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Schools Reopen as Teachers Are Bused In from Santa Barbara and Goleta
Schools reopen as teachers are bused in from Santa Barbara and Goleta.
Sheriff Brown, EOC Director Lewin Give Insight into Santa Barbara County Disaster Operations
Sheriff Brown, EOC Director Lewin give insight into Santa Barbara County's disaster operations.
Officials Hold Update on Search for Survivors
The search for survivors has turned into a search for remains.
Two families learn deaths are confirmed.
Thomas Fire Was Just Part One of the Rain Season
Thomas Fire was just part one of the rain season.
Community ceremony at Courthouse Sunken Garden on Sunday at 5 p.m.
County warns swimmers and surfers to stay out of the sea due to raw sewage.
United Way fund expanded; more offers on this list being constantly updated.
FEMA Asserts Flood and Mud Covered Under Thomas Fire Declaration
FEMA asserts flood and mud covered under Thomas Fire declaration.
The gift will help with the facility's $10 million remodel.