Santa Barbara County California

A wildfire climbs a canyon toward homes Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. More wildfires broke out Wednesday in San Diego County — threatening homes in Carlsbad and forcing the evacuations of military housing and an elementary school at Camp Pendleton — as Southern California is in the grip of a heat wave. (AP Photo)

30 homes burn in San Diego County (PHOTOS)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire ignited hillsides and destroyed more than two dozen homes Wednesday in the coastal city of Carlsbad as weary firefighters scrambled to control multiple blazes in Southern California on […]

05/14/2014

Maxine Doogan of the Erotic Service Providers Union, from left, Rachel West of the US PROStitutes Collective and Kimberly Horiuchi, spokesperson for the ACLU on victim compensation talk before a meeting with others who claim that the California Victims Compensation Board discriminates against sex workers by denying them benefits after having been raped. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Calif. prostitutes may gain victim compensation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials are considering whether to change a decades-old anti-crime regulation and allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they’re raped or beaten. Under the current system, […]

12/12/2013

(AP Photo)

Fast-moving fire burns in Santa Barbara County

ORCUTT, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say they’re going door to door to order the evacuation of hundreds of homes as a wind-fanned vegetation fire threatens structures in northern Santa Barbara County. County fire spokesman […]

06/20/2013

(AP Photo)

Magnitude-4.8 quake shakes S. California coast

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The magnitude of a Southern California coastal earthquake has been revised upward slightly to 4.8. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 7:38 a.m. Wednesday temblor was centered 3 miles west […]

05/29/2013

(AP Photo)

Lull in winds aids fight against Southern California wildfires

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are taking advantage of a lull in winds to try to gain ground against a forest fire in mountains north of Santa Barbara. Elsewhere in Southern California, crews are […]

05/28/2013

(AP Photo)

Fire starts, inmates rebel at Santa Barbara jail

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Officials say Santa Barbara County jail is on lockdown after inmates started a fire, refused to evacuate from their cells and taunted firefighters sent to put it out.

04/15/2013

Marijuana plants

$4M worth of pot found on Calif beach

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have found about $4 million worth of marijuana next to a panga boat at a beach in Santa Barbara County.

03/18/2013

Unarmed Minuteman 3 missile reaches target area

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile blasted from a silo at the West Coast’s Vandenberg Air Force Base early Wednesday and successfully reached a target area 4,200 miles away […]

11/14/2012

Surfer bitten by shark in latest attack off Calif.

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) – Hospital officials were expected to release more information Wednesday after a 25-year-old surfer was apparently bitten by a shark off the coast of Eureka, the latest in a string of shark […]

10/31/2012

Central beaches reopen after fatal shark attack

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – Three Central California beaches that were closed following a deadly shark attack on a surfer have reopened. Vandenberg Air Force Base spokesman Michael Peterson says the 72-hour closure […]

10/26/2012

Calif. surfer killed in shark attack off air base

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – A shark attack at an Air Force base beach killed an experienced 39-year-old surfer, following months of frequent shark sightings along the central California coast. Francisco Javier Solorio […]

10/24/2012

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