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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

Rey Fire: Day Six

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

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sta. Rita Hills Expansion Approved

After two years of study, feds okay controversial addition to wine-growing appellation between Lompoc and Buellton. Read story.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Update on Five Days of the Rey Fire

Wind brings surprising twists and continuing drama. Read story.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Rey Fire Heading North Into Backcountry

It's moving away from populated areas along the coast. Read story.

Monday, August 22, 2016

On the Rey Fire Line Saturday in Santa Barbara Backcountry

Major progress made in containment; concern shifts to northeast corner. Read story.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Rey Fire Continues to Spread Away From Coast

[Update]: The latest acreage count is 13,224 acres. Read story.

Originally published 6:54 p.m., August 20, 2016
Updated 8:40 p.m., August 20, 2016

Rey Fire Quadruples in Size Overnight

Heads further into the backcountry; only 10 percent contained. Read story.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Fire Destroys Zaca Lake Lodge

Location was popular filming location for TV and movies, including Friday the 13th. Read story.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Firefighters Battling Cancer, PTSD

New studies show they're dying at alarming rates. Read story.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

IV Resists New Noise Ordinance

The proposed amendment would outlaw loud music past 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Read story.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Island Fox Endangered No More

Biologists herald the fastest recovery of a land mammal in the history of the Endangered Species Act. Read story.

Monday, August 15, 2016
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