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The other King who helped MLK Boulevard get its name

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| It was once named Santa Barbara Ave. But Celes King III saw an opportunity to rename it ahead of the 1984 Summer Olympics.

MLK Day marked by Trump criticism, pledges to fight racism


Leaders of the Cherokee Nation marked the day by welcoming the descendants of slaves into their tribe after years of exclusion, while King's children spoke out against President Trump.

'Tonght, we need to mourn': Thousands grieve at vigil for mudslide victims


People gathered outside the Santa Barbara County courthouse Sunday evening to pay tribute to the 20 people who were killed in the devastation. "Our whole community is devastated," one attendee said.

101 Freeway to remain closed at least another week


Crews are still working to clear debris basins and creek canals before another rainstorm hits the area. The mudslides have killed 20 people so far, and three remain missing.

Rescue phase ends in Montecito mudslide zone


Search and recovery will continue — but at a slower pace. Amtrak is also adding rail cars to all trains between L.A. and Santa Barbara due to the ongoing closure of the 101.

Big Sunday honors Martin Luther King with a clothing drive


More than 1,000 volunteers are expected to sort through about 25,000 articles of clothing in this huge clothing drive.

Car goes airborne, slams into 2nd floor of Santa Ana office


Two people escaped serious injuries when the car they were in hit a divider, soared into the air and plowed into the top floor of a dental office.

Death toll in Montecito mudslides rises to 20 as mourners hold candlelight vigil


Searchers found the body of a missing 25-year-old woman. Another vigil is planned for Sunday night in Santa Barbara.

Frustrations, tragedy mount in Montecito after mudslides


As utilities are cut off and sewage runs into the nearby creek, most residents are under orders to stay out the town, usually known for its luxury and serenity.