Santa Barbara Man Arrested For Indoor Marijuana Garden
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 3:12pm
A Santa Barbara home was also the site of a big indoor marijuana garden, with more than $120,000 worth of plants seized at a Stanley Drive home.
Santa Barbara Police say they arrested Walter Seth Stanley for cultivation, and possession of marijuana, and for being a felon in possession of ammunition.
Investigators say the 31 year old man was apparently planning to sell the marijuana to dispensaries in the Los Angeles area.
Authorities Investigating Death Of Woman Found On Santa Barbara County Beach
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 11:10am
Authorities are trying to figure out what led to the death of a woman whose body was found on a Santa Barbara County beach Tuesday afternoon.
KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Santa Barbara County Beach Death
Shark Attack On Sea Lion Leads To Warnings At Some Of The South Coast’s Most Popular Beaches
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 9:59am
There’s a shark warning in effect this morning for some of the South Coast’s most popular beaches.
An injured sea lion was spotted off of Santa Barbara’s East Beach yesterday morning, and marine experts determined it had been attacked by a shark, most likely a Great White.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports the warning affects nine beaches in Santa Barbara County, including some of the most heavily used ones.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Shark Warnings For South Coast Beaches
Ventura County Moves Ahead With Plan To Computerize Medical Records
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:56am
Ventura County is moving ahead with a 41 million dollar project to computerize the county’s medical system records, replacing the tons of paper records generated annually.
The program would replace paper medical charts at more than 100 locations countywide, and improve the efficiency of more than 2,000 medical personnel. County officials say it will improve patient care, giving staff in multiple locations instant access to key information.
Ventura County Supervisors yesterday approved spending up to $5.7 million dollars for implementation of the new records system, with a projected 41 million dollar cost over three fiscal years. Thanks to federal and state program funding, grant funds, and Ventura County Medical Center revenue, the cost of implementing the system will be fully offset.
Authorities Link Two Thousand Oaks Men To Five Ventura County Burglaries
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:20am
Two men caught in the wake of a burglary attempt in the Conejo Valley over the weekend are now being linked by authorities to as many as four other incidents in eastern Ventura County.
Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies say a resident of Bainbridge Court in Thousand Oaks returned home Saturday to find two men burglarizing the home.
The resident was able to catch, and hold Leodis Wiley until deputies reached the scene. They caught a person they say was his accomplice, Dillon Tunney, a short distance away.
Investigators say they’ve now linked the two Thousand Oaks men to two other burglaries in the city, as well as one in Moorpark, and one in the county, near Lynn Ranch.
Injured Dog In Santa Barbara County Mountains Rescued Through Efforts of Owners, Search And Rescue Team
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:17am
You’ve heard the saying that a dog is man’s best friend.
But, in Santa Barbara County, the formula may be reversed for Wrigley the dog.
Wrigley’s owners were hiking up the Gaviota Peak trail late Monday afternoon when the black Lab started to show signs of heat distress, with temperatures close to 100 degrees.
The Santa Maria couple started to head back down the trail when they discovered the dog’s paws were injured. They tried to use branches and a blanket to make a stretcher to carry the dog, but that didn’t work.
They called 911, and the Santa Barbara County Search and rescue team was dispatched. Rescuers were able to use an off road vehicle to reach the scene, and bring the dog, and the couple down the mountain safely.
Strawberries Again Top Crop In Ventura County
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:01am
Strawberries remain Ventura County’s top agricultural crop, but raspberries finished second for the first time ever.
The 2011 Ventura County Crop Report shows that strawberries had a value of $625 million dollars last year, more than a third of the year’s $1.84 billion total.
Finishing second for the first time ever were raspberries.
The $1.84 billion dollar total is the first time the total dropped since 2005, with avocados, and celery among the crops which slipped last year.
Santa Barbara Considers, But Delays Vote On Proposal To Name New Airport Terminal After Civic Leader
Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 5:00pm
Should Santa Barbara Airport’s recently opened new terminal be named something other than the Santa Barbara Airport Terminal?
The Santa Barbara City Council looked at the issue Tuesday afternoon, after two proponents brought different proposals to officials to name the facility after some historic local civic leaders.
Some people proposed naming the terminal after former Santa City Attorney, and Mayor John Rickard. Others suggested naming it after longtime civic leader Dwight Murphy.
The Airport Commission recommended against naming the nearly year old terminal after an individual, but said if the Council wants to do so, a vetting process should be set up so all ideas can be reviewed.
The council decided to table the issue for 90 days, to let the community know about the idea of name a terminal after someone, so others can have a chance to submit possible candidates. The Council will vote on the issue in October.
Great White Shark Attack On Sea Lion Prompts Warning At Santa Barbara Beaches
Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 2:46pm
Shark Warning Signs Now Posted At Some Popular South Coast Beaches (Photo By John Palminteri)
An attack by a Great White shark on a sea lion found off of Santa Barbara’s East Beach has prompted warning signs along the city’s beaches in the area.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story. Santa Barbara Great White Scare
5:20 p.m. Tuesday Update: Santa Barbara County officials now say they have put up similar shark warning postings at the county’s Arroyo Burro Beach.
Ventura County College Student Killed In Traffic Accident During Protest March
Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 2:19pm
A Ventura County College student on a cross country anti-abortion walk is dead, after he was struck by a vehicle as he was walking alongside an Indiana highway.
Andrew Moore was on Interstate 40 about 30 miles southwest of Indianapolis when he was hit.
Authorities are investigation what led to the accident which killed the 20 year old Thomas Aquinas College student. They don’t believe that drugs, or alcohol were factors in the accident. A second person walking with the student escaped uninjured. The driver was headed to work when the crash happened at about 5 a.m. last Friday.
The cross country walk began in May, and is scheduled to end next month in Washington, D.C.