Archives for October 2012

Ventura County Offered Federal Grants To Help With The Use Of DNA Evidence In Cold Cases

Fri, October 5, 2012

Ventura County is set to receive more than $530,000 in federal grants to help use DNA evidence to solve cold cases. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department has been offered $418,000 from a federal fund for solving cold cases from DNA, and $121,000 for reducing a backlog in DNA testing. If Ventura County Supervisors approve acceptance Read the Rest…


Gas Supply Crunch Hits Prices Hard in Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties As Well As Statewide

Fri, October 5, 2012

The smallest gas inventory in California in a decade has sent prices soaring across the state. Gas jumped about 20 cents a gallon overnight in many areas. The Auto Club says it averaged $4.49 a gallon for regular unleaded today, compared to $3.79 nationally. Premium topped $5 dollars a gallon in some areas, and some Read the Rest…


Some Sample Ballots Missing Information On Ballot Measure In Ventura County

Fri, October 5, 2012

There’s a problem with some of the sample ballots sent out to some Ventura County voters over a proposal to unify two school districts. Measure M on the November ballot calls for unifying the Santa Paula Elementary, and Unified High School Districts. However, some of the sample ballots sent to voters in the Santa Paula Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara County Man Convicted Of Murdering Man Under Orders From Gang Leader

Fri, October 5, 2012

A Santa Barbara County man has been convicted of first degree murder for shooting to death another man under orders of a gang leader. Santa Barbara County prosecutors say Alejandro Carrillo killed Pedro Gonzales in February of 2010. Investigators say he shot the man to death, and then dumped his body a few miles away, Read the Rest…


“Real Time” Bus Tracking System Being Added To Bus Service In The Ojai Valley

Thu, October 4, 2012

Bus riders in the Ojai Valley will soon be able to use the internet, or smart phones to check on the location of busses. The Ojai Trolley is adding the NextBus Update Service. It uses GPS systems to track the movement of busses, to allow riders to determine the location of busses, as well as Read the Rest…


Candidates Face Off in 26th District Congressional Seat Race

Thu, October 4, 2012

Two candidates for Ventura County’s 26th District Congressional seat faced off this week in what many political experts say may be their only face to face meeting. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has an in-depth look at the debate, which aired live on KCLU. Click on link to listen to/download story: 26th District Congressional Race


FBI Agents Now Involved In Investigation Of Mysterious Santa Barbara Death

Thu, October 4, 2012

The FBI is now aiding Santa Barbara Police in the investigation of the death of a well known Santa Barbara County man. KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story: Suspicious Death Investigation


Wanted Felon Arrested In Ventura Following SWAT Team Standoff

Thu, October 4, 2012

An effort to arrest a wanted felon in Ventura turned into a full blown SWAT team incident. Ventura Police received information that Pablo Reyes was at a home on the 2200 block of Johnson Drive around 1:15 yesterday. As officers approached the home, the 22 year man tried to flee, but then retreated back inside, Read the Rest…


Man Receives 19 Years To Life Sentence For Murder At Ventura County High School Graduation Party

Thu, October 4, 2012

A man convicted of second degree murder for stabbing to death someone at a high school graduation party has been sentenced to 19 years, to life in prison. Isaac Gil killed 18 year old Andrew Singler at a June, 2008 celebration near Moorpark. Prosecutors call the now 22 year old man a cold blooded killer, Read the Rest…


Simi Valley Police Say “Facebook” Helps Identify, Catch Bank Robber

Wed, October 3, 2012

Simi Valley Police are crediting “Facebook” with helping them to catch a bank robber. Police say a man robbed a Citibank branch on Cochran Street in Simi Valley on July 9th. Then, on September 1st, a man matching the same description robbed the same bank branch a second time. No one was hurt in either Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara County Resort Drops Controversial Expansion Plans

Wed, October 3, 2012

Plans to expand a high end resort in Santa Barbara County have been dropped. The Bacara Resort And Spa had applied to add 50 condominiums, and hotel rooms on 13 acres of undeveloped land adjacent to its existing complex. The proposal drew opposition from the environmental community, because the expansion would have been on restored Read the Rest…


