Failed PG&E Power Line Sparked Drum Fire That Burned 700 Acres In Santa Barbara CountyA Pacific Gas and Electric power line failed and arced to the ground, sparking the Drum Fire that erupted on June 14, according to Santa Barbara County Fire spokesman Capt. Daniel Bertucelli.
'It's Necessary': Beach Closures Begin Ahead Of July 4th WeekendBeaches in Santa Barbara County, and many in Orange County, were closed ahead of the holiday as well. San Diego beaches remained open.
All Santa Barbara County Beaches Closed Over July 4th WeekendThe order went into effect Friday, July 3 at 12 a.m., and lasts until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 5.
SoCal Edison Warns Of Potential Power Outages As Winds Expected To ReturnThousands of people across Southern California should be prepared for the possibility of more planned power outages over the next several days as another wind event was forecast to hit the area.
Falcon 9 Rocket Carrying Canadian Satellites Launches Successfully From Vandenberg Air Force BaseHawthorne-based SpaceX is scheduled to launch the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the RADARSAT Constellation Wednesday morning during a launch window that opens at 7:17 a.m. and try to recover the rocket with a landing back at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
With Storm Looming, Evacuations Already Ordered In Santa Barbara County Burn AreasA flash flood watch is in effect from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning for most of L.A., Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.
Ventura River Breaches Its Banks, Floods RV ParkParts of Ventura County have received more than 4 and a half inches of rain in the past 24 hours, according to the National Weather Service.
Authorities Add 4 More Murder Charges Against Man Suspected As Golden State KillerDeAngelo, a former police officer, was arrested April 24 in the Citrus Heights area of Northern California.
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.