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Quake Rocks Parts Of Ventura, Los Angeles Counties

Mon, May 18, 2015

Some Ventura and Los Angeles County residents are still talking about it this morning.  An earthquake off the coast of Malibu rocked parts of both counties. The magnitude 2.6 quake centered four miles east of Malibu hit at 8:27 last night. No one was hurt, and no damage was reported, but people reported feeling the Read the Rest…


Man Struck, Killed By Passenger Train On South Coast

Sun, May 17, 2015

Authorities are investigating the death of a man who was struck, and killed by a train in Ventura County. It happened just before 10 a.m. Saturday, near Front and Ash Streets in Ventura.  A man was hit by the Amtrak passenger train, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Ventura police are still trying to Read the Rest…


Oxnard Man Murdered, Suspect Arrested In Killing

Sun, May 17, 2015

Detectives say they’ve made an arrest for a weekend murder in Ventura County. Oxnard Police called out around 6:30 Saturday morning to check on the well being of a 59 year old man living on the 1000 block of Inlet Drive. They found a man who was unresponsive.  He was pronounced dead at the scene, Read the Rest…


Arson Attack On Ventura County Car Dealership Under Investigation

Sun, May 17, 2015

Investigators are still trying to figure out what led to an arson attack at a Ventura County car dealership which caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. Three cars were destroyed, and five others damaged in Friday’s early morning attack at a vehicle storage lot on the 3000 block of Los Feliz Drive in Read the Rest…


Fire Investigators Say South Coast Brush Fire Was Arson

Sun, May 17, 2015

Fire investigators this morning are trying to figure out who intentionally started a brush fire in Ventura County. The blaze was discovered just before one p.m. Saturday, near Emma Wood State Beach in Ventura.  The fire was burning near some homeless camps in the Ventura River bottom area. Firefighters controlled the blaze to a small Read the Rest…


Man Behind Bars Accused Of Using Cell Phone To Orchestrate Santa Barbara County Killing

Fri, May 15, 2015

A man who is behind bars in Los Angeles County is now being accused of using a contraband cell phone to orchestrate a murder in Santa Barbara County. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives say Joseph Morales put together the August 19, 2014 slaying of Javier Limon of Santa Maria.  Limon’s body was found in some Read the Rest…


Federal Prosecutors Reach Million Dollar Settlement With Santa Barbara County Business Over VA Contracts

Fri, May 15, 2015

A Santa Barbara County based company has reached a million dollar settlement with the federal government to resolve allegations it falsely claimed it was a disabled veterans owned small business to get government contracts. Federal Department of Justice prosecutors say Santa Maria based Veterans of the Land, Incorporated claimed it qualified for the Service Disabled Read the Rest…


Food Drive By Letter Carriers In Ventura County To Feed Hungry Raises More Than 130,000 Pounds Of Food

Fri, May 15, 2015

A food drive to feed Ventura County’s hungry which KCLU News told you about last week is being called a huge success. An army of letter carriers in the county spearheaded last Saturday’s event, picking up donations from postal customers on their routes. Officials with FOOD Share, the Oxnard based foodbank, say the drive raised Read the Rest…


Ventura Man Arrested On Child Endangerment, Resisting Arrest Charges After Scuffle With Police

Fri, May 15, 2015

A Ventura County man is facing child endangerment, and resisting arrest charges following a confrontation in Ventura. It happened just before nine last night, on the 100 block of South Chestnut Street.  Someone called 911 saying they saw a possibly intoxicated man with a young child. As officers were responding, the man with the child Read the Rest…


Unusual May Storm Storm Clearing Central, South Coasts; Most Rainfall Totals Light

Fri, May 15, 2015

The unusual late spring storm which has hit the Central and South Coast is leaving the region. It brought welcome rainfall for some areas, but most communities on the Central and South Coast got little more that light showers. Parts of Ventura County had some of the highest rainfall totals, with 1.48” at South Mountain, Read the Rest…


Nation’s Largest Professional Cycling Event Zips Through Central, South Coasts

Fri, May 15, 2015

This is a huge week for cycling fans on the Central and South Coasts. More than 140 of the world’s top competitors raced through parts of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties as part of the 10th annual Amgen Tour of California. KCLU’s Lance Orozco was on hand to capture some of the Read the Rest…


Ventura County Doctor, And Her Husband Arrested Following Death Of Patient

Fri, May 15, 2015

A Ventura County doctor, and her husband have been arrested in the wake of the death of a patient. Detectives with the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit arrested Dr. Ellen Crowe and Paul McQuillan, who operate a Thousand Oaks based home healthcare business. Investigators say that last July, McQuillan went to the Camarillo home Read the Rest…


