Wildfire Along Sisquoc River 60% Contained
Fire may have been started accidentally. Read story.
Lawsuits Filed Against Trail Workers and Tool Manufacturer
Lawsuits filed against trail workers and tool manufacturer. Read story.
Two years after the Jesusita Fire Sam Kornell Looks at the Idyllic Past and to the Global Future of Fire, Flood and Drought
Two years after the Jesusita Fire Sam Kornell Looks at the Idyllic Past and to the Global Future of Fire, Flood and Drought Read story.
Lance and Carla Hoffman Claim Negligence and Nuisance
Lance and Carla Hoffman claim negligence and nuisance. Read story.
Brief Blaze Put Out, But Not Before Traffic Brought to Standstill in Santa Ynez Valley
Brief blaze put out, but not before traffic is brought to a standstill in Santa Ynez Valley. Read story.
Dana Larsen and Craig Ilenstine were sentenced to community service for not having proper equipment for brush-clearing activities, a charge stemming from the DA’s Office investigation of the Jesusita Fire. Read story.
Judge Rules That “Hot Work” Statute Does Not Apply to Defendant’s Use of a Weed Cutter
Court rules against DA theory a "hot work" permit is required for use of a weed cutter. Read story.
Attorneys for Craig Ilenstine and Dana Larsen, accused of illegal actions that may have led to the start of the devastating Jesusita Fire, plan to file briefs addressing what sort of activities require a hot work permit. Read story.
Craig Ilenstine and Dana Larsen Still Face Misdemeanor Charges
Craig Ilenstine and Dana Larsen still face misdemeanor charges. Read story.
Some Santa Barbara Fire Survivors Are Choosing to Rebuild Their Homes Greener and Safer
Some Santa Barbara fire survivors are choosing to rebuild their homes greener and safer. Read story.
Environmental Group May Sue Fire Agencies for Retardant Drops That Killed Steelhead
Environmental group may sue fire agencies for retardant drops that killed steelhead. Read story.
Misdemeanors Could Mean Fines, Jail Time, and Civil Penalties for Craig Ilenstine and Dana Larsen
Misdemeanors could mean fines, jail time, and civil penalties for Craig Ilenstine and Dana Larsen. Read story.
The Ins and Outs of the Post-Wildfire Insurance Tango
Ethan Stewart looks into the details of wildfire insurance. Read story.
Tea Fire Began November 13, 2009
When the Tea Fire erupted in the foothills of Montecito a year ago this Friday, it scared the Santa Barbara community out of its wits, burned up 2,000 acres, and destroyed 210 homes. Read story.
Fire at Vandenberg Burned 450 Acres
A small brush fire grew rapidly under yesterday's strong winds, but authorities expect to have it contained today. Read story.