The Thomas brush fire has continued to mushroom in size, and forced the complete closure of Highway 101 between Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties overnight. Southbound lanes of the 101 reopened at around 6:30 a.m. Northbound 101 is shut down from the 101-126 interchange in Ventura to Carpinteria. The fire also closed Highway 33 from Ventura to Ojai, and Highway 150 from Ojai to Carpinteria, so the normal bypass route is also closed, Travelers have to go in land to Interstate 5 to get between the counties.
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It’s a busy Saturday afternoon at one of the Santa Ynez Valley’s most popular wineries. Dozens of people surround a huge island in the main tasting room, sampling different wines. But nearly a dozen people are being herded into a back room, for a very different type of wine tasting experience. It’s a popular one of a kind, R rated event which goes way past the traditional buttery, toasty, and silky descriptions.