, maybe even a nifty printer/fax/copier combo. You can rent almost anything else, from accounting help to
On a rainy morning in Charlotte, Mike and Kathy Butler, founders of the PRstore, are hunkered down in a conference room, teaching the intricacies of logos, letterheads, and lamination to some new f...
Helio Dayton's first surf outing ended badly. He staggered onto the beach, dazed and bruised. Years later he tried again. Now the wireless whiz kid, seen here on a wave in Indonesia, says he is obs...
After years of local home markets getting more and more overvalued, the trend has reversed, according to an analyis published this week.
Now that Wendy McCaw has driven away most of the editors from the newspaper she owns, the Santa Barbara News-Press, a lot of people in journalism are beginning to question what had become accepted wisdom in the past year or so - that independent, local ownership is the salvation of the ailing newspaper industry.
Some of the most overheated U.S. housing markets did become a little less overvalued during the fourth quarter of 2005 -- but homes there didn't actually fall in price.
Another one bites the dust
ng to tell him that his 63-year-old father had died suddenly. Then, weeks after Baran returned to school from his home in Santa Barbara, he had more unexpected news: a call informing him that he was the sole heir to his father's half-million-dollar 401(k). Stunned and upset, he barely registered a single detail from the conversation and had to call back to check the amount. "It didn't sink in," recalls Baran, 37. "I had no idea he'd saved that much." After all, Baran hadn't grown up rich. His father worked as a meter reader for an electric company for 35 years and raised his family in a modest 1,900-square-foot three-bedroom home near the University of California at Santa Cruz. But an even bigger surprise was still to come. About a week later, his stepmother e-mailed to say that he'd also inherited his childhood home, now worth $850,000, with just $148,000 left on the mortgage. Over the phone, his wife, Erin Chrislock, read him the will that had just arrived in the mail. "It was very emotional," says Bara...
A year ago, a series of phone calls turned John Baran's life upside down. The first came as he sat in a classroom in Ithaca, N.Y., 3,000 miles away from his wife and kids. His stepmother was callin...
A year ago, a series of phone calls turned John Baran's life upside down. The first came as he sat in a classroom in Ithaca, N.Y., 3,000 miles away from his wife and kids. His stepmother was calling to tell him that his 63-year-old father had died suddenly.
Broke stay-at-home mom starts a multimillion-dollar business. Son of a Mexican-born railroad worker goes to Harvard, makes partner at big law firm. Daughter of Vietnamese refugees invests in real e...
The appeal of real estate is simple: It's one area where regular people can get a significant amount of investment leverage.
After Dennis Kozlowski and his $6,000 shower curtain, you'd think that CEOs would have shelved any grand decorating ambitions. But the yen to tell the world you've arrived can be overwhelming, says...
When oil hits $40 a barrel, as it did in mid-May, alarm bells start to go off. After all, the last time oil jumped over $40 was in 1990, during the first Gulf war, after which the economy suffered...
The floors creak, the doors lock only from the inside, and the walls are paper thin -- so whispering is the norm. If this doesn't sound appealing, it's because the strange beauty of Big Sur California's Deetjen Inn so defies description.
Ah, romance. It means different things to different people. Some go for the traditional accoutrements: candlelit dinners, roaring fires, cozy inns and the like. For others, any time spent together ...
For all the pink ribbons and breast-cancer walks, how much progress has society really made in detecting and battling breast cancer, a disease that strikes one in eight women? Not as much as you th...
Calling a car the "perfect rental" is ordinarily damning praise. But next time you're cruising around Santa Barbara or Sanibel Island, the wind in your hair, take a moment to thank DaimlerChrysler ...
This low-key and artsy coastal community may be just 90 minutes from Los Angeles, but Santa Barbara feels nothing like the sprawling metropolis to its south. Santa Barbara's downtown is lined with ...
If the devil himself were to throw a bash honoring the most accomplished sloths, hedonists, and gluttons among us, he couldn't do a better hosting job than the new Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barb...
I spent two summers at Camp Mont Shenandoah. I slept on a bunk, rose at taps, and passed the days picking blackberries and competing against the Greens (I was a Buff). The highlight of the summer w...
Student activists are adding a dangerous new element to campus protests . . . ((They)) are turning to hunger strikes . . . Students have used the dramatic tactic at Stanford University, the Univers...
Q Please help two ''mortgage slaves.'' We are in the ninth year of a 30-year, $128,000 mortgage at a whopping fixed interest rate of 14%. We'd refinance, but we can't. Thanks to a bad real estate m...
In July, when readers and health experts offered solutions to the health-care crisis, they did not sufficiently discuss prices doctors charge. As a result of the cost-reimbursement system (insuranc...
In ''Where the New Jobs Will Be'' (March), you say ''Los Angeles will provide the largest number of new white-collar jobs over the next five years.'' However, today Los Angeles, like many areas of ...
Turning on the tap makes it all look pretty simple, but where America's water goes, how it gets there, and who pays how much for it is downright surprising. Consider:
If you dream on occasion about chucking it all and opening a homey bed-and- breakfast inn, pay heed to some sobering words from our veteran: start-up costs can easily exceed $100,000, and preparing...
-- JOHN C. CROSBIE, 57, Canada's trade minister, explaining that there's nothing to fear in the proposed Canadian-American free-trade treaty: ''There isn't an American I've seen whom I'm afraid of,...
WEST HOLLYWOOD -- Racked by conflict, including a rivalry between the mayor and a councilman who wants her post, the West Hollywood City Council was spending the weekend in group therapy . . . ''It...