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Emergency workers assist in the search and rescue of residents trapped by the mudslide in Montecito, California. (Santa Barbra Country Fire Department)

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California highway to stay shut another week after mudslides

California officials said Monday the key coastal highway would remain closed for another week after being inundated during mudslides that killed 20 people

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Search goes on for Calif. mudslide victims; death toll at 17

Hundreds of rescue workers slogged through knee-deep ooze and used long poles to probe for bodies Thursday as the search dragged on for victims of the mudslides that slammed this wealthy coastal town. Seventeen people were confirmed dead and eight others were missing.