Death Of Ventura County Jail Inmate Under Investigation
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:55am
Authorities are trying to determine what led to the death of a Ventura County Jail inmate, who was found unresponsive in his cell early Wednesday morning.
During routine cell checks at around one a.m., deputies at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura noticed Roy Lee Jones didn’t appear to be breathing.
Deputies, and emergency personnel started CPR on the 70 year old Santa Barbara man, but were unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead at the jail.
It’s believed the death was from natural causes, and there were no signs of foul play, but an autopsy is still pending.
Concern About Possible Threats To Children In Ventura County
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:27am
Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies say they are looking for a potential predator, or perhaps more than one in the Fillmore area.
Investigators say on three different occasions this month, a man approached children who were by themselves, and made inappropriate contact. They say in two cases, a man offered the kids rides, and in the third case, a man approached a child, and tried to get the youngster to go with him to watch birds. It’s unclear as to whether there is one, or multiple suspects.
Investigators haven’t released a description yet, but are asking parents to be vigilant of the children’s whereabouts.
Britain’s Foreign Minister Speaks In Ventura County; Talks About US, UK’s Roles Together In Changing Global Relations
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:07am
Britain’s top foreign policy secretary says the U.S. shouldn’t be saddled with so much of the leadership role in trying to establish, and sometimes enforce international relations.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague spoke in Ventura County this week, addressing issues ranging from the global hot spots for foreign policy, to new approaches to diplomacy he thinks the UK, and US need to be taking.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco was there, and has the story from Simi Valley.
Click on link to listen to/download story: William Hague
Wreckage Of Plane From San Luis Obispo Crash Taken To Palmdale For Inspection By Federal Investigators
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 7:07pm
The remains of a plane which crashed just after takeoff in San Luis Obispo, killing the aircraft’s pilot, are now in Palmdale where they will be inspected by federal investigators.
The plane had some type of a problem just after lifting off at about 1 p.m. Monday, hitting a power line, a delivery truck, and a building, starting a fire.
The pilot was pronounced dead at the scene. His name hasn’t been released, pending an autopsy.
No one on the ground was hurt.
Exhibition In Ventura County Featuring Abraham Lincoln Artifacts Drawing Huge Crowds
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 3:18pm
An exhibition which features artifacts from Abraham Lincoln’s life, as well as props created for the acclaimed movie “Lincoln,” is drawing record crowds in Ventura County.
Crowds at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley have been so large since Lincoln: The Exhibition opened three weeks ago that the museum is offering time specific tickets online, so guests don’t have to face long waits.
The exhibition features artifacts like Lincoln’s stovepipe hat, and watch, some of his writings, a fragment of the coat he was wearing at Ford’s Theater when he was fatally wounded, and the pillow on which he died after he was shot.
There are also costumes, and Oscar winning sets from the DreamWorks movie “Lincoln.”
Proposition 8 Opponents On South Coast Celebrate Supreme Court Actions
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 1:48pm
Supporters of same sex marriage on the South Coast are celebrating today’s historic Supreme Court rulings, clearing the way for marriages to resume, as well as for equality for partners in benefits, and protections.
KCLU’S Lance Orozco has some of the local reaction.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Proposition 8 Ruling Reaction
Two Pismo Beach Police Officers Suffer Knife Wounds While Arresting Man
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 1:43pm
Two Pismo Beach police officers are recovering from knife wounds they suffered while trying to arrest a man at a shopping center.
The officers were responding to a trespassing call at the Pismo Coast Shopping Center, on the 500 block of Five Cities Drive at around 1 p.m. yesterday.
Police say as Arthur Groneman was being taken into custody, he pulled out a knife, and the two officers received cuts on their hands.
The 36 year old man was also treated for some superficial wounds.
Two Ventura County Veterans Honored In Sacramento Today
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 1:00pm
Two veterans from Ventura County were honored by the State Assembly in Sacramento today.
Army veteran Jerry Olivas of Santa Paula, and Air Force veteran Anthony Volante of Port Hueneme were saluted as part of the sixth annual Veterans Recognition Luncheon.
Olivas was in the Army for two decades, and received a Purple Heart after being wounded in Vietnam.
Volante was a Brigadier General when he retired after four decades in the Air Force, and went on to serve as Mayor of Port Hueneme.
Democratic Assemblyman Das Williams of Santa Barbara, and Republican Assemblyman Jeff Gorrell of Camarillo selected the two local veterans being honored.
Grand Jury Says Santa Barbara County Shouild Consider Local Tax On Oil Production
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 11:18am
Financially squeezed Santa Barbara County should consider taxing oil production in the county to help deal with it’s budget problems, according to a new Grand Jury report.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Onshore Oil Tax Proposal
South Coast City Looks At Fix For One Of Its Most Congrested Intersections
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 10:48am
A South Coast city is trying to solve one of its worst intersection congestion problems.
KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Santa Barbara Intersection Problem