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Oxnard Hit By Third Murder In Three Days

Wed, December 17, 2014

Oxnard is reeling from its third murder in three days. Police were called to the 1200 block of Felicia Court just after 8 last night by reports of a shooting. They arrived to find a 28 year old Oxnard man lying on a lawn, with a gunshot wound.  Paramedics tried to help David Lara, but Read the Rest…


New Affordable Housing Complex Helps Get Longtime Homeless In Isla Vista Off Streets

Wed, December 17, 2014

It looks like a bright new student housing complex near UC Santa Barbara. But, the U shaped, three story building in Isla Vista is affordable housing which will get more than three dozen homeless people off the streets. KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports this morning from IV. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Pescadero Lofts


Southern California Edison Reaches Settlement With Ventura County Over Issues With Paperwork On Hazardous Materials

Thu, December 18, 2014

Southern California Edison has agreed to pay nearly $150,000 in fines and restitution costs to resolve charges that it violated environmental regulations related to the placement of some equipment in Ventura County. The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office says SCE violated environmental protection laws by failing to file proper paperwork on the its electrical transformer Read the Rest…


Investigators Say Three Men Arrested in Ventura County Responsible For More Than 100 Vehicle Related Crimes

Thu, December 18, 2014

Three men are facing vehicle theft, and vehicle burglary charges in Ventura County, and detectives think they may be responsible for more than a hundred of the crimes. Ventura County Sheriff’s investigators have been looking into a string of vehicle related crimes since August, suspecting they were the efforts of an organized crime ring. They Read the Rest…


Camarillo Springs Area Hit By Mudslides Escapes Impacts Of Latest Storm

Wed, December 17, 2014

There was a collective sigh of relief in Ventura County overnight, as what was expected to be the most powerful in a series of storms mostly missed a community which has been hard hit by mud, and rockslides. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story, from Camarillo Springs:  Camarillo Springs


Central Coast Getting Another Storm Wednesday Night Into Thursday Morning

Wed, December 17, 2014

A weak storm system is bringing fresh rainfall to the Central Coast tonight. The showers are expected to spread over northern Santa Barbara County, and San Luis Obispo County this evening, and overnight.  But, rainfall amounts are expected to be light. The Central Coast ended up getting the strongest rainfall from the previous storm yesterday, Read the Rest…


Big Progress Reported In Cleanup At Ventura County Industrial Site Where Chemical Explosion, Fires Occurred In November

Wed, December 17, 2014

There’s good news about cleanup efforts at a wastewater processing facility in Ventura County which was the site of an explosion, and fires which sent more than 50 people to the hospital. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Cleanup Update


Man Wounded In Double Shooting In Ventura County Dies

Wed, December 17, 2014

A man wounded in a double shooting in Ventura County has died. The 35 year old man, along with a 35 year old woman were shot early yesterday morning in Oxnard.  Police say a group of people was talking on the 700 block of South Oxnard Boulevard when they were approached by a man who Read the Rest…


Man Shot To Death In Ventura County Now Being Identified

Tue, December 16, 2014

Authorities are now identifying a man who was shot to death in Ventura County. It happened just after 2:30 a.m. Sunday, on the 4400 block of South “G” Street in Oxnard.  Oxnard Police responding to reports of a shooting found Jose Sainz, who was lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. Paramedics tried to Read the Rest…


Ventura County Community Hit By Mudslides Bracing For New Storm

Tue, December 16, 2014

Some Camarillo neighborhoods once again look like a ghost town, with voluntary evacuations in place in an area where 16 homes were destroyed, or damaged by mud, rock, and debris flows. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has an update from Camarillo Springs. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Camarillo Springs Update


Second In Series Of Storms Headed Towards Central Coast Expected Tonight

Tue, December 16, 2014

The second in a series of three storms is expected to arrive on the Central Coast tonight. National Weather Service forecasters say it could be a little more powerful than the system which passed through the region last night and this morning, but probably not by much, with rainfall amounts under an inch. Rainfall amounts Read the Rest…


Second Of Trio Of Storms Poised To Hit South Coast

Tue, December 16, 2014

The second in a series of three storms is expected to arrive on the South Coast tonight. National Weather Service forecasters say it could be a little more powerful than the system which passed through the region last night and this morning, but probably not by much, with rainfall amounts mostly under an inch. Rainfall Read the Rest…


Developer May Pull Plug On Miramar Resort Project In Montecito After Planning Commission Postpones Vote On Approval

Tue, December 16, 2014

A developer planning to build a new resort at the site of Montecito’s historic Miramar Resort may abandon the entire effort, after a planning commission delayed action on final approval for the project. The Montecito Planning Commission Monday delayed a vote at least until late January. Developer Rick Caruso had already received approval for a Read the Rest…


