More Than Half a Million Sign Petitions to Repeal Costa-Hawkins
More than half a million sign petitions to repeal Costa-Hawkins.
Rainfall Rates Came in Lower Than Anticipated
[Update: 11:31 a.m.] Rainfall rates came in lower than anticipated.
Classes Remain in Session, but Some Students Stay Home
[Update] More written threats found on Friday in boy's locker room.
Areas Under Voluntary Evacuation Warning Were Hardest-Hit
The areas under a voluntary evacuation warning were the hardest hit, as seen from above.
No charges have been filed.
Before and After Looks at San Ysidro Creek, Knowlwood Tennis Club Neighborhood, and Fernald Point
Before and after looks at San Ysidro Creek, the Knowlwood Tennis Club neighborhood, and Fernald Point.
The Independent is mapping impacted areas as responders focus on rescue and repair efforts.
Home by Home, We’re Building a Map of the Effect of the Mudslides on Montecito
Home by home, we’re building a map of the effects of the mudslides on Montecito.
FEMA Asserts Flood and Mud Covered Under Thomas Fire Declaration
FEMA asserts flood and mud covered under Thomas Fire declaration.
The rescue is just one of hundreds that have occurred or are ongoing.
Gibraltar and Camino Cielo Lines Held Overnight, Suppression Efforts Continue with More Wind Expected
The Gibraltar and Camino Cielo lines held overnight, and suppression efforts continue with more winds expected.
Condiciones en el Incendio Tomás Han Mejorado
Condiciones en el Incendio Tomás han mejorado.
From San Ysidro to Sycamore Canyon, East Mountain Drive and through Cold Spring Spring, their work saved over a thousand homes.
Rigorous winds persisted all afternoon.
El Alcalde Helene Schneider Muestra Las Nuevas Areas de Evacuación
El alcalde de Santa Bárbara muestra las nuevas areas de evacuación.
Fire Grows by 3,300 Acres Tuesday, Now at 25 Percent Containment
The fire grew by 3,300 acres on Tuesday and is now 25 percent contained.
Fire Crews Prepare to Defend Montecito, Plan to Catch Blaze at Gibraltar
Fire crews are preparing to defend Montecito and plan to catch the blaze at Gibraltar.
Fire Grew by 3,700 Acres Monday; 20 Percent Contained
The Thomas Fire grew by 3,700 acres Monday; 20 percent contained.
Over 6,000 Fire Personnel Fight On; Voluntary Evacuations Stretch to Highway 154
[UPDATE] Public meeting on current fire conditions will be held at 4 p.m. at San Marcos High School.
Evacuation Orders Continue to Move Westward for Area North of Highway 192
Evacuation orders continue to move westward for the area north of Highway 192, east of Buena Vista Road.
Fire Officials Expected Movement, Not Concerned; Schools Canceled on Monday
Fire officials expected this movement, not concerned; schools canceled on Monday.
Evacuation Warnings and Orders Clarified at Thursday Evening Press Conference
Evacuation warnings and orders were clarified at the Thursday evening press conference.
Active Fire Throughout Ojai Valley as Western and Northern Flanks Grow ‘Very Rapidly’
With active fire throughout the Ojai Valley, concern rises that fire could move into Santa Barbara County as the western and northern flanks grow ‘very rapidly.’
Fierce Santa Ana Winds Push the Blaze Westward Toward Solimar Beach and Mussel Shoals
Fierce Santa Ana winds are pushing the blaze westward, toward Solimar Beach and Mussel Shoals.
Originating near Santa Paula but burning into Ventura, the fire is zero percent contained.
Community Leaders and Members Gather at SOhO for Annual ‘Indy’ Event
Community leaders and members gathered at SOhO for the Independent's annual event.
“I don't think anybody can turn on any media … without feeling that the world is sand at their feet. How do you address that?”
Celebrating "the history and culture of the Asian communities that once thrived in and around the Santa Barbara Presidio"
Containment Drops from 52 to 38 Percent
Containment drops from 52 to 38 percent.
Current State of Evacuations for Whittier Fire
The current state of evacuation orders iterated for Whittier Fire.
With sundowner winds forecasted and details emerging on a daring rescue, officials give a full press conference.
How a sped-up, frame-by-frame look at the growth of the fire reveals more than meets the eye.