The Jesusita Fire

Jesusita Fire Settlement Reached

The Stihl Corporation agrees to a confidential payout for 60 homeowners. Read story.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Jesusita Fire Litigation Heats Up

Lawsuits filed against trail workers and tool manufacturer. Read story.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Mission Canyon Dreaming

Two years after the Jesusita Fire Sam Kornell Looks at the Idyllic Past and to the Global Future of Fire, Flood and Drought Read story.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Trail Workers Get Community Service

Dana Larsen and Craig Ilenstine were sentenced to community service for not having proper equipment for brush-clearing activities, a charge stemming from the DA’s Office investigation of the Jesusita Fire. Read story.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Jesusita Fire Defendants Win Major Victory in Court Ruling

Court rules against DA theory a "hot work" permit is required for use of a weed cutter. Read story.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Jesusita Attorneys File Briefs

Attorneys for Craig Ilenstine and Dana Larsen, accused of illegal actions that may have led to the start of the devastating Jesusita Fire, plan to file briefs addressing what sort of activities require a hot work permit. Read story.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Men Accused of Starting Jesuita Fire Plead Not Guilty

Craig Ilenstine and Dana Larsen still face misdemeanor charges. Read story.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Firefighting Under Fire

Environmental group may sue fire agencies for retardant drops that killed steelhead. Read story.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Trail Gnomes Charged in Jesusita Fire

Misdemeanors could mean fines, jail time, and civil penalties for Craig Ilenstine and Dana Larsen. Read story.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Fire Department Releases Report on Jesusita

The investigation notes have been given to the District Attorney to be used in determining any possible culpability. Read story.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

County Unveils Hydromulch Program for Jesusita Burn Areas

Maps provide a close look at locations of Jesusita Fire hydromulching. Read story.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Good Deed Gone Really, Really Bad?

Ray takes a look back at the Jesusita Fire investigation. Read story.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

"From Ashes to Opportunity"

A June 27 forum aims to teach green, fire-resistant rebuilding practices. Read story.

Friday, June 26, 2009

No Evidence in KEYT "Staging" Charges

Upon further investigation, the allegations are unproven. Read story.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Graphic Designers Fundraise for Fire Victims

AIGA's Santa Barbara chapter helps rebuilding one t-shirt and tote bag at a time. Read story.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009
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