| May 8, 2009
The following schools remain closed, in addition to any and all after-school and care programs at the following facilities/schools:
Santa Barbara School District: Adams Elementary Cleveland Elementary Caesar Chavez Charter Franklin Elementary ...
| May 9, 2009
| 9:06 AM
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...
| May 7, 2008
THERE'S been a changing of the guard at the Coleman Family Farm stand at the Santa Monica Farmers Market on Wednesday mornings. Ask Bill Coleman a question and he's likely to answer, "Ask Romey."
Romey -- Romeo on his birth certificate -- is Coleman's...
| Jul 2, 2008
| 3:08 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2008
| 9:33 AM
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.
| Jul 5, 2008
| 3:54 PM
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...
| Jul 27, 2008
It was Day 42 of the Zaca Fire. A tower of white smoke reached miles into the blue sky above the undulating ridges of Santa Barbara's backcountry.
Helicopters ferried firefighters across the saw-toothed terrain and bombed fiery ridges with water. Long...
| Dec 17, 2007
| 2:03 PM
By Kim Christensen, Times Staff Writer
John Rockey has been hanging drywall for 35 years, and he's seen it all in the boom-again, bust-again Antelope Valley housing market.
As residential construction flourished in the late 1980s, his company's ranks...
| Dec 31, 2007
Two or three nights a week, a 29-year-old ex-Peace Corps volunteer named Shaw Talley rolls through the parking lots in his old Volvo wagon, offering help where he can. In spaces where others see a handful of battered RVs and vans, Talley sees lives...
| Sep 28, 2009
So there is a new plan by University of California President Mark Yudof, having been vested with emergency powers by the Board of Regents, to fix the greatest public university system in the world -- with a hammer. The Times' editorial board writes in its...
| Jan 1, 2010
Walnuts are available year-round, but the most traditional season for their consumption is late fall and winter, particularly around Christmas and New Year's. We're lucky that Rancho La Viña, a remnant of the walnut groves that once covered Southern...
| Jan 13, 2010
| 1:14 PM
SANTA BARBARA -- The caregiver of an 88-year old Goleta woman is behind bars, accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the elderly woman.
The victim's accountant notified the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department on December 28, 2009 claiming...