Plans To Build Resort In Santa Barbara County Hits Another Delay

Tue, December 16, 2014

What a developer that was going to be an easy approval to build a slightly smaller version of an already okayed resort project in Santa Barbara County was delayed. KCLU’s John Palminteri reports it’s the latest hurdle in more than a decade of efforts to build a new Miramar resort in Montecito. Click on link Read the Rest…


Ventura County May Seek State Grant For $36 Million Dollar Jail Expansion

Tue, December 16, 2014

Ventura County may seek more than $30 million dollars in state grant money for a major jail expansion project which would provide better medical facilities for inmates, and help ease overcrowding. Sheriff Geoff Dean is scheduled to go before county supervisors today to ask for permission to apply for state funding to build a 64 Read the Rest…


Four Members Of Hell’s Angels Arrested In Ventura County

Mon, December 15, 2014

Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies say they arrested four members of a motorcycle group on various violations at a toy drive event in the Ojai Valley. Deputies say about a dozen members of the Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club were riding south on Maricopa Avenue in the Mira Monte area of Ventura County, when the bikers were Read the Rest…


Rain Results In Declaration Of Reduced Brush Fire Threat In Ventura County

Mon, December 15, 2014

The recent rainfall has resulted in the Ventura County Fire Department declaring a reduced brush fire threat, allowing a reduction in wildland fire staffing levels. The drop in the danger level opens the door to controlled burns with burn permits.  Ventura County firefighters say while there’s been a considerable decrease in the brush fire danger, Read the Rest…


First In Series Of Storms Arriving On South Coast Monday Night

Mon, December 15, 2014

A new series of storms is headed our way, with the first arriving on the South Coast tonight. Rainfall amounts are expected to be on the light side, in the half inch range, and slightly higher in the foothills and mountains. Then, National Weather Service forecasters say a second system will arrive late tomorrow night, Read the Rest…


First Of Series Of Storms Arrives On Central Coast

Mon, December 15, 2014

The first in a series of storms has arrived on the Central Coast. Rainfall amounts are expected to be on the light side, in the half inch range. and slighty higher in the foothills and mountains. Then, National Weather Service forecasters say a second system will arrive late tomorrow, and extend into Wednesday.  This will Read the Rest…


Mud, Rockslides To Keep PCH Between Ventura-Los Angeles Counties Closed Through End Of Year

Mon, December 15, 2014

Caltrans is now saying that a section of the Pacific Coast Highway between Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties which was closed by last week’s big storm could be shut down through the end of the year for cleanup. There were more than a dozen rock, mud, and debris slides on the PCH between Yerba Buena Read the Rest…


Oxnard Police Investigating Double Shooting

Mon, December 15, 2014

Oxnard Police detectives are trying to figure out what’s behind a shooting which left a man and woman seriously injured. Police were called at about 1:30 this morning about gunfire on the 700 block of South Oxnard Boulevard.  They found a man on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds.  He was taken to a hospital, Read the Rest…


Series of Storms Headed Towards Region

Mon, December 15, 2014

A series of storms is headed towards the South Coast. The first of three storms is expected to arrive early this evening.  Rainfall amounts are expected to be on the light side, from one third, to two third of an inch for most of the region, and slightly higher in the foothills and mountains. Then, Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara County Researcher Discovers Previously Unknown Type Of Clam

Mon, December 15, 2014

A Santa Barbara County researcher has made an amazing discovery, identifying a previously unknown type of clam which is less than the size of a quarter. It’s not the type of clam you’ll find at Pismo Beach.  In fact, their home is miles beneath the ocean’s service, in the chilly waters off of Alaska. KCLU’s Read the Rest…


Authorities Investigating Murder In Ventura County

Mon, December 15, 2014

Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a man in Ventura County. It happened just after 2:30 a.m. yesterday, on the 4400 block of South “G” Street in Oxnard.  Oxnard Police responding to reports of a shooting found a 31 year old man who has collapsed in the street as the result of at least Read the Rest…


Boy Recovering From Scare In Ocean Off Ventura County

Mon, December 15, 2014

A 12 year old boy is recovering from a big scare off the Ventura County coastline. The boy was swimming near a rock jetty off of Pittsfield Lane in Ventura around 1 p.m. yesterday when he got into trouble.  Some bystanders, and a Harbor Patrol officer helped pull the boy from the ocean. Ventura firefighters Read the Rest…


Man Arrested After Pursuit In Ventura County

Sun, December 14, 2014

A Ventura County man is facing multiple charges after leading police on a wild weekend chase. A Ventura police officer on patrol noticed that the driver of a pickup truck made a traffic violation near Seaward, and Ocean Avenues at around midnight Friday. The officer tried to stop the truck, but it sped away, running Read the Rest…