Rain Impacts Cleanup Of Dangerous Mercury Spill In Ventura County

Thu, May 14, 2015

Rain has complicated efforts to clean up a dangerous mercury spill in a Ventura County neighborhood. The issue was first discovered on Monday, when a man told Ventura County firefighters that he thought something in the street near his house on the 4100 block of Cochran Street in Simi Valley made his dogs sick. 10 Read the Rest…


Storm System Bring Up To A Quarter Of An Inch Of Rain To Central, South Coasts With More On The Way

Thu, May 14, 2015

The first wave of an unusual late spring storm system has moved through the Central and South Coasts, with rainfall amounts of up to a quarter of an inch reported today. In Ventura County, Ventura had .25” of rainfall, Ojai had .19” , and Fillmore had just .03” of rain. In Santa Barbara County, Santa Read the Rest…


South Coast City Gets New Deputy City Manager

Thu, May 14, 2015

A South Coast city is getting a new second in command. Kathleen Trepa has been hired as the City of Goleta’s new Deputy City Manager. Trepa is currently the Director of Community Services for the Southern California city of Claremont.  Before that, she worked as a department head with the cities of San Marcos, and Read the Rest…


Ventura County Man Gets 17 Year Sentence For Working With Mexican Mafia

Thu, May 14, 2015

A Ventura County man has been sentenced to 17 years in state prison after being convicted of charges connected to the Mexican Mafia’s operations in the county. Prosecutors say David Acosta was an enforcer who collected taxes from local drug dealers. The 40 year old Oxnard man entered guilty pleas to extortion, conspiracy, and drug Read the Rest…


Firefighters Say It’s Time To Get Ready For Brush Fires; Drought Could Make It Worst Season Ever

Thu, May 14, 2015

There may be rain in the forecast for the Central and South Coasts this week, but high brush fire season is also at hand. Firefighters say if you live in a potentially at-risk area, it’s time get your property, and your family ready for the threat. KCLU’s Lance Orozco says public safety agencies in Ventura Read the Rest…


Woman Gets Three Year Sentence For Mail, Identity Theft Operation In Ventura, Los Angeles Counties

Thu, May 14, 2015

A woman has been sentenced to three years in jail after entering guilty pleas to charges stemming from a mail, and identity theft ring with hundreds of victims in Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties. Prosecutors say Rosel Magistrado used stolen information to lease a luxury car, an apartment in Agoura Hills, and to write phony Read the Rest…


Nation’s Largest Cycling Race In Santa Barbara, Ventura Counties Today

Thu, May 14, 2015

The nation’s largest cycling race is on the South Coast today. The Amgen Tour of California’s fifth stage will kick off just before noon today from Santa Barbara’s Cabrillo Boulevard, and take cyclists on a more than 100 mile route through Ojai and Santa Paula into Santa Clarita. Yesterday, the 100 plus cyclists were on Read the Rest…


State Coastal Commission Approves Controversial Plan To Try To Control Erosion At Popular County Beach

Wed, May 13, 2015

The State Coastal Commission approved a controversial Santa Barbara County plan to try to protect the county’s most popular county beach from erosion. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Goleta Beach


Prosecutors Say Shootings Of Two UCSB Students This Week May Have Been Gang Related

Wed, May 13, 2015

Formal charges filed against the two men arrested for the shootings of two UCSB students earlier this week include allegations the attacks were gang related. The two students were shot Monday night during an altercation on the 500 block of Sabado Tarde in Isla Vista. Both students are expected to survive. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara County Grand Jury Critical Of Reports Required By City Of Santa Barbara For Home Sales

Wed, May 13, 2015

The Santa Barbara County Grand Jury is blasting a report required by the City of Santa Barbara for people selling homes. The Grand Jury says Zoning Information Reports required by the city often are based on outdated information, are expensive, and can sometimes jeopardize transactions. Santa Barbara is one of less than two dozen cities Read the Rest…


Ventura County Community College District Chooses Interim Chancellor

Wed, May 13, 2015

A South Coast community college district has moved to pick a new interim chancellor, following word that the person who currently holds the post will be leaving this summer. Ventura County Community College District trustee hired Dr. Bernard Luskin to fill in until a new permanent chancellor is hired. Luskin is a familiar face in Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara County Supervisors Approve Deal With Chumash Tribe To Expand Fire Protection For Santa Ynez Valley

Wed, May 13, 2015

Santa Barbara County approved a new deal with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians which will beef up fire protection in the Santa Ynez Valley. The tribe has had a contract with the county for more than a decade to provide fire protection services for its reservation. The tribe provided funding which allowed the Read the Rest…


Efforts To Clean Up Dangerous Mercury Spill In Ventura County Neighborhood Continue

