Scorching Temperatures, Elevated Brush Fire Danger In Forecast For Central, South Coasts

Near record heat is hitting the Central and South Coasts, with sizzling high temperatures and an increased danger of brush fires. High pressure is creating a strong offshore flow. It means we are getting very little marine layer so there is no relief even on the coast. There is a Red Flag Warning for high fire danger in place for much of the South Coast, with gusty wind in the forecast.

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Research from a South Coast university finds that only a small percentage of the ocean is left relatively untouched.

UC Santa Barbara marine biology professor Ben Halpern was among scientists involved in an international study on just how much ocean can be classified as wilderness -- meaning that it has hardly been touched by human activity and remains pristine. The answer is only 13%.

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A South Coast museum has received $1.8 million dollars in new contributions towards its $50 million dollar renovation project.

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is in the middle of a project to do seismic retrofitting, as well as renovating and expanding its State Street complex. The project includes the addition of two new galleries.

Near record heat is hitting the Central and South Coasts, with sizzling high temperatures and an increased danger of brush fires.

High pressure is creating a strong offshore flow. It means we are getting very little marine layer so there is no relief even on the coast. There is a Red Flag Warning for high fire danger in place for much of the South Coast, with gusty wind in the forecast.

A new Coast Guard cutter which will be stationed in Southern California will be named after an officer who was killed trying to intercept some drug smugglers in the Channel Islands.

The 154 foot long cutter will be named Terrell Horne III.

A farmer’s market on the South Coast does more than just sell local produce. It helps terminally ill residents as well as those in mourning. 

Neal Dixon is at the Camarillo Farmer’s Market in Old Town Camarillo. He says it’s not the typical farmer’s market.

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