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The evacuation center opened at noon at the Earl Warren Showgrounds located at 3400 Calle Real. Tomorrow at noon the #RedCross will open an evacuation center at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Anyone affected by the storm is welcome. If needed, the Red Cross is prepared to ...

Santa Barbara County issued a recommended evacuation warning for south coast communities including Montecito, where a storm dropped an enormous amount of rain In the early morning hours of Jan. 9. Flash floods carrying huge boulders blasted through Montecito, destroying or damaging hundreds of homes.
At one point in her life, Mona Miyasato thought about becoming a journalist. But after obtaining a graduate degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, Miyasato decided she would like to “be in the game rather than writing about it.” Now, as Santa Barbara County executive officer, ...
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - The Nature Conservancy's purchase of the historic Cojo-Jalama Ranch, formerly known as the Bixby Ranch, in Santa Barbara County is seen as a transformative event in Central Coast land preservation. The Nature Conservancy recently took ownership of the ...
Brown is running for re-election to the post he first won in 2006 and the primary election is June 5. Although Olmstead has pulled papers with a little more than three months before the election, his entry is certain to make political waves, as Brown now faces a challenge from one of his lieutenants. “As Sheriff ...
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputy encountered a suspicions package Wednesday afternoon near the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Around 4 p.m., a white plastic United States Postal Service package was found during a security check of a driveway the sheriff's ...
Santa Barbara County on Wednesday extended its recommended evacuation warnings for South Coast communities ahead of a storm officials say could trigger debris flows and flooding below recent burn areas, including Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito and Carpinteria. County emergency officials ...
Santa Barbara County is now No. 1 in the number of temporary cannabis operation licenses issued by the state, pushing long-dominant pot capital Humboldt County to No. 2, and that added fuel to a debate over capping the number of cultivation operations that arose at the Board of Supervisors meeting ...
Susan Epstein delivered a shock to the Santa Barbara County political world on Tuesday, abruptly backing out of the race for the Second District seat on the county Board of Supervisors. Her decision to step aside, coming just days after kicking off a full-fledge campaign, creates a wide-open path for the ...
The Red Cross has opened an Evacuation Center for residents threatened by this incoming storm at Earl Warren Showgrounds. More information here. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for areas of Santa Barbara County affected by the Thomas, Whittier, and Sherpa fires beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday ...


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