Rocket With Secret Payload Successfully Launched From Central Coast

Fri, December 12, 2014

A rocket carrying a secret military payload was successfully launched from the Central Coast Friday night. An Atlas V rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office cargo lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force base at 7:19 p.m.  The launch had originally been scheduled for Thursday night, but was postponed because of the major storm which moved Read the Rest…


Law Enforcement Agencies Kick Off Holiday DUI Enforcement Campaign In Santa Barbara County

Fri, December 12, 2014

A coalition of Santa Barbara County law enforcement agencies today kicked off a campaign to crack down on drunk driving during the holidays. The Avoid the 12 DUI Task Force has announced plans for seven DUI checkpoints, and 15 local roving DUI saturation patrols. The coalition includes agencies from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department, Read the Rest…


Caltrans Says PCH In Ventura County Could Be Closed For Days By Mudslide

Fri, December 12, 2014

Caltrans officials are telling KCLU News that they aren’t sure how long this morning’s mudslide on the Pacific Coast Highway, near Yerba Buena Drive will keep it closed. The early morning slide triggered by the rain trapped a handful of vehicles in more than two feet of mud, and firefighters had to help get people Read the Rest…


16 Homes Red Tagged Or Seriously Damaged By Mudslides In Ventura County; Mandatory Evacuations Lifted

Fri, December 12, 2014

A mandatory evacuation order has now been lifted for a Ventura County neighborhood hit hard by mudslides early this morning. Ten homes in Camarillo Springs have been red tagged, and six other received varying degrees of damage. It’s the same neighborhood where an October storm caused a mudslide which destroyed one home, and damaged several Read the Rest…


South Coast Rainfall Totals Mostly In The Two Inch Range

Fri, December 12, 2014

The storm created some impressive rainfall amounts on the South Coast. In Santa Barbara County, San Marcos Pass had the most recorded rainfall in the region, with 5.2 inches of rain.  Downtown Santa Barbara, and Montecito both reported close to 2.2 inches of rain each. In Ventura County, Oxnard had 2.4 inches of rain, Ojai Read the Rest…


Rocket Launch From Central Coast Postponed Last Night Still A Go For Tonight

Fri, December 12, 2014

It’s still a go at this hour for a rocket launch on the Central Coast which was originally scheduled for last night, but had to be postponed due to the storm which hit our region. An Atlas V rocket carrying a secret military payload could lift off from Vandenberg Air Force Base shortly after 7 Read the Rest…


Rain Causes Flooding At Central Coast Fire Station; Five Plus Inches Recorded On San Marcos Pass

Fri, December 12, 2014

The Central Coast is drying out after the major storm which dumped around two inches of rain in many parts of the region, and caused some localized flooding. In Santa Maria, intense rainfall clogged a drainage system, and flooded the city’s Fire State Number One, on the 300 block of Cook Street.  There was so Read the Rest…


Ten Homes Red Tagged By Mudslides In Ventura County; PCH Again Closed

Fri, December 12, 2014

Ten homes were red tagged, and a major highway closed by mudslides as Ventura County was hit hard by the big storm sweeping through the region. Early this morning, the mud and debris was too much for emergency channels in a Camarillo Springs neighborhood which has been hit by past slides.   Mud, rocks, and debris Read the Rest…


Heavy Rainfall On Parts Of Central Coast; 2.8 Inches Recorded In Nipomo, 1.9 Inches In Solvang

Fri, December 12, 2014

No major problems were reported from the storm which hit the Central Coast, but it’s left the region with some much needed rainfall. Nearly 1.6 inches of rain was recorded at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 1.7 inches in Pismo Beach, and an impressive 2.8 inches in Nipomo. In northern Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria Read the Rest…


Rainfall Totals Top Two Inches For Much Of South Coast; San Marcos Pass Gets Nearly Five Inches

Fri, December 12, 2014

Rainfall totals from the storm hitting our region have been impressive in many areas, with two to three inches of rain common in many Santa Barbara, and Ventura County mountain, and foothill areas. Santa Barbara Airport received two inches of rain, while in the hills above Montecito, where KCLU’s Santa Barbara FM transmitter is located, Read the Rest…


Storm Triggers New Mudslides In Ventura County; Homes Damaged, PCH Again Closed

Fri, December 12, 2014

The storm which hit our region has triggered a new round of mudslides in Ventura County, which have caused damage to homes, and closed a major highway. Early this morning, the mud and debris was too much for emergency channels in a Camarillo Springs neighborhood which has been hit by past slides.   Mud, rocks, and Read the Rest…


New Forecast From Ventura County Economic Research Center Bullish On California

Fri, December 12, 2014

The latest forecast from a Ventura County based economic research center is the most optimistic one in years for California. The report from the California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research & Forecasting says the state’s gross domestic product growth should exceed 3 percent for the next few upcoming quarters. But, the forecast says a Read the Rest…


More Than Two Inches Of Rain In Parts Of Tri-Counties As Of 2:15 A.M.

