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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

Santa Barbara Businesses Surveyed for Disaster Impacts

Business groups hope to quantify effect on commerce from Thomas fire and flood. Read story.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Santa Barbara County Officials Release Debris Flow Risk Map

They also updated their evacuation terminology with three new levels of urgency. Read story.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Upcoming Thomas Fire and Flood Disaster Relief Events

Fundraisers and offers for victims, concerned citizens, and first responders as of February 8 Read story.

Friday, February 9, 2018

California Insurance Commissioner Promises Action for Fire and Flood Victims

Homeowners having troubles with insurance companies can get free help from state officials. Read story.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Hospice of Santa Barbara Steps Up Intake and Counselors

It takes much longer than a few weeks to overcome grief and stress in the wake of disaster. Read story.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Trucking Mud to the Beaches Means More Sand but Dirtier Waters

Cleanup continues following the Montecito disaster. Read story.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

A Professor Explains the Geology Behind the Montecito Disaster

Ed Keller walks us through what caused the violent mudslides in Santa Barbara County. Read story.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

What's the Likelihood of Another Debris Flow?

Much remains in all burn zones but its movement depends on many factors. Read story.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Santa Barbara Tourism Reels, Recovers After Fire, Mudslides

The closure of Highway 101 alone meant $949,000 a day in losses in visitor spending. Read story.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Detective Work of Montecito Mud at Goleta Beach

UCSB is looking for a human source of ocean bacteria. Read story.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Montecito's New Bridges to Nowhere

Six major spans have been damaged, and three need to be fully replaced. Read story.

Originally published 2:28 p.m., January 31, 2018
Updated 10:33 a.m., February 7, 2018

Local Recovery and Assistance Center Is One-Stop Shop for Help

Thomas Fire and mudslide victims are offered a whole range of services. Read story.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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