The Thomas Fire has reached Santa Barbara County and the smoke plume is spreading over San Luis Obispo County. High winds through the night pushed the now 173,000 acre toward Carpinteria, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.
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.
Hundreds stroll Vine Street in Paso Robles to see decorated Victorian homes, visit with Santa, enjoy caroling, free goodies, and even a parade. In a yearly favorite, Ebenezer Scrooge comes out of his house again to grouse and shout "go home!" to delighted children.
Santa Claus is greeting children at the Conrad House in downtown Arroyo Grande until Christmas. For the past four years, Jack von Biela has been Santa Claus for the city of Arroyo Grande, and he'll be on hand until Christmas from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
The trio of Asian small-clawed otters born at the Santa Barbara Zoo on October 17, 2017, are growing healthy and strong in their nesting area, the zoo says. They aren't on display for visitors yet — but the zoo shared an adorable video of the litter on Oct. 27.