Wed, May 13, 2015

Cleanup efforts are continuing on a mysterious mercury spill which has shut down a major Ventura County street since Monday, and made a half dozen homes off limits to their residents. It could be days still before the cleanup is complete. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has an update this morning, from Simi Valley. Click on link Read the Rest…


Former Financial Planner In Ventura County Facing New Financial Elder Abuse Charge

Wed, May 13, 2015

A man Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives say is on probation for financial elder abuse is now facing a new abuse charge. Investigators say in January, a member of a family in the county read a story about Rod Hormell’s arrest, and conviction in 2013.  They became concerned that their family had also been victimized by Read the Rest…


Amgen Tour Of California On Central Coast Today, South Coast Tomorrow

Wed, May 13, 2015

The eyes of the cycling world will be on the Central Coast today. The 10th annual Amgen Tour of California’s fourth stage includes a scenic course through part of southern San Luis Obispo County, and northern Santa Barbara County. The cyclists will leave Pismo Beach at 11:30 this morning, with what’s expected to be a Read the Rest…


South Coast City Ramps Up Water Use Restrictions In Face Of Drought

Tue, May 12, 2015

A South Coast city has approved its most stringent water use restrictions yet in face of the drought. The City of Santa Barbara’s new rules require an additional 25% citywide reduction in water use. The new regulations include a ban on the use of automatic sprinklers from 8 a.m., to 6 p.m. daily, and daytime Read the Rest…


UCSB Offering Counseling In Wake Of Monday Night Shootings In Isla Vista

Tue, May 12, 2015

UC Santa Barbara officials say counselors are available around the clock in the wake of the shooting Monday night of two students in Isla Vista. The shootings on Sabado Tarde brought back painful memories for some of the Memorial Day Weekend, 2014 rampage in Isla Vista which left six UCSB students dead, and 14 injured. Read the Rest…


Cleanup Of Mercury Spill Continues In Ventura County Neighborhood

Tue, May 12, 2015

Federal officials say it could take the rest of the week to clean up a mysterious, and dangerous mercury spill in a Ventura County neighborhood. 10 people had to be checked for exposure to hazardous materials, and six homes were evacuated following the discovery of the spill around noon yesterday. It was discovered on the Read the Rest…


Authorities Believe Isla Vista Shootings Monday Night Weren’t Random

Tue, May 12, 2015

Authorities say it appears that a confrontation in Isla Vista which sent two UCSB students to the hospital with gunshot wounds wasn’t a random incident. It happened on the 6500 block of Sabado Tarde just after 7 last night. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives say Jose Guadalupe Gutierrez of Goleta, and James Joshua Taylor of Read the Rest…


State Coastal Commission To Take On Goleta Beach Erosion Controversy

Tue, May 12, 2015

The State Coastal Commission is expected to settle a big controversy involving the future of a popular Santa Barbara County beach. The Commission will decide whether to grant the county’s request to leave in place permanently what was supposed to be a temporary rock revetment at Goleta Beach. The revetment was installed in 2004 to Read the Rest…


Two In Custody For Monday Night Isla Vista Shooting

Tue, May 12, 2015

Authorities have now released more details about a confrontation in Isla Vista in which two UCSB students were shot, and two suspects were injured. It happened just after 7 last night, on the 6500 block of Sabado Tarde. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives say 19 year old Jose Guadalupe Gutierrez of Goleta, and 22 year Read the Rest…


Two Shot In Confrontation In Isla Vista

Tue, May 12, 2015

Two people were shot, and a third was hurt in a confrontation in Isla Vista. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 6500 block of Sabado Tarde at around 7:15 last night.  They found three injured men at the scene. A text message was sent to the UCSB student community telling people to Read the Rest…


Mercury Confirmed As Dangerous Chemical In Ventura County Spill

Tue, May 12, 2015

10 people had to be checked for exposure to hazardous materials, and six homes had to be evacuated following the discovery of what turned out to be a mercury spill in eastern Ventura County. The spill was discovered on the 4100 block of Cochran Street in Simi Valley around noon yesterday, and some nearby homes Read the Rest…


Brit Wins First Two Stages Of Amgen Tour Of California

Tue, May 12, 2015

It’s two full days into the nation’s largest cycling race, and one man is the clear cut leader in the 10th annual Amgen Tour of California. Mark Kavendish of Great Britain has now won the first two stages of the competition, topping the pack in yesterday’s Nevada City to Lodi run. Today, the 100 plus Read the Rest…


South Coast Museum Which Is Home To More Than A Million Birds Eggs, 200,000 Nests To Hold Rare Open House

Tue, May 12, 2015

The South Coast is home to a museum that’s almost a secret, unless you are really interested in birds. The Camarillo Bird Museum is world famous in the research world, and has a massive collection which includes more than 200,000 nests, and more than a million eggs. KCLU’s Lance Orozco takes us to the museum, Read the Rest…


