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Archives for May 2012

Amgen Tour Final Day To Be Broadcast By NBC

Fri, May 4, 2012

A Ventura County based company is the main sponsor of the biggest cycling event in the nation. Now, the event is going to be on broadcast television for the very first time. The Amgen Tour of California has been broadcast for the last few years by the Versus cable network, which is now NBC Sports. Read the Rest…


Some Details Released About Suspension Of Santa Paula Police Chief

Fri, May 4, 2012

Santa Paula officials still aren’t saying why they suspended their police chief, and put him on paid administrative leave, but they’ve released a document which infers the chief used a city credit card to charge more than $2800 dollars in gasoline which wasn’t for official business. Santa Paula City Manager Jaime Fontes put Chief Steve Read the Rest…


Ventura County Pair Of Cutting Edge Robotic Devices To Clean Flood Control Channels

Fri, May 4, 2012

Ventura County now has some new high tech robotic devices which look like mini bulldozers on wheels, which they can use to clean hard to get to areas of flood control channels. KCLU’S Lance Orozco has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story: Ventura County Culvert Cleaning Robot


Internationally Acclaimed Violinist Who Taught In Santa Barbara County Dies

Thu, May 3, 2012

An internationally acclaimed violinst who served on the faculty of Montecito’s Music Academy of The West for decades has died. Zvi Zeitlin was the youngest scholarship winner ever to Julliard, at the age of 11. He performed with some of the world’s greatest orchestras during his long career, working with great conductors like Leonard Bernstein, Read the Rest…


Ventura Police Issue Warning About Increase In Residential, Vehicle Burglaries

Thu, May 3, 2012

Ventura Police have put out a warning about a spike in residential and vehicle burglaries in the city. Police say they’ve seen significant increases in incidents in the specific categories during the first quarter of the year, with auto burglaries up 5% alone. Officers say the numbers show that homeowner carelessness plays a big factor Read the Rest…


Marijuana Dispensaries In Santa Barbara County Targeted By Federal, Local Authorities

Thu, May 3, 2012

Federal authorities working with Santa Barbara Police say they’ve served search warrants at four locations in connection with storefront marijuana dispensaries in Santa Barbara County. Federal prosecutors say that two of the collectives, the Miramar Collective in Summerland, and the Pacific Coast Collective in Santa Barbara, were violating state law by operating as for-profit, instead Read the Rest…


Missing Woman Found Safe After Big Search In Ventura Harbor Area

Thu, May 3, 2012

A massive search involving a helicopter, and a Coast Guard Cutter failed to turn up a missing woman in Ventura County, because she was apparently on land. Just before midnight last night, a Ventura Harbor Patrol officer spotted a car in a harbor parking lot with its doors open, and music blaring. He tried to Read the Rest…


Man Arrested For Attack On Workers At Ventura County Building

Thu, May 3, 2012

A transient is facing assault charges, after Ventura police say he broke into a meeting at a Ventura County building, punching people before he could be pushed to the floor, and restrained. It happened at a Ventura County Health Building, on the 3000 block of Loma Vista Road around noon yesterday. Officers say after making Read the Rest…


Tiempo Libre To Bring Unique Blend Of Salsa, Jazz, Rock, And Cuban Music To Ventura Music festival

Thu, May 3, 2012

The Ventura Music Festival kicks off its nine day run tomorrow, with everything from classical, and opera music to jazz. One of the headliner acts is a Latin jazz group with roots in Cuba, but influences ranging from Michael Jackson to the rock group KISS. Tiempo Libre has been nominated for three Grammy awards, and Read the Rest…


Oxnard To Beef Up DUI Patrols For Cinco de Mayo With Officers From Other Cities

Thu, May 3, 2012

Don’t be surprised if you see Ventura Police, and Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies patrolling the streets of Oxnard this weekend. Oxnard Police say the other agencies will help them beef up DUI patrols because of Cinco de Mayo, which falls on a Saturday this year. Ventura Police, Sheriff’s Deputies, and the CHP will back up Read the Rest…


Suspect Identified In New Year’s Day Shooting Of Oxnard Woman

Wed, May 2, 2012

Oxnard police say they’re looking for a man they consider to be an armed, and dangerous suspect in a shooting which seriously injured a woman. Detectives say they now believe that Alexander Joel Mendez is responsible for a New Year’s Day shooting at a home on the 200 block of Riverpark Boulevard. They say a Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara Postpones Vote On Proposed Takeover Of State Highway

Wed, May 2, 2012

A long discussed proposal for the City of Santa Barbara to take over ownership of a state highway that’s in the city is still up in the air, with one of the main sticking points the issue of liability. The city has been talking with Caltrans about taking over State Route 225, which extends from Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara Couple Reaches Settlement Over Injuries Suffered In Destructive Tea Brushfire

Wed, May 2, 2012

A couple that suffered serious burns in Santa Barbara County’s destructive Tea Fire, which destroyed hundreds of homes, has reached a settlement in a lawsuit against the owner of the property where the blaze started. KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story: Tea Fire Settlement


Arts Leaders Gather For Symposium On South Coast To Look At How To Do More With Less, In Era Of Funding Cuts

Wed, May 2, 2012

Funding continues to remain a critical issue for the arts in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, especially in light of the ongoing economic problems facing the state, and region. The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission sponsored its 7th annual Symposium For The Arts, which looked at ways to do more with less through groups sharing Read the Rest…


Hundreds Turn Out To Pay Tribute To Longtime Ventura County Community Leader

Wed, May 2, 2012

Hundreds of people were on hand Tuesday night for a Conejo Valley event to honor a man who’s been a community leader in Ventura County for more than four decades. KCLU’s Lance Orozco was on hand for the tribute to Dennis Gillette. Click on link to listen to/download story: Dennis Gillette


Prosecutors Claim Companies Defrauded Ventura County Businesses Over Credit Card Processing Equipment

Tue, May 1, 2012

Ventura County prosecutors say they’ve settled a civil lawsuit against two companies which they assert misrepresented, and made false promises about credit card terminals leased to some small businesses in the region. Prosecutors say Thousand Oaks based Ladco Financial Group, and Atlanta based Elavon claimed some used equipment was new, promised products and services which Read the Rest…


Work Officially Underway On Carpool Lanes For 101 Freeway In Ventura/Santa Barbara Counties

Tue, May 1, 2012

It’s one of the most congested sections of freeway on the South Coast. Monday, work officially started on a project to add lanes to a six mile stretch of the 101 Freeway near the Ventura-Santa Barbara County line. A carpool lane will be added to each side of the freeway, as the key element in Read the Rest…


Two Arrested After Car To Car Shooting, Chase In Simi Valley

Tue, May 1, 2012

Two men are behind bars, after police say they were responsible for a gang related car to car shooting, and chase through the streets of Simi Valley. Just after 7:30 last night, a car on the 1200 block of Cochran Street was hit by a volley of gunfire from a passing vehicle. No one in Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Detectives Investigating String Of Burglaries

Tue, May 1, 2012

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department investigators are looking into a series of possibly related burglaries in Carpinteria. KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story: Carpinteria Burglaries


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