Brushfire Near Ventura River Blaimed On Homeless Camp

Wed, October 3, 2012

There’s been yet another brushfire in the Ventura River bottom, in an area that’s had more than a half dozen man made fires coming from homeless camps in recent weeks. The latest blaze happened at around 8 Tuesday night, near the train trestle over the river. More than 30 Ventura firefighters were able to control Read the Rest…


KCLU’s Lance Orozco Reports Firsthand About Battling Kidney Cancer

Wed, October 3, 2012

For more than a decade, KCLU’s Lance Orozco has been bringing us stories about the news, and the events in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. You might have noticed he hasn’t been on the air for the last few weeks. Today, he returns with a very personal story about a fight he’s been facing for Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara County Supervisors Approve Construction Of $96 Million Dollar Jail Complex

Tue, October 2, 2012

Santa Barbara County Supervisors have approved construction of a $96 million dollar jail complex, which is intended to ease decades of jail overcrowding. County Supervisors today accepted an $80 million dollar state grant which will fund most of the construction of a new jail in the Santa Maria area. The 376 bed facility is planned Read the Rest…


Work On Controversial New Wal-Mart Store In Ventura County Could Start Soon

Tue, October 2, 2012

Work could get underway in the next few weeks on a controversial new Wal-Mart store in Ventura County. The company planned to build one of its stores at the former site of a K-Mart on Victoria Avenue, in Ventura. Wal-Mart’s plans drew heavy opposition from city residents, who objected to a big box store in Read the Rest…


Ventura County Men Arrested For Robbing, Attacking Bicyclist With Beer Bottle

Tue, October 2, 2012

Three men are facing assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, and conspiracy charges after Ventura Police say they stopped a man riding home from work on a bicycle, attacked him, and stole his wallet. It happened at around one this morning, on Seaward Avenue. The three men were in a car which passed the bicyclist. Read the Rest…


Debate for Hotly Contested 26th District Congressional Seat In Ventura County Set For Tonight

Tue, October 2, 2012

The two candidates for Ventura County’s new 26th District Congressional race will face off in what could be their only debate tonight. Republican State Senator Tony Strickland of Moorpark, and Democratic Assemblywoman Julia Brownley of Oak Park will face each other in a 7 p.m. event at California Lutheran University, in Thousand Oaks. Tickets to Read the Rest…


Search Finds Missing Boy In Ventura County

Mon, October 1, 2012

A four year old boy who apparently wandered away from a Santa Paula area ranch has been found, after being missing for about five hours. Anthony Arrellanes had been playing outside of a home near Santa Paula just after ten Monday morning, when he disappeared. With temperatures around the 100 degree mark, the Ventura County Read the Rest…


Mystery Continues Over Pair Of Murders In Oxnard

Mon, October 1, 2012

Two Ventura County men are being identified as the victims of a double murder in Oxnard. The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office says 54-year-old Steven Cerrillo of Oxnard, and 28 year old Carlos Gonzales of Port Hueneme were the two men found shot to death in an Oxnard alley Saturday night. Police were called to Read the Rest…


Gun Once Owned By Famous Western Outlaw Sold For $175,000 In Ventura County Auction

Mon, October 1, 2012

A gun once owned by outlaw Butch Cassidy sold for $175,000 at an auction in Ventura County. The Colt .45 was owned by a gun collector in Illinois, and was sold to a museum. Part of the reason the gun went for such a high price is that its history was well documented, so there Read the Rest…


Authorities Identify Woman Who Died While Diving In Channel Islands

Mon, October 1, 2012

Authorities are now identifying a woman who died while diving in the Channel Islands. Marla Rodrigues 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 the Read the Rest…


DUI Checkpoint Leads To Arrest Of Suspect in Nine Ventura Thefts

Mon, October 1, 2012

A routine DUI checkpoint in Ventura over the week led to the arrest of a man suspected in nine separate thefts. Ventura Police were conducting a checkpoint near Thompson Boulevard, and Sanjon Road Friday night when a motorcycle officer noticed Brian Kruft Junior was riding a rare, and expensive mountain bike matching the description of Read the Rest…


Ventura County Supervisors Hit The Road This Week

Mon, October 1, 2012

Ventura County Supervisors are taking their traditional board meeting on the road this week. County Supervisors will hold their first October meeting at the Moorpark Community Center tomorrow night, as one in a series of meetings the board is holding on the road to make it easier for residents to attend. And, instead of holding Read the Rest…


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