Woman Dies While Diving In Channel Islands
Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2012 6:52pm
Authorities are trying to determine what led to the death of a woman who was diving in the Channel Islands.
The 59 year old woman had gone diving off of Anacapa Island Friday when she floated to the surface, about 15 minutes after beginning her dive.
Efforts by the dive boat’s crew, and a Ventura County Sheriff’s Department helicopter crew member to revive her were unsuccessful.
The woman’s name hasn’t been released.
Two People Dead, Third Wounded In Oxnard Shooting
Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2012 4:30pm
Oxnard Police detectives are trying to unravel which led to a weekend shooting which left two men dead, and a third person wounded.
It happened at around 10:15 Saturday night, on the 300 block of Cuesta Del Mar Street. Police were called to the area with reports of shots being fired. They found two adult males on the ground, with gunshot wounds. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
A third shooting victim was found nearby, and was taken to a hospital for treatment of what police say were minor wounds.
Investigators say they are looking at several possible leads, and motives for shootings. The names of the victims haven’t been released yet.
Oxnard Annnounces Resumption Of Regularly Scheduled Flights From Oxnard Airport
Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 4:06pm
Oxnard Airport has announced it will once again have regularly scheduled airline service to the airport.
Airport officials say that starting on October 5th, MVP Airways will offer regularly scheduled charter service from Oxnard to Las Vegas on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
The flights will be on 30 passenger Saab aircraft. The airport, and airline are planning a kickoff ceremony from 3-5 next Friday for the first flight of the new service.
Oxnard Airport has been without regularly scheduled airline service since the summer of 2010, when Skywest dropped its service to the city.
Four Arrested In Ventura County For String Of Armed Robberies
Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 3:56pm
Two adults, and two teenagers are have been arrested by Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies for a string of gang-related armed robberies.
Investigators say the robbers targetted teens in the Camarillo, and Oxnard areas earlier this week in at least three robberies. In each incidents, the robbers brandished knives, and took personal items from their victims.
No one was hurt. Detectives say the robbers identified themselves as members of the “Colonias Chiques” street gang.
Mysterious Death Of Man Prompts Search Of Santa Barbara Beach
Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 3:50pm
The discovery of the body of a man on a Santa Barbara beach September 20th has led to a search more than a week later for clues as to what happened.
Authoriites haven’t released autopsy results for Christopher Marks. Santa Barbara Police say they aren’t sure if the 60 year old man’s death was accidental, the result of foul play, or possibly suicide. Police had teams of searchers combing the beach at Shorline Park, as well as the bluff for potential evidence.
Olympic Gold Medalists Set To Host Charity Tennis Event In Ventura County
Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 12:31am
Two Ventura County brothers who came home with gold medals from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London are hosting a charity tennis festival today in Camarillo.
Twins Bob and Mike Bryan will be on hand for their Cool Planet Tennis Fest at the Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo. It’s a fundraiser for the Bryan Brothers Foundation, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for programs to help children. The 4-9 p.m. event features tennis events, as well as food and wine tasting.
It’s part of a packed schedule for the Olympic mens doubles winners, who are travelling this weekend to Asia, to compete in a pair of tennis tournaments.
Labor Board Issues New Ruling Admonishing Santa Barbara Newspaper
Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 12:16am
The National Labor Relations Board has again admonished a South Coast newspaper for bargaining in bad faith with its newsroom employees, and has ordered the newspaper to comply with legal practices.
It’s the latest blow against the Santa Barbara News Press, which has been the focus of controversy since a fight between its owner, and top news managers, who claimed the publish was trying to exert improper editorial control over the paper’s content. Owner Wendy McCaw claimed that her staff acting with its own agenda.
The controversy received national attention, with most of the news staff being fired, or resigning.
Among the elements of the ruling in a 93 page document was an order for the newspaper to stop using freelancers to skirt the use of union workers.
Hundreds Of Thousands Of South Coast Residents To Get Sample Ballots In The Next Few Days
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012 9:30pm
Sample ballots are in the mail this week to hundreds of thousands of South Coast residents.
The ballots with information on this November’s election are expected to arrive at homes in the next week. In Ventura County, more than 400,000 registered voters will be getting sample ballots.
CLU, UCSB Sign Unique Deal For Joint Business Education Efforts
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012 12:54am
A new deal signed between two South Coast universities will allow students to get the best of two business programs.
UCSB’s Extension has signed a deal with the California Lutheran University’s Masters in Business Administration program which allows its masters students to matriculate from UCSB, to CLU to earn financial planning MBA’s.
The extension program’s masters students will be able to move into CLU’s Financial Planning MBA program. The UCSB students will be able to transfer up to 15 credits in what’s being called a first of its kind effort between the two programs.
Metrolink To Beef Up Service To Ventura County To Try to Help Ease “Carmageddon” Impacts
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012 12:47am
Metrolink has announced plans to beef up its commuter rail service to Ventura County over the weekend, to try to ease the impacts on the full closure of the 405 Freeway due to construction work.
The 405 will be closed through the Sepulveda Pass from Friday night until Sunday due to the work. The shutdown has been dubbed “Carmageddon Two” by the media, because of the potentially huge impacts of the shutdown of the freeway. However, a similar shutdown of the pass for the project last year happened without major problems.
Metrolink says it will add seven weekend round trips to its Ventura County line. For Ventura County residents, Metrolink is offering a ten dollar pass which is good for unlimited trips from 7 p.m. Friday, through the last train on Sunday.