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Wall of Fire Bears Down on Santa Barbara Gateway Towns

Firefighters are bracing Sunday morning to stop a wall of fire that is advancing on Carpenteria and Montecito, two towns that line the southeast approach to Santa Barbara along Highway 101 and that stand in the direct path of the massive Thomas fire.

Fresno Skyline (Strangevisitor / Flickr / CC)

10% of Taxes Go to Pensions in 5 CA Counties

Santa Barbara County, Kern County, Fresno County, San Mateo County and Ventura County now spend about 10 percent or more of their total revenue on pension contributions, according to a new study.