Woman Dead In What Authorities Think Was Domestic Violence Incident In Ventura County
Posted on Saturday, March 31, 2012 9:54am
Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives are trying to figure out what led to an incident at a Fillmore home which left a woman dead, and a man seriously injured.
Deputies were called to a home on the 1100 block of Los Serenos Drive around 3 p.m. Friday.
They found a woman in her 40’s who had been stabbed to death, and a man who was also in his 40’s who had been seriously inured.
Authorities say they think it was a case of domestic violence.
The name of the woman who died hasn’t been released.
State Transportation Commission Funds Some Projects On South Coast
Posted on Saturday, March 31, 2012 2:57am
The State Transportation Commission approved funding for three major projects impacting Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties.
The biggest grant is for a million dollars, for maintenance for the Pacific Surfliner/Amtrak rail line between San Diego, and San Luis Obispo.
The Commission approved $200,000 for the Franklin Trail project in Santa Barbara County.
The money would pay for adding more than a half mile to the trail, two pedestrian bridges in the Carpinteria area, and some landscaping.
And, the Commission also okayed $125,000 for Goleta Valley Beautiful to plant trees at the 101 Freeway/Los Carneros Road, and the 101 Freeway/Glen Anne Road interchanges.
Rumor Of Shooting Threat Creats Concern At High School Campus In Ventura County
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 4:40pm
Threats of a high school campus shooting being spread through social media prompted police in one Ventura County community to beef up security.
Simi Valley High School officials notified police after hearing about the rumor appearing in text messages today.
Police say the rumor was traced backed to a statement on a website.
No problems were reported on the campus.
The school notified parents about the rumor, and told them that the school had notified police, and taken other steps to insure the safety of students.
Simi Valley Police Say They Arrest Three, Seize Nearly $300,000 Worth Of Heroin In Breakup Of Drug Ring
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 2:25pm
Simi Valley Police Display Nearly $300,000 In Heroin, $120,000 In Cash Seized In Drug Investigation
A six month long investigation led to the breakup of what authorities call a multi-million dollar drug ring selling heroin in Simi Valley, and the San Fernando Valley.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story, from Simi Valley.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Simi Valley Drug Ring Arrests
New Dance Work Developed In Santa Barbara By New York Theater Company To World Premiere This Weekend
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 9:32am
A nationally known New York based dance company has been in Santa Barbara for the last month, developing a new modern dance production which world premieres this weekend. It mixes dance, original music, and even the creation of a sculpture on stage during the performance.
The Brian Brooks Moving Company developed the new work through a residency from Summerdance Santa Barbara, and the Lobero Theater Foundation.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Summerdance Residency-Brian Brooks Moving Company
UCSB Researcher Not Surprised By New Study Showing Higher Autism Rate Than Previously Thought
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 2:50am
A new federal study is showing that the rate of autism among America’s children may be much higher that estimated, with the latest figures going from one in 110, to one in 88.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco talks with a U-C Santa Barbara researcher who’s one of the world’s leading experts on autism treatment:
Click on link to listen to/download story: CDC Autism Study Reaction
South Coast State Assemblyman Returns Home from Military Deployment In Afghanistan
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 1:40am
A South Coast assemblyman representing much of Ventura County is back home, after spending the last year on active military duty in Afganistan.
Republican Assemblyman Jeff Gorrell of Moorpark was elected to the 37th Assembly District in 2010, but the Navy reservist was deployed in March of last year.
His staff handled his office while he was deployed, and he didn’t take pay for his assembly post.
Gorrell returned home this week, and is expected to return to his legislative duties next week.
He’s also arrived just in time to face re-election.
Thanks to redistricting, he’s running in the new 44th Assembly District, which covers much of central and eastern Ventura County.
Autopsy Helps Solve Mystery Behind Death Of Man In Ventura County
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 1:14am
An 85 year old Ventura County man found dead in the wreckage of a car didn’t die as a result of its crash.
The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office is saying that a heart attack led to the Wednesday night accident on the 1200 block of San Como Lane, in Camarillo Springs.
C.W. Libby of Camarillo was pronounced dead at the scene.
Libby had no signs of trauma from the single vehicle crash, in which it plunged over an embankment.
Memorial For Santa Barbara County Firefighters Who Died In The Line Of Duty To Be Dedicated This Weekend
Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2012 2:35pm
A memorial honoring the eight Santa Barbara County firefighters who’ve died in the line of duty since the department was created in 1926 is being dedicated this weekend. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Santa Barbara firefighter’s Memorial
Electronics Retailer With Four Big Box Stores On South Coast Announces Major Cuts
Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2012 1:40pm
In the wake of a more than $1.2 billion dollar loss last year, electronics giant “Best Buy” says it will close 50 of its more than 1100 big box retail stores, and lay off hundreds of workers.
The company has four of its big stores in the region, including one in Southern Santa Barbara County, and three in Ventura County. The company hasn’t announced which of its stores across the country it will close, or when it will occur. At the same time, the financially troubled retailer says it will refocus part of its business strategy, opening about 100 of its smaller sized mobile phone stores around the country.
Best Buy posted a nearly $1.3 billion dollar profit in 2010, but then slipped to a just over $1.2 billion dollar loss last year.