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Santa Barbara San Antonio Creek | Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer

Santa Barbara San Antonio Creek | Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer

Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer will make his annual visit  to his favorite Santa Barbara front-country trail on San Antonio Creek out of Tucker’s Grove County Park. He will lead a 3-hour Herb Walk there on Saturday, April 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  On this walk, he will identify, demonstrate and discuss the […]

California mudslide victims still dealing with insurance headaches

California mudslide victims still dealing with insurance headaches

By CARTER EVANS SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — It’s been a month since mudslides killed at least 20 people and destroyed more than a hundred homes on the California coast. Torrential rain washed out hillsides torched bare by a massive wildfire, and some insurance companies have been slow to connect the disasters and cover the victims. Beth Prinz had endured […]

California: another body is recovered following devastating mudslides

California: another body is recovered following devastating mudslides

Hope of finding anyone else still alive following California’s devastating mudslides has all but disappeared as another body was recovered on Sunday. (Jan 14) The death toll has now reached 20 …

Emergency cellphone alerts didn’t go out until after mudslides began in Montecito

Emergency cellphone alerts didn’t go out until after mudslides began in Montecito

LOS ANGELES — Santa Barbara County officials chose not to send an emergency alert to cellphones warning of mudslides until destructive flooding had already begun in Montecito, officials said Wednesday.

Death toll rises to 17 in Montecito; 100 homes destroyed by mudslides

Death toll rises to 17 in Montecito; 100 homes destroyed by mudslides

By James Queally, Melissa Etehad and Brittny Mejia The death toll from massive debris flows that buried homes and cars under a torrent of mud and boulders rose to 17 in Montecito, where local personnel and the U.S. Coast Guard continued rescue operations Wednesday afternoon. About 300 people who were stuck in their homes in Montecito’s Romero Canyon neighborhood […]

At least 13 dead as heavy rains trigger flooding, mudflows, freeway closures across Southern California

At least 13 dead as heavy rains trigger flooding, mudflows, freeway closures across Southern California

MONTECITO, Calif. — At least thirteen people were killed Tuesday when a rainstorm sent mud and debris coursing through Montecito neighborhoods and left rescue crews to scramble through clogged roadways and downed trees to search for victims.