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Archives for February 2013

Man Who Dies While Diving In Channel Islands Identified

Mon, February 4, 2013

A diver who died on a trip to the Channel Islands is now being identified. William Ooms was reported missing around noon Friday, while on a diving trip north of Santa Cruz Island. The Coast Guard, along with searchers from Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties launched efforts to find the Santa Ynez Valley man. His Read the Rest…

Just Released Crime Statistics For 2012 Show Mixed Results For Ventura County

Mon, February 4, 2013

Just released crime statistics for areas of Ventura County served by the County Sheriff’s Department show that robberies, assaults, petty theft and arson were down in 2012, while rapes, burglaries, and homicides were up. Seven killings occurred in the county served areas last year, including two in Fillmore. That’s up from five in 2011. Aggravated Read the Rest…

Man Dies On Diving Trip To Channel Islands

Sat, February 2, 2013

The body of a diver who disappeared in the Channel Islands has been found. The man was reported missing around noon Friday, while on a diving trip north of Santa Cruz Island. The Coast Guard, along with searchers from Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties launched efforts to find the man. His body was recovered around Read the Rest…

Law Enforcement Agencies On South Coast Say Extra DUI Patrols Planned For Super Bowl Sunday

Sat, February 2, 2013

Super Bowl weekend means beer, chips, and dips for many of us. But, for local law enforcement agencies, it means extra patrols. Ventura and Santa Barbara County agencies say they’ll have extra patrols out on DUI duty Sunday, because of big crowds expected at sports bars, and house parties Officers are asking people hosting parties Read the Rest…

State Legislature Members Serving Ventura County Team Up to Toughen Penalties For Possession Of Child Pornography

Sat, February 2, 2013

Two legislators from our region are sponsoring a proposed new state law to increase penalties for the possession of child pornography. Democratic Senator Fran Pavley of Agoura Hills, and Republican Assemblyman Jeff Gorrell of Camarillo are co-authoring legislation which could up the penalty for possession of child pornography from three, to seven years in prison. Read the Rest…

“Fresh & Easy” Supermarket Chain Owner Rebuffs Shutdown, Sale Talk

Sat, February 2, 2013

A British supermarket company with 10 locations on the South Coast is now saying that it’s not going to sell its U.S. chain, or close stores. Tesco last year said it was looking at options for the more than five year old Fresh & Easy chain, which features a mix of traditional supermarket foods, and Read the Rest…

Authorities Identify Man Believed Responsible For Multiple Murders In Oxnard

Fri, February 1, 2013

Authorities have now released the name of a man they believe was responsible for the killing of a mother, and her pregnant daughter in Oxnard this week, before killing himself. The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s office says Guido Morales Beteta died from a self-inflected gunshot wound. Oxnard Police think he killed Adriana Davalos and her Read the Rest…

Actress Jennifer Lawrence To Be Honored During Final Weekend Of Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Fri, February 1, 2013

The final weekend of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is at hand, with some major events still on tap. Tomorrow, the festival will host a panel on producing at 11 a.m., at the Lobero Theater, and at 2 p.m., the same theater will be the scene of a panel on women in film. Saturday Read the Rest…

Biologists Studying Bobcats Interaction With Urban Habitat In Ventura, Los Angeles Counties

Fri, February 1, 2013

They’re small, spotted cats found through most of North America. In Southern California, they’re sometimes mistaken for mountain lions. Experts say there are hundreds of bobcats in the Santa Monica Mountains-Eastern Ventura County corridor alone. Researchers who’ve been trying to learn more about the relatively common, yet still mysterious cats say they’ve just caught their Read the Rest…

Memorial Held In Port Hueneme To Remember Those Who Died In January, 2000 Airline Crash In Santa Barbara Channel

Fri, February 1, 2013

A group of people gathered in Port Hueneme yesterday, to commemorate the 13th anniversary of a tragedy off the Ventura County coastline. It was on January 31st, 2000 when an Alaska Airlines jetliner headed to Seattle from Puerto Vallarta crashed in the ocean off of Anacapa Island. All 88 people on board the plane died. Read the Rest…

Witness In Torture Case In Santa Barbara County Honored For Bravery

Fri, February 1, 2013

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s office has honored a witness who overcame her fear to testify in the trail of a man convicted in a brutal torture. KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story: Witness Honored

Ventura County Sheriff’s Investigators Say Man Shot To Death Confronting Deputies Was Armed With Two Pistols

Fri, February 1, 2013

Authorities now say that a man who was shot, and fatally wounded in a confrontation with Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies was armed with two pistols at the time. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the latest. Click on link to listen to/download story: Fillmore Shooting Details

Biotech Giant Amgen Announces 160 Layoffs, Including Half In Ventura County

Fri, February 1, 2013

Ventura County based biotech giant Amgen has announced 160 layoffs company-wide, with half of the job cuts occurring locally. Affected employees were notified earlier this month. Company officials say they’re providing support services to try to help the affected workers deal with the transition. There’s no word on the exact timing of the layoffs. Amgen Read the Rest…

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