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Santa Barbara County Fires (2008)

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Top Santa Barbara County Fires (2008) Articles

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  • Don't rush to reseed at park, experts say

    Several scientists are cautioning Los Angeles officials to think hard before reseeding and replanting large areas of Griffith Park that burned in last week's 820-acre brush fire. Reseeding can be expensive and potentially useless, said the scientists,...
  • Officials seek to contain wildfire costs

    For a tense couple of weeks, the 31,000-acre Zaca fire threatened to scorch more than 1,000 square miles of wilderness and reach the outskirts of communities as far-flung as Santa Barbara and Ojai. Now, the smoke is clearing but the long, dark shadow...
  • L.A. County offers tax relief to property owners

    For fire victims, there may be at least one measure of relief on the horizon: lower taxes -- or at least delayed taxes. County assessors and tax collectors are offering to defer and reduce property taxes for those whose homes suffered damage. In...
  • 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...
  • Wind-whipped fire rips through Santa Barbara neighborhoods

    Wind-whipped fire rips through Santa Barbara neighborhoods
    Afternoon winds stoked a day-old brush fire into an out-of-control blaze Wednesday in Santa Barbara, sending it hopscotching across exclusive canyon neighborhoods and leaving firefighters nearly powerless before its advance. The airborne embers ignited...
  • Presidential Passover and Easter greetings from Bush, Carter and Reagan -- Herbert Hoover, too

     
    Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush are among the presidents who have offered Passover and Easter greetings each spring....
  • Fewer red-flag fire warnings likely amid sweeping changes by National Weather Service

     
    The National Weather Service announced significant changes to the way forecasters issue red-flag fire warnings, in a move that could mean fewer such alerts for fire-prone areas stretching from Santa Barbara to San Diego. The changes were prompted after...
  • Live review: James Taylor and Carole King at the Hollywood Bowl

     
    James Taylor and Carole King made no effort to disguise their ages Thursday night at the Hollywood Bowl, where the two sixtysomething singers played the first of three dates on their Troubadour Reunion trek. The world tour — which stops......
  • Another dangerous fire season prompts warning from firefighters

     
    With last year's deadly Station fire still in mind, fire officials this week are warning residents who live in foothill communities of another potentially bad fire season, urging them to have a family evacuation plan at the ready. The danger......
  • Complete list of your ''Tell Us Where to Go' suggestions

    We held our breath when we asked readers to "tell us where to go." In so doing, we took the risk of opening the door to rude comments and -- perhaps worse -- being ignored. But we were pleasantly surprised on both counts. Not only did people hold their...
  • Push is on to stall Goleta fire before winds; more evacuations at Big Sur

    A fire has reached as close as 2 miles to populated areas of Goleta today after burning through 200 to 300 acres in Los Padres National Forest since Tuesday evening, authorities said. Meanwhile, the stubborn Big Sur blaze jumped a containment line this...