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Mobile Post: Blood Drive Today - Downtown SB

  |   by ws1    Bookmark and Share

United Blood Services has a bus and booth set up in front of the SB County Administration building today on the corner of Anacapa & Anapamu. Bertha (the lovely lady manning the booth pictured above) says they will be taking blood donations until 3pm.

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Mobile Post: SB TweetUp at Reds

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Local Twitterers met at Reds recently re-vamped Wine and Tapas bar last light to discuss how Twitter has influenced disaster response.  Other subjects discussed were 'the pros and cons of citizen information during times of crisis, disaster preparedness, avatar honesty and how to efficiently use hashtags to streamline information. 

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Mobile Post: Cop Chase Ends on Sola St. and Chapala

  |   by ws1    Bookmark and Share

We were headed out the door to take a walk with my mother on Shoreline, when we found our street had been totally shut down due to (what my neighbor said) was a brief car chase. The suspect was allegedly driving drunk and was being tailed by a sober motorcyclist who called 911. A more 'official' cop chase ensued as the driver looped around the same blog two or three times before being stopped by multiple squad cars. We don't know if having this many police cars on the scene is typical, but it wouldn't surprise me if there were a few extras due to the fire.

 

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Jesusita Fire Evacuation Update: Phasing Residents Back into Homes

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SANTA BARBARA, CA - May 9th - 1pm  After a cool foggy night, and an onshore breeze pushing the flames further away from Santa Barbara, authorities have been announcing a staged re-entry plan to get some residents back in their homes.

Click here to see an updated map(s) of the areas (mostly south of the 192) where the evacuation orders have been (or are soon-to-be) lifted.

The Independent & Noozhawk both have great updates too.  For the latest news, see our Headlines Page.

Due to the 'fickle nature' of the wind and weather conditions, officials are also advising people to remain alert and cautious until the fire is contained.

 

 

 

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RV Catches Fire Across from Dutch Garden

  |   by ethanseye    Bookmark and Share

An RV caught fire across from the Dutch Garden Restaurant Wednesday around 2:30pm, on upper State Street near the HWY 101/HWY 154 interchange.  The incident was apparently unrelated to the Jesusita Fire that raged in the hills to the North, however it did require the attention of police and fire personnel.  Fire fighters extinguished blaze, which had spread when the vehicle's propane tanks exploded.  According to a Dutch Garden employee , the fire reignited the median later in the day due to hot gusty winds.  Fire crews had left by this time so local business owners used buckets to put out the fire.

 

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Man with Gun Arrested after Police Standoff on 1800 Block of Chapala St.

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Here are a few pictures from a police standoff after they were alerted there was a man with a gun on the 1800 Block of Chapala Street. Fight over girlfriend.  Both the man and woman were taken into custody.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Concerning the Ever-Expanding Jesusita Fire

  |   by saulgrayhildenbrand    Bookmark and Share

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Nightime Inferno, Approximately 9:30pm

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Raging Wildfire Inferno II

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From Goleta.

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Mobile Post: New Fire on Camino Cielo

  |   by ws1    Bookmark and Share

My friend Robert just called to tell me that there is a new fire up near Camino Cieloa about 20 minutes ago (about 1:20pm). Not that far from Painted Cave.  Not entirely ready to say whether this is on East or West Camino Cielo..either way, it's close to the 154 and is right at the top of the mountain. Either way, another fire is the last thing we need.  

If those winds turn towards SB again we might be in trouble.

 

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Raging Wildfire Inferno I

  |   by saulgrayhildenbrand    Bookmark and Share

From Goleta.

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Emergent Hot Spots II

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From Goleta.

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Emergent Hot Spots I

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From Goleta.

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Giant Plume of Smoke at Twilight

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From Goleta.

 

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