Cachuma Lake News

8/18/2017 6:50:00 PM
Santa Maria Times
Water will be released into the Santa Ynez River from Cachuma Lake’s Bradbury Dam starting Monday, Aug. 21, said a spokesman for the Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials will begin releasing water at 8 a.m ...

8/10/2017 6:00:00 PM
Santa Ynez Valley News
The Whittier wildfire ignited July 8 on Highway 154 near Cachuma Lake and burned through nearby Circle V Ranch Camp on its way to consuming some 19,000 acres of forest and destroying 16 homes and 30 outbuildings. “We are so very grateful that all 88 ...

8/10/2017 6:00:00 PM
Lompoc Record
The Whittier wildfire ignited July 8 on Highway 154 near Cachuma Lake and burned through nearby Circle V Ranch Camp on its way to consuming some 19,000 acres of forest and destroying 16 homes and 30 outbuildings. “We are so very grateful that all 88 ...

8/10/2017 6:00:00 PM
Santa Maria Times
The Whittier wildfire ignited July 8 on Highway 154 near Cachuma Lake and burned through nearby Circle V Ranch Camp on its way to consuming some 19,000 acres of forest and destroying 16 homes and 30 outbuildings. “We are so very grateful that all 88 ...

8/9/2017 10:24:00 AM
Science Recorder
The fire also ravaged a portion of the Cachuma Lake campground, a popular destination for boating, fishing, and camping. As of Sunday, the fire was still not contained and had burned at least 4.7 square miles. Another Santa Barbara wildfire grew to nearly ...

8/4/2017 5:49:00 PM
The Stir
In late June he directed police to Aramazd Jr.'s body at Cachuma Lake in Santa Barbara, California. More from CafeMom: Mom Loses Her Kids for Two Months Over a Typical Toddler Tantrum Ana held her son's ashes in a small urn during the court proceedings as ...

8/3/2017 3:31:00 AM
Santa Maria Sun
By contrast, the Whittier Fire, which began on July 8 near Camp Whittier at Cachuma Lake, scorched more than 18,000 acres of similar terrain in the Santa Ynez Mountains before it was contained. The fire destroyed 16 residences and 30 more buildings ...

8/2/2017 1:09:00 PM
Ventura County Star
Blue gill are biting on waxworms, mealworms and small plastics in shallow brush. Catfish remain slow. Lake hours: 5:45 a.m.-8 p.m. Cachuma Lake: Fishing is slow right now, with catfish being the best bet for anglers. The best spot for crappie has been ...

8/2/2017 12:24:00 PM
People
Authorities suspect he was killed shortly after disappearing. His body was found on June 30 near Cachuma Lake in Santa Barbara County, California — not long after his father was detained for his murder. Aramazd’s mother, Ana Estevez, reported him ...

8/2/2017 11:14:00 AM
NewsChannel 3
Authorities believe Andressian Sr. killed 5-year-old Aramazd Andressian Jr. on or about April 21, 2017. The child's body was found near Cachuma Lake in Santa Barbara County back in July. The boy was last seen with his father who was found unconscious the ...

8/2/2017 7:15:00 AM
Noozhawk
The boy's body was found near a vista point, close to the entrance of the Cachuma Lake Recreation Area, she added. During the investigation, Dudley went down to Los Angeles with Chief Investigator Dave Saunders to meet with the Los Angeles County ...

8/1/2017 10:02:00 PM
NewsChannel 3
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - Aramazd Andressian, Sr., will be prosecuted by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office even though he admitted killing his 5-year-old son near Cachuma Lake. Andressian changed his plea to "guilty" in his son's ...

8/1/2017 9:29:00 PM
Los Angeles Times
The boy’s disappearance in April after leaving Disneyland with his father and two other relatives led to a frantic search that dragged on for more than two months and culminated in the discovery of the child’s remains June 30 near Cachuma Lake in Santa ...

