Search Warrants Served on Dive Boat Owners in Santa BarbaraAuthorities are serving search warrants at the California company that owned the scuba diving boat that caught fire and killed 34 people last week.
Bay Area Mourns As 33 Bodies Recovered From Deadly Dive Boat FireHigh School students in Fremont and Santa Cruz, employees at Apple and health care workers at a Stockton hospital were all in mourning Wednesday, trying to come to grips the deadly toll of a Labor Day weekend dive boat fire.
Dive Boat Disaster Victims Mostly From NorCal, Including 5 Members Of One FamilyThe majority of 34 people killed when a dive boat exploded in flames near an island off the Southern California coast were from the San Francisco Bay Area, including five members of a Stockton family.
25 Dead, 9 Still Missing In Horrific Santa Cruz Island Boat Fire TragedyA fire raged through a boat carrying recreational scuba divers anchored near an island off the Southern California coast early Monday, leaving 25 people dead and nine still missing after the gutted vessel sank.
Central Coast Farm Linked To E. Coli Outbreak Recalls Cauliflower, LettuceA farm on California's Central Coast linked to the massive E. coli outbreak involving romaine lettuce announced a recall of cauliflower and other types of lettuce it also grows over contamination concerns.
Beach Out Of Reach: Pristine Stretch Of California Coast Largely Inaccessible To PublicA pristine coastline in Santa Barbara County is largely inaccessible to the public after a settlement between wealthy homeowners and state coastal officials. However, the settlement is not setting well with coastal access advocates.
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.