Digging Out of Homes and Trees Continues
Hand crews continue digging out mud-flooded homes and trees in the Montecito disaster area.
Police Contact Perpetrator of Social Media Post
Disturbing social media post prompted parents to pull kids from class.
State Grant Helps Biologists Restore Natural Creek Bed
A state grant will help restore more natural conditions along Quiota Creek.
'Santa Barbara Car Free' Coordinates Discounts for Train Travelers
Travelers arriving by train to Santa Barbara can get deals on lodging and attractions.
Sculptor Anders Johnson Envisions Centerpiece Boulder Circled by 24 Smaller, Bench-Like Boulders
Sculptor Anders Johnson envisions a centerpiece boulder circled by 24 smaller, bench-like boulders.
Also Update Evacuation Terminology with Three Levels of Urgency
They also updated their evacuation terminology with three new levels of urgency.
Criminal Investigation of Six Minors Could End This Week
At least 16 female students were targeted by “how to kill” post in private chat room.
David Dahlberg helped rescue dozens during the Whittier Fire.
Residents Return to Mud and Varying Degrees of Damage
Residents return to mud and varying degrees of damages to their homes and lives.
Parents and Students Demand More Information
Parents and students are demanding more information from the district.
Six Major Spans Damaged; Three Need Replacing
Six major spans have been damaged, and three need to be fully replaced.
S.B. Support Network Offers Immediate Assistance
S.B. Support Network nonprofit has been providing immediate assistance since the Montecito natural disaster.
Water quality remains poor and there’s bad weather ahead.
Application window will open this spring
Village Cheese & Wine StoreProvides for Families, Responders
Village Cheese & Wine Store has been giving out food to families and responders.
Father of 9th Grader Rescued from Montecito Mudslide Remembered at Leadbetter Beach Memorial
The father of the 9th grader rescued from the Montecito mudslide was remembered at a Leadbetter Beach memorial.
Montecito Fire District's Abe Powell Reveals Officials' Anxiety Before Storm and Fearless Response to Mudflow
Montecito Fire Protection District's Abe Powell reveals officials' anxiety before storm and fearless response to mudflow.
17 People Killed and 100 Homes Destroyed in Post-Thomas Fire Disaster
Seventeen people were killed and 100 homes were destroyed in the post-Thomas Fire disaster.
Putting Together an Emergency Go-Bag for Disaster Readiness
A well-stocked, personal go-bag makes for a proper evacuation.
Accounts of Miracles Emerge from the Deluge
Accounts of miracles continue to emerge from the deluge.
[UPDATE] Santa Barbara hotels offer special rates to flood victims and evacuees.
Landslides and debris flows move too quickly to evacuate hundreds of students, officials say.
Flooding Expected Monday Night Below Burn Areas
Rainfall in Thomas Fire areas could hit one inch per hour at its peak.
Porch Hosts Fundraiser with Donated Artwork
Bidding runs through January on donated artwork with all proceeds going to families affected by the fire.
He comes from Sequoia National Forest with four decades of experience.
Campus cleanups are estimated at $260,000.
News Reporter Keith Hamm Picks a Few of His Favorite Articles from the Past Year
News Reporter Keith Hamm picks a few of his favorite articles from the past year.
‘Conservation Puzzle’ Has ‘Intersection of Interests,’ From Resource Protection to Public Access
The “conservation puzzle” has an “intersection of interests,” from resource protection to public access.
Beast Still Breathes Despite Saturday’s Epic Firefight in the Montecito Foothills
Insight and analysis on the beast that still breathes despite Saturday’s epic firefight in the Montecito foothills.
16,000 Ordered Out with Threat Increase to Montecito and Santa Barbara
Big winds early forced the evacuation of 16,000 across Montecito and Santa Barbara.
Forecasted winds arriving tonight will put new fuel breaks to the test above Montecito.
Behind the 2:19 a.m. Alert That Freaked Out Santa Barbara County During the Thomas Fire
Behind the 2:19 a.m. alert that freaked out Santa Barbara County during the Thomas Fire
A Look at Our Education System’s Response to the Wildfire
A look at our education system’s response to the wildfire
Some Evacuations Lifted in Carpinteria; Containment Climbs to 15 Percent
Some evacuations have been lifted in Carpinteria; containment is up to 15 percent.
Evacuation Warnings and Orders Clarified at Thursday Evening Press Conference
Evacuation warnings and orders were clarified at the Thursday evening press conference.
Driven by Strong Winds, Wildfire Races Toward La Conchita as Statewide Resources Respond
Driven by strong winds, the wildfire is racing toward La Conchita as statewide resources respond to the blaze.
Blue Christmas Collective Runs Through December 24
Downtown storefront features handcrafted wares without all the packaging.
Longtime Surf School Celebrates Grand Opening on Santa Claus Lane
Longtime surf school opens a new shop headquarters on Santa Claus Lane.
Anonymous callers, often from Mexico-based phones, are targeting the 805.
City College and Santa Barbara Business College take fourth and fifth.
Nonprofit Eyes in the Sky Cares for Injured Birds
Injured birds of prey find daily care with Eyes in the Sky.
Land Trust spearheaded ambitious and successful effort.
Maria Larios-Horton comes from Santa Maria.
One-Stoplight Beach Town Offers a Family-Friendly, Quick Trip
A long weekend in Avila Beach can provide a much-needed reset.
Santa Barbara Filmmaker Morgan Maassen Drops 17 Minutes of Surf Candy
Filmmaker Morgan Maassen goes around the world in 17 minutes.
District Board Votes to Close Beloved K-6 Campus at End of School Year
District board votes to close the beloved K-6 campus at the end of the school year.
Reaches Deal with Coastal Commission over Unpermitted Wells, Roads, and Cultural Site Disturbance
Baupost reaches deal with Coastal Commission over unpermitted wells, roads, and cultural site disturbance.
Matsuoka Talks Big Picture, Nuts and Bolts in Yearly Address
Matsuoka talks big picture, and nuts and bolts in his yearly address.
Will focus on technologies that help struggling readers.
Cafeteria Cooks Learn New Plant-Based Recipes from Celebrity Chef Eddie Garza
Cafeteria cooks learn new plant-based recipes from celebrity chef Eddie Garza.