Santa Barbara Headlines

  • Calif. highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopens

    A coastal California highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopened Sunday after a nearly two-week closure that caused traffic headaches across the region, state officials said. Traffic began moving again on U.S. 101 in Santa Barbara County shortly after noon, according to Jim Shivers,...

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  • 'Lost within a moment's time': 20 dead in mudslide includes a dad, son, father-in-law

    A young father became the latest known victim of the California mudslides as his body was found after those of two other members of his family -- his 6-year-old son and his father-in-law --- and with his 2-year-old daughter still missing. Pinit “Oom” Sutthithepa, 30, was missing until Saturday...

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  • For comic Jo Koy, family humor trumps politics

    Jo Koy is on a mission to break the mold - but don't expect him to get too political onstage even though he was raised by an immigrant mother. In an era of Trump-isms, with the president tweeting comedic material almost hourly, Koy said he's not taking the bait. "I get involved in the political, but I don't bring it to the stage because that's not my style," he said. "That's never been my style. It's not even what I listen to. I do enjoy Dennis Miller, I do...

  • WATCH: Coast Guard deploys new tactics in California mudslides

    Coast Guard rescuers are using axes, a tool typically used in hurricanes, to get into Southern California homes destroyed by mudslides.

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  • Hope for More Rescues as Death Toll Rises in Montecito Mudslides

    The death toll in the mudslides in Montecito, California, rose to 17 on Wednesday, with over a dozen people still considered missing as rescue crews rushed to save those still trapped by the debris.

  • Search goes on for Calif. mudslide victims; death toll at 17

    Hundreds of rescue workers slogged through knee-deep ooze and used long poles to probe for bodies Thursday as the search dragged on for victims of the mudslides that slammed this wealthy coastal town. Seventeen people were confirmed dead and 16 were missing. Family members anxiously awaited...

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