Ventura Apartment Complex Flooded, But Not By Rain
Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 5:37pm
It wasn’t rain, but a broken water line which flooded a Ventura apartment complex, damaging eight units.
Ventura firefighters were called to the apartments on the 300 block of Paseo De Playa early this morning. They found that a broken water line in one unit’s bathroom on the complex’s second floor left three inches of standing water on that level, as well as damaging the units below.
Firefighters shut down the water supply, and brought in pumps to help drain some of the water until the apartment complex’s managers could take over cleanup operations.
Search Underway For Motorcyclist Who Sped Away From Fatal Westlake Village Accident
Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 5:31pm
Authorities are trying to track down a motorcyclist who may be able to help unravel the mystery behind a fatal traffic accident in Ventura County.
Christian Eitelback was riding a motorcycle alongside another motorcyclist at a high rate of speed on Westlake Boulevard, north of Triunfo Boulevard November 3rd, when he plowed into a vehicle.
The 19 year old Thousand Oaks man was killed.
The other motorcyclist didn’t stop, and sped away from the scene.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Department investigators want to talk to that cyclist, to see if he can provide more information on exactly what occurred.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Detectives Say They Found Marijuana Growing Operation In Carpinreria
Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 5:14pm
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives say they’ve broken up a marijuana growing operation in Carpinteria, arresting four people in the process.
Detectives served a search warrant at a home on the 4800 block of Malibu Drive this morning.
They say they found nearly 90 plants, as well as a sophisticated growing operation on three separate locations on the property.
Investigators say they found marijuana which was packaged, and prepared for sale, as well as a small amount of methamphetamine.
Holiday Train Decorated With 50,000 Lights Set To Visit Ventura County This Weekend
Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 12:51am
A special commuter train decorated with holiday displays, and more than 50,000 lights is visiting Ventura County this weekend.
The Metrolink Holiday Toy Express will stop in Oxnard, Camarillo, Moorpark, and Simi Valley.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit with kids at each stop, and there will be music, and tours of the trains during the free events.
Visitors are being encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to support a toy drive for children in need sponsored by firefighters.
The train is scheduled to be at the Metrolink station in Camarillo at 5 p.m. Saturday, the Oxnard station at 6 p.m., and the Moorpark station at 7 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, the holiday train is set to be at the Simi Valley station at 6:45 p.m.
Metrolink officials say families planning to take part in the event should check the commuter train service’s schedule the day of the event for any possible schedule changes.
Cirque Show On South Coast This Weekend Brings Holidays To Life
Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 12:27am
A holiday show from the people who created two Super Bowl productions is in Ventura County this weekend.
Cirque Dreams Holidaze features a cast of dozens of acrobats, jugglers, singers, and other performers.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco caught up with members of the national touring company as they set up for their run at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Port Strike in Southern California Not Impacting Ventura County Facility
Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 4:44pm
A strike which has idled the ports of Los Angeles, and Long Beach so far isn’t impacting the Port of Hueneme.
Clerical workers from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union picketed terminals in Los Angeles, and Long Beach today,
shutting down shipping operations.
An arbitrator had ruled that the reasons were for the walkout were invalid, but dockworkers refused to cross picket lines today.
Union officials claim that shippers are trying to outsource clerical jobs, while company officials say that isn’t true, and that the union is seeking to for them to add more workers.
Talks broke off Monday, and no new negotiations have been scheduled. The Port of Hueneme doesn’t have the same type of union clerical workers as the other two Southern California ports.
Rainfall Amounts Light On The South Coast So Far, But More On the Way
Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 12:59pm
The first in a series of storms to swing through the South Coast didn’t create heavy rainfall, but much more wet weather is to come.
Rainfall totals so far include .06″ in Santa Barbara, .25″ in Ventura, .9″ of an inch in Ojai, and .17″ in Thousand Oaks. While we could see light showers on and off for the rest of the day, and overnight, the second in a series of three systems is expected to arrive tomorrow afternoon and evening.
It could leave coastal, and inland areas with about a quarter of an inch of rain. Forecasters are still trying to nail down the timing of the third system, which is expected to arrive late Saturday, or early Sunday, and they say that one could drop an inch of rain in much of our region, with higher totals for our mountains.
Rare Mountain Lion Found Dead In Santa Monica Mountains Exposed To Rodent Killing Chemicals
Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 12:26pm
A rare mountain lion found dead in the Santa Monica Mountains may have been the victim of exposure to chemicals used to kill rodents.
The year old female was found dead October 21st by some hikers in Point Mugu State Park. The carcass was partially decomposed, but experts say they did find the big cat had been exposed to rodenticide. The necropsy results were inconclusive, but similar chemical have been linked to the deaths of two other mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains in recent years.
The exposure occurs indirectly, when a mountain lion eats animals which have consumed the poison. National Park Service officials say this potential threat to mountain lions highlights the need for people who live in areas adjacent to open space used by wildlife to avoid use of the poisons.
South Coast Concert Venue Goes Green
Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:07am
A popular South Coast concert venue is going green. KCLU’s John Palminteri reports that the next time Sting, or the Eagles play at the Santa Barbara Bowl, solar power may be powering their electric guitars.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Santa Barbara Bowl Solar System
World’s Top Golfers In Ventura County For Tournament Hosted By Tiger Woods
Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 12:53am
Many of the world’s top golfers are in Ventura County this morning, for the World Challenge Golf Tournament, hosted by Tiger Woods.
The 14th annual event has one of the strongest lineups in its history, with a number of U.S. Ryder Cup team members. Woods has won his tournament six times, including last year.
The tournament at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks has raised more than $25 million dollars during its history for the Tiger Woods Foundation, which sponsors a number of educational programs for kids.
The tournament is being broadcast live nationally on the Golf Channel this afternoon, and Friday afternoon, with the final rounds telecast on NBC Saturday and Sunday afternoons.