Cal Lutheran Women’s Basketball Team Earns NCAA Tournament Berth
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 12:23am
A basketball team from Ventura County is headed to the NCAA tournament.
The California Lutheran University Regals earned an automatic berth in the NCAA Women’s Division Three tournament, with a 59-54 win over Chapman to take the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title.
The CLU team will find out who it will play when the NCAA tournament picks are announced this afternoon.
Ventura Man Arrested After Police Say He Tried To Take Officer’s Gun
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 12:09am
A Ventura man is behind bars, after police say he tried to grab an officer’s gun out of his holster.
Ventura Police were called to the 6300 block of Ventura Boulevard just before six Saturday night, by reports of a man behaving suspiciously. Officers arriving on the scene say when they tried to talk to Michael Hernandez, he started running. They caught him a short distance away, but when he continued to struggle, they say they used a taser on him. The officers say it had no impact, and that the 32 year old man tried to pull a pistol out of the holster of one of the officers. They say he was final subdued after an officer hit him with a baton.
Hernandez wasn’t seriously injured. One officer suffered minor injuries in the scuffle.
The Ventura man is being charged with resisting a police officer, attempting to remove an officer’s firearm, as well as being arrested for an outstanding warrant.
Memorial Service Held For Former Ventura County Couple Believed To Be First Victims Of Rampage By Fired LAPD Officer
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 12:04am
It was an emotional day in Orange County, as thousands of people turned out for a memorial service to honor a former Ventura County couple believed to be the first murder victims of former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner.
Concordia University hosted Sunday’s event to remember Monica Kwan and Keith Lawrence, who both attended the college in Irvine. Kwan is a former Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at California Lutheran University, in Thousand Oaks. Lawrence was a basketball star at Moorpark College.
Investigators think Dorner killed the couple at the Irvine apartment complex as revenge for Kwan’s father’s role in his firing from the LAPD. They say he went on to kill two police officers, and wound three others before killing himself during a standoff in Big Bear.
The crowd was so large that closed circuit feeds had to be set up so people could be accommodated in different buildings on the campus.
The couple had met while attending Concordia, and had recently become engaged.
Historic South Coast Theater Celebrating 140th Birthday Today
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 3:10pm
Today marks a big milestone for the South Coast’s oldest perfoming arts center, which opened 140 years ago.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports it’s being celebrated with a big party.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Lobero Theater Celebrates 140th Birthday
Teacher Fired By Oxnard School District For Past in Adult Film Industry Continues Fight To Try To Get Job Back
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 2:58pm
A former teacher in Ventura County fired from her job as a result of her past involvement in the adult film industry is continuing to pursue efforts to get her job back.
The Oxnard School District fired Haydock Intermediate School science teacher Stacie Halas last year, after it came to light she had made adult films before working for the district.
Halas appealed the firing, saying she regretted her past, and had made the films out of financial desperation.
Her case was considered by the Commission on Professional Competence, and after a hearing, panel members ruled the firing was justified, saying Halas had initially lied to district officials about appearing in the movies.
Now, she’s appealing to Ventura County Superior Court, hoping a judge will overturn the commission ruling. Her attorney has noted that her abilities as a teacher have never been questioned, even by the district.
2013 APTRA Awards Submission-Pat Davis Awards-”KCLU News With Lance Orozco”
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 2:57pm
Lance Orozco is News Director (and the News Department!) for KCLU, the NPR radio station serving the Ventura/Santa Barbara, California region. The station produces 14 local daily newscasts, with Lance producing all of the local content for our two part-time anchors (we are news talk). In addition, Lance produces a daily long form (5-6) minute NPR style story which airs in morning drive, and supplies all of the local content for our website, kclu.org. Lance doesn’t anchor newscasts, so he can spend his time reporting and writing the news for the station, as well as providing coverage of breaking stories.
TRT:18:00 (3 Segments)
1.Malibu Lagoon Controversy (Hard News)
2.Horse Rescue (Spot News
3.”My Cancer” (Feature)
KCLU News With Lance Orozco
78 Year old Ventura County Man Struck And Killed By Car While Riding Bicycle
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 2:16pm
A 78 year old Ventura County man is dead, after he was struck, and killed while riding a bicycle.
It happened yesterday afternoon, on Tierra Rejada Road east of Highway 23, between Moorpark and Simi Valley. The CHP says a car headed eastbound on Tierra Rejada hit a bike ridden by Bernard Cooper. The Simi Valley man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators say the driver of the car, Nicolas Santiago of Ridgecrest, initially fled the scene, but then returned. The 20 year old man was arrested on a felony hit and run charge.
Gun Violence Focus Of Community Meeting In Santa Barbara
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 11:04am
An overflow crowd was on hand for a community meeting in Santa Barbara last night to look at the issue of gun violence.
KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Gun Violence Meeting
New Plan To Protect Fisheries In Thousands Of Square Miles Of Ocean Off Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties Released
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 8:30am
A new report that was four years in the making could play a key role in the future management of thousands of square miles of ocean off the Ventura, and Santa Barbara County coastlines.
The Pacific Fishery Management Council has released a new ecosystem management plan for review.
One of its elements calls for protections for what are known as forage fish, small schooling species which play a key role in the ocean’s food chain.
The council received around 30,000 public comments on that part of the plan.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco looks at the proposal to provide some new protection for forage fish.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Fishery Management Plan
National Talk Show To Look At Heroin Problem In Simi Valley
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 12:19am
KCLU News has been reporting on the heroin problem which has led to a number of deaths, and near deaths in Simi Valley during the last two years.
Now, talk show host “Dr. Phil” is going to look at the community’s problem, on his nationally televised show today.
The families of some victims, along with some users, and the city’s mayor will be featured on the program, which will also look at how Simi Valley is trying to tackle the problem.
The show is using Simi Valley as an example of how a national problem is affecting one community.