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Santa Barbara County Fires (2008)

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  • 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...
  • Local firefighters help fight Santa Barbara blaze

    Local firefighters help fight Santa Barbara blaze
    San Diego fire fighters are now on the front lines of the wildfire in Santa Barbara. Early Thursday morning, 165 firefighters from the county headed north to help battle the blaze. By noon the fire had burned about 500 acres and destroyed 20 homes....
  • Santa Barbara firefighters get a boost from cooler, damp weather

    Santa Barbara firefighters get a boost from cooler, damp weather
    Fog, drizzle and calm breezes moved into Santa Barbara this morning, handing firefighters a much-needed reprieve in their five-day assault against the Jesusita fire. Officials are evaluating when they can begin to lift extensive evacuation orders that...
  • 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...
  • Goleta fire doubles to 2,400 acres; Big Sur remains under evacuation

    GOLETA, Calif. -- The Gap fire looming over this town has grown to more than 2,400 acres this morning, doubling in size overnight as burned for its third day. Farther north, Big Sur remained under evacuation orders because of a stubborn blaze. The...
  • 'Critical day' for growing Goleta fire; Big Sur blaze only 5% contained

    GOLETA, Calif. -- Driven overnight by "sundowner" winds that gusted to 50 mph, the Gap fire grew to more than 8,300 acres, but by morning was 24% contained, fire officials said. The blaze destroyed four outbuildings and led to the evacuations of at...
  • Massive evacuations ordered as onslaught of fires spreads

    Wind-whipped firestorms destroyed more than 700 homes and businesses in Southern California on Monday, the second day of its onslaught, and more than half a million people in San Diego County were told to evacuate their homes. The gale-force winds turned...