County Sets Up Free Exchange for Debris Flow Boulders, Sediment

The newly launched program aims to prevent usable material from entering landfill. Read story.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Teens Sing for Santa Barbara

Area youth come together to raise money for Unity Shoppe fund for Thomas Fire and mudslide survivors. Read story.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Hundreds of Undocumented Families Need Aid After Disasters

805 Undocufund plans to raise $1 million. Read story.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Ventura County Warns Residents of Debris Flow Risks

But 'don't wait for us,' says Sheriff's official — 'save yourself.' Read story.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Axxess Starts Gift Card Benefits for Businesses Struck by Disaster

Special discounts to buyers go to help Montecito and Summerland after the Thomas Fire. Read story.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

United Way Distributes $500K to Thomas Efforts

Receiving agencies have helped more than 19,000 impacted by fire and flood. Read story.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

First Responders Were Ready When the Debris Flows Hit

Montecito Fire Division Chief Kevin Taylor explains how a small department pulled a big rescue. Read story.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Disaster-Relief Volunteers Needed in Montecito

Hand crews continue digging out mud-flooded homes and trees in the Montecito disaster area. Read story.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

A Drone's-Eye View, South of Montecito's Highway 192

The areas under a voluntary evacuation warning were the hardest hit, as seen from above. Read story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

What Is a Debris Flow?

County flood control engineer Jon Frye explains the rare geological event. Read story.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Why Did Highway 192 Separate Montecito’s Mandatory and Voluntary Evac Zones?

County emergency managers start to explain their much-dissected decision. Read story.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Santa Barbara County Farmers Report $20 Million in Losses from Natural Disasters

Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow caused direct crop damage, lost sales, and cleanup expenses. Read story.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Montecito's Sutthithepa-Taylor Family Remembered

Community gathering celebrates lives old and very young, lost to the Montecito debris flow. Read story.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Montecito Memorial Takes Shape

Sculptor Anders Johnson envisions a centerpiece boulder circled by 24 smaller, bench-like boulders. Read story.

Monday, February 12, 2018

'Good News' from First Batch of Goleta Beach DNA Tests

Very low to no evidence of human fecal material in the surf zone or the mud from Montecito, UCSB scientist says. Read story.

Monday, February 12, 2018
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