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The search for two children still unaccounted for after the January 9th mudflow in Montecito has restarted.

The all-volunteer group The Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade, led by Abe Powell, is spearheading the search.

Powell and a team are going through some remaining debris piles that were moved out of the way in the reconstrucion process, even though search dogs had combed through the area.

Concerns over a salt marsh project in Carpinteria have the work getting a second look in an area where big trucks are hauling out silt.

Santa Barbara County Flood Control District officials say the work will open the channels for winter rainfall runoff and keep the special reserve ecologically vibrant.

John Palminteri

At a town hall meeting Monday night, UCSB Professor Edward Keller urged Montecito residents to leave if strong rains are forecast this winter.

Keller has been studying mudflows for years.  He said larger ones have happened over time; and some were neven bigger than the mudflow that happened January 9th.

US Senator Dianne Feinstein came to Montecito with her campaign Sunday.

She spoke about her accomplishments, the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and the election issues involving Russian interference.

About 200 interested businessowners, commercial realtors, and civic leaders put their heads together in Santa Barbara Wednesday evening to tackle the problem of revitalizing downtown.

The UCSB Economic Forecast hosted the event. A consultant with the group said that State Street has about 80% of its core businesses that need improvement to keep up with changing times.

Fire, sheriff, and police agencies in Santa Barbara County are getting new equipment after the “One805 Kick Ash Bash” earlier this year.

The event began as a fundraiser after the Thomas fire and Montecito mudflow disasters.

It featured a lineup of local superstars including Kenny Loggins, Alan Parsons, David Crosby, Ellen DeGeneres, Dennis Miller and Katy Perry.

Seven months after the Montecito mudflow in January, the Montecito disaster recovery center is in a transition its location on Coast Village Circle.

As it winds down, the Mental Wellness Center, a Santa Barbara nonprofit, will be moving in on a month-to-month lease option to provide services.

Family members of a man were looking for him because they believed he was unstable and possibly a risk to himself or others.

Santa Barbara Police found him in the ocean under Stearns Wharf Thursday, where he eluded officers on board two harbor patrol boats.

The Santa Barbara Airport is opening a new commercial industrial development along the airport corridor at 6100 Hollister Avenue.

The new construction of buildings has been designed for flexible use; it's expected to draw a mix of retail, manufacturing and restaurants.

Drivers could feel the heat from a vegetation fire that grew quickly next to Highway 101 near Milpas Street at about 7:30 p.m Thursday.

Firefighters say that the flames were burning hot and fast when they pulled up to a site full of brush and known for homeless encampments.

A game plan is coming together to rejuvenate downtown Santa Barbara.

The plan was presented at the Santa Barbara City Council meeting on Tuesday, where many business owners and residents gave public comment.

Tourists aren’t the only ones from outside of Santa Barbara County that like to visit the region’s scenic coastline. Researchers say it’s become am increasingly popular are for Great White Sharks.

One of the world’s leading researchers on Great Whites says while there are still many mysteries surrounding the massive creatures, we’re starting to fill in some of the blanks.

After several fires in California, including the Thomas Fire in the last year, the Edison company is reaching out to the public to talk about its policies when it comes to wildfires and our power supply.

The company has developed protocols relating to power shutoff in extreme fire conditions such as high winds, that may present a clear danger to the public.

The Santa Barbara City Council will begin to cover programs aimed at revitalizing a struggling part of the city's downtown area.

That area encompasses the 13 blocks of State Street from Cabrillo Boulevard to the middle of downtown.

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A section of highway 118 in Ventura County closed following a collision between a tanker truck and another vehicle on Friday morning.

The accident occurred at 7:51 on Highway 118 near Balcolm Canyon Road, east of Somis.

The tanker truck was carrying fuel.

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