Nanny Accused Of Killing Children Of Former Ventura County Resident Enters Not Guilty Plea
Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 12:23am
A New York City nanny entered a not guilty plea to charges she murdered two children of a former Ventura County man who were under her care.
Yoselyn Ortega is charged with stabbing to death 6 year old Lucia Krimm, and her 2 year old brother, Leo at the family’s home.
Police say she then tried to kill herself with the same knife.
Because of her injuries, the arraignment occurred in a hospital room. A judge ordered her to undergo a psychiatric exam.
The children’s father, Kevin Krimm, is a CNBC executive who grew up in Ventura County, and was a football star at Thousand oaks High School.
Energy Technology Projects In Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties Get Federal Funding
Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 12:11am
Some energy technology projects in Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties are among the 18 in California which are sharing $130 million dollars in just awarded federal funding.
Teledyne Scientific Company in Thousand Oaks is getting more than $550,000 for its project to try to develop a water based, potassium-ion flow battery for low cost energy storage. Flow batteries store chemical energy in external tanks, instead of in the battery container. The batteries are considered to have the potential to be a safe, low cost alternative for energy storage.
UC Santa Barbara is receiving $1.6 million dollars for ongoing research to develop an energy storage device for hybrid electric vehicles that combines capacitors and batteries into one product. A combined system could mean faster charging, extended driving range, and longer lifespans for batteries in electric vehicles.
The federal funding for the local efforts comes from the Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Author Speaking On South Coast Tonight Contends Introverts Get A Bad Rap In Western Society
Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 12:05am
Are you an introvert? Or, are you an extrovert?
An author has written a New York Times bestseller on the subject of introversion, saying that despite the important role deep thought, and consideration can play in our society, introverts often don’t get the respect they deserve.
Susan Cain is on the South Coast today, to speak about how to harness the strengths of introverts to change how we work, lead, and innovate.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco talks to the author, who’s been drawing nationwide attention for her books, and articles on the subject.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Susan Cain
(Susan Cain will speak at UC Santa Barbara’s Campbell Hall tonight, in an 8 p.m. UCSB Arts & Lectures event which is open to the public.)
Questions About Apparent Suspension Of Port Hueneme Police Chief
Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 8:31pm
Officials with the City of Port Hueneme aren’t talking about the suspension of the city’s police chief.
Interim City Manager Dick Velthoen took the action earlier this week, putting Chief Kathleen Sheehan on paid administrative leave. She was hired in 2010, and has a more than three decade long career in law enforcement. There’s no indication of whether this is a temporary move, or whether the city will act to permanently replace her,
Because it’s a personnel matter, city officials are restricted in what they can legally say in cases like this.
Santa Barbara Firefighter Honored For Off Duty Rescue
Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 2:04pm
A Santa Barbara firefighter is being honored for his off duty efforts to save the life of a woman injured in a traffic accident. KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story.
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UCSB Dean Appointed Interim Chancellor For UC Riverside
Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 11:37am
A dean at UC Santa Barbara has been appointed as interim chancellor for another UC campus.
Jane Conoley will temporarily head UC Riverside, while a search for a permanent chancellor is conducted. Conoley is Dean of UCSB’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education.
UC Riverside’s current chancellor, Timothy White, has been appointed as the chancellor of the entire California State University system.
UCSB will appoint an acting dean for the Gevirtz School, who will run daily operations for the next few months until Conoley returns.
Details Released About Mexican Mafia Operation In Ventura County; Authorities Say Mafia Organized Local Street Gangs Under One Umbrella
Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:08am
Authorities are now releasing the details behind what they say is the largest series of criminal grand jury indictments in Ventura County history, involving an operation which united the operation of the county’s gangs under central leadership.
Investigators say the notorious Mexican Mafia used threats, and extortion to control, and extract payments from local gang drug operations.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports this morning from Ventura, with more on the indictments of 27 people were first told you about last week.
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Nation’s Largest Bicycle Race Returning To South Coast
Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:54am
America’s largest bicycle race is returning to the South Coast in 2013, after bypassing the region this year.
The Amgen Tour of California will include a stop in Santa Barbara in 2013. The eighth annual race will go from south to north for the first time, starting in Escondido, and ending in Santa Rosa. The tour runs from May 12th through May 19th. On Wednesday, May 15th, the cyclists will ride from Santa Clarita to Santa Barbara, where they will spend the night. Then the following morning, they’ll take off on the next leg of the competition, from Santa Barbara to Avila Beach.
Past tour stops in the region have included Solvang, Santa Barbara and Thousand Oaks, but the race bypassed the South Coast this year.
The Amgen tour attracts some of the world’s top cyclists, and is televised internationally.
UCSB Student Who Struck, Killed Four Classmates With Car Transferred From State Mental Hospital
Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:50am
A man who struck, and killed four UC Santa Barbara students with his car has been moved from the state mental hospital where he’s lived for the past ten years, to a minimum security facility.
David Attias has been transferred from Patton State Hospital to an undisclosed location in Southern California.
Attias was convicted of four counts of second degree murder for the February, 2001 incident in which witnesses say he intentionally raced his car down an Isla Vista street, striking five students. The same jury found him to be insane.
Over the summer, a judge found that after treatment, and medication, Attias could live in an unlocked community facility. He was quietly moved last month.
Three Year Old Girl Struck By Vehicle After Running Into Santa Barbara Street
Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:01am
A three year old Santa Barbara girl is recovering from injures she suffered when she ran into a Santa Barbara street, and was struck by a vehicle. KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story.
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