Drought Stories

Pool Cover Rebates Offered up to $300

Pool Cover Rebate

A $300. rebate has been offered for Santa Barbara residents who buy a pool cover to…

Homeowners Turn to Paint to Keep Lawns Green

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There is some relief for homeowners complying with drought water restrictions, but…

400 Santa Barbara Trees Could Die in the Drought

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Four Italian Stone Pine trees, each more than 100 years old, will be cut down this…

Historic Santa Barbara Pine Trees to Be Cut Down

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Four Italian Stone Pine trees on Anapamu St. in Santa Barbara are going to be cut…

Soil Moisture Satellite Arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Soil Moisture Satellite Arrives At Vandenberg Air Force Base

A new launch is on the books at Vandenberg Air Force Base and could have future…

'Gold is the New Green' Signs Available in Santa Barbara

Residents who have been saving water during the four year drought have also seen…

Wine Harvest Weathers Drought in Santa Barbara County

Drought Grape Harvest

Santa Barbara County winemakers are not as worried about the drought dry conditions…

Montecito Union School Gets Mulch Makeover

There's a crunchy new addition in the Montecito Union School's front yard.

Local Growers Enjoying Successful Pumpkin Harvest

Central Coast pumpkin farmers are experiencing a successful pumpkin seasons despite…

Woman Attacked by Bobcat While Eating Lunch

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A woman is recovering in the hospital from multiple bobcat bites.

Desalination Could Mean Increased Rent For Renters

Desalination Water Bills

To restart the salt-to-fresh water facility is pricy. It will cost $32 million to…

Heat Wave Raises Fire Risk

Entrance to Tepesquet Canyon in northern Santa Barbara County

Bill Sutton has a bird's eye view over Tepesquet Canyon from his mountainside home.

Drought Slideshows

Slideshow: Montecito Union School Gets Mulch Makeover

There's a crunchy new addition in the Montecito Union School's front yard.

Slideshow: 100-Foot Tall Landmark Tree Cut Down

A landmark tree in Santa Barbara is being cut down after 115 years.

Slideshow: Oak Park Pool Water Pumping

Since it's the end of the swimming season, the pool needed to be emptied. But…

Slideshow: Drought-Tolerant Landscape Cuts Back On Water Use

Up to 50 percent of all water use in Santa Barbara is used on landscaping. If…

Slideshow: Ventura Riverbed Fire Stopped at 20 Acres

Crews on scene have gained control of a fire in Ventura county that's burned at…

Slideshow: Goleta Home Fully Engulfed in Flames

Santa Barbara County and City fire crews are working to put out a house fire in…

Drought Videos

Pool Cover Rebate

Pool Cover Rebate

If you have a pool and live in Santa Barbara, the city is helping you save water…

Homeowners Paint Lawns Green

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There is some relief for homeowners complying with drought water restrictions, but…

400 Santa Barbara Trees Could Die in the Drought

pine_tree_cutting_removal

Four Italian Stone Pine trees, each more than 100 years old, will be cut down this…

Historic Pine Trees to Be Cut Down in Santa Barbara

pine_tree_removal

Four Italian Stone Pine trees on Anapamu St. in Santa Barbara are going to be cut…

Soil Moisture Satellite Arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Soil Moisture Satellite Arrives At Vandenberg Air Force Base

A new launch is on the books at Vandenberg Air Force Base and could have future…

'Gold is the New Green' Signs Available in Santa Barbara

Lawns without water are a positive symbol of water savings

Local Weather Forecasts

Thursday Evening Forecast

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Halloween will start out gray with some patchy morning drizzle.  Then the real fun begins tomorrow night as the first storm of the season arrives with rain and wind.

Wednesday Evening Forecast

From warm and dry to wet and cool, big changes are moving in later this week and weekend as the first storm of the season brings the threat for rain.

 
4 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.

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