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Santa Barbara County Fires (2008)

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  • 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 CA√ĎADA 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...
  • Ventura County wildfire consumes 16,000 acres

     
    Fanned by low humidity and high winds, the Guiberson fire in Ventura County has grown to 16,000 acres and is 40% contained after threatening oil production fields, power lines and agricultural sites, fire officials said this afternoon. Flying tankers...
  • Crews gain upper hand against Lompoc, L.A.-area fires

     
    Fire crews gained the upper hand tonight in battles against brush fires in Santa Barbara County and Los Angeles, authorities said. A Lompoc-area blaze has charred 300 acres near Vandenberg Air Force Base. By evening, firefighters had the fire 50%......
  • Art from the Ashes' creative answer to wildfires

     
    With the heat from the embers still glowing from one of the worst wildfires in California history, it's difficult to imagine anything beautiful coming out of such destruction. Artist and native Angeleno Joy Feuer grew up witnessing the ruin and......
  • Red Flag fire warning extended through this evening

     
    Low humidity prompted officials to extend the Red Flag fire warning through this evening. Gusty winds, high temperatures and dry conditions are predicted for mountain and canyon areas around the L.A. region today. There were no major fires Thursday, but.....
  • Storm weakens but rains are on their way as mountain areas prepare for slides

     
    Weakened after dousing Northern California with heavy rains this morning, the first storm of the season is expected to move into Southern California this evening, bringing high winds and at least a half-inch of rain to the Los Angeles area......
  • Coming storm brings mudslide risk to Southern California

     
    As the first storm of the season moves into Southern California, the National Weather Service is issuing flash-flood watches for mountain burn areas from Santa Barbara to San Bernardino counties. Slick roads and the threat of mudslides have prompted...