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Photo of the Pacific Ocean near Refugio State Beach dated May 21, 2015. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Officials Announce Plans To Reopen Refugio State Beach After Oil Spill

Officials Friday announced plans to reopen Refugio State Beach following a massive oil spill that occurred near Santa Barbara.

07/10/2015

Photo of the Pacific Ocean near Refugio State Beach dated May 21, 2015. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fishing Resumes In Waters Fouled By Oil Spill

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is allowing fishing to resume across 138 square miles of water off the Santa Barbara coast that was closed following last month’s huge oil spill.

06/29/2015

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Workers Clean Up Oil Spill On California Beaches By Hand

The painstaking task at Refugio State Beach marks a new front in the cleanup after an underground pipeline leaked last month and released up to 101,000 gallons of oil, about 21,000 gallons of which flowed into a storm drain, sullied the beach and washed out to sea.

06/20/2015

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New Photos Show Extent Of Corrosion In Pipeline That Ruptured In Santa Barbara County

New photos released Tuesday show the extensive corrosion on an oil pipe that ruptured, spilling more than 100,000 gallons of oil into the waters off Refugio State Beach near Santa Barbara.

06/09/2015

Scientists at a lab outside Sacramento will help determine where all those mysterious tar balls washing up on beaches have come from. (credit: CBS)

Only On 9: Lab Working To Find Out Source Of Mysterious Tar Balls

KCAL9’s Dave Bryan went into the lab – a virtual CSI for tar balls – as investigators tried to come up with answers.

06/05/2015

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Tests Of Ruptured Oil Pipe Failed To Detect Major Corrosion

Two weeks before an oil pipeline rupture spilled over 100,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast, a test was run that would reveal serious wear in that stretch of corroded pipe.

06/04/2015

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Race To Save Wildlife Continues After Refugio State Beach Oil Spill

Two weeks after the the Refugio spill, and terrified pelicans are still Coming into the Oiled Bird Care and Education Center in San Pedro, Where every eye duct every feather and every pouch is gingerly washed.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/01/2015

GOLETA, CA - MAY 22: Workers stand next to buckets filled with oil contaminated sand during a cleanup operation near Refugio State Beach on May 22, 2015 in Goleta, California. California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency after over 100,000 gallons of oil spilled from an abandoned pipeline on the land near Refugio State Beach, spreading over about nine miles of beach within hours. The largest oil spill ever in U.S. waters at the time occurred in the same section of the coast in 1969 where numerous offshore oil platforms can be seen, giving birth to the modern American environmental movement. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Volunteers Sought To Help Clean Up Santa Barbara-Area Beaches Fouled By Oil Spill

Officials have put a call out for volunteers to help clean up an oil spill along a stretch of pristine beach in Santa Barbara County.

05/27/2015

A worker cleans oil from the rocks and beach at Refugio State Beach in Goleta, California, May 22, 2015. The oil company behind a crude spill on the California coast vowed to do the "right thing" to clear up the mess, even as reports emerged of past leaks involving its pipelines. Plains All American Pipeline made the pledge as it said nearly 8,000 gallons of oil had been scooped up, out of some 21,000 gallons believed to have flooded into the ocean near Santa Barbara, northwest of Los Angeles.    AFP PHOTO/ MARK RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Ruptured Oil Pipeline In Santa Barbara To Be Removed, Volunteers Requested To Help Clean Up

Authorities Tuesday will begin removing the pipeline that burst in Santa Barbara County and leaked thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean.

05/26/2015

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Officials Say It Could Take Months To Cleanup Oil Spill At Santa Barbara

One it cleans out, the process of repairing the pipeline begins.

05/23/2015

Cleanup crews continue to battle an oil spill near Santa Barbara. (credit: CBS)

Federal Regulators Say Oil Pipeline Owner Will Have To Pass Series Of Tests Before Restarting

It was also announced on Friday that two popular beaches normally crowded on a Memorial Day weekend would be closed.

05/22/2015

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Santa Barbara DA’s Office Investigating ‘Potentially Criminal Statutes’ After Oil Spill

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney confirmed Wednesday her office was investigating the large oil spill along the coast of Central California.

05/20/2015

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Ruptured Pipeline Leads To Spill Of Thousands Of Gallons Of Oil Off Refugio State Beach

Authorities say a 24-inch underground pipeline ruptured Tuesday spilling thousands of gallons of oil off the Santa Barbara coastline.

05/19/2015

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1 Fatally Struck, 2 Others Injured While Taking Photos Near Train Tracks

Authorities say a passenger train struck people taking photos on a trestle on the California coast and one person was killed and two others were injured.

10/12/2014

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Friday Field Trip: San Ysidro Ranch

Nestled in the Montecito mountains, and just an hour and a half north of L.A., San Ysidro Ranch is a rare gem for discriminating travelers

CBS Los Angeles–03/02/2012

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