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Santa Barbara County Fires (2008)

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  • 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...
  • When Southern California burns, Long Beach gets the smoke

    Long Beach is more than 40 miles from the nearest wildfire raging in Southern California. But its air pollution levels surged in recent days beyond the "unhealthy" level set by air-quality regulators. Because of Southern California's quirky topography...
  • After all these years, potter Otto Heino is still going strong. Just peek in his home and studio.

    After all these years, potter Otto Heino is still going strong. Just peek in his home and studio.
    The first in a yearlong series profiling California's living legends of midcentury design. AT 94, Otto Heino has no time for false modesty. "I am," he says, "the oldest, richest potter in the world." With an output of 10,000 pieces a year, Heino...
  • More than 20,000 flee flames in O.C. Fire destroys or damages more than 600 homes; thousands are threatened

    More than 20,000 flee flames in O.C. Fire destroys or damages more than 600 homes; thousands are threatened
    Wind-fueled fires continued to rage out of control tonight in Orange County as emergency personnel struggled to get ahead of erratic leap-frogging flare-ups that were consuming houses and apartments and prompting evacuation orders for more than 20,000...