A woman shops at H&M on Thanksgiving Day. Many shoppers were enticed by big discounts and open stores to begin their holiday bargain-hunting a day earlier than the traditional "Black Friday" sprees that follow Thanksgiving.
People shop at H&M on Thanksgiving Day in New York City.
Thanksgiving Day holiday shoppers wait at the checkout lines at the Target retail store in Chicago.
Cashiers work at the checkout lanes of a Walmart store in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles. Some retailers, including Wal-Mart, opened early on Thanksgiving evening.
A woman piles up her purchases at a Toys 'R' Us store during their Black Friday Sale in New York City.
A boy looks in the window as he lines up outside a Toys 'R' Us store in Times Square before their Black Friday sale.
People line up outside a Toys 'R' Us store in Times Square before their Black Friday Sale in New York City.
Shoppers leave the Best Buy electronics store in Westbury, N.Y.
Thanksgiving Day holiday shoppers line up with television sets on discount at the Target retail store in Chicago. About 140 million people are expected to shop over the four-day weekend, according to the National Retail Federation.
Shoppers clog the entry at Macy's Herald Square on Thanksgiving Day in New York. Macy's Inc and a slew of other stores are opening later on Thanksgiving for the first time ever in a bare-knuckle brawl for a bigger slice of holiday sales.
It was a summer slam in Santa Barbara from what was once Hurricane Marie. Now it has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but the force coming in from the Pacific Ocean has roughed up some of our coastline.
A catalytic converter in a passing vehicle is suspected to be the cause of a brush fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon on the Harris Grade, near Lompoc. Firefighters were able to limit the blaze to less than 20 acres.
A Hurricane making its way through the Pacific Ocean is expected to bring high surf and strong currents to Ventura County south and southeast-facing beaches this week. Rescuers are urging the public to be cautious while entering the water, but surfers are enjoying the bigger sets.
Public Health officials across the state and across the border are searching for 24 year old Augustin Zeferino who was diagnosed with a highly contagious and drug resistant form of tuberculosis, or TB, by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.