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Highway 154 Open Again

Whittier Fire still on the move, but slowly. Read story.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Saturday Night on Whittier Fire Line

Fire-fight personnel number 1,900; bump of 300 from earlier in the day. Read story.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Circle V Evacuation and Rescue Details Released

Whittier Fire stranded 82 at children's away campsite. Read story.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Whittier Fire Grows by 3,300 Acres Friday Night

Containment drops from 52 to 38 percent. Read story.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Firefighters Launch Night Attack on Whittier Fire

Will try to hold Whittier at bay despite 30mph Sundowners winds predicted. Read story.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Mandatory Evacuation Now Includes Paradise

The current state of evacuation orders iterated for Whittier Fire. Read story.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Whittier Fire Expected to Move Downslope Tonight

Evacuation orders go out now to avoid conflicts on the roads later. Read story.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Whittier Fire Managers to Give 2 p.m. Presser Amid Changing Conditions

With sundowner winds forecasted and details emerging on a daring rescue, officials give a full press conference. Read story.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Evacuation Order Called for Areas West of Goleta

Officials are concerned about the forecasted Sundowner conditions. Read story.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Santa Barbara County Joins "We Are Still In"

The county supervisors adopted a resolution to oppose President Trump's decision to back out of the Paris Accord. Read story.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Darkness Highlights Whittier's Flames

Work continues to build containment lines in rough terrain. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Apparent Suicide Attempt in County Jail

In 2016, had been more than one attempt a month. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Blue Skies over Whittier Fire

Not a good sign for heat and low humidity. Read story.

Originally published 10:47 a.m., July 13, 2017
Updated 11:38 a.m., July 13, 2017

Santa Barbara's Opioid Death Rate Almost Double State Average

Prescription spike in 2009 followed by lower 'scrip numbers. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Report Tallies Assisted Suicide's First Half-Year

Across California, 258 terminally ill patients started end-of-life process. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017
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