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2008-07-07 15:00:25

By AMANDA FEHD, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BIG SUR, Calif. A pair of out-of-control wildfires roared along California's central coast Friday, chewing through opposite ends of a parched forest and threatening a total of more than 4,500 homes. While flames from the stubborn fire in the northern flank of the Los Padres National Forest inched closer to Big Sur's historic vacation retreats, state emergency officials said hot winds had caused a newer blaze 200 miles south in Santa Barbara County to...

2008-07-07 09:00:32

Two fires still raging in Northern California LOS ANGELES, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Driven overnight by "sundowner" winds that gusted to 50 mph, two major wildfires were still raging in Northern California on Saturday, charring more land and threatening nearby residents, authorities said. In the city of Goleta, one fire grew to more than 8,300 acres ( about 3,361 hectares), but by Saturday morning was 24 percent contained, fire officials said. The blaze has destroyed four outbuildings and...

2008-07-07 00:00:11

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Southern California spread slowly through scenic canyonlands Saturday, straining resources as crews struggled to contain hundreds of other blazes around the state. "The firefighters are stretched thin, they are exhausted," and some have gone days without sleep, said Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who visited a command post in Santa Barbara County. A slew of wildfires, most ignited by lightning two weeks...

2008-07-06 09:00:03

By ROBERT JABLON By Robert Jablon The Associated Press LOS ANGELES A wildfire threatening hundreds of homes in Southern California spread slowly through scenic canyon s Saturday. The fire strained resources as crews struggled to contain hundreds of other blazes around the state. "The firefighters are stretched thin, they are exhausted," and some have gone days without sleep, said Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who visited a command post in Santa Barbara County. A slew of wildfires,...

2008-07-06 00:00:12

Thousands of firefighters battled wildfires at Big Sur and near Santa Barbara on the California coast Saturday as the forecast called for more heat next week. The National Weather Service said hot dry weather is expected to move into the area, making the job of containing the fires more difficult. Forecasters predicted temperatures exceeding 100 degrees in some areas by Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported. The Gap Fire, which began Tuesday near Goleta in Santa Barbara County, was 24...

2008-07-05 12:00:04

The California wildfire focus shifted to Santa Barbara County Saturday, where Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was expected to visit with embattled firefighters. Called the Gap fire, a blaze near Goleta, Calif., has forced residents of 1,800 homes to flee and those in 1,400 more were ordered to pack in case they, too, had to leave their homes, The Los Angeles Times reported. The Santa Barbara fire was being fanned by winds called sundowners, stiff breezes that come down off the nearby mountains...

2008-07-04 09:00:33

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 4, 2008) - PACIFIC ASIA CHINA ENERGY INC. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:PCE) today announced that the British Columbia Supreme Court has issued a final order approving the plan of arrangement under which Green Dragon Gas, through its wholly-owned direct and indirect subsidiaries GREKA China Ltd. and GREKA Acquisitions Ltd. ("GREKA"), will acquire all of the Company's outstanding shares at a price of CDN$0.35 per share in cash. The transaction,...

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2008-07-03 00:45:00

Raging wildfires forced the remaining residents of Big Sur, California to leave their homes on Wednesday. The fire in Big Sur is one of more than 1,100 currently raging across the state. Residents of the coastal community were prompted to leave the fire when it crossed a fire line and was threatening more homes. Sherriff's deputies told residents they needed to be out of the area by late afternoon. "The fire is just a big raging animal right now," said Darby Marshall, spokesman for the...

2008-07-03 12:00:55

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service says it has identified three marine organisms that may be useful in biomedical research. The government agency says University of California-Santa Barbara researchers studied marine organisms collected from offshore oil and gas platforms in California's Santa Barbara Channel. The scientists found two invertebrate species that contain compounds that inhibit the division of cancer cells grown in the laboratory. Additionally,...

2008-06-26 12:00:00

President Bush's recommendation to Congress to lift the moratorium on new offshore oil drilling has been widely criticized by elected officials in California. Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, whose coastal district includes San Luis Obispo County and much of the state's coastline with existing oil leases, was quick to criticize the president's recommendation and the pro-drilling stance of Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain. Capps wants the ban on new coastal drilling upheld...


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