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Santa Barbara County Fires (2008)

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  • New UC Berkeley chief to get pay raise despite Brown's opposition

     
    Despite strong opposition from Gov. Jerry Brown, the UC regents on Tuesday gave the new chancellor of UC Berkeley a $50,000-–or 11.4%--pay raise over the current campus head and said the extra money would come from private donations, not state...
  • Schwarzenegger needs a boost, but his chances recede with the economy

    Schwarzenegger needs a boost, but his chances recede with the economy
    As he stood before the cameras in Santa Barbara last week, the freewheeling showman that Arnold Schwarzenegger used to be was evident only in his attire. He was clad in a shirt that was blindingly white, as if daring the ruinous soot from the Jesusita...
  • 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...
  • What Brown can do for Tars

    What Brown can do for Tars
    Maybe one day, Maddy Brown will write for a newspaper. The senior at Newport Harbor High wants to be a sportswriter. She is a huge sports fan and she enjoys writing. No one has published Brown's work yet. For now, other journalists will chronicle...
  • Looking like a champion

    Looking like a champion
    NEWPORT BEACH — None of the members of the Newport Harbor High girls' tennis team could remember a crowd this big. Fans, other student-athletes and parents packed the corridor between the singles and doubles courts Thursday. Others chose to...
  • Firefighters urge vigilance

    LA CAŅADA FLINTRIDGE — With the onset of the dry summer conditions and fewer resources due to statewide budget constraints, local fire officials on Tuesday warned residents to be prepared for a tough fire season. The danger of fire in the Angeles,...
  • Risen from the ashes

    Risen from the ashes
    Members of two organizations hope to create a sense of healing and renewal through art in the aftermath of the Station fire. ART from the Ashes, a collective of more than 40 artists from Glendale, Burbank and across the country, has formed a...
  • People urged to clear brush

    LA CAŅADA FLINTRIDGE — With the onset of dry summer conditions and fewer resources due to statewide budget constraints, local fire officials last week warned residents to be prepared for a tough fire season. The danger of fire in the Angeles,...
  • 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...
  • In deep with the sea urchins

    In deep with the sea urchins
    The Sunstar's ancient twin diesels fire up like an old man clearing his throat. Terry Herzik cocks his good ear to listen. They are losing compression, but sound as if they should make the three-day trip. Dawn glows faintly behind the gantry cranes and...