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.
A Buellton couple has been catering out of the Santa Ynez valley for over a decade and they've become popular for serving some interesting dishes at their restaurant they opened last year.
The body of a Los Osos woman was discovered in the Nevada Desert, and the Sheriff's Department in Nye County, Nevada is now trying to put the pieces together surrounding the death.
Beatriz Milan-Absalon, 20, died from injuries she sustained Saturday morning from a hit-and-run incident on Blosser Road.
Santa Maria police are looking for two suspects who robbed two different convenience stores.
Several Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies and a helicopter were called to the Kmart parking lot and surrounding businesses when two suspected shoplifters took off towards Hollister Ave. this afternoon.
Single use plastic bags will become illegal next July after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law enacting a new statewide ban.
Big sprawling green lawns in the middle of an exceptional drought, along with the increase in water tankers in Montecito and Carpinteria have led to complaints lately.
Public assistance was requested to help locate an at-risk, missing, Carpinteria resident.
Denver District Attorney's Office
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Michael Phelps made history at the 2012 Olympics by becoming the most decorated Olympian ever. Take a look back at the swimmer's life and career as he faces DUI charges.
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