November 23, 2023
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Region’s residents and employees don masks to protect themselves


Smoke from the Thomas fire blanketed the sky above Santa Barbara on Dec. 16, forcing shoppers to wear particulate masks. (Glenn Rabinowitz photo)   An airborne byproduct of combusted metals, chemicals and asbestos has spread an unwelcome winter blanket over Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties for nearly two weeks as residents take…


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