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Montecito flood victims blame local water district, in part, for last week's massive deluge. Busted water main released up to 10 million gallons.  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/montecito-homeowners-sue-utilities-alleging-negligence-deadly-mudslide-n838171 
RT @NBCNews: Today in 1987, Pres. Reagan spoke on #MartinLutherKing's birthday: "If someone, even a friend, uses an ugly word r… https://t.co/7ymllMVRR4
Officials in Montecito and Santa Barbara County refuse to discuss how they picked evacuation areas prior to deadly flooding.  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/officials-montecito-refuse-discuss-evacuation-orders-deadly-mudslides-n837886  https://t.co/PgxQ0G3QJl
RT @sbg1: Things we've debated this week: *Is the President nuts? *Is the President racist? *Did the President pay off a porn… https://t.co/OT1SYEYZQP
RT @laura_nelson: Officials have released the names of 17 people killed in the Montecito mudslides. The youngest victim identified wa… https://t.co/I6YSJFW0r9
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