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Archives for January 2012

Santa Barbara County To Consider Charging Fees For Special Events On Public Right Of Way

Fri, January 6, 2012

Santa Barbara County is considering charging fees for events on public right of way which require permits. The county currently doesn’t charge for the 60 or so requests it receives annually for permits for things like farmers markets, car shows and marathons involving public property.  Officials estimated than in 2011, public works employees spent nearly 300 hours reviewing Read the Rest…


Police Safely End Pursuit Which Goes Through Three Ventura County Communities

Thu, January 5, 2012

An effort to stop a speeder in Ventura County early this morning turned into a chase, only ending when officers used a pit maneuver to force the fleeing car to spin out of control. It happened just before one this morning. A Simi Valley police officer on patrol tried to stop a car for speeding Read the Rest…


New Details Released About Arrest Of Men For Drug Smuggling In Ventura County

Thu, January 5, 2012

Authorities are now saying 10 people arrested on the Ventura County coastline, near Deer Creek Road early yesterday morning  (1/4) were all involved in drug smuggling. The boat was spotted offshore at around 3 a.m. by National Guard officers involved in a task force patrolling the coast.  They notified Customs and Border Patrol officers, who Read the Rest…


Judge Planning To Uphold Limits On Mail To Inmates In Ventura County Jail System

Thu, January 5, 2012

A Ventura Court judge is saying she finds that the County Sheriff’s Department has legitimate reasons to restrict mail for jail inmates to postcards. Citing concerns with drugs, weapons, and large amounts of cash entering jail facilities, the Sheriff’s Department moved in October of 2010 to ban packages and letters, and limit mail to postcards. Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara Leaders, Community Members Hold Event To Show They Won’t Tolerate Hate Crimes

Thu, January 5, 2012

Community leaders, and Santa Barbara residents joined forces for an event to show that they won’t tolerate hate crimes, like the one which occured in the city earlier this week.  KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports from the event, and has an update on the efforts to catch the trio of assailants. Click on link to listen Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara Doctor Arrested On Charges Of Illegally Prescribing Mass Quanities Of Drugs

Thu, January 5, 2012

A Santa Barbara doctor has been arrested on federal drug trafficking charges, after federal prosecutors say he was improperly writing prescriptions for dangerous drugs which led to at least one death. Julio Gabriel Diaz was arrested at his Goleta home yesterday by DEA investigators, and Santa Barbara police. Federal prosecutors say the 63 year old Read the Rest…


Ventura Organization Dedicated To Land Preservation Hires New Executive Director

Thu, January 5, 2012

A Ventura organization which is dedicating to preserving open space in the city has hired a new executive director. The Ventura Hillsides Conservancy has picked Melina Sempill Watts to head the organization.  Watts spent seven years working for the Santa Monica Mountains Resource Conservation District, working in both conservation, and fundraising efforts.  She fills a Read the Rest…


UCSB Receives $550,000 Software Grant for Seismic Research

Thu, January 5, 2012

U.C. Santa Barbara’s Department Of Earth Science has received a more than half million dollar grant in the form of advanced software, which can be used for seismic research. The $553,000 award from Seismic Micro-Technology will allow 3D mapping, and modeling of subsurface sedimentary deposits.  The software makes research possible, and also helps provide a Read the Rest…


Bishop With Ventura Counties Ties Resigns After Admitting Fathering Children

Wed, January 4, 2012

A bishop who once served in the Catholic Church in Ventura County has resigned, after church officials say he admitted violated his vows of celibacy, and fathered two now teenage children. The archbishop of the Los Angeles Archdiocese says the church will provide support for the teens fathered by Bishop Gabino Zavala. Bishops normally serve Read the Rest…


Man Wanted For Brutal Stabbing Of Wife In Ventura County Arrested In Barstow

Wed, January 4, 2012

Oxnard Police say a 32 year old man they believe brutally attacked his wife has been arrested, after a 12 hour long manhunt. Police were called to the 100 block of Fashion Park Place at around 2:45 this morning (1/4), where they found a seriously injured woman with stab wounds, who is described as being Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara Leaders, Residents Rally To Show Hate Crimes Won’t Be Tolerated In City

Wed, January 4, 2012

Santa Barbara leaders, and residents rallied today to show they will not tolerate hate crimes in the city, in the wake of an attack which sent one man to the hospital Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider, and the Pacific Pride Foundation’s David Selberg were among those speaking out in the wake of a brutal New Read the Rest…


Developer With Ventura, Santa Barbara County Ties Latest To Announce Bid For The Los Angeles Dodgers

Wed, January 4, 2012

A developer known in L-A, and Ventura Counties for his high end mall, and in Santa Barbara County for his plans to rebuild a resort is now trying to add a new title to his name…owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Developer Rick Caruso has teamed up with former Dodgers Manager Joe Torre to become Read the Rest…


Federal Seizure Of Boat Off Ventura County Coastline Leads To 10 Arrests, Marijuana Seizure

Wed, January 4, 2012

Authorities say they’ve made a big smuggling bust in Ventura County, seizing a boat carrying ten people, and two thousand pounds of marijuana. Department of Homeland Security officers spotted the 20 foot long boat around 3 this morning, in the ocean off of Deer Creek Road, west of the Ventura-Los Angeles County line. Investigators think Read the Rest…


Search Underway For Ventura County Man Called Suspect In Brutal Stabbing Of Wife

Wed, January 4, 2012

Oxnard Police say they are looking for a 32 year old man they believe brutally attacked his wife, stabbing her multiple times, and leaving her in critical condition. Police were called to the 100 block of Fashion Park Place at around 2:45 this morning, where they found the seriously injured woman, who is described as Read the Rest…


