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Mudslide death toll rises to 18 — 5 still missing

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| The number of missing has gone down but the figures might fluctuate as new cases are reported and others are cleared.

Why have more people died in the mudslides than in the Thomas Fire?

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Two people died in the largest wildfire state history. The mudslides have killed far more. How come? Experts say it's a combination of perceived threat and 'disaster burnout.'

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Thomas Fire fully contained, as firefighting costs set new record

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The Thomas Fire burned through more than 440 square miles and left several communities vulnerable to the mudslides that would ultimately hit earlier this week.

Montecito mudslides: Stories of victims and survivors

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As authorities looked for victims and residents took stock of the devastation, some were left to wonder how they survived when neighbors didn't.

50 years of devastating SoCal mudslides

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The recent mudslides in Santa Barbara County are the latest in a long history of damaging Southern California mudslides.

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DACA renewal applicants urged to get ready fast

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Officials have yet to issue new guidance on DACA following a court order allowing renewals for the program. But legal providers say those eligible should get ready.

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17 killed in Montecito mudslides identified; 43 missing

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Santa Barbara County released a list with the names of the dead, who ranged from ages 3 to 89.

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Rent control expansion bill fails first test

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A state bill that would allow California cities to expand rent control failed to pass out of its first committee Thursday.

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First emergency alert warning sent at least an hour before mudslides hit Montecito

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The first notification from the National Weather Service hit more than 17,000 cellphones in the Montecito area at 2:32 a.m. Tuesday.