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A man wanted since November is in custody in Santa Barbara after a lengthy search Monday on the Santa Barbara east side that ended on a rooftop.

Javon Matthews of Oxnard was spotted by police in the Milpas Street area, but he couldn't be found for about 3 hours after he took off.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote today on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

The vote is currently slated for 1:30 PM Eastern Time and the committee is debating the nomination.

A yes vote would move the debate over Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate.

Republicans are pressing ahead with the nomination after yesterday's dramatic day of testimony by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct 36 years ago, accusations which Kavanaugh emphatically denied.

Democrats are opposed to a vote.

Mud-caked sidewalks, streets and parking areas are being cleaned by residents returning to Montecito after the evacuation orders were widely lifted over the weekend following the January 9th mudflow.

KCLU has won five Golden Mikes from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California for the station’s news reporting.

The recent disasters have impacts that are reaching to the county budgets in Santa Barbara and Ventura County.

Clerk-recorder assessor Joe Holland in Santa Barbara says already, due to the impacts from the Thomas Fire, 37 properties have been reassessed downward, for a total of $163 million.

With mud-caked boots and pants, Santa Barbara County's search and rescue team continues to look for two children lost in the Montecito mudflow disaster.

The crews have been aided by search dogs along with 20 teams from out of the area. They were focused on an area between East Valley Road and the ocean.

There's quite a bit of frustration from residents living in Montecito, who are evacuated and cannot get their mail.

It has been relocated over to the Nopalitos - Milpas Street post office, and there the distribution has taken quite some time. 

Along with the freeway, Coast Village Road has been closed off during the Montecito mudflow disaster.

Now that Highway 101 has reopened, businesses in the area have been told that the street should be open on Tuesday.

Coast Village Road businesses owners looking for relief are organizing this week.

They plan to meet with attorneys familiar with FEMA at their impact hub offices, January 16, 23 and 25 at 117 State St.

Santa Barbara city and business leaders are meeting today to discuss the massive impacts of the Montecito floods.

Countless businesses were destroyed and others closed by the evacuation.

After years of pleas from many residents, retailer Target will open a store in Santa Barbara.

That store, however, will not be like a traditional store.

Some firefighters from Petaluma on a break from the Thomas Fire went to get food at the Palace Cafe in Santa Barbara, and wound up in a musical.

Sweepers will be rolling soon to clean the streets in Santa Barbara from all, or at least most of, the ash from the Thomas Fire.

The city has sweeper trucks that can get 80% of the ash, working in a massive operation beyond the normal scope.

With the Thomas Fire now in its second week, there are several communities that are seeing crews coming and going for days.

The Thomas Fire is looming hot and large right above the exclusive San Ysidro Ranch Resort in Montecito.

Flames worked their way into the canyon after traveling from Carpinteria through Toro Canyon and then into nearby Romero Canyon.

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