Ventura County Stepping Up Efforts to Attract Movie, Television Production
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 10:06am
Ventura County is stepping up its efforts to attract movie and television production in the county.
The Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County, which oversees the county’s Film Commission, has hired a film liaison.
Karen Kelly is no stranger to the concept, serving as a film liaison for the City of Ventura, and the Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau. Kelly will market the county to film, and television production companies, and work with them to find places for location shooting.
The production is considered to be an economic boost for hotels, and other local businesses, as well as raising the county’s visibility nationwide.
Home Energy Efficiency Program In Santa Barbara County To Expand To Ventura, San Luis Obispo Counties
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:55am
A successful Santa Barbara County program which helps homeowners improve their home energy efficiency is running out of the grant money this summer which made it possible.
But, not only is EmPowerSBC program getting the opportunity to get new grants to stay in business, it’s planning to expand its services to help homeowners in Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties.
Program officials say the combination of specially trained contractors, and low interest loans will now potentially be available to more than 300,000 homeowners in the region.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story.
Click on link to listen to/download story: EmPower SBC
Teenager Critically Injured In Santa Barbara County Fire
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 8:19pm
A teenage girl was critically injured in a house fire in northern Santa Barbara County.
It happened just before four p.m. today, on the 4500 block of Edenbury Drive in Orcutt. Santa Barbara County firefighters say they arrived to find a badly burned 16 year old girl on the home’s front lawn. She was flow to Cottage Hospital, in Santa Barbara for treatment.
It took firefighters more than an hour to control the inferno. There’s no word on what caused the blaze, which gutted the house.
Former Santa Barbara County Resident Accused Of Child Abuse In San Bernardino County
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 5:26pm
A former Santa Barbara man has been charged with abusing five children in San Bernardino County, and officials in Santa Barbara County say they are now investigating whether he may be responsible for some similar crimes in our area, because of his connection to some preschools.
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Paul Hultman of Apple Valley, after four girls between the ages of 12 and 15, and an eight year old boy told them the 56 year old man abused them in exchange for gifts and money.
Hultman had been married in the mid-2000′s to the owner of the Sherwood Montessori School, and the Sherwood Montessori House of Children in Santa Barbara. He left the area in 2007. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives say they are trying to determine if he might have victimized some children in our area.
Congresswoman Representing Tri-Counties Upset With Supreme Court Ruling On Voting Rights Act
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:57pm
A Congresswoman who represents the Tri-Counties says she’s upset with the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today on the Voting Rights Act.
The high court struck down a key provision of the act, saying it was unconstitutional, and questioned the need for parts of the law in this modern age.
Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps of Santa Barbara says the ruling threatens essential rights, and opens the door to discrimination in voting. Capps says Congress should move quickly to pass legislation to fill the gap. She says provisions in the law intended to prevent states from adopting procedures which could be discriminatory is essential.
KCLU Honored With Five APTRA Awards
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:20pm
KCLU is the AP’s most honored small market radio station in the Western United States in 2013, winning five Mark Twain Awards from the Associated Press Television Radio Association.
KCLU Morning Anchor, and Program Director Jim Rondeau was named “Anchor Of The Year” for Division Two stations at APTRA’s annual awards show at the Pasadena Convention Center.
KCLU News Director Lance Orozco won the “Pat Davis Reporter Of The Year” award for the eighth time in his career. Orozco also won Mark Twain Awards for “Best Newswriting” for his feature about his battle with kidney cancer, called “My Cancer”; Best Spot News Story, for “Horse At Sea,” about a frightened horse which ran from a beach photo shoot, and swam more than a mile out to sea before being rescued; and “Best Use Of Sound-Hard News” for “Malibu Lagoon,” a story about a controversy involving a lagoon restoration project.
APTRA is the non-profit broadcasters association representing AP members in 12 Western States. The Mark Twain Awards presented for stories which aired in 2012.
Grand Jury Reports New Truancy Program In Santa Barbara County Having Early Success
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:26pm
A new effort to combat truancy in Santa Barbara County is reporting some early successes, according to a report from the county’s Grand Jury.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Santa Barbara County Truancy
Warning Issued About Burglaries Of Homes Tented For Fumigation in Ventura County
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:19pm
Law enforcement officials in Ventura County say there’s been a rash of burglaries of homes tented for fumigation in the region.
Ventura Police say that starting in March, several homes have been hit. The burglars have taken easy to steal items, including house and car keys, personal documents, money, jewelry, and small electronics. Police say you should remove any small valuables from the house before your home his tented, and that you should ask neighbors to be vigilant of the house while you’re away.
Central Coast Animal Shelter Renovated, Gets New Name
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 11:56am
A $450,000 dollar project to renovate an animal shelter on the Central Coast is complete.
The Lompoc Animal Shelter has undergone major work to improve its facilities for animals, and the public. The facility is based at a converted single family home, and didn’t fully comply with the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act until now.
The project was paid for with a combination of county, and City of Lompoc funding, as well as a number of donations. The shelter serves more than 1300 dogs and cats a year.
In honor of the renovation, the name of the shelter has been changed to give it a new feel. It’s being called La Purisima Animal Welfare Services.
Authorities Identify Man Killed In Central Coast Boating Accident
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 11:20am
A Kern County man has been identified as the victim of a fatal boating accident in Morro Bay.
Christopher Castro of Bakersfield died Sunday morning, and a second person escaped with minor injuries when their boat overturned Sunday morning. Two surfers spotted the accident, and called 911. The 53 year old man was pulled from the water about 20 minutes later, but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
The cause of the accident near Morro Bay’s south jetty is still under investigation.