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Santa Barbara County Fires (2008)

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  • 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...
  • Flood watches issued for L.A. burn areas as storm moves in

     
    The National Weather Service has issued flash-flood watches this morning for mountain burn areas from Santa Barbara to San Bernardino as a powerful winter storm moved into Southern California. Rain was beginning to fall this morning, with the strongest...
  • 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......
  • Heat wave grips Southern California; high surf expected at beaches

     
    A heat wave gripping Southern California will produce near-record triple-digit temperatures in inland areas Tuesday, while large waves and dangerous rip currents are expected at beaches from Ventura to San Diego, forecasters said. The National Weather...
  • A premium on the fire-prone

    Living in Southern California is all about location. Some locations, however, come with major risks. Waves and winter storm winds buffet oceanfront homes, which sometimes fall into the sea as a result. Homes on hillsides have views for miles but are...
  • Preparation F

    If reports that Southern California leaders were not adequately prepared to deal with the first big fires of this fall season sound familiar, that's because they are. The Los Angeles Times, and in particularly its editorial board, has been pointing out...