Santa Barbara County

Tree that fell on power line appears to have root rot

Investigators Return To Origin Of Rey Fire

A rotten tree may have played a role in the Rey fire

Mapping takes place at night with infrared technology

Fire Mapping Helped By Infrared Technology

Christie Neill said infrared technology is used to map fire.

Bar fire burns 20 acres near ranch land off Gaviota Coast

Bar Fire Comes Close To Ranch Scarred By Sherpa Fire

Susie and Mark Tautrim watched as firefighters drove along the roads of their…

Santa Barbara City College police enforcement

Police Enforcement Increases by Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara Police have visible patrols around Santa Barbara City College…

Bar Fire Burning Near Refugio Canyon Stopped at 20 Acres

A 20-acre brush fire has been reported near Refugio Canyon and U.S. Highway…

Rey Fire Crews Depends on Incident Meteorologist's Forecast

Dozer crews built lines on East Camino Cielo to box the Rey Fire in.

Sprouts Farmers Market Opens In Goleta

A new grocery store just opened up in Goleta. Sprouts Farmers Market opened…

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.

San Luis Obispo County

Chimney Fire in SLO County Grows to 43,000 Acres, 39% Containment

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Chimney Fire Firefighters Get Boost From Caring Canines

SLODOG licensed therapy dogs providing welcome comfort, distraction.

More Homes Lost to Chimney Fire in SLO County

48 homes, 20 buildings destroyed, hundreds more threatened.

$10 Million Expansion Project Breaks Ground at DANA Cultural Center

A $10 million expansion project that will add several new educational features…

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…

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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,…

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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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Sprouts Farmers Market Opens In Goleta

A new grocery store just opened up in Goleta. Sprouts Farmers Market opened…

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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…

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Wednesday Evening Forecast

The Bar Fire has broken out late this afternoon near Refugio State Beach, where gusty sundonwer winds are expected tonight.

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