8/1/2017 4:11:00 PM
Lompoc Record
Like most deaths, the Whittier’s eventual demise will leave a few problems, the most obvious of which is the blackened southern slope of Cachuma Lake, where the scarring is easy to see. The thing about California wildfires is they occur in stages.

8/1/2017 4:04:00 PM
San Francisco Examiner
He told Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives that he had gone with his son to the Cachuma Lake Recreation Area in Santa Barbara County. The detectives found evidence that Andressian was at the lake April 21, but there were no sightings of his son.

8/1/2017 3:46:00 PM
Santa Maria Times
Like most deaths, the Whittier’s eventual demise will leave a few problems, the most obvious of which is the blackened southern slope of Cachuma Lake, where the scarring is easy to see. The thing about California wildfires is they occur in stages.

8/1/2017 11:47:00 AM
mercurynews.com
Andressian allegedly told authorities that around 10 p.m. April 21, he drove from Cachuma Lake Recreation Area in Santa Barbara County to Arroyo Park because his son wanted to play miniature golf, according to the DCFS report. Father and son allegedly ...

8/1/2017 10:04:00 AM
Orange County Register
he drove from Cachuma Lake Recreation Area in Santa Barbara County to Arroyo Park because his son wanted to play miniature golf, according to the DCFS report. Father and son allegedly arrived at Arroyo Park around 4 a.m. April 22. According to an April 24 ...

7/31/2017 9:38:00 PM
Santa Ynez Valley News
The fire, which started July 8, burned 18,430 acres and destroyed 16 homes and 30 other structures near Cachuma Lake and is still only 87 percent contained. “The American Red Cross worked 13-straight days, providing shelter, food and other necessities to ...

7/31/2017 6:32:00 PM
Pasadena Star-News
Andressian allegedly told authorities that around 10 p.m. April 21, he drove from Cachuma Lake Recreation Area in Santa Barbara County to Arroyo Park because his son wanted to play miniature golf, according to the DCFS report. Father and son allegedly ...

7/30/2017 7:18:00 AM
Lompoc Record
Flames from the wildland fire have stripped more than 18,000 acres of land in the mountainous terrain of its vegetation — the entire northern slope of Cachuma Lake is burned and black — bare of vegetation that would normally slow the runoff from ...

7/30/2017 7:04:28 AM
Santa Ynez Valley News
Flames from the wildland fire have stripped more than 18,000 acres of land in the mountainous terrain of its vegetation — the entire northern slope of Cachuma Lake is burned and black — bare of vegetation that would normally slow the runoff from ...

7/28/2017 11:05:00 PM
NewsChannel 3
Campers fill up Cachuma Lake... SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - A county parks operations manager said Cachuma Lake Recreation Area looked like a zombie apocalypse movie set after campers evacuated during the Whittier Fire. For the second weekend in a row ...

7/27/2017 7:36:00 AM
mercurynews.com
Detectives found the boy’s body a week later at Cachuma Lake Recreation Area in Santa Barbara County, hours after investigators brought his father back to Los Angeles. Through his criminal attorney, Ambrosio Rodriguez, Andressian Sr. declined to comment.

7/26/2017 2:13:00 PM
The Press-Enterprise
Detectives found the boy’s body a week later at Cachuma Lake Recreation Area in Santa Barbara County, hours after investigators brought his father back to Los Angeles. Through his criminal attorney, Ambrosio Rodriguez, Andressian Sr. declined to comment.

7/26/2017 12:41:00 PM
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Detectives found the boy’s body a week later at Cachuma Lake Recreation Area in Santa Barbara County, hours after investigators brought his father back to Los Angeles. Through his criminal attorney, Ambrosio Rodriguez, Andressian Sr. declined to comment.

7/23/2017 10:59:00 AM
Lompoc Record
Two days later the Whittier fire appeared near Highway 154 at Cachuma Lake, burning less acreage than the Alamo event, but destroying more structures. The thing about wildfires is, they’re never really over until the last spark has been extinguished.

