Hoist camera view of an injured firefighter being pulled up into a helicopter during the Thomas Fire in the Toro Canyon area of Carpinteria in Santa Barbara County. Video was posted on Dec. 12, 2017. The firefighter was taken to the hospital.
Clyde is an affectionate 9-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback who is at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter. He’s housebroken, knows basic obedience skills, likes to swim, and is good with cats, kids and small dogs. To adopt Clyde, call 805-550-7577.
Smartphone habits may force doctors to ask patients a few more questions when diagnosing vision or neurological problems. “I think if a person experiences a temporary loss of vision in one eye, that’s potentially a very important problem for which they should seek medical attention,” says Mayo Clinic neurologist Dr. Dean Wingerchuk. “But it doesn’t always mean there’s an abnormality.”
A timelapse video provided by the Ventura County Fire Department shows the plume collapsing at the Thomas Fire, creating dangerous conditions. When a column collapses, it creates a "downward rush of air in every direction ... spreading fire rapidly outward," according to the National Park Service.
When Arroyo Grande drama teacher Robyn Metchik retired in 2012, her former students wished her the best — including Zac Efron, who took a break from his press tour for "The Lucky One" to surprise Metchik. Here's what the SLO County native had to say.
A U.S. Forest Service firefighter shoots a flare during an operation to removed unburned vegetation in Santa Monica Canyon in Carpinteria during the Thomas Fire in Santa Barbara County on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. In the background, a BA-e146 makes a retardant drop on a nearby hillside.
The Thomas Fire has reached Santa Barbara County and the smoke plume spread over San Luis Obispo County on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Here's a look at the skies over Pismo Beach, Morro Bay and elsewhere.