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Kids Play Free at La Casa de la Raza

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

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Firefighters Brace for Shifting Winds Rest of Week

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

Originally published 8:35 a.m., December 12, 2017
Updated 12:57 p.m., December 12, 2017

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. Read story.

Monday, December 11, 2017

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.’ Read story.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Los Agaves Feeding Firefighters for Free

Mexican restaurant offering free meals at all four locations. Read story.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Documentary-Maker Bruce Brown Dies

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

Monday, December 11, 2017

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. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., December 11, 2017
Updated 1:21 p.m., December 12, 2017

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. Read story.

Originally published 7:05 p.m., December 10, 2017
Updated 3:40 p.m., December 11, 2017

Santa Barbara Rallies for Net Neutrality

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

Sunday, December 10, 2017

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. Read story.

Originally published 8:16 a.m., December 10, 2017
Updated 1:35 p.m., December 10, 2017

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. Read story.

Originally published 8:16 p.m., December 9, 2017
Updated 6:31 a.m., December 10, 2017

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

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

Originally published 3:26 p.m., December 9, 2017
Updated 4:07 p.m., December 9, 2017

Governor Brown Swoops into Ventura for Thomas Fire Visit

Climate change was on his mind Saturday afternoon. Read story.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

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. Read story.

Originally published 9:16 a.m., December 9, 2017
Updated 12:00 p.m., December 9, 2017

Santa Barbara County Darkens

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

Originally published 2:20 p.m., December 8, 2017
Updated 3:15 p.m., December 8, 2017
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