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Archive for January 17th, 2018
A Santa Barbara County flower grower says a trucking route that usually takes three hours is now taking eight.
Clearing debris basins is a priority because, if there's another heavy winter storm, officials and experts think another mudslide could happen.
As communities continue to reel from the Thomas fire and devastating mudslides, scientists are trying to understand the impact that both are having on coastal ecosystems.
The National Weather Service says Montecito should see very little precipitation Thursday night into Friday, and overall the area from Santa Barbara County southward should expect a tenth of an inch or less.
A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds that Congress, the political parties and the media rank among the least-trusted U.S. institutions in the age of President Trump.
Home health firms sometimes turn away Medicare beneficiaries who have chronic health problems by incorrectly claiming Medicare won't pay their for their services, say advocates for patients.
Accidental deaths, which include overdoses, have become the third-leading killer for Americans for the first time in more than a century, according to the National Safety Council.
VA Secretary David Shulkin has pledged to reduce veteran suicides. Critics say there are questions about how the troubled agency will expand services.
One couple in Montecito's mandatory evacuation zone ended up staying at a friend's guesthouse in the voluntary evacuation zone. It seemed like a good idea at the time.
There were no blog entries published on this date.
The new Comedy Central show is a comedy by Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman that’s not afraid to explore some very bleak territory.
Air quality regulators considering proposal to ban or reduce risk of toxic chemical at Torrance, Wilmington oil refineries| January 17 2018, 9:54 AM
The South Coast Air Quality Management District is expected to meet with representatives from the Torrance and Wilmington petroleum refineries on Saturday to discuss a proposal that could ban or change their use of modified hydrofluoric acid (MHF) — a potentially lethal chemical if leaked.
Doctors recommend coming into their offices for a check-up and blood work once a year… but is the cost to insurers and patients worth the benefits?
On Tuesday, it was announced that Gov. Jerry Brown’s bullet train project will cost $10.6 billion – that’s an increase of about $2.8 billion from what’s in the current budget.
North Korea’s ‘Army of Beauties’ and other things you might see at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang| January 17 2018, 9:35 AM
Tensions have been high between South and North Koreas, but the Winter Olympics taking place in Pyeongchang are providing a slight opportunity for diplomacy between the two places.
US Supreme Court to examine constitutionality of attorney conceding client’s guilt despite the accused’s objections| January 17 2018, 9:22 AM
In 2011, Robert McCoy was facing three counts of murder and, if convicted, a trip to Louisiana’s death row.
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck joins Larry Mantle for his monthly check-in.
ESports are beginning to gain traction among gamers and sports fans. But why has Los Angeles embraced the concept so quickly?
Stores and restaurants near the areas ravaged by fires and mudslides are struggling to stay open with traffic cut off.
The budget for California's high speed rail connecting LA and San Francisco has increased again. Is the project getting too costly for its own good?
Some drivers have been using an app that allows them to jump to the front of the line for pickups at LAX. Uber claims the crackdown could lead to shorter wait times.
Upcoming layoffs at major newspapers, the end of LAist and the acquisition of LA weekly make for troubling times in SoCal news.
People from Northern California really like to look down on SoCal. Until they come to live here.
To date, the epidemic has sent thousands of Californians to the hospital. According to officials, 42 people under the age of 65 have died.
Passengers traveling up the coast from LA are experiencing sold-out and standing-room only trains, but it's still the best alternative, many say.