Tracing the history and coping with the reality of 20 lost and three still missing. Read story.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
The county didn't issue its first cell phone alert Tuesday morning until after the deadly flooding began. Read story.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Seventeen people were killed and 100 homes were destroyed in the post-Thomas Fire disaster. Read story.
Originally published 12:00 a.m., January 11, 2018
Updated 9:14 a.m., January 11, 2018
The new council started sweet, but then veered sour. Read story.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Two dozen more are still missing; hundreds remain trapped in Romero Canyon. Read story.
Originally published 8:20 p.m., January 9, 2018
Updated 10:37 a.m., January 10, 2018
The fresh revelation comes as residents sue Edison for allegedly starting the massive wildfire. Read story.
Friday, December 22, 2017
Hand crews cut fire lines at San Ysidro Creek over Friday night. Read story.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Incident Command announces an aggressive contingency plan to launch firing operation against Thomas. Read story.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Fire crews are preparing to defend Montecito and plan to catch the blaze at Gibraltar. Read story.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Many laborers have been forced to work without face masks, and Westside immigrant residents were unaware of warnings. Read story.
Originally published 12:00 a.m., December 11, 2017
Updated 1:21 p.m., December 12, 2017
The county supervisors weighed in on the future of oil around Santa Barbara. Read story.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Driven by strong winds, the wildfire is racing toward La Conchita as statewide resources respond to the blaze. Read story.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Fierce Santa Ana winds are pushing the blaze westward, toward Solimar Beach and Mussel Shoals. Read story.
Originally published 9:40 p.m., December 5, 2017
Updated 10:10 a.m., December 6, 2017
One patient remains AWOL after wandering away from the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Read story.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Task force recommends mandatory leases, but stops short of just-cause eviction. Read story.