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SBA Stands Ready to Assist California Businesses and Residents Affected by Wildfires, Flooding, Mudflows and Debris Flows

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to California businesses and residents as a result of President Trump’s major disaster declaration, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Linda McMahon announced.


The declaration covers Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties as a result of the wildfires, flooding, mudflows and debris flows directly related to the wildfires that began Dec. 4, 2017.


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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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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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