Actor Jeff Bridges recounts in an interview what it felt like when he first heard mud and debris sliding past his Montecito home in the early hours of Jan. 9, 2018. He and his family were later rescued by helicopter.
Between 400 and 500 personnel have worked 24 hours a day to clear Highway 101 of a "catastrophic, Biblical proportion of mud" after the Montecito mudslides shut the road down Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The mudflow was 750 yards long, 70 yards wide and 15-20 feet deep. Anthony Wagner, public information officer with the Santa Barbara Police Department, gave a Facebook Live update of the Highway 101 progress.
Brynn and Brittni Frace died this week after the vehicle they were driving collided with a semi truck. Atascadero High and the church they attended in Paso Robles started memorials to honor their memories.
About 14,000 monarch butterflies are fluttering around the Pismo Monarch Butterfly Grove — a huge decrease from the 28,000 last year. Drought, fire and mudslides have likely impacted their population. You can see them on the Central Coast until about February 2018.