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.
Five people were hurt after a single vehicle rollover crash near Highway 101 at the El Capitan on-ramp.
The community is mourning philanthropist Jack Nadel.
Jack Nadel's wife Julie broke the news late Saturday afternoon.
A former Santa Barbara police officer is headed to jail for Felony Workers' Compensation Fraud.
Friday afternoon spot fire caps week of intense firefighting.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office issued a warning on Friday about a new vehicle repair scam.
Oxnard police are looking for two men who police say burglarized a home that was being fumigated.
Multiple fire and law enforcement agencies responded to two over-the-road incidents on Gibraltar Road on Thursday.
Art programs have been seeing a drastic decline in funding across the country.However, the Orcutt Childrens Art Foundation is helping the city of Orcutt give its children and young adults a chance to create and learn.
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Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis, the Nintendo Company is formed, Sigmund Freud dies, and Elton John's musical tribute to Princess Diana hits America, all on this day.
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