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First Suspected Measles Case From Recent Outbreak Reported In Santa Barbara County

Wed, January 28, 2015

As a measles outbreak continues to grow in California, and the western U.S., Santa Barbara County is reporting its first suspected case. County health officials aren’t saying whether it occurred in the county on the Central, or South Coast, but do say it involves a child. There are eight confirmed cases in Ventura County. Many Read the Rest…


Meningitis Case Reported at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Wed, January 28, 2015

A case of bacterial meningitis has been reported at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, involving a university employee. Cal Poly officials say the worker is being treated, and there are no signs of additional cases on campus. The university and San Luis Obispo County Public Health Services are working to identify people who might have Read the Rest…


Central Coast City Agrees To Severance Payment For Former City Manager

Wed, January 28, 2015

A Central Coast city has agreed to pay its former City Manager more than $70,000 in order to head off a potential legal battle. Steve Adams was City Manager for Arroyo Grande for 14 years. Last summer, he was involved in a controversy after he, and another city executive were found in City Hall late Read the Rest…


Foul Play Not Suspected in Death Of Man Found On Empty Lot In Ventura

Wed, January 28, 2015

The mystery continues over the death of a man whose body was found in a vacant lot in Ventura, but police are now saying there are no signs of foul play. A passerby spotted the body of a 45 year old Ventura man on the 4200 block of Transport Street Tuesday afternoon. An autopsy was Read the Rest…


Section Of 101 Freeway In Ventura County To Undergo Full Closure For Maintenance This Week

Wed, January 28, 2015

A heavily used section of the 101 Freeway in Ventura County is going to be closed during the overnight hours starting tomorrow for maintenance. Caltrans is going to shut down all of the freeway’s southbound lanes at Central Avenue, between Oxnard and Camarillo from 10 p.m. tomorrow, to 4 a.m. Friday.  The shutdown will allow Read the Rest…


“Citizen Kane” To Be Show At Hearst Castle For First Time Ever

Wed, January 28, 2015

A Central Coast film festival has announced plans to screen the once controversial film “Citizen Kane” at the castle built by the man who once banned any mention of it in his newspapers. The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival will show the movie for the first time it’s ever been screened at Hearst Castle Read the Rest…


Boat Destroyed In Blaze At Santa Barbara Harbor

Wed, January 28, 2015

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire which destroyed a boat at Santa Barbara harbor. The blaze was discovered at around 9:30 last night, in a catamaran docked at Marina Two. Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol officers, and Santa Barbara City firefighters arrived to find huge flames rising from the unoccupied boat. Firefighters Read the Rest…


Cousteau Family Set To Receive Santa Barbara International Film Festival Attenborough Award Wednesday Night

Wed, January 28, 2015

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is in its first full day today, with a major tribute set for tonight. The festival will present its Attenborough Award to the Cousteau family for  its dedication to making films about the mysteries of the ocean. Jean-Michel Cousteau, his son Fabien, and his daughter Celine are set to Read the Rest…


Caltrans Says Closure Of Section Of PCH In Ventura County Could Last Another Month

Wed, January 28, 2015

There’s more bad news for people who normally use the Pacific Coast Highway to travel between Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties. Officials say an already six week long closure due to storm damage could now last an additional month. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has an update. Click on link to listen to/download story:  PCH Closure Extended


Former Conejo Valley Political Leader Dies

Wed, January 28, 2015

A longtime community leader on the South Coast has died. Eloise Zeanah served two terms on the Thousand Oaks City Council in the 1990’s, and was the city’s mayor. Zeanah was originally from Alabama. In the 1970’s, while her husband was in the military, she worked in Washington, D.C. for various federal agencies. When he Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara Choose New City Administrator

Wed, January 28, 2015

A man who already had 17 years experience with a South Coast city is now its new top non-elected official. The Santa Barbara City Council appointed Paul Casey as City Administrator. Casey has serving as Acting City Administrator since the retirement of Jim Armstrong last September. Before that, he served as Assistant City Administrator for Read the Rest…


Body Of Man Found In Empty Lot In Ventura

Wed, January 28, 2015

Ventura Police are investigating the suspicious death of a man whose body was found in a vacant lot. A passerby discovered the body of the 45 year old man in a lot on the 4200 block of Transport Street around 3 p.m. yesterday.  Investigators say there was no obvious sign of death, or indications at Read the Rest…


Federal Plan Calls for Continuation Of New Offshore Oil, and Gas Lease Ban For Central, South Coasts

Tue, January 27, 2015

The Department of the Interior’s new draft five year plan for new oil, and gas leases is once again proposing to ban additional ones off the Central, and South Coasts. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Oil And Gas Leases


