Three Dead Following Pair Of Shootings In Oxnard
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:06pm
Three people are dead, following a pair of what police believe are related shootings in Oxnard.
Officers were called to an apartment complex on the 200 block of Hull Place at around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon, by reports of a shooting.
They found the bodies of two women, who had been shot to death.
Then, about a half hour later police were called to the 200 block of South Marquita Street, in Oxnard, by another report of a shooting. They found the body of a man who was shot to death in what they think may have been a self inflicted gunshot wound.
Police aren’t saying what they think occurred, but don’t believe there is a risk to the community from a gunman at this point.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputy Responding To Call Of Man With Gun Shoots, Wounds Man
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 6:15pm
A Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputy responding to a call of a man with a gun in Fillmore shot, and wounded a 33 year old man.
It happened just after 5 p.m., on the 700 block of Blaine Avenue.
The deputy was unhurt.
There’s no word yet on the condition of the wounded man, or the exact circumstances leading up to the shooting.
State Approves Controversial Proposal For Expanded Alcohol Sales At Santa Barbara County Casino
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:57pm
The state has approved a controversial permit for an Indian tribe to expand its alcohol beverage sales at its Santa Barbara County casino.
The Department Of Alcohol And Beverage Control okayed the permit change for one of the two permits held by the Chumash Casino, in the Santa Ynez Valley.
Up until now, alcohol sales were limited to a third floor restaurant.
The ABC’s decision would allow sales in other restaurant areas, as well as in the resort’s showroom, but only during banquets. Sales, and consumption of alcoholic beverages would continue to be prohibited on the gaming floor, and in the showroom during events such as boxing, and concerts.
Some area residents opposed the expansion, claiming it would lead to an increase in crime, or aggravate law enforcement problems. The ABC ruled there is insufficient evidence to support those claims.
Santa Barbara County had initially protested the proposed change, but then withdrew its objections after conditions were added to limit alcohol sales.
School Burglaries Continue In Santa Barbara Area
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:27am
Authorities are trying to solve some school break-ins in the Santa Barbara, during which thousands of dollars worth nof computers were stolen.
KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Santa Barbara Area School Burglaries
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Employee Honored By State Group For Efforts To Help Homeless Inmates
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:02am
A Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department employee has been honored by a mental health organization for going above the call of duty to help homeless inmates being released find assistance.
Tona Wakefield is a jail discharge planner with the county, who helps inmates being released find housing, and works to connect them with mental health, and substance abuse recovery programs.
It’s estimated that about a third of the homeless inmates in the county’s jail system have mental health issues.
The Forensic Mental Health Association of California honored Wakefield for her efforts.
Truck Carrying Pesticides Crashes Into Ventura Home
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:53am
Some people in a Ventura home got a rude wake-up call this morning, when an out of control truck crashed into their home.
It happened just before 2 a.m., on the 7400 block of Coolidge Street.
The truck was carrying pesticides, but fortunately, none of the containers leaked or ruptured.
No one was seriously injured.
Ventura Police are trying to determine what led to the accident.
The home suffered major damage, but it was safe enough for residents to still occupy it.
South Coast Immigration Reform Advocates Worry About Possible Hangups In Action
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9:15am
As you’ve being hearing on NPR, the President says he’s moving ahead with efforts to make immigration reform a reality, telling Cngress that if it doesn’t come up with a plan, he will.
The issue is being closely watched in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, which have between them an estimated 110,000 thousand undocumented residents.
That’s about nine percent of the total local population.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco has some reaction on the South Coast to the President’s call for action.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Immigration Reform Proposal Reaction On South Coast
Quentin Tarantino To Be Honored By Santa Barbara International Film Festival Tonight
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:50am
He’s created some of Hollywood’s most unusual films in the last two decades.
Tonight, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Quentin Tarantino with its “American Riviera Award.”
His movies include the current hit “Django Unchained,” as well as “Inglorious Basterds,” the “Kill Bill” movies, and “Pulp Fiction.”
There are also more than 30 film festival screenings today, including a showing of a digitally restored version of the classic “Singin’ In The Rain.”
Water District In Ventura County Opens Door To Purchase, Or Takeover Attempt Of Water Company
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:08am
A water district in Ventura County has taken a key step towards the potential purchase, or attempted takeover of a water company serving parts of the Ojai area.
The Casitas Municipal Water District last night reviewed a consultant’s report on what would be involved in trying to take over facilities owned by the Golden State Water Company. Customers upset with what they say are higher than justified prices asked the water district to look at the situation. Company officials say the charges are justified, and that it’s unfair to compare water rates with nearby government operated water systems which also are paid for with taxes.
More than 175 people were on hand for the community meeting at Nordoff High School. The water board agreed to take action to form a Community Services District, which would be the first step in the process. They set a March 13th date for a public hearing. If the water board decides to try to move forward after that, Golden State’s 2800 customers would be asked to go to the ballot box to approve bonds to pay for the takeover effort.
Golden State officials didn’t speak at last night’s meeting, but told KCLU News earlier this week they aren’t interested in selling the water system.
Volunteers Conduct Census Of Homeless in Ventura County
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:07am
It was a census day of sorts in Ventura County.
Some 300 volunteers hit the streets of the county yesterday, to try to count the county’s homeless.
The statistics are important because the federal government uses the number to determine the county’s eligibility for funding to help deal with the problem.
Last year’s survey counted more than 1900 homeless in the county, with the greatest concentration, more than 700 people, found in the Ventura area.