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.
Drought Deepens Dramatically In Southern CaliforniaCalifornia is rapidly plunging back into drought, with severe conditions now existing in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties — home to one-fourth of the state's population, a national drought monitor said Thursday.
Mud-Swamped Highway 101 Reopens in Santa Barbara County After 12-Day ClosureTraffic began moving again on U.S. 101 in Montecito shortly after noon, Sunday after a near two-week closure that caused traffic headaches across the region
Massive Thomas Fire Now Over 90% ContainedFirefighters are close to completing containment lines around the remnants of the huge and costly wildfire that scorched two Southern California counties this month.
Largest Wildfire On Record In California 88% Contained; Air Quality ImprovesCalifornia's largest wildfire on record is producing very little active flame now and not expected to make any further forward progress.
Thomas Fire On Course To Become California's Largest-Ever WildfireA huge blaze that has devastated swaths of Southern California is on course to become the largest wildfire in the state's modern history and is expected to burn into January.
Firefighters Protect Seaside SoCal Towns As Massive Wildfire RagesFirefighters kept a wall of flames from descending mountains into coastal neighborhoods after a huge and destructive Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history.
Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Strikes Off Central CoastA magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Santa Barbara County Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Teen Injured In Violent Santa Barbara Microburst With 80 MPH WindsA teenage girl was badly injured during the Labor Day weekend in Santa Barbara by a dramatic microburst.
Hell And High Water: Northern California Is Besieged AgainFive months ago, it was fears over flooding. Now it's flames.
USGS Embarrassed By Fake Quake ReportThe only tremors from a reported major earthquake off the California coast came on the internet.
Pair Of Small Earthquakes Shake Santa BarbaraA pair of small earthquakes gave a jolt and a shake to the Santa Barbara area, but there are no reports of any damages, injuries or other problems.

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