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2008-11-14 06:00:02

Residents of a wealthy neighborhood near Santa Barbara, Calif., had to flee their homes late Thursday as a wind-whipped brushfire headed their way.

2008-09-10 12:00:45

City council officials in Santa Barbara, Calif., voted against a county proposal to urge state officials to support off-shore oil drilling. The City Council voted 5-1 against an Aug. 26 proposal from Santa Barbara County supervisors that was aimed at convincing California Gov.

2008-09-08 12:00:26

Horizon Air today announced new nonstop jet service between Sacramento and Santa Barbara starting Nov. 9, 2008, linking the state capital with the popular South Coast city.

2008-08-07 15:00:49

By FROMA HARROP IN A RARE BURST of bipartisan consensus, Senators John McCain and Barack Obama have agreed on a dreadful proposal: Open more of America's fragile coastlines to offshore oil drilling. How is it awful? Let me count the ways. 1.

2008-07-17 21:00:23

By Daniel Weintraub It has been nearly 40 years since a well a half-mile beneath the Pacific off the shore of Santa Barbara blew a gasket, spewing 200,000 gallons of gooey black oil over 800 square miles of ocean and fouling 35 miles of coastline.

2008-07-15 18:00:29

By LAURA CAPITANO Hey! You! Famous person in the headlines! I've got something to say . . .MICHAEL JACKSON So, I hear you're thinking about firing up a career re-launch in fabulous Las Vegas.

2008-07-14 06:00:00

Almost 40 years later, James "Bud" Bottoms can't forget the day the Pacific's waves turned calm, birds disappeared, and a thick layer of black goo slid across the white beach and harbor beneath his front window.

2008-07-10 18:00:35

PACIFIC ASIA CHINA ENERGY INC. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: PCE) today announced the closing of the plan of arrangement under which Green Dragon Gas ("Green Dragon"), through its wholly-owned direct and indirect subsidiaries, GREKA China Ltd. and GREKA Acquisitions Ltd.

2008-07-08 15:00:26

By Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 8--More firefighters from Minnesota are in California today, where wildfires have been burning for the past two weeks. A 20-person crew arrived over the weekend in Redding, Calif. The crew is comprised of members from the U.S.

2008-07-08 00:00:13

BIG SUR, Calif. - An explosive wildfire ravaged the hillsides above this scenic coastal community Thursday, leaving the popular tourist region mostly deserted ahead of the holiday weekend.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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