FBI Involved In Investigation Of Fire Bombing Attacks On Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Station

Wed, January 4, 2012

The FBI is now actively involved in the investigation into a series of firebomb attacks on the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Isla Vista Foot Patrol Station.  KCLU’s John Palminteri has an update. Click on link to listen to/download story:  IV Firebombing Update


Santa Barbara County Supervisorial Race Starting To Take Shape

Wed, January 4, 2012

A Santa Ynez Valley businessman who lost a 2008 supervisorial race in Santa Barbara County, and then unsuccessfully challenged the results in court has announced his intentions to run again. Steve Pappas says he will challenge Doreen Farr for the Third District Supervisorial seat, which includes Solvang, the Santa Ynez Valley, and Isla Vista. Pappas Read the Rest…


State Supreme Court Rulings On Redevelopment Have Local Officials Upset

Wed, January 4, 2012

A court decision affirming the state’s right to shut down more than 400 redevelopment agencies statewide, and redirecting the money to Sacramento is drawing angry reactions from local leaders.  The move could supply the cash strapped state with more than a billion dollars this year, and eventually, up to five billion dollars annually, but at Read the Rest…


Plans Announced For 2013 Pt. Mugu Air Show

Tue, January 3, 2012

Naval Base Ventura County has announced plans for what will be the 44th Annual Pt. Mugu Air Show, which will feature the Navy’s precision flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels. The show will take place on September 28th and 29th of 2013. The show was an annual event for many years, but with the growth Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara Police Looking For Trio In Connection With Hate Crime Attack, Release Video Of Incident

Tue, January 3, 2012

Santa Barbara Police are looking for a trio of men in connection with what they say was a hate crime attack on two people the attackers  assumed were gay, and have released cell phone video of the incident. It happened just before 2 a.m. New Year’s Day, in downtown Santa Barbara.  The two victims had Read the Rest…


More Than 400 People Arrested On DUI Charges In Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties During Holidays

Tue, January 3, 2012

Public safety officials say more than 400 people were arrested in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties on DUI charges over the holidays, as officers from more than two dozen law enforcement agencies in the region tried to keep roads safe. In Ventura County, 254 people were arrested during a 17 day long campaign which involved Read the Rest…


Oxnard Man Who Died Three Days After Being Shot Identified

Tue, January 3, 2012

Authorities are now identifying an Oxnard man who died three days after being shot, and more details are being released about the incident. 29 year old Gabriel Madrigal was a passenger in a car Friday afternoon which was near the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, on Hobson Way, when he was hit by a gunshot.   He Read the Rest…


Suspected DUI Driver Injures Oxnard Police Officer

Tue, January 3, 2012

An Oxnard Police officer suffered a foot injury when a vehicle he was trying to reroute away from the scene of a traffic accident refused to stop. The officer was at the intersection of Ventura Road, and Ninth Street just after 7:30 last night conducting traffic control when a westbound vehicle northbound on Ninth ignored Read the Rest…


Cutting Edge Technology Being Used To Build New Equestrian, Pedestrian Bridge In Ventura County

Tue, January 3, 2012

Cutting edge technology is being used to create a unique new equestrain, and pedestrian bridge out of a high tech plastic in Ventura County.  KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports on the project, which is the work of a non-profit group which helps build, and maintain trails in the Santa Rosa Valley area. Click on link to Read the Rest…


Investigation Underway Into Discovery Of Abandoned Boat In Santa Barbara County

Tue, January 3, 2012

Authorities think an abandoned boat discovered in Santa Barbara County may have been used by smugglers bringing illegal drugs, or people into the U.S. from Mexico.  KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Panga Boat


Oxnard Man Shot Last Week Dies From Wounds

Tue, January 3, 2012

An Oxnard man who was shot last week has died, hours after he was taken off of life support. The 29 year old man was found on the 1500 block of Fifth Street just before 3 p.m. on Friday. Police aren’t saying what they think led to the shooting.  The shooting victim was taken off Read the Rest…


Two Arrested For Home Invasion Robbery In Ventura Which Seriously Injures Couple

Tue, January 3, 2012

Authorities say they’ve arrested two men for a home invasion robbery in Ventura which sent a couple to the hospital with serious wounds. It happened just after 7 Sunday night, at a home on the 1000 block of Britten Lane in Ventura.  Detectives say two or more people entered the home to try to rob Read the Rest…


Home Invasion Robbery Seriously Injures Two In Ventura

Mon, January 2, 2012

Authorities are looking for some home invasion robbers who shot, and seriously wounded two people in Ventura. It happened just after 7 Sunday night, at a home on the 1000 block of Britten Lane in Ventura.  Detectives say two or more people entered the home to try to rob the couple who lived there.  The two Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Station Firebombed

Mon, January 2, 2012

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department officials say one of their stations was hit by a firebombing attack for the second time in six weeks. Someone threw a Molotov cocktail at the Isla Vista Foot Patrol substation just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday night.  There were people in the building at the time.  No one was hurt. Read the Rest…


Apparent Victim In Oxnard Homicide Identified

Mon, January 2, 2012

Authorities have now identified the apparent victim of a homicide in Oxnard. Oxnard Police say they received a phone call just after 5 p.m. Saturday reporting that there was a body on the 1300 block of West Cedar Street.  Officers arrived to find a body of a dead 25 year old man inside of a Read the Rest…


Arrest Made In Murder Of Man Whose Body Was Discovered In Oxnard Garage

Sun, January 1, 2012

An Oxnard man is behind bars, accused of killing another man whose body was found inside of a garage on New Year’s Eve. Oxnard Police say they received a phone call just after 5 p.m. Saturday reporting that there was a body on the 1300 block of West Cedar Street.  Officers arrived to find a Read the Rest…


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