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Kids Play Free at La Casa de la Raza

The Eastside institution is offering indoor activities and food this week.

Firefighters Brace for Shifting Winds Rest of Week

The Thomas Fire grew by 3,700 acres Monday; 20 percent contained.

Fire Officials: Visible Thomas Fire Flare-Ups Don’t Pose a Threat

Flames seen Monday night to the east of downtown Santa Barbara and the Riviera are being monitored.

Fire Crews Fight by Land and Air to Hold the Thomas Fire at Toro Canyon

Slower growth and greater containment lead to optimism, ‘but don’t count on it.’

Los Agaves Feeding Firefighters for Free

Mexican restaurant offering free meals at all four locations.

Documentary-Maker Bruce Brown Dies

Gaviota resident made ‘The Endless Summer’ and the Oscar-nominated ‘On Any Sunday.’

Gun Violence Continues to Affect Santa Barbara

And Congress wants universal concealed-carry laws.

Ventura Farmworkers, Spanish Speakers Left Out of Thomas Fire Emergency Response

Many laborers have been forced to work without face masks, and Westside immigrant residents were unaware of warnings.

Firefighters Focused on Defending Carpinteria from Thomas Fire on Monday

[UPDATE] Public meeting on current fire conditions will be held at 4 p.m. at San Marcos High School.

Santa Barbara Rallies for Net Neutrality

Undaunted by a smoky State Street, a couple dozen people picketed Verizon.

Evacuations Ordered for Parts of Montecito as Thomas Fire Rages West

UPDATE: 1:35 p.m.: Evac order extends into Montecito; warning extends to parts of Mission Canyon and the Riviera.

Mandatory Evacuations Issued Through Northern Montecito and Carpinteria Sunday Morning

Evacuation orders continue to move westward for the area north of Highway 192, east of Buena Vista Road.

Thomas Fire Enters Santa Barbara County; Los Padres National Forest Closes

Fire officials expected this movement, not concerned; schools canceled on Monday.

Governor Brown Swoops into Ventura for Thomas Fire Visit

Climate change was on his mind Saturday afternoon.

Saturday Morning Brings Greater Containment and Fewer Evacuations Around the Thomas Fire

Some evacuations have been lifted in Carpinteria; containment is up to 15 percent.

Benefit Event Held for Youth Interactive

Extraordinary organization transforms lives of at-risk youth.

Blue Owl Breakfast for Thomas Fire Evacuees

Cindy Black serves up comfort food for free on Sunday.

Waste Not

In the United States, an astonishing 40 percent of our food is wasted, and most of the waste goes to the landfill.

Keep Strong Net Neutrality

I don’t want internet service providers to have the power to block websites, slow them down, give some sites an advantage over others, or split the internet into fast lanes for companies that can pay the extra fees and slow lanes for the rest of us.

Santa Barbara County Darkens

More than 3,500 fire personnel have been deployed to the Thomas Fire.

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