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Santa Barbara Middle School Community Eulogizes School Parent David Cantin

The father of the 9th grader rescued from the Montecito mudslide was remembered at a Leadbetter Beach memorial. Read story.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Mudslides Pose New Challenges for Animal Evacuations

Shelters see drop in animal intake compared to Thomas Fire. Read story.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Marymount Hosts Lecture on Kids in the Digital Age

Dr. Devorah Heitner is in Santa Barbara to talk about kids and screen time. Read story.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gearing Up for Getting Out

A well-stocked, personal go-bag makes for a proper evacuation. Read story.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Ancient Sirenians of the Channel Islands

Geologists find sea cow fossil on Santa Rosa. Read story.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Combat Training for Fitness and Protection

For a workout or self-defense, Krav Maga teaches all levels. Read story.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Peril of the Amur Leopard

How the Santa Barbara Zoo is helping save the big cats from extinction. Read story.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Face Painting with a Magic Touch

Preschool teacher Maria Perez developed her own style with freehand techniques. Read story.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Santa Barbara Pro Surfers End World Tour in Respectable Fashion

Conner Coffin finished strong in Hawai‘i as Lakey Peterson turned in a consistent world-tour performance. Read story.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Beverley Jackson Pop-Up at Marigold

Collages, baskets, and more available on 1st Thursday Read story.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Saving San Ysidro Ranch During the Thomas Fire

Report from the frontlines of world-famous resort in the hills of Montecito. Read story.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

At a Glance: Firefighting 101

Here's how wildland hand crews work, talk, eat, and save the day. Read story.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Matt Organista Brings the Thomas Fire to You

How this Carpinteria native became a de facto information center during the blaze Read story.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Tips for Shopping Local Amid the Thomas Fire

Support these and other locally owned businesses during the holiday season. Read story.

Originally published 12:20 p.m., December 20, 2017
Updated 2:15 p.m., December 22, 2017

Protecting Large Animals from the Thomas Fire

Santa Barbara’s equine evac team runs the show at Earl Warren. Read story.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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