Fri, December 12, 2014

The storm hitting our region is living up to its billing all week as a big one. As of 2:15 this morning, more than three inches of rain were reported in parts of our region. Some of the highest rainfall totals include 2.3 inches in Nipomo, 3.1 inches at Twitchell Dam, and 3.5 inches on Read the Rest…


Red Cross Sets Up Evacuation Center For Those Displaced By Storm On South Coast

Fri, December 12, 2014

The Red Cross opened an emergency shelter in Ventura County, after a voluntary evacuation was triggered yesterday afternoon for more than 120 homes in the Camarillo Springs area. The center is on the 1200 block of Leisure Drive, in Camarillo.  Volunteers have set up sleeping areas, and have food, and other supplies for people who’ve Read the Rest…


Warning Issued About Mail Theft On South Coast

Fri, December 12, 2014

Oxnard Police have issued a warning which could apply to everyone on the South Coast about making sure you don’t become the victim of mail theft. Police received a call during the lunch hour yesterday about someone stealing mail from the 2000 block of Teal Club Road in Oxnard.  Officers arriving on the scene say Read the Rest…


Contractor Pleads Guility To Nearly Two Dozen Home Improvement Fraud Charges In Ventura County

Fri, December 12, 2014

A Southern California contractor has pled guilty to 23 felony charges after Ventura County prosecutors say he victimized close to a dozen people over home improvement projects. Prosecutors say Avi Gozlan was involved in a fraudulent remodeling, and home improvement scheme.  Operating under multiple names, investigators say the companies used telemarketers to solicit customers for Read the Rest…


Ventura County Opens Additional Mental Health Clinics

Thu, December 11, 2014

Ventura County has taken a step towards making mental health services even more accessible. The Ventura County Health Care Agency opened two new mental health outpatient clinics in Oxnard.  An Adult Services Clinic, and a Youth & Family Services Clinic have opened in Oxnard’s Centerpoint Mall. The new clinics are intended to make mental health Read the Rest…


Satellite Launch Planned From Central Coast Scrubbed Due To Weather

Thu, December 11, 2014

Tonight’s planned launch of a rocket in Santa Barbara County carrying a secret military payload has been scrubbed due to the storm. The Atlas V rocket was supposed to lift off shortly after 7 p.m. from Vandenberg Air Force base.  The launch has been rescheduled for tomorrow night, with the potential launch window again opening Read the Rest…


Major Storm Continues To Barrel Towards South Coast

Thu, December 11, 2014

A major storm continues to head towards on the South Coast, one which could bring up to four inches of rain in the region. National Weather Service forecasters say the heaviest rainfall will come late tonight, and early tomorrow morning. One to two inches of rainfall is predicted for coastal areas, and valleys, with two Read the Rest…


Major Storm Arriving On Central Coast

Thu, December 11, 2014

A major storm continues to bare down on the Central Coast, one which could bring up to four inches of rain in the region. National Weather Service forecasters say the heaviest rainfall for San Luis Obispo County, and Northern Santa Barbara County will come this evening. One to two inches of rainfall is predicted for Read the Rest…


Preparations Underway For Storm On South Coast

Thu, December 11, 2014

The storm is prompting a number of preparations on the South Coast. A voluntary evacuation has been issued for the Camarillo Springs area, where there was a mudslide earlier this year, and concern about another one during heavy rain earlier this month. The notification includes residents of San Como Lane, and Gitana Avenue.  The neighborhood Read the Rest…


Ventura County Man Wanted For Probation Violations Arrested After Chase

Thu, December 11, 2014

An effort to arrest a Ventura County man for two probation violations turned into something more than police bargained for, with a chase. It happened just before nine last night, on the 5500 block of Katherine Road in Simi Valley. Simi Valley Police officers arriving to serve the warrants at a home ran into Hulisses Read the Rest…


65 Year Old Man Convicted Of Molesting Relatives In Santa Barbara

Thu, December 11, 2014

A San Francisco man will spend the rest of his life behind bars, after being convicted of child molestation involving two of his relatives in Santa Barbara. Manuel Peter Munoz was convicted by a Santa Barbara County Superior Court Jury of five felony counts of child molestation. Prosecutors say the molestations happened between 2007, and Read the Rest…


Major Storm Expected To Arrive On Central Coast This Afternoon, South Coast Tonight

Thu, December 11, 2014

A major storm is expected to hit the California Coast today arriving on the Central Coast this afternoon, and moving into the South Coast tonight. We could see strong wind this afternoon in advance of the storm, with gusts up to 60 miles an hour possible in the mountains.  Then, the storm will bring one Read the Rest…


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