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Wildfire Basic Training Offered to Women

Los Padres teaches hands-on firefighter field school for seasonal work. Read story.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Santa Barbara and Goleta Hospitals Receive Five Stars

Cottage hospitals listed among nest in the country, according to federal ratings. Read story.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Full Rey Fire Containment Predicted by Next Wednesday

Crews batted back the blaze where it jumped Mono Creek. Read story.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Rey Fire Closes Large Part of Santa Barbara Backcountry

Los Padres National Forest makes area around fire a "no go" zone. Read story.

Originally published 11:00 a.m., August 26, 2016
Updated 12:10 p.m., August 26, 2016

Rey Fire Jumps Mono Containment Lines Thursday

A spot fire ignited east of Mono Creek pushes the Rey Fire beyond the planned containment line towards Agua Caliente Canyon. Read story.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Rey Fire: Thursday Afternoon Update

Fire jumps Mono Creek to the north; drones repeatedly invade airspace. Read story.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

First Zika Infection in Santa Barbara County

A pregnant woman contracted the virus during travel to Central America. Read story.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

No Bait, No Bite, No Trout

Rescue efforts come up empty; Montecito waters roil. Read story.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Fatal Overdoses Increase

Prescription pills and heroin are more abundant than ever. Read story.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Topping Out New Cancer Center

The new facility will be a regional hub of medical collaboration. Read story.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Groundbreaking Mental Health Report Released

It details a shortfall of 300 treatment beds. Read story.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Bar Fire in Refugio

UPDATE: Crews quickly contained the blaze and, as of 8 p.m., are in mop-up mode. Read story.

Originally published 5:33 p.m., August 24, 2016
Updated 7:34 p.m., August 24, 2016

Rey Fire Wrap-Up

Officials are struggling to protect the critical Santa Ynez watershed. Read story.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Rey Fire: Day Six

It's grown to 31,255 acres but is now 35% contained. Read story.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Feds Notified of Intent to Sue over Fracking at Offshore Platforms

Center for Biological Diversity claims Endangered Species Act violations. Read story.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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