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Car Crashes Into Ventura County Store

Tue, September 9, 2014

A driver who got confused in the parking lot of a Ventura County office supply store went crashing into it this afternoon. It happened just after 2 p.m. at an Office Depot on the 2000 block of First Street in Simi Valley. The driver was trapped in the car, and had to be rescued by Read the Rest…


Central Coast Man Accused Of Kidnapping, Torturing Woman

Tue, September 9, 2014

A Central Coast man is behind bars, accused of kidnapping, and torturing a woman, with detectives saying at one point he burned the bound woman with kitchen utensils. San Luis Obispo Police called to a gas station on the 100 block of Santa Rosa Street just before 11 last night found a woman with head Read the Rest…


Twin Brothers Charged With Mortgage Fraud In Ventura County

Tue, September 9, 2014

Two brothers have been charged with mortgage fraud in Ventura County, after prosecutors say they made false promises to homeowners trying to prevent foreclosure. Investigators say Michael and Juan Herrera operated a fraudulent short-sale and foreclosure rescue program under the name the Herrera-Sindell Group.  The company targeted primarily Spanish-speaking clients through television ads. Prosecutors say Read the Rest…


Man Arrested In Connection With String of Burglaries On South Coast; Nine Guns Seized

Tue, September 9, 2014

A man has been arrested in connection with a string of burglaries on the South Coast, with police saying they found him with nine stolen guns, as well as ammunition. Ventura Police say there was an increase in the number of daytime home burglaries in the city in August.  Detectives say they received evidence pointing Read the Rest…


Boys & Girls Club Serving More Than 9,000 Kids On South Coast Hires New Executive Director

Tue, September 9, 2014

A Boys & Girls Club which serves more than 9,000 kids on the South Coast has hired a new executive director. Erin Reardon Antrim will become the permanent head of the Boys & Girls Clubs of greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme.  Antrim is already a familiar face to the organization, working thre 10 years, and Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara City Council Set To Act On Major Flood Control Project

Tue, September 9, 2014

The City of Santa Barbara is expected to move ahead today with a project intended to help deal with potential creek flooding. KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Flood Control Project


Foundation Helping Pediatric Cancer Patients In Tri-Counties

Tue, September 9, 2014

Cancer can be a devestating disease to battle, but pediatric cancer is especially difficult. It hits one in 300 children in America. A Santa Barbara based non-profit group is helping kids with cancer and their families in our region. KCLU’s Lance Orozco talks with a local family facing the cancer issue, and look at how Read the Rest…


Man Killed In Accident Which Snarled Morning Commute In Santa Barbara County Identified

Tue, September 9, 2014

Authorities have identified a man killed on a traffic accident on Highway 101 near Carpinteria which created major traffic tieups all morning long yesterday. The crash happened just before 2 a.m. yesterday, on the 101 north of Bates Road.  A northbound construction vehicle was in the process of setting up a lane closure for some Read the Rest…


Long Awaited Dredging Plans Announced For Channel Islands Harbor

Tue, September 9, 2014

There’s big news for a Ventura County community dealing with a major coastal erosion issues. The Army Corps of Engineers says it will start dredging from Channel Islands Harbor October 1st, in the largest project of its type ever conducted at the harbor. It’s good news for the harbor, and for the city of Port Read the Rest…


Closure Of One Of The Channel Islands For Assessment Of Risk From Unexploded Ordnance Could Be Longer Than Expected

Tue, September 9, 2014

The closure of one of the Channel Islands to the public so it can be assessed for unexploded military ordnance is going to last longer than first expected. In April, the U.S. Navy announced San Miguel Island will be closed at least through the end of the year because of concerns over public safety. The Read the Rest…


Two Central Coast Women Killed In Weekend Traffic Accident Identified

Mon, September 8, 2014

Two Central Coast women killed in a weekend traffic accident in Santa Barbara County are now being identified. Carmelita Connor, and Olivia San Diego died in the head on crash Saturday afternoon on Highway 154 near Los Olivos. CHP investigators say the two Santa Maria women were headed eastbound on the highway, when for some Read the Rest…


Man Shot Near Ventura County Elementary School Dies

Mon, September 8, 2014

Detectives are trying to determine what led to a shooting which left a man fatally wounded, and led to a Ventura County elementary school being put on lockdown. It happened just before 9:30 this morning, on the 4600 block of Cloyne Street in Oxnard. Oxnard Police say a man was shot on a street corner Read the Rest…


Ventura County DA Rules Fatal Officer Involved Shooting In Ventura Was Justified

Mon, September 8, 2014

An investigation by the Ventura County District Attorney’s office concludes that the fatal shooting of a man by police who struck two officers with his pickup truck was justified. Ventura Police were called to a motel on the 2100 block of Harbor Boulevard March 13th, 2013 by reports of a man yelling profanities, and were Read the Rest…


