Ventura, Santa Barbara County Schools Eligible For $7.8 Million Dollars In Funding For Energy Efficiency Projects
Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12:46am
Ventura and Santa Barbara County schools are in the running for $7.8 million dollars in funding for energy efficiency projects.
The funding comes from last year’s passage of Proposition 39. The money can be used for projects like improve lighting, heating, and cooling, and will be allocated to school districts based on attendance, and need. It’s estimated Oxnard School District will get the most money, at $940,000, with the Oxnard High School District getting $860,000, the Goleta School District $190,000, and the Santa Barbara School District $50,000.
More than three dozen districts in the two counties are expected to get funding for the energy projects through Proposition 39.
UCSB Researcher Says Endangered Species Act Protecting Plants And Animals, But Falling Short Of Helping Them Fully Recover
Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12:20am
The Endangered Species Act is supposed to help protect plants, and animals on the brink of extinction.
During it’s now four decade long history, it’s had a remarkable history of helping to keep some rare parts of nature from disappearing.
But, a UC Santa Barbara researcher says we’re not going far enough, in that while we are saving endangered species from extinction, we aren’t taking steps to get them to the point where they are no longer threatened.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Endangered Species Act Issues
Motorcyclist Fatally Injured In Ventura County Pursuit Identified
Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013 4:54pm
Authorities have identified a motorcyclist who crashed, and died as the result of a pursuit in Ventura County.
CHP officers say they tried to stop Larry Wright for speeding Saturday night, on the southbound 101 Freeway in Thousand Oaks.
Officers say the Simi Valley man got off the freeway at Lynn Road, but then sped up, ran a red light, and finally crashed near Rancho Dos Vientos.
The 34 year old man was thrown off the motorcycle, and fatally injured.
Police Say DUI Driver Responsible for Multi-Vehicle Collision In Ventura
Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013 4:35pm
Police are now saying a man driving under the influence, and trying to avoid a State Parks officer caused a multi-vehicle collision in Ventura which left several people with minor injuries.
The officer tried to stop Raymond Escudero Friday night for driving erratically on Harbor Boulevard in Ventura. Police say the 33 year old man failed to stop, and sped away in speeds of excess of 80 miles an hour. The Oxnard man went east on Olivas Park Drive, and crossed the center median at Victoria Avenue, and hit some vehicles waiting to turn at an intersection.
Escudero was arrested for felony evading, felony hit and run, and DUI causing injuries.
Man Who Rode Motorcycle Inside Santa Barbara Skate Park Arrested
Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013 4:07pm
A Santa Barbara County man is facing multiple charges after police say he rode a motorcycle inside of a skateboard park, endangering riders and pedestrians.
Police say John Rios rode an unlicensed off road motorcycle inside of Skater’s Point Skate Park, at Chase Pal park, in close proximity to other people. When Rios was done, he loaded the motorcycle into a pickup truck. Investigators say the 18 year old Carpinteria man then threatened a witness who was writing down his license plate number.
He was arrested for charges ranging from reckless driving, to trying to prevent a witness from reporting a crime.
Death Of Former Oxnard City Attorney Leaves Community Stunned
Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013 3:59pm
There’s shock, and sadness over the death of a well know South Coast leader.
Former Oxnard City Attorney Alan Holmberg passed away over the weekend, as the result of an undisclosed illness.
He worked for more than 25 years for the City of Oxnard, retiring just two weeks before his death.
Holmberg provided contract services to the city for years, and in 2000, joined the city as Assistant City Attorney. In 2008, he became City Attorney.
Mayor Tim Flynn said it was hard to put into words what Holmberg’s passing means to the city, noting that he was an official who always had the city’s best interests in mind.
Work Set To Begin On Major Santa Maria Intersection
Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013 2:06pm
New work is set to begin this week on a section of a major Central Coast highway.
Starting on Thursday, crews will be working on the intersection of Broadway, and Union Valley Parkway in Santa Maria. Broadway is also State Route 135.
The crews will be taking out the street lights at the major intersection, and replacing them with new ones. Parts of the intersection will be widened, plus it will be repaved, and restriped. Some of the work will take place at night to minimize delays, but people are being urged to use alternate routes if possible. The work is expected to take several weeks.
When completed, the Union Valley Parkway project will provide a new east-west connector from Highway 101, to Blosser Road. It’s an idea that’s been talked about since the 1960’s.
Cyclists From San Luis Obispo County Kick Off Nationwide Ride To Help, Honor Disabled Veterans
Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013 12:48pm
Some bicyclists from San Luis Obispo County today kicked off a nationwide trek intended to raise money, and awareness about veterans who are disabled.
The four men from Atascadero say the 3700 mile ride will take just over 70 days.
The team includes a retired marine lieutenant who’s riding in honor of some of his comrades who died in the line of duty.
Well Known Santa Barbara County Dentist Dies In Traffic Accident
Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013 12:48am
A well known Santa Barbara County dentist has died in a traffic accident.
John Mosby died July 19th, following a traffic accident near his ranch in the Klamath Falls, Oregon area.
The 84 year old man had a dental practice in Lompoc for decades, but had been living in the Summerland area.
Oregon State Police are still trying to determine what led to the fatal two vehicle crash which fatally injured Mosby.
Weekend Long Event In Ventura County Provides Support, Services For Military Veterans In Need
Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013 12:44am
They served their country in uniform, volunteering, or answering Amerca’s call for help.
Now, some of them need help themselves.
Thousands of veterans are among the chronically homeless on our streets, dealing with problems like substance abuse, and mental health issues.
Over the weekend, more than a hundred veterans from Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, as well as neighboring counties took part in a special local event aimed at helping them.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco has our story this morning from Ventura.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Ventura County Stand Down 2013