Refugio Canyon Residents Return Home After Evacuation Orders LiftedOfficials are still warning residents in the Alisal fire burn zone to be aware of potential hazards that could occur from the downpour.
Southern California Beaches Tested For Tar Balls After SpillCleanup commanders said Saturday that they sampled beaches nearby and as far away as Newport Beach in Orange County to see if oil from the spill was continuing to wash up.
Officials Reopen El Capitan State Beach Closed In Refugio Oil SpillEl Capitan State Beach in Goleta has been cleared by the California Department of Parks and Recreation to re-open for camping and day use.
Oil From Santa Barbara Spill Spread To Redondo Beach Oil from a Santa Barbara ruptured pipeline spread more than 100 miles to several Southland beaches, according to a report released Friday.
Exxon Mobil Halts Drilling After Spill Crippled PipelineThe oil company temporarily ceased operations last week after Santa Barbara County rejected its emergency application to truck oil to refineries, spokesman Richard Keil said.
Chemists Link Single Tar Ball Found On Manhattan Beach With Refugio SpillA single tar ball that washed up along Manhattan Beach last month has been linked to the Refugio oil spill, authorities said Monday.
Request By Exxon To Haul Oil After Pipeline Break DeniedThe move came on the same day that California lawmakers formed a special legislative committee to investigate the May spill that caused as much as 101,000 gallons of oil to blacken beaches and create an ocean slick.
Crews Say 44 Percent Of California Coast Oil Spill CleanedThe 44 percent includes mostly sandy beaches, which only have trace amounts, or less than 1 percent of oil, said California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Alexia Retallack. She said tar and oil is naturally found through seeps at Southern California beaches and should be avoided.
Calif. AG Harris Tours Cleanup Efforts At Refugio State BeachCalifornia Attorney General Kamala Harris was in Santa Barbara Thursday to tour cleanup efforts at the Refugio State Beach and the surrounding area affected by last month's oil spill.
Race To Save Wildlife Continues After Refugio State Beach Oil SpillTwo 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.