Ventura County Community Preparing To Take Emergency Action To Battle Beach Erosion
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 12:07am
A Ventura County community is gearing up to face a major beach erosion problem that’s taken out hundreds of feet of popular beach, and is now threatened public, and private property.
A program which normally replenishes sand at Hueneme Beach, in Port Hueneme delivered much less than it has in past years, and most of it is now gone.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports city leaders and residents are worried about the problem, and hope some emergency steps will at least stop the erosion from spreading.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Port Hueneme Erosion
Cause Of Fire Which Critically Injured Santa Barbara County Teen Still Under Investigation
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 8:17pm
Firefighters are still trying to pinpoint the cause of a house fire which critically injured a Santa Barbara County teenager.
The fire was discovered just before four p.m. Monday, at a home on the 4500 block of Edenbury Drive in Orcutt.
A father, and three kids escaped from the house safely.
The 16 year old girl was trapped on the homes second floor.
She jumped out of a window to safety.
After she was stabilized at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, she was moved to a Los Angeles hospital for treatment of her serious burns.
Oxnard Gets New Schools Superintendent
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:09pm
A new superintendent has been named for a South Coast school district.
Cesar Morales will take over the helm of the Oxnard School District July 1st.
The 37 year old man is currently an assistant superintendent with the Lawndale School District, which is in Los Angeles County’s South Bay area.
Morales fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Jeff Chancer.
Mysterious Death In Ventura County Still Unsolved
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 4:18pm
The mystery behind a death in Ventura County continues to grow.
On June 23rd, Oxnard Police were called to the 400 block of West Hueneme Road by reports of an assault.
The victim told police he was punched in the face by another man, who then fled the scene.
As officers were investigating the 2 a.m. incident, they noticed another man on the ground.
Miguel Antonio Hernandez-Gomez was taken to a hospital, where he died the next day.
It was unclear as to whether he was also an assault victim.
Now, the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s office says autopsy results show the 26 year old Oxnard man wasn’t the victim of an attack.
Officials are waiting for more toxicology results before they make a ruling on the cause of death.
New Grand Jury Report Critical Of Ventura County Jail For Handing OF Woman Who Died In Custody
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 3:08pm
A new Ventura County Grand Jury report says while a woman in custody at a county jail facility died from natural causes, it asserts a lack of timely medical care was a factor.
Eydie Stepelton was in custody last August at the Main Jail’s Medical/Special Housing Unit when she died.
The Grand Jury says their report shows she asked to be taken to a hospital, but wasn’t, even though her health declined rapidly.
The report also claims there were discrepancies in the 53 year old woman’s records taken by different jail employees during the 24 hour period in custody up to her death.
The Medical Examiner’s office ruled that the death was due to natural causes, which they say appeared to be bacterial sepsis.
The Grand Jury is recommending that the county hire a medical care provider for jail facilities, and in the interim, it should review, and revise its care policies.
Chairman Of The San Luis Obispo County Board Of Supervisors Dies
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 1:28pm
There’s shocking news in San Luis Obispo County, with word that the Chairman of the County Board of Supervisors has died.
Paul Teixeira passed away Wednesday night.
The Nipomo resident was taken to Marian Regional Center, where he was pronounced dead.
It’s believed Teixeira suffered a heart attack, but an autopsy is still pending.
The 57 year old man had been involved in community affairs for decade, and was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2010.
There’s no word yet on plans for a memorial service.
Flags have been lowered to half staff at all San Luis Obispo County facilities.
Santa Ynez Valley Man Accused Of Dealing Marijuana
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 1:10pm
A Santa Ynez Valley man already on probation has been arrested on drug dealing charges, with Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies saying they found large quantities of marijuana products in his home.
Deputies were called to the 1500 block of Acorn Lane in Solvang by a noise complaint Tuesday night. Because Alan Pugliese was on probation, deputies were able to search his apartment, and say they found marijuana, and a number of marijuana laced products like chocolate bars, lemonade, and taffy which were packaged for resale.
Pugliese was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale.
New After School Facility For Teens Opened On South Coast
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 1:08pm
A facility intended to give some South Coast teens a place to take part in productive activities, and give them an alternative to gangs is officially open.
“The Club” Teen Center in Oxnard is being debuted by the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Oxnard, and Port Hueneme.
Tim Blaylock, with the Boys and Girls Clubs, says they took an existing facility on 7th Street in Oxnard, and turned it into the teens-only facility.
Also among the offerings are free lunches and dinners for participating teens.
Santa Ynez Valley Hospital Beefs Up Diagnostic Abilities With MRI Facility
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:44pm
A northern Santa Barbara County hospital has beefed up its ability to diagnose medical problems.
Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital has added a MRI machine to its facilities in Solvang.
It’s the first ever permanent MRI facility in the Santa Ynez Valley, and will allow quicker diagnosis of people facing urgent issues, as well as saving people trips to Santa Maria, or Solvang to get needed MRI’s.
Hundreds Rally In Santa Barbara To Celebrate Supreme Court Decisions
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 11:12am
Hundreds of people took part in a Santa Barbara rally to celebrate the Supreme Court’s decisions on same-sex marriage, and benefits for same sex partners.
KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story.
Click on link to listen to/download story: SB Supreme Court Rulings Rally