New Oil Drilling Proposal On South Coast To Be Focus of In Depth Study

Tue, January 27, 2015

The latest proposal to drill new oil wells in a South Coast City is going to be the focus of an extensive environmental study. The Carpinteria City Council has decided it will spend close to a half million dollars to have environmental consultants do a study of Venoco’s proposal to drill 22 wells from a Read the Rest…


Burglar Targeting South Coast Laundromats

Tue, January 27, 2015

A man going to some self-serve laundromats on the South Coast isn’t going to clean his clothes.  He’s been cleaning out the money from washing machines, and dryers. Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives say security video has shown the same man striking twice at laundries in the Ojai Valley, and once in Camarillo during the last Read the Rest…


South Coast City Giving Residents, Businesses Free Devices to Shut Off Automatic Sprinklers When It Rains

Tue, January 27, 2015

Many people have their landscaping on a timer system. When it rains during a drought, you’re supposed to turn your automatic system off…but, do you remember to do it? One South Coast city is passing out devices to make sure you don’t have to remember. The City of Santa Barbara is giving away rain shutoff Read the Rest…


Gang Crackdown Launched On Central Coast After Attack Last Week

Tue, January 27, 2015

A crackdown targeted some Central Coast gang members today, in response to the beating of a man who confronted some people who poured beer on his car. Nine people were detained following a pair of raids by San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Deputies at some homes in Nipomo. The crackdown stems from an incident last Read the Rest…


Ventura County Clerk’s Office To Open On A Saturday To Acommodate People Wanting To Marry On Valentine’s Day

Tue, January 27, 2015

Ventura County is going to help Cupid this Valentine’s Day. The County Clerk’s Office announced that it will open on Saturday, February 14th to issue marriage licenses, and perform ceremonies. Clerk-Record Mark Lunn says his office will be open from 9 a.m., to 3 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. February 14th is traditionally the busiest day Read the Rest…


Crackdown In Ventura County Targets Drivers With Suspended Licenses

Tue, January 27, 2015

Getting a driver license suspended apparently isn’t enough to stop some people on the South Coast from getting behind the wheel. An Oxnard Police Department sting operation outside of the Ventura County Courthouse in Ventura yesterday resulted in the arrests of three people, who tried to drive away minutes after losing their driving privileges. In Read the Rest…


New Efforts To Make Dogs More Adoptable Helping Ventura County Animal Shelters With No-Kill Status

Tue, January 27, 2015

Ventura County’s efforts to help homeless dogs and cats hit a milestone, with the county’s shelters reaching a long sought no-kill status in 2014. Some new programs have helped by making the animals more adoptable. KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports a number of efforts are aimed at helping dogs. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Read the Rest…


Man Accused Of Stealing Gas Company Truck, Leading Simi Valley Police On Chase

Tue, January 27, 2015

A transient is behind bars this morning after Simi Valley Police say he carjacked a Southern California Gas Company truck, and led officer on a chase before crashing. Police say the gas company employee was working outside of the truck on School Street in Simi Valley just before noon yesterday when Anthony Ramirez walked up, Read the Rest…


Longtime Ventura County Professor Who Also Co-Invented GPS Tracking Device Used On Criminal Offenders Dies

Mon, January 26, 2015

A popular university professor in Ventura County for more than three decades who was also co-inventor of the GPS system used to monitor criminal offenders has died. Kirkland Gable taught psychology at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks from 1975, until 2004. Gable was known for using his sense of humor to keep students attention Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara International Film Festival Kicks Off 12 Day Run Tuesday Night

Mon, January 26, 2015

Hollywood is coming to the South Coast, with the 30th Anniversary edition of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival set to kick off its 12 day run. The festival will open tomorrow night at the Arlington Theater, with the U.S. premiere of “Desert Dancer.” It’s a drama about some young people in Iran who watch Read the Rest…


KCLU Wins Five Golden Mike Awards, Including “Best Newscast” In Class

Mon, January 26, 2015

KCLU won five “Golden Mike” awards for excellence in broadcast journalism at the 65th Annual Golden Mikes Awards show in Universal City January 24rd. KCLU’s Jim Rondeau won “Best Newscast” honors for “KCLU’s 7 a.m. News With Jim Rondeau.”  The Golden Mike was for “Best Newscast Under 15 Minutes” in the small stations (Division B) Read the Rest…


Light To Moderate Rain In Forecast For Monday Night, Early Tuesday On South Coast

Mon, January 26, 2015

A storm system is bringing light to moderate rain to the South Coast. Instead of the traditional north to south movement of a storm we see this time of year, a system to the southwest of Los Angeles is kicking moisture north onto the coast.   There’s rain in the forecast for tonight, and into early Read the Rest…


