Archive for January 11th, 2018

17 killed in Montecito mudslides identified; 43 missing

Local | | January 11 2018, 5:39 PM

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

Trump uses vulgar language to refer to African countries, sources say

Politics | | January 11 2018, 4:31 PM

Trump made the comment during an Oval Office discussion of U.S. visa and immigration policies as he was meeting with a group of senators about a bipartisan plan pertaining to the DACA program.

Rent control expansion bill fails first test

Local | | January 11 2018, 3:08 PM

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

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

Local | | January 11 2018, 2:03 PM

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

Troops face a big retirement choice in 2018. Are they ready? | | January 11 2018, 1:27 PM

1.7 million members of the military must decide whether to opt-in to the new Blended Retirement System, which takes financial savvy they may not be prepared with.

Retiring Rep. Darrell Issa was once a powerful anti-Obama voice

Politics | | January 11 2018, 11:20 AM

The San Diego Republican and former chairman of the House oversight committee, played a key role in GOP-led probes of the Benghazi attacks and IRS targeting of conservative groups.

Apps let women say #MeToo about street harassment

Health | | January 11 2018, 10:51 AM

The authorities don't always listen. Women may be afraid to speak up. Around the globe, apps are giving them a place to document harassment on the streets.

Controversial spy law passes House after shots from Trump, who then supported it

Politics | | January 11 2018, 10:36 AM

The controversial law permits U.S. intelligence to surveil Americans without a warrant when they are detected talking with foreigners overseas who were under surveillance.

Why athletes use car buffers to massage sore muscles

Health | | January 11 2018, 9:00 AM

The dull ache of overworked muscles is a familiar part of an athlete's daily grind. Many turn to a tool more commonly found in a garage than a gym. Here's what athletes — and medical professionals — have to say.

Trump Administration will let states require people to work for Medicaid

US & World | | January 11 2018, 8:53 AM

The Trump Administration is encouraging states to require "able-bodied" Medicaid recipients to work or volunteer in order to keep their health insurance coverage. Opponents argue that good health leads to the ability to hold down a job.

7 things to do this weekend in SoCal

Local | | January 11 2018, 5:30 AM

Our list this weekend includes a Batman exhibit, a monster truck show, community mural painting and a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Creating the sound of the post-apocalyptic future in 'Blade Runner 2049'

Arts & Entertainment | | January 11 2018, 4:04 PM

What does a fictional, post-apocalyptic future sound like? That was the challenge for Mark Mangini and Theo Green for the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic.

DGA nominated directors highlight the experiences of making their films

Arts & Entertainment | | January 11 2018, 3:27 PM

Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water"), Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird"), Christopher Nolan (“Dunkirk") and Jordan Peele (“Get Out”) reflect on their movies.


Heavy rains in SoCal cause mudslides, damage and freeway closures

| January 11 2018, 9:54 AM

Hundreds of rescue workers are searching for bodies buried by debris in the Santa Barbara county’s Montecito.

Privacy, national security experts debate the future of FISA Section 702 government surveillance

| January 11 2018, 9:45 AM

The law allowing the U.S. government to collect emails and other information non-U.S. persons on foreign soil was extended this week in Congress as the House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday morning that continues government surveillance and information collection allowed under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act for another six years.

Understanding China’s globalization through a softer lens: a journalist’s family

| January 11 2018, 9:43 AM

When tasked with opening the first China bureau for the daily radio program “Marketplace,” reporter and correspondent Scott Tong realized that the changing landscape of the world’s largest populated country could be captured through the stories of five individuals: his family members.

States can now require some Medicaid recipients to work, but what’s the practical impact?

| January 11 2018, 9:42 AM

In a major policy shift, the Trump administration said Thursday it is offering a path for states that want to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients.

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program may soon lose funding. Should it?

| January 11 2018, 9:34 AM

If you’re a student who’s racked up debt, since 2007 you’ve had the option of working in the public sector or for a non-profit for ten years to have your debt erased under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).

How to preserve nuanced thinking in a culture of knee-jerk groupthink

| January 11 2018, 9:27 AM

The year 2017 was one where it seemed like almost every issue you could bring up was a political third rail.

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Highway 101 won't reopen until Monday as clean up continues

| January 11 2018, 5:12 PM

The California Department of Transportation is working to clear waist-high mud, boulders and trees from 13 miles of the highway running through Montecito.

Cal State rails against Gov. Brown's budget proposal

| January 11 2018, 1:15 PM

The California State University system is fighting back against Governor Brown's proposed 1.4% funding increase for the university's operating budget.

Extreme weather is hitting California infrastructure hard

Environment & Science | | January 11 2018, 1:08 PM

California has been devastated by severe weather patterns recently, raising concerns about the ability of the state's infrastructure to handle it

How far would California's rainy day fund really go?

| January 11 2018, 11:36 AM

By mid-2019, California will have about $13.5 billion set aside for use in a recession. Given the state's size, however, how long would that money last?

Montecito: A paradise lost after fire and storms

| January 11 2018, 10:38 AM

It used to be California paradise. Now it's been plagued by death and destruction. Montecito resident Bob Ludwick reflects on what it will take to recover.

Honda shows news robots, Nissan debuts brain-to-vehicle tech

| January 11 2018, 10:08 AM

This week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas showed how cars are moving well beyond a means of getting around.

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