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Evacuation Orders Issued as Storm Slams California

Storm follows wildfires, mudslides in coastal area

(Newser) - Deputies went door to door ordering residents to evacuate from coastal Southern California neighborhoods ahead of a powerful winter storm sweeping in Friday after bringing heavy snow and whiteout conditions to northern mountains and steady rain elsewhere. As many as 30,000 people are under evacuation orders in the foothills... More »

Drew Ties the Knot

And baby bump makes three

(Newser) - At long last true love—and another wedding ring—for Drew Barrymore. The 37-year-old actress tied the knot with her art-consultant fiancé of five months, Will Kopelman, in a quiet ceremony on Drew's California estate in Montecito. A small crowd of family and close friends—including Cameron Diaz, Jimmy... More »

Oprah's House Evacuated as Wildfires Rage

Calif. fires come within a few miles of host's $50m home

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey's mansion in Montecito has been evacuated as wildfires rage a few miles away in Santa Barbara, a source tells Us Weekly. Movers have been seen shifting the talk show host's belongings from the $50 million home. The fires have forced more than 30,500 people from their homes... More »

Scorched SoCal Hills Ripe for Mudslides

(Newser) - A Southern California recently ravaged by wildfires will now have to contend with its heaviest rainfall in 9 months—and the possibility of destructive mudslides, the Los Angeles Times reports. The denuded hills of Yorba Linda and Montecito are prime spots for mud flows, having lost vegetation that stabilizes the... More »

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