Wind-Fueled Alisal Fire In Santa Barbara County Explodes in SizeFirefighters Wednesday were continuing to battle a growing brush fire which sparked west of Santa Barbara, threatened homes and shut down a portion of Highway 101.
Hurt By The Pandemic, Santa Maria Valley On Central Coast Paying Tourists To VisitFor officials in the Santa Maria Valley on the Central Coast, it was a wake-up call to develop a plan to help the local businesses.
Overturned Oil Tanker Spills Thousands of Gallons Near Central Coast ReservoirA tanker truck overturned Saturday, spilling up to 6,000 gallons of crude oil into the Cuyama River which flows into Twitchell Reservoir near the Central Coast city of Santa Maria.
San Jose Man Arrested For Allegedly Choking Doctor With Rope Outside SoCal HospitalA 36-year-old San Jose man was arrested for alleged attempted murder after nearly strangling a doctor with a rope outside a hospital in Santa Barbara County.
Santa Barbara County Seizes 400,000 Marijuana PlantsSanta Barbara County sheriff's investigators have seized approximately 400,000 marijuana plants that were allegedly being grown illegally.
Public Beach Or Private Playground? SoCal Landowners Keep Access LimitedFor decades, the beaches at Hollister Ranch, north of Santa Barbara, have been like a distant ship on the horizon – beautiful, alluring, elusive and largely unreachable.
Supertanker Deployed to California as Fires Explode Across WestFirefighters toiled in stifling heat Saturday on the lines of destructive wildfires across California and several western states, struggling to tame blazes that have forced evacuations of hundreds of homes.
Powerful Storm Drives Thousands From Southern California HomesAuthorities ordered tens of thousands of people to flee their homes as a powerful storm headed toward California, where many communities on Tuesday face the threat of flooding and destructive debris flows from areas burned bare by huge wildfires.
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.
Young Woman Dies In Brother's Arms After Deadly MudslideMark Montgomery and his family returned from a Brazilian vacation only two days before the mudslide that killed him and daughter Caroline came crashing down a hillside into their two-story home.
At Least 4 Children Among Southern California Mudslides VictimsThe oldest victim swept away in a Southern California mudslide was Jim Mitchell, who had celebrated his 89th birthday the day before. The youngest, 3-year-old Kailly Benitez, was one of four children killed.
Number Of Missing In Montecito Mudslides Jumps To Over 40More than two full days after mudslides ravaged the coastal town of Montecito, the search for the missing became an increasingly desperate exercise Thursday, with growing doubts about whether anyone would be found alive.
Hopes Of Finding Anyone Alive Dwindle In Mud-Stricken TownMore than two full days after mudslides ravaged this coastal town, the search for the missing became an increasingly desperate exercise Thursday.
Mudslides Death Toll Climbs To 17; 100 Homes DestroyedAnxious family members awaited word on loved ones Wednesday as rescue crews searched for two dozen people missing after mudslides in Southern California destroyed an estimated 100 houses, swept away cars and left at least 17 victims dead.
Deadly Mudslide Toll Rises To 13 In Southern California Burn AreasAt least 13 people were killed and homes were torn from their foundations Tuesday as downpours sent mud and boulders roaring down hills stripped of vegetation by a gigantic wildfire that raged in Southern California last month.