Former CLU Student Comes In Second, Wins $5.3 Million Dollars In World Series Of Poker
Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 2:11pm
He didn’t win the World Series Of Poker, but a second place finish by a former Ventura County college student earned his $5.3 million dollars today.
Greg Merson defeated Jessie Sylvia in a nationally televised session in Las Vegas, after close to 12 hours of play.
Sylvia was a math student at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, who now lives in Las Vegas, and plays poker professionally.
The 26 year old started winning big when he was still a student at CLU between 2004, and 2008.
Man Wanted For Three Ventura Bank Robberies Arrested In Santa Barbara
Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 11:47am
A man Ventura Police say is an armed and dangerous bank robber is now behind bars, after being arrested in Santa Barbara.
Detectives say Daniel Lopez, Junior is responsible for at least three bank robberies in Ventura since August. They say he robbed a U.S. Bank on Victoria Avenue on August first, a Chase bank on Victoria Avenue on August 23rd, and a RaboBank on Mills Road September 28th.
While he used a disguise, investigators say they’ve linked the 50 year old man to the robberies. They say he may also be responsible for several other crimes in the city. Lopez was arrested by Santa Barbara Police Tuesday night, in Santa Barbara.
Oxnard Woman Sentenced To Prison For DUI Crash Which Killed Daughter
Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 10:26am
An Oxnard woman has received a 27 years to life sentence for a DUI crash which killed her daughter.
Judith Ramirez had been convicted of DUI, child endangerment, driving with a suspended driver’s license. Prosecutors say the 39 year old woman had left a party, and had stopped at a convenience store to buy a beer just before the crash. The May, 2010 crash killed her 17 year old daughter, Victoria, and left her four year old son, and a family friend injured. She has two other DUI convictions on her record.
Ventura Shopping Center Overrun by Homeless, Panhandlers Fights Back To Try To Reclaim Customers
Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 9:53am
It’s a problem that’s plagued the business community on the South Coast for decades.
Homeless people, and panhandlers have taken advantage of the mix of tourists, and local residents to troll for handouts.
At one Ventura County shopping center, the problem has become so acute that it’s been scaring away customers.
Business owners finally decided they had enough, and joined forces with the City of Ventura to try a multi-pronged approach to the problem.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story, from Ventura.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Mission Plaza Panhandling
Authorities Investigating Death Of Dog Intentionally Set On Fire in Ventura County
Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 3:12am
Authorities are investigating a brutal attack on a dog in Ventura County, which was intentionally set on fire by someone.
It happened just after 3 a.m. Saturday, on the 1000 block of Mesa Drive, in the Camarillo Heights area. Somone called 911 after seeing a fire burning in a ravine. Arriving firefighters discovered someone had poured a flammable liquid on a three year old basset hound, and set him on fire. The dog, named Buddy, later died from his injuries.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad/Arson Team members are investigating the incident, as are Ventura County Fire investigators. Some evidence was collected at the scene, but no arrests have been made so far.
Santa Barbara City Council Decides On Name For New Airport Terminal
Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:56am
After receiving a flood of suggestions, the Santa Barbara City Council has
decided it will name its new airport terminal after a longtime community leader.
KCLU’S Lance Orozco has the story.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Santa Barbara Airport Terminal
Ventura County Firefighters Mopping Up At Scene Of Brush Fire
Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:30am
Ventura County firefighters are mopping up this morning at the scene of a 25 acre brushfire burning in the hills southwest of Camarillo.
The fire was discovered at around 12:30 yesterday afternoon near the intersection of Pancho, and Howard Roads. No structures are threatened but because the terrain is so rugged, hand crews, and a helicopter were used to fight the fire.
Firefighters contained the blaze last night evening, but patrolled though the night for hot spots. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. They say because of the rugged terrain, the estimate of the acreage burned could be changed by the time fire is finally declared out.
New Non-Profit Center In Ventura County Picking Up Tenants Quickly
Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:07am
An effort to create a central home for Ventura County non-profit agencies is apparently taking off quickly.
The Ventura County Community Foundation reports the 53,000 square foot building it bought in Camarillo in July to serve as a non-profit center is already 70 percent leased.
Interface Children & Family Services, and United Way of Ventura County signed leases for more than 23,000 square feet of the Mission oaks Boulevard complex.
The Foundation is offering space in the building at below market rates to other non-profits, to try to create a center where agencies can collaborate with each other, and perhaps even save money by combining some administrative functions.
Detectives Looking For Three Men Who Robbed, Terrorized Woman In Ventura County
Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:01am
Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives are looking for a trio of men who confronted a woman in her Thousand Oaks home, and after tying her up, stole jewelry and cash.
It happened at around 6:45 yesterday morning. The woman’s husband had just left for work when three men wearing ski masks, and hooded sweatshirts, and armed with a gun entered the home, on the 3900 block of Skelton Canyon Circle. After the men left the home, the woman was able to untie herself, and call 911. She was shaken, but unhurt.
Firefighters Contain 25 Acre Blaze In Ventura County
Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 3:52pm
Ventura County firefighters contained a 25 acre brushfire burning in the hills southwest of Camarillo.
The fire was discovered at around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of Pancho, and Howard Roads. No structures were threatened but because the terrain is so rugged, hand crews, and a helicopter were used to fight the fire.
Teams will be on the scene mopping up overnight. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.