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Don't let oil spill near Santa Barbara upend Memorial Day camping plans
Don't let oil spill near Santa Barbara upend Memorial Day camping plans

The oil spill about 23 miles north of the city of Santa Barbara has shut down Refugio and El Capitan state beaches to campers and visitors. Both will remain closed over Memorial Day weekend as emergency workers act to contain oil slicks covering about nine miles of coastline. But Santa Barbara says there's no reason to cancel your plans to visit because of the oil spill off the coast that began Tuesday. "We want everyone to know that Santa Barbara and Goleta are not affected whatsoever," says Karna Hughes, communications director of Visit Santa Barbara. Campers who planned to spend the holiday weekend at the closed campgrounds will receive a refund from ReserveAmerica,...

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