September 30, 2023
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Long, difficult recovery ahead after fire, mudslides


A tired firefighter watches as an excavator removes mud and debris from the backyard of a Montecito home on Jan. 19. Some Montecito businesses got a reboot this week, with storefronts reopening and restaurants and retailers jumping back to work. But in the long-term, the outlook for recovery appears bleak. Following the flooding and mudslides…


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