Santa Barbara County

Rey Fire Concerns Focus on Water Resources

Rey Fire Plan Protects Portions of the Backcountry Watershed

The  Rey fire has grown to 31,255 acres but it is also now at 35% containment…

Foil wrap used to protect structures at Ogilvy ranch

Firefighters Wrap Buildings In Foil For Protection

Santa Barbara County firefighters used foil to protect structures that may be…

Single Vehicle Crash in Orcutt Causes Power Outage

An Orcutt neighborhood is without power Tuesday night after a black pickup…

Rey Fire leads to increase campfire restrictions

Rey Fire Leads To Campfire Restrictions

The Los Padres National Forest increased fire restrictions on Tuesday.

Robbery suspects caught at gunpoint on San Marcos Pass

At Gunpoint Three Robbery Suspects are Arrested on San Marcos Pass

Three suspects have been arrested at gunpoint on State Highway 154 after…

Olympian Karlos Balderas Returns Home to Santa Maria

Olympic boxer Karlos Balderas is given a hero's welcome at the airport by a…

Los Padres National Forest Elevates Fire Restrictions

Due to ongoing wildfires, extremely dry vegetation and very high fire danger,…

Mutual Aid Brings Relief to Rey Fire Crews

National Incident Management Team One will take command of Rey Fire operations.

Olympian Carlos Balderas Set to Return to Santa Maria

Olympic Boxer Carlos Balderas is scheduled to fly into his hometown of Santa…

Summer Wrap up concert

Summer Wrap Up Concert Brings Landmark Band Shell in Santa Barbara Back to Life

The landmark band shell at Santa Barbara's Pershing Park, often underused…

San Luis Obispo County

Chimney Fire in SLO County Grows to 40,798 Acres, 39% Containment

Follow this thread for continued updates on the Chimney Fire.


Chimney Fire in SLO County Slows Rapid Growth

Favorable conditions keeps spread to less than a thousand acres Tuesday.

South Shore burned from Chimney Fire

Chimney Fire Destroys Another Community Near Lake Nacimiento

We visited South Shore Village last week. That's where we met Jeff Hermes who…

Morro Bay Police Identify Couple in Murder-Suicide Investigation

UPDATE: The Morro Bay Police Department has identified the victim and suspect…

SLO County Chimney Fire Burns 33,000 Acres

Fire 35% contained, 52 homes, buildings destroyed, hundreds more threatened.

Hearst Castle Tours Canceled Through Sunday Due to Chimney Fire

Hundreds of people came to the Hearst Castle Observation Deck today to see it…

Chimney fire evacuees share their story

Chimney Fire Evacuees Look For Hotel Rooms

Families ordered to evacuate on Saturday afternoon had a difficult time finding…

Chimney Fire Forces Closure of Hearst Castle

The raging Chimney Fire in San Luis Obispo County has forced the closure of an…

SLO County Reports First Case of West Nile Virus

A San Luis Obispo resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus, the first…

Atascadero Woman Arrested For Animal Cruelty

Atascadero resident Suzanne Sollenne was arrested on Thursday and now faces…

Air Quality Around Chimney and Rey Fire A Concern

The Chimney Fire continues to burn and as it does thick black smoke continues…

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Weekend Picks 8.19-8.21

Here is a look at your weekend events up and down the coast.

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Ventura County

Jane Laut sentenced to 50 plus years for Olymians death

Jane Laut Gets 50 Years To Life For Murder Of Olympic Medalist Husband

Saturday will mark the 7th anniversary of the shooting death of Dave Laut.

805 Getting An Additional Area Code

805 Getting An Additional Area Code

In an estimated two years the area from Ventura County to San Luis Obispo…

Brooks Institute Has Final Class School Permanently Closed

Ventura Says Brooks Institute Owes It $60,000

Brooks Institute was in the process of moving its campus to Ventura’s downtown…

Jane Laut

Oxnard Resident Jane Laut Sentenced to 50-Years-to-Life in Prison For Murdering Husband

Jane Laut, the 59-year-old Oxnard resident convicted of murdering her husband…

Tips for Back-to-School Safety From Ventura County Sheriff's Office

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office has some helpful tips for motorists,…

Free glasses from the Eyeglass Factory

Free Glasses Offered from The Eyeglass Factory for Students in Need

As the school year gets underway, the Eyeglass Factory is offering free…

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Free glasses from the Eyeglass Factory

Free Glasses Offered from The Eyeglass Factory for Students in Need

As the school year gets underway, the Eyeglass Factory is offering free…

Central Coast Kids Receive Free Dental Care

Hundreds of kids are receiving free dental care this Thursday. The free dental…

Local Real Estate Agent to Donate Entire Commission to Cottage Children's Medical Center

A Santa Barbara real estate agent promises to donate 100% of his commission to…

Surf n Suds in Carpinteria at Linden Field

Surf 'n Suds Fills Sampler Glasses and Scholarship Funds

The Surf 'n Suds beer festival Saturday in Carpinteria was a big draw for beer…

Santa Barbara Couple Caring For Toddler After Mom Killed In Mesa Car Crash

19-year-old Daniella Hearn was killed in a horrific car crash on Santa…

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