§ Blog @ updates the status of Carla and Lance Hoffman and benefit efforts shaping up for the badly burned and homeless couple:

They are both still unconscious, in critical but stable condition, but doctors have said Lance’s lungs and eyes were not damaged, which was something they were worried about.

• More information: If you’re on Facebook, you can join the Tea Fire Survivors group, where people are giving updates on and talking about ways to help Lance and Carla.

• There is also a Yahoo Group that has been set up that you can join as well.

• Donations: You can mail a donation to the fund that the Montecito Fire Department set up for them:

The Lance and Carla Burn Fund
Santa Barbara Bank and Trust
1483 East Valley Road
Montecito, CA 93108-1248

§ Steve Duin‘s last update on the condition of comatose cartoonist S. Clay Wilson: He’s off the ventilator and still not conscious, but at least holding his own.