Two Killed In Ventura County Plane Crash
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 5:14pm
Authorities say two people were killed in the crash of a light plane in Ventura County.
The plane went down in an agricultural field at the intersection of Wooley Road, and Victoria Avenue just after noon on Saturday. The plane burned on impact.
Oxnard Police say they found two bodies in the wreckage of the plane. No one on the ground was hurt. The names of the victims haven’t been released yet.
The plane had just taken off from Oxnard Airport, and was less than two miles from the airport when it crashed. The National Transportation Safety Board, and the Federal Aviation Administration are handling the investigation of the crash.
Ventura County Grand Jury Reviews Controversy Over Proposed New High School For Camarillo
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 6:34pm
A new Ventura County Grand Jury report wades into the controversy about construction of a long sought new high school in Camarillo, to help relieve school overcrowding, but doesn’t try to answer one of the key issues involved.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Measure H Controversy
Body Recovered Off San Luis Obispo County Coastline
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 3:43pm
Authorities say they’ve recovered a body from the ocean at Montana de Oro State Park, in San Luis Obispo County.
The body was discovered at around 11 a.m. today, in the Spooner’s Cove area.
There’s no word on the identity of the person, or what might have happened.
Ventura County Grand Jury Looks At Jail Facilities In County
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 1:59pm
A new Ventura County Grand Jury report says the all of the 14 jail, and holding facilities in the county meet, or exceed minimum state standards, but that some need some improvements.
The report says that Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, and the Probation Department need to improve facilities to insure the safety of staff, and juveniles in medical areas.
It calls for a remodeling of the Fillmore holding facility, and a cleanup of the Fillmore and Santa Paula booking areas.
The report says agencies which don’t have automatic external defibrillators should get them, to be better prepared for inmates who might have a heart attack.
Pair Arrested For String Of Armed Robberies In Ventura County
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 1:33pm
A Ventura County man, and a teenager have been arrested for more than a half dozen armed robberies in the Conejo Valley in the last month.
Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives say Daniel Alvarez of El Rio, and a 14 year old accomplice used a gun to rob people in Thousand Oaks between June 18th, and 21st. Investigators identified a stolen vehicle used in the crimes, and after finding it in El Rio, set up a stakeout leading to the arrests of the two. The detectives say they found some of the items which had been stolen in the homes of the suspects.
Governor Will Appoint Successor To San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Who Died this Week
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 12:48pm
San Luis Obispo County officials say it will be up to the governor to appoint a successor to a County Supervisor who died of an apparent heart attack earlier this week.
Paul Teixeira died Wednesday morning at a Santa Maria hospital, after being stricken in his Nipomo home. An autopsy confirmed that a heart attack was the cause of death.
The longtime San Luis Obispo County resident was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2010, and was currently Chairman of the Board.
Under state law, it’s up to the governor to fill the vacancy. County officials say the Governor’ office has been informed of the situation.
Teixeira’s term runs until June of 2014.
Goleta Announces New Deputy City Manager
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 12:34pm
A longtime South Coast city official received a big promotion.
Michelle Green is the City of Goleta’s new Deputy City Manager. Green has been with the city since 2004, serving as a Management Analyst, and more recently Administrative Services Director.
City Manager Dan Singer announced the move, which is part of the reorganization of the Goleta’s City Manager’s office.
Former South Coast High School Coach Arrested For Stalking
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 12:27pm
A man identified by Santa Barbara Police as a former coach at a local high school has been arrested for stalking.
Detectives say Justin Anthony Sell was a former football coach at Dos Pueblos High School who was harassing a former student athlete from the Goleta school. Investigators say that starting in May, he made annoying phone calls to the student, staked out the victim’s house, and confronted the person in public.
They say the 27 year old Santa Barbara County man even set up a Facebook account to demean the student, and threatened to move to where the victim would be attending college.
The detectives say Sell admitted his actions, nothing he claimed he took the actions because he thought his friendship with the victim was failing.
Fireworks Go On Sale In Some Central Coast Communities; Firefighters Concerned About Additional Fire Threat
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 12:15pm
Firefighters on the Central Coast are geared up to deal with brushfires, as we move into what’s predicted to be an exceptionally hot weekend.
But, they’re facing another big concern as well.
Fireworks went on sale today in several communities in the region.
What have been labeled as “safe and sane” fireworks are legal in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Oceano, Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande, Templeton, and San Miguel.
The fireworks are big fundraisers for non-profit groups in the region.
But, firefighters say they are concerned about the fire potential when they are misused.
Fire agencies warn that they will have increased patrols to crack down who use the fireworks in areas where they aren’t legal.
South Coast Community College Announces Plans To Go Smoking Free
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 12:08pm
A South Coast community college has announced plans to go smoke free.
KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Santa Barbara City College Smoking Ban