Mandatory Evacuation Order For Santa Barbara County Near Wildfire Burn AreasA mandatory evacuation order goes into effect Thursday for parts of Santa Barbara County as a winter storm approaches the coast.
Windswept SoCal Wildfire Roars Into Raging InfernoStoked by winds, a wildfire burning west of Santa Barbara roared down mountain slopes toward the Pacific Ocean, shutting down California's major coastal highway.
2-Mile-Wide Oil Slick Mysteriously Appears Off Southern California CoastThe Coast Guard says a 2-mile-wide oil slick that mysteriously materialized off the Southern California coast is expected to dissipate on its own in the days ahead.
Crews Say 44 Percent Of California Coast Oil Spill CleanedCleanup teams have determined that 44 percent of 96.5 miles of California coastline is clear of oil from the Refugio Oil Spill, a state official said Sunday.
Pipeline Company Downgrades Estimated Amount Of Oil Spilled On California CoastPlains All American Pipeline is downgrading the amount of oil it says spilled off a California coastline in a worst-case scenario.
Video Shows Dolphins Swimming In Oil Spill Area Near Santa BarbaraVideo shows dolphins seemingly swimming in circles to avoid the oil slick surrounding them after a pipeline in the Santa Barbara area spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean.
Public Urged To Stay Away From Santa Barbara Oil Spill As Crews Work To Minimize Environmental ImpactAs the environmental impact from Tuesday's oil spill near Santa Barbara grows dire, environmental groups are urging the public not to rush out to save wildlife afftected by the spill.
9-Mile Oil Slick Coats Scenic Central California Coast After Pipeline Spill Near Santa BarbaraOil floating off the California coast after a spill from a broken pipe now stretches about 9 miles.
Cal Poly Student From Santa Rosa Found Dead After Spring Break PartyA North Bay college student was found dead in the water at a Southern California beach over the weekend, according to authorities.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Releases Great White Shark Monterey Bay Aquarium officials successfully released a young great white shark back into the ocean on Tuesday afternoon.