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Those deadly mudslides you’ve read about? Expect worse in the future. 21.1.2018 Washington Post
Those deadly mudslides you’ve read about? Expect worse in the future.
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Researchers find post-fire logging harms Spotted owls 18.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Wildlife ecologists studying the rare Spotted owl in the forests of California have discovered that large, intense wildfires are not responsible for the breeding territory extinction that has been reported recently.
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Wildfires bust Routt County’s budget 18.1.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Routt County commissioners study how to more effectively spend firefighting money to improve five rural fire protection districts. 
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With the Ojai Love package, you get a break on your hotel room, and the fire-stricken community gets a donation 17.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Ojai wants you to come visit. Ten hotels in the Ventura County mountain town are giving travelers a way to use their vacation dollars to help the community recover from December’s devastating Thomas fire.

Ojai Love gives visitors 10% off room prices as well as 10% off prices at 50 local restaurants,...

Rain expected this week may hamper Montecito and 101 cleanup efforts 17.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Rain expected later this week could hamper the cleanup process for crews trying to remove tons of debris and mud from Montecito and surrounding areas, after mud flows killed 20 people and destroyed more than 100 homes last week.

The area is far from recovered from last week’s deluge. Officials...

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Mud, darkness and destruction turned Montecito into death trap 14.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The realization that houses might simply vanish didn’t start to set in until a 30-foot tree trunk barreled by.

Trina Grokenberger stared out the upstairs window of her white Colonial house Tuesday morning, as a river raged through her front yard.

It was 3:58 a.m.

“Dave!” she called to her husband....

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After the fires, the road back to Napa and Sonoma counties 14.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

I was driving California Highway 12 through the Napa-Sonoma wine country in mid-December when a low, dark cloud drifted into my peripheral vision. It was over a vineyard and seemed to be billowing — a scary sight after the October wildfires that killed at least 43 people and burned more than 245,000...

After fire and mudslides, Montecito struggles; Ventura and Santa Barbara counties rebound 14.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

After December’s fires and early January’s floods, any visit to Santa Barbara County will require homework.

Caltrans said Friday that the 101 Freeway, from the Ventura-Santa Barbara county line to South Milpas Street in Santa Barbara, would remain closed indefinitely. For updates, check the agency’s...

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Southern California storm: Death toll in Montecito mudslide rises to 19, while 101 Freeway will remain closed indefinitely 14.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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The California deal: Accepting the calamity along with the splendor 13.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Yes, we have summer and at times a bit of winter, but the cycles in California follow a different calendar.

From drought to flood, from fire to mud, California bakes, burns and floats, always on the brink of calamity. We are here by the millions in defiance of reason, lured to a bountiful garden...

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Largest wildfire on record in California finally contained 13.1.2018 AP Top News
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) -- The largest wildfire on record in California was declared contained on Friday, days after mud on the coastal mountain slopes it scorched crashed down on homes during a storm, killing at least 18 people....
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The same elements that made the Thomas fire such a monster also created deadly debris flows 12.1.2018 LA Times: Science

Santa Barbara County crews worked through the holidays to defend coastal communities from the second half of Southern California's familiar cycle of fire and flood.

They cleaned out the 11 debris basins that dot the Santa Barbara front country, making room for the dirt and ash and rocks that winter...

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AmericInn motel in Eagle converting into 54 micro-apartments 12.1.2018 Denver Post: Lifestyles
The AmericInn motel in Eagle will be converted to 54 small apartments and rented for about $1,000 a month to millennials who value "experiences over stuff,"
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Essential California: Warnings about deadly mudslides came too late 12.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, Jan. 12, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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Warnings about deadly mudslides came too late

Officials had been warning for days that heavy storms could produce strong mudflows. But when the rains...

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Tracking a path of destruction from Montecito’s mountains to the ocean 12.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary
San Ysidro Creek cut a path of destruction through the center of Montecito early Tuesday morning when intense rain released a deluge of debris from the Santa Ynez Mountains, which were burned by the Thomas fire. Here's how it happened, as seen from above.
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Couple separated by a wall of mud — and only one survived 12.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Josie Gower, 69, woke to the sound of rain thundering on her roof. She opened the front door to witness the storm when a wall of debris swept her away.
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Rescuers search Montecito as time runs out for those missing in huge mudslides 12.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In hard hats and gloves, the rescuers inched along the west side of Montecito Creek on Thursday, looking for signs of people buried in the rubble.

A red fluid trickled through the water at a culvert now packed with boulders. Robert Stine, the search manager, marked the spot on a GPS. Later, he’d...

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The same elements that made the Thomas fire such a monster also created deadly debris flows 12.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Santa Barbara County crews worked through the holidays to defend coastal communities from the second half of Southern California's familiar cycle of fire and flood.

They cleaned out the 11 debris basins that dot the Santa Barbara front country, making room for the dirt and ash and rocks that winter...

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Urgent alerts about deadly mudslides came too late for Montecito victims 12.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Josie Gower woke up to the sound of rain hammering the roof of her Montecito home around 3 a.m. Tuesday. She walked downstairs, where her boyfriend had been keeping an eye on the storm, and together they opened the door to look outside.

A wall of mud and boulders as big as pickup trucks crashed...

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Surveying the devastation in Montecito from the air 12.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

As the pilots carefully navigated the Black Hawk helicopter over areas destroyed by Tuesday’s mudslides, Lt. Erik Raney, who runs the air support of Santa Barbara County, pointed down towards rows of multimillion-dollar homes that had been almost completely submerged in mud.

He glanced at Hector...

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