Puppy Bowl offers viewers plenty of tackling and ruff-housing.
Lenny, a male Catahoula leopard dog mix from Gimme Shelter, is 12 weeks old and likes to sleep on peoples' heads.
Cash, a 15-week-old male pit bull, is from Greene Street Animal Rescue and he loves belly rubs.
Meet Sally, a dachshund/basset hound mix, left, and Harry, a chocolate dachshund smooth, both from Furever Dachshund Rescue.
Bessie, a Catahoula leopard dog mix, is a 13-week-old female from Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue.
Chestnut, a Labrador retriever/Australian shepherd mix from Bonnie Blue Rescue, is a 9-week-old male who loves to snuggle.
Gunter, a white pit bull/hound mix, center, chases Marta, a schnauzer/beagle mix, front, down the field as Biscuit, a Puerto Rican sato looks on.
Referee Dan Schachner loves this job. "You bet your pooper scooper," he said in an Animal Planet video.
Referee Dan Schachner gives Chestnut a cuddly time out.
Hedgehog cheerleaders root for the puppies from the sidelines.
The Puppy Bowl IX kitty halftime show features a dance music soundtrack and enough moving objects for even the most predatory feline.
The kitty halftime show makes use of the latest cat toys.
An Ojai couple was reunited with a wedding ring that was lost at Ellwood Beach two years ago.
Two Santa Ynez Valley men have been arrested for allegedly stealing fish from the Santa Barbara Harbor area as part of a reselling scheme in Hollywood.
The weekend soft opening was a preview, and Monday the crowds came in to the new Santa Barbara Public Market on the corner of Victoria and Chapala Streets.
Santa Barbara's new Public Marketplace is now open to the public.
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A former congressional aide accused of killing a woman while driving drunk reached a plea agreement.
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The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years had everyone looking to the sky Monday night through early Tuesday morning.
805 Roadside Towing in Santa Barbara says it could see a dent in business if it doesn't get a favorable decision from the Santa Barbara City Council on Tuesday.
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A year after a bomb exploded during one of Boston's most-celebrated events, the marathon will continue, but many of those whose lives were shattered by this act of violence are still struggling to put the pieces back together.
Check out these lookers who ran into the law.
Stargazers professional and amateur turned their cameras to the skies for Tuesday's "blood moon" eclipse.