Storm System Brings Slight Chance Of Showers To Central Coast

Mon, January 26, 2015

A storm system is bringing a lot of cloud cover to our area, but not much in the way of rainfall is expected for the Central Coast. Instead of the traditional north to south movement of a storm we see this time of year, a system to the southwest of Los Angeles is kicking moisture Read the Rest…


Scientist Who Says We Are Making Huge Progress In Tapping Into Mysteries Of The Brain To Speak On South Coast

Mon, January 26, 2015

Imagine restoring lost memories to someone with Alzheimer’s disease, or recording what we dream. Scientist and best-selling author Michio Kaku says those days are approaching. KCLU’s Lance Orozco talks with the researcher, who’s speaking at Santa Barbara’s Granada Theater Wednesday night. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Michio Kaku Michio Kaku will speak at Read the Rest…


Channel Islands National Park Looking At Proposal To Eradicate Non-Native Ants On Santa Cruz Island

Mon, January 26, 2015

Having ants is a common problem, and your solution might be ant traps, or big spray. But, the National Park Service is trying to figure out how to cope with an ant invasion on a 22 mile long, 60,000 plus acre island off our coastline. Non-native Argentine ants have been on Santa Cruz Island for Read the Rest…


Two Arrested Follow Pursuit In Los Angeles, Ventura Counties

Mon, January 26, 2015

Two Santa Barbara men are behind bars following a wild two county chase which ended up in Ventura County. It started just after 1 a.m. yesterday, when Los Angeles Police started chasing an SUV following a non-injury hit and run crash.  The SUV headed north on Highway 101, with Ventura Police taking over the pursuit Read the Rest…


Police Looking For Sexual Predator In Ventura

Mon, January 26, 2015

Police are looking for a man who sexually battered a jogger in a Ventura County park. A woman was jogging in Ventura’s Grant Park just after 3 p.m. yesterday when she was hit, and then grabbed by a man who was sitting on a bench. The woman told police she tried to kick the man, Read the Rest…


Cause Of Fire At Santa Barbara Supermarket Under Investigation

Sun, January 25, 2015

Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a weekend blaze at a South Coast supermarket. Santa Barbara firefighters were called to the 100 block of West Cabrillo Boulevard around 6:30 Saturday morning, after smoke was seen pouring from behind a Ralph’s supermarket. Firefighters arrived to find store employees trying to put out a Read the Rest…


Funding Approved To Realign Section Of Highway 1 Threatened By Erosion On Central Coast

Fri, January 23, 2015

The State Transportation Commission has awarded more than $174 million dollars for 85 construction projects to improve transportation infrastructure, including a major project on the Central Coast. The Commission allocated $20 million dollars to realign a nearly three mile section of Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo County. The money will allow part of the Read the Rest…


Latest Unemployment Numbers Remains Steady in Santa Barbara County; Drop In San Luis Obispo County

Fri, January 23, 2015

The latest unemployment figures are mixed for Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties. In Santa Barbara County, the November and December unemployment rates remained unchanged, at 5.7%. In San Luis Obispo County, it dropped from 5.5% in November, to 5% in December. Statewide, unemployment dipped from 7.2% in November to an even 7% in Read the Rest…


Latest Unemployment Figures Mixed For Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties

Fri, January 23, 2015

The latest unemployment figures are mixed for Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties. Ventura County’s jobless rate dropped from 6.5% in November, to 5.9% in December. In Santa Barbara County, the month to month rate remained unchanged, at 5.7%. Statewide, unemployment dipped from 7.2% in November, to an even 7% in December, which is the lowest Read the Rest…


Ventura County Driver Arrested For Hit And Run Accident Which Critically Injured Man

Fri, January 23, 2015

Police say they’ve found, and arrested a Ventura County man who intentionally struck, and seriously injured man with a car. On January 9th, the victim was struck following a verbal confrontation by a car in a parking lot on the 600 block of South A Street in Oxnard. The 26 year old Santa Barbara man Read the Rest…


Central Coast High School Teacher Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Fri, January 23, 2015

A Central Coast high school teacher has been arrested on child pornography charges. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s department officials say they received information earlier this month that child pornography was being downloaded, and distributed at a home on the 22000 block of I Street in Santa Margarita. Detectives got a search warrant, and say Read the Rest…


State Transportation Funds Resurfacing Section Of Highway 101 In Santa Barbara County

Fri, January 23, 2015

The State Transportation Commission has awarded more than $174 million dollars for 85 construction projects to improve transportation infrastructure, including a major highway in southern Santa Barbara County. The Commission set aside $10 million dollars to resurface, and repair a section of Highway 101 in the Goleta area. The funding will allow resurfacing the highway Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara Scene Of Friendly Invasion, With First Cruise Ship Visit Of Year

