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Gun Violence Continues to Affect Santa Barbara External link to Gun Violence Continues to Affect Santa Barbara

And Congress wants universal concealed-carry laws. ...more

2017/12/11 8:00

Ventura Farmworkers, Spanish Speakers Left Out of Thomas Fire Emergency Response External link to Ventura Farmworkers, Spanish Speakers Left Out of Thomas Fire Emergency Response

Many laborers have been forced to work without face masks, and Westside immigrant residents were unaware of warnings. ...more

2017/12/11 2:00

Firefighters Focused on Defending Carpinteria from Thomas Fire on Monday External link to Firefighters Focused on Defending Carpinteria from Thomas Fire on Monday

[UPDATE] Public meeting on current fire conditions will be held at 4 p.m. at San Marcos High School. ...more

2017/12/10 21:05

Santa Barbara Rallies for Net Neutrality External link to Santa Barbara Rallies for Net Neutrality

Undaunted by a smoky State Street, a couple dozen people picketed Verizon. ...more

2017/12/10 17:39

Evacuations Ordered for Parts of Montecito as Thomas Fire Rages West External link to Evacuations Ordered for Parts of Montecito as Thomas Fire Rages West

UPDATE: 1:35 p.m.: Evac order extends into Montecito; warning extends to parts of Mission Canyon and the Riviera. ...more

2017/12/10 10:16

Mandatory Evacuations Issued Through Northern Montecito and Carpinteria Sunday Morning External link to Mandatory Evacuations Issued Through Northern Montecito and Carpinteria Sunday Morning

Evacuation orders continue to move westward for the area north of Highway 192, east of Buena Vista Road. ...more

2017/12/9 22:16

Thomas Fire Enters Santa Barbara County; Los Padres National Forest Closes External link to Thomas Fire Enters Santa Barbara County; Los Padres National Forest Closes

Fire officials expected this movement, not concerned; schools canceled on Monday. ...more

2017/12/9 17:26

Governor Brown Swoops into Ventura for Thomas Fire Visit External link to Governor Brown Swoops into Ventura for Thomas Fire Visit

Climate change was on his mind Saturday afternoon. ...more

2017/12/9 16:17

Saturday Morning Brings Greater Containment and Fewer Evacuations Around the Thomas Fire External link to Saturday Morning Brings Greater Containment and Fewer Evacuations Around the Thomas Fire

Some evacuations have been lifted in Carpinteria; containment is up to 15 percent. ...more

2017/12/9 11:16

Benefit Event Held for Youth Interactive External link to Benefit Event Held for Youth Interactive

Extraordinary organization transforms lives of at-risk youth. ...more

2017/12/9 8:10

Blue Owl Breakfast for Thomas Fire Evacuees External link to Blue Owl Breakfast for Thomas Fire Evacuees

Cindy Black serves up comfort food for free on Sunday. ...more

2017/12/9 2:00

Waste Not External link to Waste Not

In the United States, an astonishing 40 percent of our food is wasted, and most of the waste goes to the landfill. ...more

2017/12/8 19:22

Keep Strong Net Neutrality External link to Keep Strong Net Neutrality

I don’t want internet service providers to have the power to block websites, slow them down, give some sites an advantage over others, or split the internet into fast lanes for companies that can pay the extra fees and slow lanes for the rest of us. ...more

2017/12/8 17:43

Santa Barbara County Darkens External link to Santa Barbara County Darkens

More than 3,500 fire personnel have been deployed to the Thomas Fire. ...more

2017/12/8 16:20

Thousands of Ventura Residents Still Out of Power External link to Thousands of Ventura Residents Still Out of Power

More than 3,000 customers are still out of power because of the Thomas Fire. ...more

2017/12/8 15:10

‘Unhealthy’ Air-Quality Warnings Remain in Effect External link to ‘Unhealthy’ Air-Quality Warnings Remain in Effect

Santa Barbara’s Air Pollution Control District announced the air quality in the City of Santa Barbara remains “unhealthy.” ...more

2017/12/8 14:59

Donations for Those Impacted by the Thomas Fire External link to Donations for Those Impacted by the Thomas Fire

Several sites accept and distribute food, clothes, and other goods; FEMA funding approved. ...more

2017/12/8 12:57

Friday Morning Update: Thomas Fire Grows to 132,000 Acres External link to Friday Morning Update: Thomas Fire Grows to 132,000 Acres

The fire has grown to 132,000 acres. It is 10 percent contained. ...more

2017/12/8 11:30

Breast Cancer Resource Center Holds Tea and Fashion Show External link to Breast Cancer Resource Center Holds Tea and Fashion Show

Former clients are models at uplifting fundraising event. ...more

2017/12/8 8:10

Evacuations from Carpinteria to Toro Canyon as Thomas Fire Grows to 115,000 Acres External link to Evacuations from Carpinteria to Toro Canyon as Thomas Fire Grows to 115,000 Acres

Evacuation warnings and orders were clarified at the Thursday evening press conference. ...more

2017/12/7 21:45

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