Giana Magnoli, The Tribune

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Hwy. 101 closed in Goleta as police met with gunfire while serving warrant

Santa Barbara officers attempting to serve a “high risk” warrant at an apartment near Goleta were met with gunfire Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities. Highway 101 has been closed near the incident. → Read More

Bomb scare prompts evacuation at Santa Barbara Courthouse

Deputies evacuated the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Friday morning as the Sheriff’s Department bomb squad investigated a suspicious package found in the building around 9 a.m. → Read More

Bus drives off Highway 101 near Los Alamos, injuring seven people

A bus carrying 24 passengers crashed off Highway 101 near Los Alamos, California, causing minor injuries to some of its passengers, according to a Santa Barbara County fire official. → Read More

Man fatally shot in Santa Maria

The Santa, Maria, Police Department says a man was fatally shot near Bunny Avenue and Blosser Road on Thursday night. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and his identity has not yet been released. → Read More

Highway 101 closed in Ventura County due to 10,000-acre wildfire

A wildfire in Ventura County, California, prompted authorities to close Highway 101 in both directions south of Camarillo and order evacuations. → Read More

State of emergency declared in Santa Barbara County as Holiday Fire spreads in Goleta

Santa Barbara County is in a state of emergency as the Holiday Fire near Goleta, California, destroyed 20 homes and forced mass evacuations overnight. → Read More

Evacuations ordered, up to 100 structures threatened by fire in Goleta

Evacuations were underway Friday night after a vegetation fire sparked in the hills above Goleta, California. → Read More

Hwy. 101 shut down for hours, 7 people injured in crash near Buellton

A four-vehicle collision south of Buellton on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, injured seven people and caused authorities to shut down Highway 101 for hours. → Read More

Santa Barbara man falls 60-70 feet down abandoned well

A 40-year-old man was rescued by fire personnel after he fell 60-70 feet down an abandoned well on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Santa Barbara, California. → Read More

Mandatory evacuations ordered for parts of Santa Barbara County ahead of major storm

Santa Barbara County, California, issued storm-related mandatory evacuation orders Thursday, March 1, 2018, for people in communities between Montecito and Carpinteria, and below the Thomas, Sherpa and Whittier fire burn areas. → Read More

Evacuation warning issued for southern Santa Barbara County ahead of storm

An evacuation warning for Santa Barbara County was issued February 27, 2018, for Thomas, Sherpa and Whittier fire burn areas, in Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria, ahead of rain. → Read More

91-year-old Montecito mudslide evacuee struck, severely injured by suspected drunken driver

A 91-year-old man evacuated during the Montecito, California, mudslides was hit and critically injured in an alleged DUI crash in Santa Barbara, on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, police said. → Read More

Storm badly damages Montecito’s water distribution system: There is ‘very little supply’

The deadly storm that hammered southern Santa Barbara County early Tuesday, January 9, 2018, damaged the Montecito Water District’s distribution system and drained its storage reservoirs, while compromising the South Coast Conduit that connects the area to Lake Cachuma. → Read More

Thomas Fire update: Containment up; winds worry CA firefighters

The Thomas Fire burning in Santa Barbara and Ventura county CA is 35 percent contained Friday, December 15, 2017. Evacuations and closures are in place. → Read More

California wildfires | Firefighter killed in Thomas Fire

A Cal Fire engineer from San Diego has died while fighting the Thomas Fire in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties in California, officials confirmed Thursday, December 14, 2017. → Read More

Earlier wildfires may hold key to stopping giant Thomas Fire

It looks increasingly likely that the giant Thomas Fire won’t be stopped in Santa Barbara County until it hits the burn scars from recent conflagrations — the Tea, Jesusita, Rey and Zaca fires. → Read More

Fire reported near Buellton. traffic stopped on Hwy. 101

Santa Barbara County fire agencies responded to a wildfire reported at Highway 101 and Zaca Station Road north of Buellton Thursday, December 7, 2017. → Read More

Thomas Fire | Wind could push fire into Santa Barbara County

The Thomas Fire in Ventura CA could burn into Santa Barbara County when winds pick up again. Evacuation zones expanded Wednesday, December 6, 2017. → Read More

Thomas Fire updates: CA wildfire jumps Hwy. 101, grows

The Thomas Fire in Ventura County CA is 65,000 acres and 0 percent contained on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Get info on evacuations and closures. → Read More

Crews contain vegetation fire burning near Santa Maria

Firefighters were able to contain a 10-acre blaze burning southeast of Santa Maria on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. → Read More