Retired Cardinal Roger Mahoney Stripped Of Church Duties; Santa Barbara Bishop Thomas Curry Resigns In Wake Of Priest Abuse Document Revelations
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:01pm
There are huge new developments in the wake of the Catholic Church priest abuse scandal in Southern California, with word that retired Cardinal Rodger Mahony has been stripped of his church duties, and that his former assistant, now Santa Barbara Bishop Thomas Curry has resigned.
The actions were announced in a written statement by Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, as the Archdiocese of Los Angeles released the personnel files of more than 120 Catholic priests as part of a 2007 clergy abuse legal settlement.
In the letter to parishioners, Gomez said the files would be disturbing to read. The records indicate there were efforts more than a decade ago to conceal the molestation of children from law enforcement.
In the letter, Gomez says that Mahoney has expressed his sorry to fully protect young people entrusted to his care. The letter also says that Curry has also apologized for his decisions while serving as Vicar For Clergy. He had been serving as Regional Bishop For Santa Barbara.
Mother, Pregnant Daughter Identified As Victims Of Apparent Double Murder-Suicide In Oxnard
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 5:13pm
A mother, and her pregnant daughter are being identified as the victims of a fatal double shooting in Oxnard, which later ended with the man police say was the suspected gunman killing himself.
Lucila Davalos, and her 22 year old daughter Adriana Davalos were shot to death yesterday afternoon at a home on the 1200 block of Hull Place.
About a half hour later, a man was found dead in the backyard of a home on the 200 block of South Marquita Street.
Family members of the victims say the still unidentified man police think was responsible for the killings had been involved with the daughter, and had children with the victim.
The two children were at the home at the time the mother, and grandmother were killed, but were unharmed.
Man Arrested in Connection With Multiple Indecent Exposure Incidents In Ventura County
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 4:39pm
A man has been arrested in connection with multiple indecent exposure incidents in Ventura County.
Simi Valley Police say since last November, they’ve received reports of a man in a red pickup truck pulling up to females on city streets, and then committing a lewd act before leaving the area.
On Tuesday, officers received a report of another incident of the same type, near Royal, and Whitcomb Avenues. As they arrived in the area, they spotted a red pickup which matched the description given by witnesses.
Police arrested Guy Wilson of Simi Valley. They say the 20 year old man was charged with three counts of indecent exposure. Investigators say the’re looking for additional victims.
Authorities Identify Armed Man Shot To Death In Confrontation With Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputies
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 3:29pm
Authorities are releasing more details, including the identity of an armed man shot to death in a confrontation with Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies in Fillmore.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco has an update.
Click on lin to listen to/download story: Fillmore Shooting Update
Woman Arrested While Trying To Enter Courthouse in Santa Barbara County with Gun
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 1:45pm
A woman was arrested after she tried to enter a courthouse in Santa Barbara County with a gun.
KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Courthouse Gun
Ventura County Woman Sentenced To Prison For Stealing From Non-Profit Agency
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:15am
A Ventura woman has been sentenced to six year prison for embezzling more than $800,000 for a local non-profit agency.
Prosecutors say Ronda Ann Garcia stole money during a six year period from Khepera House, which is a substance abuse recovery agency in Ventura. They say while working as the organization’s office manager, she wrote unauthorized checks using the non-profit’s bank account for her own personal expenses.
The 43 year old woman entered guilty pleas to grand theft, forgery, and filing false income tax return charges. In addition to the six year sentence, the Ventura woman has been ordered to pay more than $1.2 million dollars in restitution.
UCSB Researchers May Have New Insight Into The Causes Of Arthritis
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 9:55am
Some UC Santa Barbara researchers may have figured out some missed clues as to the causes of arthritis.
They say their findings may change the way we look at the friction in joints which has commonly been blamed for causing pain, and damage.
Their just published study also shows they may have found a less invasive way of checking the health of our joints.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story.
Click on link to listen to/download story: UCSB Friction Research
Man Dies After Confrontation With Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputies
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 1:13am
A man is dead, after Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputies say he fired a gun at them in Fillmore.
It happened just after 5 p.m. yesterday, on the 700 block of Blaine Avenue. Deputies were called to the area after receiving reports that someone had a gun at an elementary school, and information from witnesses led them to Blaine Avenue.
Officers say when they arrived on the scene, the 33 year old man opened fire, and they fired back. He was pronounced dead later at a hospital. The officers were unhurt.
The name of the man hasn’t been released yet. The shooting is under investigation, as is standard practice for officer involved shootings.
Academy Award Nominated Actress Amy Adams Set To Be Latest Honoree At Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 12:52am
The big Hollywood names continue to head to Santa Barbara this week, for the 28th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Academy Award nominated actress Amy Adams will receive the festival’s “Cinema Vanguard” award at the Arlington Theater tonight.
Adams received her fourth Oscar nomination for her role in the critically acclaimed movie “The Master.”
The award is presented to risk takers who do unconventional projects, with past winners including Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz, Ryan Gosling, and Stanley Tucci.
The film festival runs through this coming Sunday.
South Coast Assemblyman Introduces Bill To Try to Stop Pay Double Dipping By State Employees
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 12:32am
An assemblyman who represents Ventura County introduced legislation to try to stop what he says is double dipping by some workers holding both full time state jobs, and part time state positions.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story.
Click on link to listen to/download story: AB 208 State Employee Legislation