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Santa Barbara County Fires (2008)

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  • Mesa Musings: Oh, those Santa Anas

    "There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek...
  • Growing by a Sunset

    Surf City, here they come. Here comes expansion, as tiny Sunset Beach, one of the last unincorporated islands of Orange County, joins the 200,000-resident fold of Huntington Beach. Here comes the culture of one of the Southland's most offbeat...
  • Rewriting GCC's history books

    Rewriting GCC's history books
    This is the first of eight editions in which the News-Press looks back at the area's 2010-11 seasons, school by school, before looking ahead at the year to come. Locally, regionally or at the state level, Glendale Community College enjoyed arguably...
  • The Coastal Gardener: Chasing plants around California

    I am leaving. My belongings are in the car, the route is mapped and the tank is full. As soon as the nursery closes Saturday I'll be gone, the pedal to the metal as we make our way north. We'll drive through the night and get to San Francisco by...
  • Red Flag Warning: Fire Danger from Lightning Strikes, Winds

    Red Flag Warning: Fire Danger from Lightning Strikes, Winds
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A red flag warning, indicating high fire danger, has been lifted for the mountains and deserts of Los Angeles County. A low pressure system initially threatened much of Southern California with scattered thunderstorms, but it has...
  • Slight cool down expected across region, red flag warning remains in effect

    Slight cool down expected across region, red flag warning remains in effect
    A red-flag fire warning is in effect, but Southern California temperatures are expected to cool Wednesday, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms over Los Angeles and Ventura counties, according to the National Weather Service. In the tri-city...
  • Catastrophic fires blaze a path of destruction through Southland

    Catastrophic fires blaze a path of destruction through Southland
    In a swiftly moving catastrophe that seemed as familiar as it was shocking, Southern California once again was besieged by flame Saturday, from Orange County to Santa Barbara, with hundreds of homes consumed by three major wind-driven fires, including one...
  • A Santa Barbara area canyon's residents are among many Californians living in harm's way in fire-prone areas

    A Santa Barbara area canyon's residents are among many Californians living in harm's way in fire-prone areas
    Sometimes when Ralph Daniel looks out the huge plate-glass windows of his 1959 ranch house, a bobcat stares back at him from the patio. He delights in the quiet, the bird songs, the expansive view of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Like millions of other...
  • At 65, Smokey Bear is still fighting fires

    At 65, Smokey Bear is still fighting fires
    He's a war hero who became a media mogul, celebrity pitchman, pop icon and philanthropist. He's so famous he was given his own ZIP Code, 20252, to handle the fan mail. He is 65 years old but has no intention of retiring. In fact, he looks fitter than...
  • Bush declares major fire disaster

    President Bush declared a major disaster today in California, which allows people affected by the fires to begin to receive federal grants for temporary housing, home repairs and low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses. Bush met this morning at...
  • In Southern California, help spreads like wildfire

    Lisa Bialac-Jehle was just a few minutes from sleep Friday night when her phone rang. It was the American Red Cross, and they were calling about a fire. The caller told Bialac-Jehle, 52, a member of the organization's disaster action team, that she...