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.
John Palminteri photo
More Haggen employees are out of a job as the Washington-based grocer lays off more of its staff.
A Santa Barbara dance couple had the performance of a lifetime at the Oxnard Salsa Festival this past weekend.
Keith Carls photo
A shooting was reported around 10 p.m. Tuesday at the corner of Cook and South Western streets in Santa Maria.
Santa Maria police were called out Monday afternoon to a residential home in the 200 block of South Western Avenue to investigate a domestic disturbance call.
Courtesy: Dave Zaniboni/Santa Barbara Co. Fire Dept.
Emergency crews are on scene of a vehicle that crashed into the living room of a home in the 500 block of Inwood Drive near Goleta.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies detained one person at gunpoint near the area of Fairview and Calle Real in Goleta Tuesday afternoon.
A representative with the Venoco oil company says that the company is asking the City of Goleta, for an emergency permit to move out remaining oil from its facilities.
A 110-pound German shepard became unresponsive while hiking with owner on Santa Julian trail on Sunday.
Stress doesn't go away just because the weather is nice outside. If you're feeling stressed out this summer, reach for these foods next time you need a snack.
With Elizabeth Berkley, aka Jessie Spano, turning 43 on Tuesday, what better time to check in with her and the rest of the gang from "Saved by the Bell"?
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