20 Acres Burning By West Camino Cielo; 10 Engines, 2 Air Tankers, 150 People Fighting Flames
UPDATED, 8:45 p.m.: Fire held at 15 acres, crews mopping up. Read story.
Civil Suit Against 'Tea Fire Ten' Continues
Civil suit against “Tea Fire Ten” continues. Read story.
The city must pay monetary damages to three victims of 2008’s Tea Fire who lost their homes and were prevented by the city from rebuilding because of the Conejo Slide Ordinance. Read story.
Wildfire Along Sisquoc River 60% Contained
Fire may have been started accidentally. Read story.
Lawsuits Filed Against Trail Workers and Tool Manufacturer
Lawsuits filed against trail workers and tool manufacturer. Read story.
Two years after the Jesusita Fire Sam Kornell Looks at the Idyllic Past and to the Global Future of Fire, Flood and Drought
Two years after the Jesusita Fire Sam Kornell Looks at the Idyllic Past and to the Global Future of Fire, Flood and Drought Read story.
Lance and Carla Hoffman Claim Negligence and Nuisance
Lance and Carla Hoffman claim negligence and nuisance. Read story.
Brief Blaze Put Out, But Not Before Traffic Brought to Standstill in Santa Ynez Valley
Brief blaze put out, but not before traffic is brought to a standstill in Santa Ynez Valley. Read story.
Dana Larsen and Craig Ilenstine were sentenced to community service for not having proper equipment for brush-clearing activities, a charge stemming from the DA’s Office investigation of the Jesusita Fire. Read story.
Judge Rules That “Hot Work” Statute Does Not Apply to Defendant’s Use of a Weed Cutter
Court rules against DA theory a "hot work" permit is required for use of a weed cutter. Read story.
Attorneys for Craig Ilenstine and Dana Larsen, accused of illegal actions that may have led to the start of the devastating Jesusita Fire, plan to file briefs addressing what sort of activities require a hot work permit. Read story.
Craig Ilenstine and Dana Larsen Still Face Misdemeanor Charges
Craig Ilenstine and Dana Larsen still face misdemeanor charges. Read story.
Some Santa Barbara Fire Survivors Are Choosing to Rebuild Their Homes Greener and Safer
Some Santa Barbara fire survivors are choosing to rebuild their homes greener and safer. Read story.
Environmental Group May Sue Fire Agencies for Retardant Drops That Killed Steelhead
Environmental group may sue fire agencies for retardant drops that killed steelhead. Read story.
Misdemeanors Could Mean Fines, Jail Time, and Civil Penalties for Craig Ilenstine and Dana Larsen
Misdemeanors could mean fines, jail time, and civil penalties for Craig Ilenstine and Dana Larsen. Read story.