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The New Normal: California Forest Fires Have Doubled in Size

This year 3,449 wildfires have already consumed 92,439 acres in the state. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Whittier Fire Threatens Pets and Cattle

Zebras and Watusi cattle survive while a guinea pig, a parrot, cats, dogs, and horses evacuate safely. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Rescuing Children from the Whittier Fire

How a Forest Service patrolman and a Santa Barbara firefighter helped 90 campers and their counselors survive the flames. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Alamo Fire's Growth is Halted and at 65 Percent Containment

Firefighters are working to drop a noose around largest fire in California. Read story.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Carrizo Plain on Chopping Block?

Western Caucus 17 have plans for 'rich fossil fuel basins.' Read story.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Crews Reach 48 Percent Containment of Whittier Fire

Cooperative weather aids in containment milestone; meanwhile, fire continues to creep eastward, and challenging terrain complicates work. Read story.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Weather Shift Brings Greater Containment to Whittier Fire

The return to an onshore flow allows fire crews to reach 25 percent containment; meanwhile, fire continues to creep into southern canyons. Read story.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Not All Wrack Is Ruin

Sea wrack, or kelp, keeps the bugs and the birds alive, depending on beach management. Read story.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Alamo Fire Burning into Tepusquet Canyon

[UPDATE] Crosses border into Santa Barbara County, driven by winds; now 19,000 acres in size. Read story.

Originally published 5:37 p.m., July 7, 2017
Updated 11:39 a.m., July 8, 2017

Davies Kabogoza Death Ruled an Accidental Drowning

Kabogoza improperly fastened his belt-pack flotation device while paddle boarding, the Coroner’s report says. Read story.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Downtown Shuttle Demand Drops

Street congestion is contributing to lagging ridership. Read story.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Vacation Rentals Lawsuit Survives Ruling

The complaint argues the city's crackdown runs counter to the Coastal Act. Read story.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

A Fiery Judge Biery Sentences Charles Banks to Four Years

Former Montecito resident and Qupé majority owner bilked Spurs star Tim Duncan. Read story.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Grand Jury Quietly Lauds Jail Improvements

Progress has been made to better treat the mentally ill. Read story.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Rising Tides: Sea Levels in Santa Barbara

The rapidly melting Antarctic Ice Sheet is slowly swelling toward us. Read story.

Thursday, June 29, 2017
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