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.
Presidential Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders will be stepping foot in Santa Maria this weekend.
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is campaigning in Ventura County Thursday holding a rally at Ventura College.
It was ditch day at Santa Barbara High Monday,giving seniors another day of rest following a prom that is likely to gain attention for its progressive prom court.
A Budweiser beer truck collided with a pickup truck on Highway 154 just west of Figueroa Mountain Road Wednesday afternoon causing major injuries to the pickup driver.
A dog adopted from the Santa Barbara County animal shelter last month has died and animal activists are accusing the owner of animal cruelty and abuse leading to the dogs death.
Ray Martinez is excited to face rival Bishop Diego on Saturday
Parolee spotted sleeping in car. He ran away and was arrested in a residential yard.
Stephanie Harmon photo
A motorcycle collision on Foothill Road at the Highway 154 on ramp sent a 71-year-old man to Cottage Hospital with major injuries Wednesday afternoon, according to Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni.
Italian Navy via CNN
As Italian sailors watched, a ship jammed with migrants fleeing the Mideast capsized in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday.
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