Free stuff is getting harder to come by, but The Huffington Post has come up with 10 things you should never pay for.
Hit up your public library or browse online for some free reading material.
Basic Checking Accounts
Free checking accounts are becoming harder to find, but banks like ING Direct and Ally still offer free, no-fee basic checking accounts.
Free public wi-fi spots abound these days at everywhere from your favorite coffee shop to the subway station. There are even apps now to help you find hotspots close by.
Donations are often solicited during an offering, but most religious services are free to the public.
Most beaches across the country are free to the public, with the exception of private beaches or those in state and national parks.
Rumors abound that someday we'll have to pay for social media, sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are still free to the public.
411 Information Services
Look up phone numbers using free wi-fi on your smartphone or dial 1-800-FREE-411, which offers the same information services in exchange for listening to a few short ads.
Many newspaper websites are charging viewers for certain content, but most news sites -- like The Huffington Post -- still offer up all their content for free.
Standard In-Flight Beverages
Booze may cost you, but airlines still offer a free non-alcoholic beverage service for juice, soda and water.
Under federal law, AnnualCreditReport.com is the only authorized source for a free, yearly credit report from the three major credit bureaus: Experian, Equifax and TransUnion.
Click here to read The Huffington Post article in full.
Santa Barbara police are investigating a murder Wednesday morning.
Former President Bill Clinton is in Oxnard Wednesday morning for a "get out the vote rally" supporting Congresswoman Julia Brownley.
The civilian pilot of a privately owned Hawker Hunter aircraft died when his plane crashed on approach just outside Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Wednesday afternoon.
Santa Maria Police are investigating what they are calling a suspicious house fire that badly burned one of the people who lived there.
Prosecutors have filed a murder charge against a driver accused of running down a veteran sheriff's deputy who had pulled over another motorist on a Ventura County freeway.
Congressional candidate Chris Mitchum said an ad for Rep. Lois Capps misrepresented what he said in an interview.
Just before 2:30 p.m. Thursday the Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to a public transportation bus that collided with a pedestrian.
The 21st Annual Haunted House at the Solvang Festival Theater will be open Thursday and Friday night for kids and adults looking for Halloween fun.
37 people were arrested in San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande and Pismo Beach in a prostitution crackdown.
The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-2 last night to win the 2014 World Series, but the night's celebration quickly turned violent. Take a look at images of the chaotic scene in San Francisco.
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