Fri, January 23, 2015

Santa Barbara was the scene of a friendly invasion today, with a cruise ship stopping for the day off the coast. More than two thousand tourists from the Crown Princess came onshore to shop, to go on tours, or to take wine tasting trips to the Santa Ynez Valley.  Cruise ships have become big business Read the Rest…


Murder Victim On Central Coast Identified

Fri, January 23, 2015

Authorities have released the name of a murder victim on the Central Coast. Lompoc Police say a body found in some bushes behind a gas station on the 900 block of North H street is that of Salvador Hernandez. Detectives say the 57 year old man was a transient. A Lompoc man is being held Read the Rest…


Research Showing Drought Cycles In California Having Major Impacts On Forests

Fri, January 23, 2015

A new study shows drought cycles over the decades in California are changing the makeup of trees in the state’s forests, adding to the fire threat. UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and U.S. Geological Survey researchers studied more than nine decades of climate data for the study. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story. Click on link Read the Rest…


Ventura County Congresswoman Steps Up In Battle Against Dyslexia

Fri, January 23, 2015

A Ventura County congresswoman is now one of the two co-chairs of a bipartisan caucus trying to tackle the issue of dyslexia. Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village and Republican Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas are heading the group. Brownley says as the mother of a daughter with dyslexia, she has made dealing with Read the Rest…


Investigation Underway Into Fatal Accident In Oxnard

Fri, January 23, 2015

Investigators are trying to figure out what led to a traffic accident which left a man dead in Oxnard. It happened near the intersection of J, and Juniper Streets in Oxnard at around 6:30 yesterday morning. Police say it appears Laroy Frederick Magana was crossing J Street, and pushing a shopping cart when he was Read the Rest…


Ventura Police Release Photo Of People In Area Of Attack In Which Man Was Set On Fire

Fri, January 23, 2015

The Ventura Police Department has released surveillance photos of three young men who were in the area of an attack on a sleeping man at a beach, in which the victim was set on fire. John Frazier was seriously injured in the January 17th incident off of South Seaward Avenue in Ventura. The 58 year Read the Rest…


Dangerous Surf Conditions In Forecast For Central Coast

Thu, January 22, 2015

The Central Coast could see dangerous surf conditions as we move into the weekend. The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory for the northern Santa Barbara County coastline, as well the San Luis Obispo County coastline. There could be 10-12 foot wave at west facing beaches, with rip currents, and giant waves which Read the Rest…


Ventura County Health Officials Concerned About Measles Exposure For Visitors To Camarillo Bank

Thu, January 22, 2015

Ventura County Public Health officials say people who stopped at a Camarillo bank earlier this month may have been exposed to measles. Someone who was at the Citibank branch at 430 Arneill Road January 12th through 14th had the disease. County health officials say anyone who entered the main lobby of the bank on those Read the Rest…


Ventura Police Say They Arrest Two Burglars Caught On Video

Thu, January 22, 2015

Ventura police say two would-be burglars picked the wrong house to try to rob, because they were caught on video. Detectives say on December 23rd, Luis Galvan and Pablo Peralta tried to break into a home on the 100 block of Via Baja in Ventura. The 89 year old woman who lived in the home Read the Rest…


Man Gets Life In Prison Without Possibility Of Parole For 1979 Rape, Murder Of Oxnard Woman

Thu, January 22, 2015

A Kern County man convicted of a three decade old cold case murder in Ventura County has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. John Russell was convicted last year of the 1979 kidnapping, rape, and murder of Alma Zuniga of Oxnard. No one was arrested at the time of the Read the Rest…


Ventura County Fugitive Who Faked Death Arrested In Mexico

Thu, January 22, 2015

A man Ventura County detectives, and prosecutors call a key player in a Mexican Mafia operation running local street gangs is finally in custody this morning, nearly three years after disappearing. Investigators say he tried to elude those looking for him by not only fleeing to Mexico, but by faking his death. KCLU’s Lance Orozco Read the Rest…


Montecito’s Miramar Project Gets Key Approval Setting Stage For Start Of Construction

Thu, January 22, 2015

A key planning commission approval could open the door for construction of Montecito’s long awaited new Miramar Hotel project to get undeway as soon as this summer. KCLU’s John Palminteri has an update. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Miramar Project


Ventura County Man Shot To Death In Front Yard Of Home

Thu, January 22, 2015

A Ventura County man is dead, after he was shot, and fatally wounded in the front yard of his home. Oxnard Police say Luis Amaro was standing outside of his house on the 200 block of Balsam Street just before seven last night, when he was confronted by an unknown person.  Witnesses told detectives that Read the Rest…


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