Monday, May 11, 2009


A firefighter is seen here during a fire burning out of control in the Santa Ynez Mountains near Goleta, Calif., on Saturday July 5, 2008. (AP Photo/Phil Klein)

A firefighter walks away from a brush fire burning out of control in the Santa Ynez Mountains near Goleta, Calif., on Saturday July 5, 2008. (AP Photo/Phil Klein)

Firefighter


A firefighter walks away from a brush fire burning out of control in the Santa Ynez Mountains near Goleta, Calif., on Saturday July 5, 2008. (AP Photo/Phil Klein)

Firefighter


A firefighter walks away from a brush fire burning out of control in the Santa Ynez Mountains near Goleta, Calif., on Saturday July 5, 2008. (AP Photo/Phil Klein)

Saturday, May 9, 2009


A huge plume of smoke rises from Los Padres National Forest during the Jesusita wildfire in Santa Barbara, Calif., Friday, May 8, 2009. (Corbis Photo/Phil Klein)

Heavy smoke is seen here over a mountain in Santa Barbara, Calif., near the San Marcos Pass Road as the battle against the Jesusita wildfire continues on Friday, May 8, 2009. (Corbis Photo/Phil Klein)

A firefighting helicopter drops water on a hot spot near Santa Barbara, Calif., Friday, May 8, 2009. A wildfire raging along mountain slopes burned more houses Friday as it expanded along a five-mile front above normally serene coastal communities where more than 30,000 people have been forced from their homes. (Corbis Photo/Phil Klein)

Heavy smoke and fire is seen above the city of Santa Barbara, Calif., during the battle against the Jesusita wildfire continues on Friday, May 8, 2009. (Corbis Photo/Phil Klein)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Santa Barbara fire


(L-R) Christianna, Linda and Genet Wilson pack their belongings into a truck as they prepare to evacuate their home as the Jesusita wildfire burns in the hills of Santa Barbara, California May 5, 2009.REUTERS/Phil Klein (UNITED STATES SOCIETY DISASTER)

Santa Barbara fire


The Jesusita fire burns in the foothills above Santa Barbara, California May 5, 2009.REUTERS/Phil Klein

Santa Barbara fire


The Jesusita fire burns in the foothills above Santa Barbara, California May 5, 2009.REUTERS/Phil Klein

Tuesday, May 5, 2009



Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama ponders a question during a news conference at the UC Santa Barbara Events Center in Santa Barbara, California April 24, 2009.REUTERS/Phil Klein (UNITED STATES RELIGION POLITICS)