"The scenes from Boston are shocking and horrific - my thoughts are with all those who have been affected." –British Prime Minister David Cameron
"The bombings in Boston are shocking, cowardly and horrific, and the thoughts of all Londoners this morning will be with the victims. Boston is a proud City built on history, tradition and a real sense of community. These attacks were aimed at its core, at innocent men, women and children enjoying a Spring day out at a major sporting event. We do have robust security measures in place for Sunday's London Marathon, but given events in Boston it's only prudent for the police and the organisers of Sunday's race to re-examine those security arrangements." –London Mayor Boris Johnson
"Having suffered from terrorist attacks and civilian casualties for years, our people feel better the pain and suffering arising from such incidents. President Karzai offers condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims and the people of the United States of America." –Statement from Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai’s office
"Vladimir Putin strongly condemned this barbaric crime and expressed his belief that the fight against terrorism requires the coordinated efforts of the world community. The Russian president stressed that Russia is ready, if necessary, to assist with the investigation by U.S. authorities." –Statement from Russia's Kremlin on behalf of President Vladimir Putin
"Australians have awoken this morning to shocking and tragic scenes at the Boston Marathon. Our condolences go to the families of those killed and our thoughts are with those who have been injured. It will be some time before we know the full extent of what has occurred but these explosions have cast a long shadow over one of the world’s great sporting events." –Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard
"What occurred today in Boston is a heinous crime which contradicts the values of humanity." -Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir
"The Boston Athletic Association extends its deepest sympathies to all those who were affected in any way by today's events. Today is a sad day for the city of Boston, for the running community, and for all those who were here to enjoy the 117th running of the Boston Marathon. What was intended to be a day of joy and celebration quickly became a day in which running a marathon was of little importance." -Boston Athletic Association, which hosts the Boston Marathon
"Rio 2016 offers its deep thoughts and condolences to everyone affected by this tragic incident. Security is always a top priority for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and we are working very closely with our government partners to deliver safe games in 2016." –Rio 2016 Olympic committee
“In the aftermath of this senseless tragedy, His Holiness invokes God's peace upon the dead, his consolation upon the suffering and his strength upon all those engaged in the continuing work of relief and response. At this time of mourning the Holy Father prays that all Bostonians will be united in a resolve not to be overcome by evil, but to combat evil with good (cf. Rom 12:21), working together to build an ever more just, free and secure society for generations yet to come." –Telegram on behalf of Pope Francis to Boston Archbishop Sean O'Malley
"In tragic circumstances, the head of state offers his condolences to the families of the victims and expresses France's complete solidarity with the American authorities and people." –Statement from French President Francois Hollande's office
"Nothing justifies such a malicious attack on people who have gathered for a peaceful sporting event. I hope that those responsible will soon be brought to justice." –German Chancellor Angela Merkel
"Appalled by news of explosion at Boston marathon. My thoughts are with everyone affected by it and all those waiting for news." –British Foreign Secretary William Hague
"The Government and people of Pakistan are deeply shocked and saddened at the cowardly terrorist attacks in the city of Boston, Massachusetts USA during the Boston Marathon. This despicable act has resulted in loss of precious human lives including children. Our condolences and prayers are with the victims and their families during this difficult time." –Pakistani government
"I condemn this senseless violence, which is all the more appalling for taking place at an event renowned for bringing people together from around the world in a spirit of sportsmanship and harmony. I would like to express my deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and to wish those wounded a speedy recovery." –UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
"The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemns the cowardly attacks in Boston today during the annual celebration of the Boston Marathon. The OIC has consistently fought against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. On behalf of the OIC and its member states, we offer our condolences, prayers, and support to the people of Boston and to all those affected by this terrible incident." –Organization of Islamic Cooperation to the United Nations (Pictured: Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary general of the OIC)
"I am deeply shocked by the explosions at the Boston marathon. I express my heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of those who were killed, and I wish a full recovery to those who were injured. My thoughts are with the people of Boston and all of the United States." –NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rassmussen
"I am sure that even in these painful circumstances, America will know how to react by reaffirming the fundamental values of its great civilization." The bombing was "a cowardly act of violence that prompts disdain and leaves us shocked with its suffering and horror." –Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti
"I am deeply shocked and saddened by the outrageous terrorist attack in Boston. We express solidarity with the American people in the struggle against terrorism. We stand in solidarity and sympathy with the bereaved families, the injured and the people of the United States." –Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
It was a summer slam in Santa Barbara from what was once Hurricane Marie. Now it has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but the force coming in from the Pacific Ocean has roughed up some of our coastline.
A catalytic converter in a passing vehicle is suspected to be the cause of a brush fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon on the Harris Grade, near Lompoc. Firefighters were able to limit the blaze to less than 20 acres.
A Hurricane making its way through the Pacific Ocean is expected to bring high surf and strong currents to Ventura County south and southeast-facing beaches this week. Rescuers are urging the public to be cautious while entering the water, but surfers are enjoying the bigger sets.