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Winds push Thomas Fire toward Montecito

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| New evacuations have been ordered for Montecito as the massive wildfire in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties has burned 259,000 acres.

Thomas Fire grows to more than 400 square miles

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The fire has raged for 11 days in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, destroying at least 700 homes, forcing thousands to evacuate and killing a firefighter.

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The concert series that became too popular for its own good

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The Twilight Concert Series has been searching for ways to control the event, but haven't been able to satisfy concerns from city staff and police.

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LA's shelter dogs may go vegan

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The proposal would switch dogs in city shelters to a vegan diet.

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SoCal's Candy Cane Lanes face growing pains

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Santa-size crowds have created congestion, litter and safety concerns at several neighborhood holiday lights displays throughout the region.

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SoCal service agencies cut back as refugee numbers dwindle

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As the number of refugees allowed to enter the U.S. drops during President Trump's administration, some service agencies have suspended their resettlement programs.

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Here's how you can help fire victims in SoCal

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Hundreds of families have lost their homes to the wildfires. Several local non profits have set up funds to help them rebuild.

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Coastal Commission tells Laguna Beach to loosen up on Airbnb

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The Coastal Commission has a mandate to preserve and expand access to the coast and it sees short-term rentals as a key, lower-cost lodging option for visitors.

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How a drone helped LA firefighters battle the Skirball fire

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It's the first time the LAFD flew a drone over a wildfire to get a better look at hotspots. The department plans to use more drones in the future.

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