Lyft Offering Free Rides For Santa Barbara County Storm EvacueesLyft is offering free rides for storm evacuees in Santa Barbara County to and from the Red Cross evacuation center at the Earl Warren Showgrounds.
Pre-Evacuation Advisory Issued In Santa Barbara County Ahead Of Storm"This is the time to prepare for evacuation within the next 72 hours for anyone who lives near a burn area in Santa Barbara County," the advisory read. 
Santa Barbara County Issues Mandatory Evacuation Order As Storm ApproachesOfficials say individuals living in “extreme risk” zones near the Thomas, Sherpa and Whittier burn areas must be out of the area by 8 p.m. Monday night.
Firefighters Gain Ground On Brush Fire At Vandenberg Air Force BaseCrews are working to surround a wildfire at a central California Air Force base before it threatens heavily used launch pads used to send satellites into space.
Firefighters Make Progress On Sherpa Fire, But High Temps Could Renew FlamesFirefighters battling the Sherpa Fire for a sixth day near Goleta got a break overnight when winds from the north pushed the flames into previously burned areas, U.S. Forest Service officials said Monday.
Deputies In Santa Barbara County Arrest Man For Committing Lewd Act In Front Of JuvenileAuthorities say Taylor has been arrested for the same offense on at least one other occasion.
Trucks Will Move Oil Stored After Santa Barbara Oil SpillOfficials in California's Santa Barbara County have endorsed Exxon Mobil Corp.'s plan to use trucks to move more than 17 million gallons of oil stranded in storage after a pipeline break in May.
Prosecutors To Detail Case Against Accused Contract Killer For Mexican Drug CartelsA man who acknowledged killing dozens of people across the United States as an enforcer for Mexican drug cartels will hear evidence in court Tuesday that prosecutors say proves he gunned down nine people throughout central California.
GoPro Video Shows 'Aggressive' Hammerhead Shark Trying To Ram Kayaker: 'I Had To Hit Him Over 20 Times'Even after McCracken made it to shore at Gaviota State Park, the shark paced in three feet of water as if it was waiting for the him to return.
Pilot, Passenger Found Dead In Wreckage Of Small Plane Crash North Of OjaiA pilot and passenger have been found dead in the wreckage of a small airplane that crashed in a remote area of Southern California.
Scientist: Oil Slick Likely From Natural Seafloor SeepageThe Santa Barbara County Department of Public Health said the slick provided no threat to public health and safety, although officials advised people to avoid contact with the oil.
Hikers Sought In Possible Connection With Wildfire Near LompocFirefighters Tuesday continued their efforts to contain a vegetation fire that erupted in Santa Barbara County.

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