Shooting Reported In Isla Vista, With Two Wounded

Mon, May 11, 2015

Three people have been hurt in Isla Vista, with two shot in what may have been a domestic disturbance. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 6500 block of Sabado Tarde at around 7:15 Monday night.  They found three injured men at the scene. A text message was sent to the UCSB student Read the Rest…


Man Shot To Death In Ventura County Now Being Identified

Mon, May 11, 2015

Authorities have identified a man who was shot to death as the result of a dispute in Oxnard. Jose Leon was fatally wounded on 600 block of South Oxnard Boulevard just after 2 a.m. Sunday.  Oxnard Police called to the scene by reports of a shooting found the 29 year old Oxnard man’s body in Read the Rest…


Hazardous Chemical Spill Under Investigation In Ventura County

Mon, May 11, 2015

Ventura County firefighters, and a hazardous material team have been at the scene of a chemical spill in the eastern part of the county for much of the day. What’s believed to be a mercury spill was discovered on the 4100 block of Cochran Street in Simi Valley around noon today, and some nearby homes Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara County To Consider Expanded Support From Chumash Tribe For Fire Department

Mon, May 11, 2015

Santa Barbara County may beef up its fire protection abilities through a new deal with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. The County Fire Department has provided fire protection services for the Chumash Reservation since 2002, through a contract with the tribe. The existing agreement provided enough funding for the county agency to add Read the Rest…


Two Condos Damaged By Fire In Ventura County

Mon, May 11, 2015

Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a blaze which left two units in a Ventura County condominium complex damaged,  and some residents temporarily homeless. The fire was discovered just before noon today in a condo fourplex on the 500 block of Avenida de La Plata, in Newbury Park.   Firefighters knocked down the Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara Congresswoman Reintroduces Legislation Aimed At Protecting People From Stalkers

Mon, May 11, 2015

A Santa Barbara congresswoman has reintroduced legislation intended to protect victims of domestic violence, and stalking by making it harder for those threatening them to have access to guns. HR 2216 would close some loopholes in firearms purchases, and possession by adding restrictions to people who dated a victim, as well as those facing temporary Read the Rest…


Memorial Garden Planted To Remember Victims Of Isla Vista Rampage

Mon, May 11, 2015

A memorial garden has been planted by volunteers to remember the victims of the 2014 Isla Vista rampage. KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story:  IV Memorial


New Musical By Ventura County Woman Tries To Help Teens Deal With Bullying

Mon, May 11, 2015

Bullying is an ongoing problem in our schools. It can be an especially difficult for kids with disabilities who are targeted just because they are different. A Ventura County woman working with a cast of teens and young adults, some with disabilities, created a musical which tries to tackle the issue in a way that’s Read the Rest…


Central Coast Hospital Rededicated After Seismic Retrofit, Makeover

Sun, May 10, 2015

A Central Coast hospital was the scene of a big weekend party, as it celebrated completion of a 12 million dollar makeover. Santa Ynez Cottage Hospital was rededicated on Saturday. The half century old hospital underwent a seismic retrofit, and at the same time a number of upgrades. Last year, the hospital handled more than Read the Rest…


Detectives Trying To Unravel Events Behind Fatal Shooting In Ventura County

Sun, May 10, 2015

Detectives are trying to unravel what led to a fatal shooting in Ventura County. Oxnard Police were called to the 600 block of South Oxnard Boulevard just after 2 a.m. Sunday, by reports of a shooting.  They found the body of a man in an alley.  He was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives say Read the Rest…


Deputies Say Ventura County Man Arrested With Stolen Mail From Hundreds Of County Residents

Fri, May 8, 2015

A Ventura County man stopped by sheriff’s deputies because they spotted false registration tags on his car is in much bigger trouble than that, after detectives say  he had hundreds of pieces of stolen mail from in his car. The deputies who stopped William Hacker May 1st on Pickwick Drive in Camarillo say they discovered Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara County Man Agrees To Plea Deal In Shooting Of His Parents

Fri, May 8, 2015

A Santa Barbara County man accused of shooting to death his father, and wounding his mother has made a plea deal with prosecutors while a jury was deliberating his fate. Brian Keith Reid entered guilty pleas to voluntary manslaughter, and attempted murder charges, and will spend more than two dozen years in state prison for Read the Rest…


Three Hurt When SUV, CHP Unit Collide In Ventura County

Fri, May 8, 2015

Three people were hurt when an SUV hit a CHP unit responding to an emergency call on the South Coast. It happened at about 5:30 last night, at the intersection of Rice Avenue, and Camino Del Sol in Oxnard. Oxnard Police say the CHP unit had its lights, and siren on as it first stopped Read the Rest…


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