7/21/2017 11:47:00 PM
Noozhawk
The Whittier fire continues to wind down, fire officials said Friday night, adding that they anticipate minimal fire activity to continue over the weekend as full containment of the 13-day blaze creeps closer. Acreage and containment of the blaze burning ...

7/21/2017 9:40:00 PM
Santa Ynez Valley News
Crews are continuing to gain the upper hand on the stubborn Whittier fire that's been burning in the Santa Ynez Mountains between Cachuma Lake and the coastal area of Goleta since July 8. As of Friday, containment of the massive blaze that has scorched ...

7/19/2017 11:49:00 PM
Pasadena Star-News
Detectives allege Aramazd Andressian, Sr. killed the boy to get back at his estranged wife during their divorce. After nine weeks of searching, detectives found the child's body at Cachuma Lake Recreation Area in Santa Barbara County, Calif. on June 30.

7/19/2017 10:45:00 PM
Noozhawk
Cachuma Lake County Park was reopened to campers and day use, and the historic Cold Spring Tavern east of the fire also opened its doors for business again. The only area still under mandatory evacuation order was West Camino Cielo from the Winchester ...

7/18/2017 11:20:00 PM
NewsChannel 3
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - Cachuma Lake welcomed visitors back to the area Tuesday following the reopening of Highway 154. The popular park within the Los Padres National Forest was closed after the Whittier Fire ignited July 8. People who are looking ...

7/18/2017 11:08:00 PM
Los Angeles Times
He told sheriff’s detectives that he had gone with his son to the Cachuma Lake Recreation Area in Santa Barbara County. The detectives found evidence that Andressian was at the lake April 21, but there were no sightings of his son. Authorities suspect ...

7/18/2017 5:58:00 PM
Santa Maria Times
The Neal Taylor Nature Center at Cachuma Lake will reopen to the public Wednesday after being closed since the Whittier fire ignited July 8, closing Highway 154 from Highway 246 to Paradise Road. Executive Director Julie McDonald said the Nature Center ...

7/18/2017 5:00:00 PM
Lompoc Record
The Neal Taylor Nature Center at Cachuma Lake will reopen to the public Wednesday after being closed since the Whittier fire ignited July 8, closing Highway 154 from Highway 246 to Paradise Road. Executive Director Julie McDonald said the Nature Center ...

7/18/2017 9:30:00 AM
Santa Ynez Valley News
The Neal Taylor Nature Center at Cachuma Lake will reopen to the public Wednesday after being closed since the Whittier fire ignited July 8, closing Highway 154 from Highway 246 to Paradise Road. Executive Director Julie McDonald said the Nature Center ...

7/17/2017 1:11:00 PM
FirefighterNation
The Whittier Fire grew overnight Friday to 17,364 acres near Cachuma Lake in Santa Barbara County, pushing down containment from 52 percent to only 35 percent. The fire, which started July 8 in the Santa Ynez Mountains on both sides of Highway 154 ...

7/17/2017 2:01:00 AM
Anchorage Daily News
Nearly 3,000 people who were forced to flee their homes near Cachuma Lake and the community of Goleta remained under evacuation orders as fire officials said another evening of Sundowners could drive the flames toward populated areas. "The fire continues ...

7/16/2017 2:46:00 PM
Firehouse
The Whittier Fire grew overnight Friday to 17,364 acres near Cachuma Lake in Santa Barbara County, pushing down containment from 52 percent to only 35 percent. The fire, which started July 8 in the Santa Ynez Mountains on both sides of Highway 154 ...

7/16/2017 11:05:00 AM
Santa Maria Times
The Whittier fire burning near Cachuma Lake and above Goleta lost containment early Saturday due to a shifting weather pattern, Sundowner winds and soaring temperatures. As of Saturday evening, the Whittier fire, which has been burning since July 8 ...

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