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The Jesusita Fire

Valle Verde Heroics During Jesusita Fire

Valle Verde Retirement Community housed over 162 senior citizen evacuees during the Jesusita Fire. Read story.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Fire Victim Family Tries to Forge Ahead

Insurance providers, news crews leave a bitter taste for the Keltners. Read story.

Friday, June 5, 2009

County Offers Discounts to Firefighters

The Visitors Bureau has organized a program that includes shops, restaurants, hotels, and more. Read story.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Local Assistance Center to Close for Memorial Day

The Local Assistance Center for Jesusita Fire victims, located in the County Administrative Building, will be closed on Memorial Day. Read story.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Burning Questions

A round-up of lingering inquiries about the Jesusita Fire. Read story.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Shoppe Smart

The Unity Shoppe of Santa Barbara is seeking donations to aid Jesusita Fire victims. Read story.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Officials Provide Jesusita Fire Recap

Five unified command agencies brief meeting attendees on week's events. Read story.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Deputy DA's Kid Helped Fight Jesusita

The 21-year-old is working through his second season on Forest Service fire crew. Read story.

Friday, May 15, 2009

SB Firefighters Alliance Refocuses Fundraising Goals

The group says area crews had to spend their own money on necessary goggles during Jesusita. Read story.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Jesusita Evacuation Ends

County sets up assistance center for dealing with aftermath. Read story.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

County Flood Officials Begin Post-Fire Preparations

Preparations to minimize the impacts of flood and mudslide damage are already in the works. Read story.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Santa Barbara Endures Its Most Threatening Natural Disaster Ever

The Jesusita Fire forced an estimated 30,000 South Coast residents from Goleta to Montecito out of their homes and put another 30,000 on warning. Read story.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

San Marcos Foothills Preserve Closed Temporarily

Newly opened Foothills Preserve closed until assessment can evaluate conditions. Read story.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Jesusita Fire Evacuation Update

Residents of the Painted Cave area may finally start heading home. Read story.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Stories from Fire Evacuees

Jesusita Fire victims who found shelter at DPHS share their experiences. Read story.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
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