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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

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Several thousand campers flee Santa Barbara wildfire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — It may have been the last day of the trip anyway for some, but as many as 6,000 Memorial Day campers had to bolt when a wildfire in the California […]

05/28/2013

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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

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Mountain lion found in Santa Barbara backyard

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A mountain lion roaming a Santa Barbara neighborhood has put residents and an elementary school on alert while wildlife experts prepare to tranquilize the animal.

01/07/2013

11 held, marijuana seized from boat near Gaviota

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) – Santa Barbara County authorities say 11 people have been arrested and 3,000 pounds of marijuana have been seized after a panga boat was tracked to the Gaviota coast.

12/12/2012

Calif company recalls salsa and dilled beans

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Gean Farm Inc is recalling their Harry’s Berries salsa and dill beans because they may have improperly produced and making them susceptible to contamination.

11/30/2012

Soccer player charged for shoving referee

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) – A University of California, Santa Barbara soccer player is facing a criminal charge for shoving a referee and he’s been cut from the team. A county prosecutor says 23-year-old Peter […]

11/01/2012

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

Fire season hits the Southland

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A mixture of gusty high winds, low humidity and bone- dry vegetation will create an “elevated” danger of wildfire in Southern California  from tonight through Friday night, forecasters said. “As surface […]

10/24/2012

Raw video of wildfire in Santa Barbara

(AP) – A wildfire in the rugged hills overlooking Santa Barbara threatened about 100 homes Wednesday in an area where a fire in 1990 killed one person and burned about 550 homes.

10/18/2012

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