Mother Nature Cranks Up The Heat on Firefighters Battling WildfiresA wildfire that for days has threatened hundreds of homes and popular seaside campgrounds near Santa Barbara was half-surrounded and held in check, though firefighters were about to face the hottest day yet.
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.
Firefighters Battling To Save Refinery From Raging WildfireA California wildfire spurred by strong gusts mushroomed in size and burned out of control Thursday in a remote coastal area west of Santa Barbara.
Desperate Search For Vallejo Teen After Suspected Kidnapper Killed In ShootoutLaw enforcement officers are looking between Marin and Santa Barbara counties for a 15-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted in the Vallejo area.
Santa Barbara Coast Oil Spill Leads To Criminal ChargesPlains All American Pipeline says a California grand jury has indicted the company and one of its employees in connection with a pipeline break that spilled more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil along the Santa Barbara County coast and into the ocean.
Company Indicted For Massive Oil Spill Off California CoastPlains All American Pipeline says a California grand jury has indicted the company and one of its employees in connection with a pipeline break that spilled more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil along the Santa Barbara County coast and into the ocean.
San Ramon Man Arrested After DNA Evidence Connects Him To 2014 RapePolice from the UC Santa Barbara arrested a San Ramon man Wednesday in connection with a 2014 on-campus sexual assault.
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Missing Nevada College Student Found Safe After Visit To Santa BarbaraAuthorities say a Nevada college student who vanished days ago during a visit to California has turned up safe at her dorm room.
Oil Slick Near Santa Barbara Created By Natural Seepage, Coast Guard SaysThe Coast Guard says an oil slick that formed in the Pacific Ocean last week near Santa Barbara was created by natural, ocean-floor seepage.
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.
Health Officials Warn Consumers Of Toxic Seafood From Central California CoastThe California Department of Public Health is warning of domoic acid poisoning from seafood caught in Monterey, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara counties.

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