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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Authorities lifted some evacuation orders for Southern California neighborhoods near where powerful mudslides destroyed homes..
A Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally used his job as an Uber driver on the Central Coast to target intoxicated young women and was charged Monda..
Squishy muck covered lawns and driveways. Backyards were boulder fields. Front doors were flung off their jambs, revealing mud-filled living rooms, st..
(Reuters) - California’s iconic Highway 101 in Santa Barbara reopened on Sunday nearly two weeks after it was covered with 12 feet (3.7 meters) of deb..
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- California officials announced the reopening of Highway 101 on Sunday nearly two weeks after mudslides killed at least 21 peo..
A recovery team searching through debris from the Montecito mudslide recovered the body of 28-year-old Faviola Benitez Calderon on Saturday morning, b..
This photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office on Jan. 13 shows Pinit Sutthithepa. Sutthithepa was among those reported missing from..
Several weeks after wildfires blackened nearly 500 square miles in Southern California, a large winter storm rolled in from the Pacific. In most place..
Around 3 a.m. Tuesday, Gower woke up to the sound of rain thundering on the roof of her home on East Valley Road. She walked downstairs, where her boy..
The first 12 months of President Donald Trump's administration showed little regard for precedent, tradition or protocol. As he set about putting top ..
Parishioners prayed Sunday for those killed and for families still searching for missing relatives in a Southern California community ravaged by mudsl..
At least three people remain missing Monday as the grim effort to find bodies under tons of mud and debris continued in Montecito. The death toll now ..
After December’s fires and early January’s floods, any visit to Santa Barbara County will require homework. Caltrans said Friday that the 101 Freeway,..
Travelers in the L.A. area seeking to reach Santa Barbara by car or train will face major detours. Rain-spurred mudslides Tuesday have fully closed th..
At least four people remain missing Monday as the grim effort to find bodies under tons of mud and debris continued in Montecito. The death toll now s..
Around 3 a.m. Tuesday, Gower woke up to the sound of rain thundering on the roof of her home on East Valley Road. She walked downstairs, where her boy..
MONTECITO, Calif. -- Recovery crews slowly making progress digging away masses of mud, boulders and toppled trees in a California community that was r..
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The search for survivors of the deadly mudslides in parts of California’s Santa Barbara County continued Sunday even as hopes ..
The realization that houses might simply vanish didn’t start to set in until a 30-foot tree trunk barreled by. Trina Grokenberger stared out the upsta..
MONTECITO -- The death toll from the mudslides in a California coastal town rose to 19 on Saturday but a man who had also been on the list of missing ..
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP/CNN) — A doctor and his daughter who died in the arms of her brother were among the 18 people killed in devastating mudslides th..
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The death toll from the mudslides in a California coastal town rose to 19 on Saturday but a man who had also been on the list..
MONTECITO -- The death toll from the mudslides in a California coastal town rose to 19 on Saturday but a man who had also been on the list of missing ..
Cal Firefighter Alex Jimenez walks out after marking a spot with a stick where he found a body under the mud at a house along Glen Oaks Drive in Monte..
Around 3 a.m. Tuesday, Gower woke up to the sound of rain thundering on the roof of her home on East Valley Road. She walked downstairs, where her boy..
As authorities continue to search for those missing in the deadly Montecito mudslide disaster, officials announced that U.S. 101 would remain closed i..
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A massive influx of search and rescue crews scoured parts of California’s Santa Barbara County on Saturday for seven people st..
As authorities continue to search for those missing in the deadly Montecito mudslide disaster, officials announced that U.S. 101 would remain closed i..
Yes, we have summer and at times a bit of winter, but the cycles in California follow a different calendar. From drought to flood, from fire to mud, C..
Peter Fleurat and his partner, Lalo Barajas, wanted to ride out the storm together. Their house on Hot Springs Road in Montecito was in a voluntary ev..
MONTECITO, Calif. -- Frustrations and dark discoveries have mounted for a California town ravaged by a deadly and destructive mudslide. Most of the pe..
Satellite images released by DigitalGlobe today show areas of Montecito, California, before and after the area was hit by heavy rainfall and deadly mu..
At least 18 people have died in the Montecito mudslides and seven people were still unaccounted for Friday, as hope waned that any survivors remained ..
Authorities in southern California said Friday they had discovered the body of an elderly man killed by mudslides that battered the region earlier thi..
A young mother asleep with her 3-year-old daughter as her 10-year-old nephew slumbered nearby were among the 18 people killed in a devastating mudslid..
The oldest victim swept away in a California mudslide was Jim Mitchell, who had celebrated his 89th birthday the day before. He died with his wife of ..
Gower was not concerned. She told her family that she had weathered worse than the storm she believed was on its way, including the Thomas fire — the ..
The Thomas fire, the largest wildfire on record in California and the trigger point for this week’s deadly mudslides in Montecito, was declared 100% c..
Around 3 a.m. Tuesday, Gower woke up to the sound of rain thundering on the roof of her home on East Valley Road. She walked downstairs, where her boy..
We're learning more about the 17 people killed in the Southern California mudslides. The victims who died during the storm and mudflows early Tuesday ..
MONTECITO, Calif. (Reuters) - Emergency officials in southern California said on Friday they were looking for five people missing and feared dead or t..
MONTECITO, Calif. (Reuters) - A few who live amid the usually serene beauty and year-round warmth of Santa Barbara County say nature’s recent onslaugh..
Santa Barbara County crews worked through the holidays to defend coastal communities from the second half of Southern California's familiar cycle of f..
MONTECITO, Calif. (Reuters) - The search for survivors from a devastating Southern California mudslide that has killed at least 17 people moved into i..
In hard hats and gloves, the rescuers inched along the west side of Montecito Creek on Thursday, looking for signs of people buried in the rubble. A r..
(Newser) – The oldest victim swept away in a California mudslide was Jim Mitchell, who had celebrated his 89th birthday the day before. He died in the..
A victim of California's deadly mudslides had celebrated his 89th birthday just hours earlier, while another was a ballerina turned real estate agent ..
Rescue crews, some working with cadaver-sniffing dogs, scrambled Thursday to find dozens missing in Southern California communities hit hard by torren..
Authorities in southern California said Thursday that dozens of residents were still unaccounted for after powerful mudslides that have killed 17 peop..
MONTECITO, Calif. – More than two full days after mudslides ravaged the coastal town of Montecito, the search for the missing became an increasingly d..