Category Archives: Featured News

Portions of Highway 101 to Remain Closed

Caltrans has announced that Highway 101 is still closed from the Ventura/Santa Barbara County Line to South Milpas Street in Santa Barbara due to mudslides, and it is not expected to reopen until next week. Caltrans noted that there are 75 Caltrans employees working on both Highway 101 and Highway 192 in 12-hour shifts, 24 hours a day, and every day of the week to reach that goal.

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Interactive Debris Flow US Geological Survey Map Published

The US Geological Survey has published a map showing the Thomas Fire preliminary debris flow hazard assessment. Click the link below to view and interact with the map. For more information on how to prepare for rain and potential debris flow see our the Venturacountyrecovers rain ready page.


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City Hall Closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. City Hall will reopen on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 8 a.m.

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Updated Road Closures

VCEmergency has updated the road closure list for the County. Roads currently closed include:


NB 101 at Highway 150
Casitas Springs
Nye Rd (both directions) at Highway 33

Highway 33 at Fairview Road to Lockwood Valley Road
Matilija Rd to Highway 33
Rice Rd at Meyer Rd.
La Conchita
Santa Barbara St.

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City to Lift Temporary Leaf Blower Ban Effective Thursday at 8 a.m.

The City has announced that it will lift its temporary leaf blower ban on Thursday, January 11, 2018, effective 8 a.m. The leaf blower ban was initially put into effect on December 11, 2017, when the City announced that leaf blowers had been temporarily prohibited as a result of the Thomas Fire, due to poor air quality and the risk of spreading more ash, smoke and particulates into the air. The City’s air quality has improved and is approaching normal levels,

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