South Coast High School Placed On Lockdown After Police Say Teen On Capus Claimed To Have Gun
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 4:34pm
A South Coast high school was placed on lockdown this afternoon, after police say a teenager who didn’t attend the campus refused to leave, and then claimed to have a gun.
Ventura Police say it happened just after one p.m. at Ventura High School. School officials say after it was discovered two teens walking on campus were from Oxnard, and didn’t attend Ventura High, they were told to leave. They say the teens refused, and became confrontational, with one saying he had a gun.
Ventura Police showed up in force, arresting the 15, and 16 year olds, and determined they were unarmed.
They were arrested for being a disrupted presence on a school campus.
South Coast Scene Of Dramatic Offshore Rescue
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 3:48pm
Boater Rescued By Santa Barbara County Firefighters (SBCFD Photo)
The South Coast was the scene of a dramatic offshore rescue, when a man sailing solo from San Francisco, to San Diego had a medical emergency.
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department was called around 10:30 this morning, by reports the 75 year old man needed help. The 30 foot long sailboat was anchored near the Gaviota Pier. A Santa Barbara County helicopter flew to the scene, and a crew member was lowered onto the boat. A basket was then lowered, and the man was loaded inside, and flown to Gaviota Beach, for transportation by ambulance to a Santa Barbara Hospital.
There’s no word on the man’s condition, but his medical problem was not considered to be life threatening.
Ventura County Employee Accused Of Workers Compensation Fraud
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 3:22pm
Ventura County prosecutors are charging a county employee with workers compensation fraud, after they say she accepted disability payments for what she claimed was a work related injury, but then was caught on video lifting heavy objects like an automobile wheel.
Linda Michelle Boggess is facing three counts of workers compensation fraud. Prosecutors say the 46 year old Human Services Agency employee received more than $112,000 in disability payments, and medical benefits after claiming she was injured. But, they say she was then caught on tape performing acts like using a car jack, and lifting heavy objects.
The California Department of Insurance investigated the case, leading to the criminal counts. Boggess could face more than four years behind bars if convicted to the allegations.
Outbreak Of Canine Distemper Leads To Warning For Dogs Owners In Santa Barbara County
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 9:47am
Santa Barbara County Animal Services officials are issuing a warning to dog owners in the region about an outbreak of canine distemper.
Five dogs have been diagnosed in the county with the highly contagious viral illness.
There’s concern that the illness may have already spread to more dogs in the county.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports officials are calling on dog owners, especially those with puppies, to insure their pets are vaccinated against the potentially fatal illness.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Canine Distemper Concerns
Fund In Ventura County To Help Build Affordable Housing Awards First Loans
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:52am
A non profit agency established to help build affordable housing in Ventura County has made its very first loans for new projects.
The Ventura County Housing Trust Fund awarded $750,000 in financing for three projects.
$300,000 will go towards construction of the Citrus Grove project, a six unit development for low income seniors in Santa Paula. $250,000 will go to the San Buenaventura Housing Authority, for the purchase, and conversion of existing housing units to affordable housing. And, the San Buenaventura agency will get a $200,000 loan for pre-development costs for the Castillo del Sol Apartments, a proposed 40 unit affordable housing complex in Ventura.
The Trust fund is intended to provide a pool of loan money for affordable housing in the county. As loans are repaid, the agency will continue to fund projects which make more affordable housing available.
Santa Barbara City Council Approves Vote By Mail Municipal Election
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:40am
Santa Barbara voters will decide the city’s municipal elections by mail this coming November.
The Santa Barbara City Council decided yesterday to do a by mail election, after the City Clerk’s office told the council percentage of people voting that way has climbed dramatically during the last three elections, while in person voting at polling places dropped.
Officials also say it will save the city money. Voters will decide the mayor’s race, three city council seat, and at least one municipal ballot measure in November.
Ventura Hillsides Conservancy To Showcase New Acquisition For Preservation
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:01am
A non-profit group working to preserve land from development in Ventura County is going to showcase its latest acquisition tonight.
The Ventura Hillsides Conservancy is holding its annual community meeting tonight.
But, unlike a traditional meeting, you’re being told to bring your hiking shoes, because the hour long presentation will wrap up with a brief tour of Conservancy’s recently acquired Willoughby Property.
The nine acres of land is next to where the meting is taking place tonight. It begins at 5 p.m., at the corporate offices of Patagonia, which is at 280 West Main Street, in Ventura.
Animal Services Officials Warn About Distemper Outbreak Among Dogs In Santa Barbara County
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:30pm
Santa Barbara County Animal Services officials have issued a warning about an outbreak a virus which can be deadly for canines.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports there have been five documented cases of distemper among dogs in the county.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Santa Barbara County Distemper Concerns
Some Santa Barbara County Fire Departments Get Federal Grant Money For Communications Upgrades
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:31pm
Three fire departments in Santa Barbara County are getting more than $470,000 in federal funding to upgrade their communications equipment.
The Santa Barbara Fire Department, the Montecito Fire Department, and the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Department received word they will get a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the gear. The grant money will cover 80% of the cost of the new communications equipment, which is intended to improve the ability of the departments to communicate with their firefighters in the field, especially while they are in action.
Two Wounded In Oxnard Attacks; Suspects Still At Large
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:27pm
Detectives are trying to find a group of men responsible for an attack in Oxnard which left one man seriously wounded, and a woman injured with a minor gunshot wound.
Oxnard Police were called to the 600 block of Devonshire Drive at about eight last night, by reports of a shooting. They found an 18 year old Oxnard woman who had been shot in the back. A few blocks away, they found a second victim, a 19 year old Oxnard man who had been shot multiple times. Both shooting victims are expected to fully recover from their wounds.
Witnesses say the two victims were walking near the intersection of Devonshire, and F Street when they were confronted by a group of three to four men. There was a verbal confrontation, and then one of the men pulled out a gun, and shot the two victims.