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.
UPDATE: A student at San Marcos High School was killed in a Wednesday night head-on accident that snarled northbound Highway 101 traffic much of Thursday morning.
Daniel Perez died in a wrong-way freeway crash hours after attending his first day of school during what would have been his Junior Year at San Marcos High School.
Bumper-to-bumper traffic stretched from Santa Barbara to Ventura during Thursday's morning commute.
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After years of planning, design, funding and construction, bike riders and drivers will soon be able to use new lanes on Highway 101 between Carpinteria and Ventura.
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Goleta Beach has gone through another clean up after mounds of kelp and seaweed, carved up from the ocean, piled up on the popular coast.
Test your knowledge and see if you can pass a Common Core fifth-grade math test.
The California Highway Patrol has shut down the northbound lanes of Highway 101 south of the El Capitan offramp, after a semi truck overturned, landing on its side.
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