Starting Saturday, Amtrak will add a roundtrip between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara as passengers continue to pack trains during the Highway 101 closure. The highway has been closed since Jan. 9, when intense rain slammed into the fire-scarred hills above Montecito. The storm triggered massive debris flows, killing 20 people, destroying or damaging hundreds of homes and leaving Highway 101 impassable.
The California sea lion has rebounded its population nearly three times what it was 39 years ago. That's according to a recent study published this week in the Journal of Wildlife Management. The work by NOAA Fisheries researchers showed the population reached its carrying capacity of 275,000 sea lions in 2008. By 2014, however, its numbers had dropped after unusually warm waters made prey harder to find.
Laurie Littleton sat on a Ventura platform waiting for the 9:35 a.m. train to Santa Barbara. A hairstylist, she works in Santa Barbara but lives in Ojai. Last week's storm cut off her regular route to work when mud and debris cut a wide path through the Montecito community and over Highway 101. As of Wednesday, 20 people had been killed and hundreds of homes destroyed or damaged by the mudflows triggered when rain pummeled the fire-scarred hillsides.
After debris flows in #Montecito, family and friends left messages for those who are missing on a wall of an evacuation shelter. ‘Just want to make sure you are safe’ and ‘please call’ https://t.co/A2naaL1vbH
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Selecting a term
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