Today Marks Anniversary Of U.S. Navy Disaster In Santa Barbara County Which Sank Seven Destroyers

Mon, September 8, 2014

Today marks the anniversary of what is considered the worst peacetime disaster in U.S. naval history, an accident which occurred on the Santa Barbara County coastline. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story. Click to listen to/download story:  Honda Disaster


Late Night, Early Morning Travelers On 101 Freeway In Ventura County To Face Closures

Mon, September 8, 2014

If you use the 101 Freeway during the late night, or early morning hours in Ventura County, you may face some detours and delays. Work is taking place on a $5.8 million dollar project to widen, and improve Lindero Canyon Road, in Westlake Village.  All lanes of the northbound 101 will be closed from midnight Read the Rest…


Shooting Puts Ventura County Elementary School On Lockdown; Man Wounded Near Campus

Mon, September 8, 2014

A shooting which left a man seriously injured resulted in a Ventura County elementary school being put on lockdown. It happened just before 9:30 this morning, on the 4600 block of Cloyne Street in Oxnard. Oxnard Police say a man was shot on a street corner just outside of the campus of Hathaway School. The Read the Rest…


Fight Leaves Man Dead on Central Coast

Mon, September 8, 2014

Detectives are still trying to unravel what led to a fight outside of a Central Coast bar which left a man dead. It happened just before 11 p.m. Saturday, on the 1200 block of Mission Street in San Miguel. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene by reports of a fight Read the Rest…


Highway 101 Lanes Reopened Near Carpinteria More Than Nine Hours After Fatal Accident

Mon, September 8, 2014

Two lanes of the northbound 101 in Santa Barbara County reopened at around 11 this morning, after a fatal traffic accident left the highway jammed for more than nine hours. The crash happened just before 2 a.m. Monday, on the 101 just north of Bates Road, outside of Carpinteria.  A northbound construction vehicle was in Read the Rest…


Investigators Looking Into Rescue From Cave In Goleta

Mon, September 8, 2014

A young man is recovering from an ordeal he suffered after being stuck in an oceanfront cave in Goleta, prompting a rescue by Santa Barbara County firefighters. KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Goleta Rescue


Santa Barbara County Emergency Management Team Working Behind Scenes On County’s Emergency Preparedness

Mon, September 8, 2014

This is disaster preparedness month When we think of coping with disasters, we think about first responders like firefighters, and police. But, behind the scenes, experts work year round on the South Coast to make sure we are as prepared as possible to deal with disasters like earthquakes, brush fires, and floods. KCLU’s Lance Orozco Read the Rest…


Pair Of Quakes Rattles Eastern Ventura County

Mon, September 8, 2014

Eastern Ventura County was rocked by a pair of small earthquakes last night. A magnitude 2.0 quake hit near Piru around 9:10 p.m. and a magnitude 3.7 quake hit the same area just eight minutes later, at 9:18. The quakes were centered about seven miles north of Piru, and about 11 miles northeast of Fillmore.  Read the Rest…


Central Coast Hit By Earthquake

Mon, September 8, 2014

An earthquake rocked part of the Central Coast last night. A magnitude 3.2 quake hit northern San Luis Obispo County at 11:10 last night.  The quake was centered five miles north of Cambria, and about 22 miles northwest of Morro Bay. No damage was reported.


Cobra Found Following Search In Thousand Oaks Now At San Diego Zoo

Mon, September 8, 2014

The cobra which was the focus of a big search in Ventura County last week has settled into its new home this morning. The four foot long monocled cobra was moved from the Los Angeles Zoo, to the San Diego Zoo over the weekend, where it will join the zoo’s permanent exhibit. The San Diego Read the Rest…


Program To Get Cargo Ships To Slow Down In Santa Barbara Channel, To Reduce Whale Strikes Focus Of Community Meeting

Mon, September 8, 2014

A new incentive program to reduce pollution, and ship strikes on whales by slowing down cargo ships in the Santa Barbara Channel is going to be the focus of a community meeting this week. The program gives shipping companies a $2500 payment for each ship which slows down through the channel. The idea was so Read the Rest…


Earthquake Rocks Parts Of South Coast

Sat, September 6, 2014

Parts of the South Coast were rocked by an earthquake Friday night. A magnitude 2.9 quake hit the Carpinteria area at 10:38 p.m.  The quake was centered about three miles southwest of the city. No injuries, or damage was reported.


Former Ventura Resident Could Face Up To 38 Years In Prison For Energy Investment Fraud Scheme

Fri, September 5, 2014

A Ventura County man could spend the rest of his life behind bars, after being convicted in an energy investment fraud scheme. William Stehl entered guilty pleas in federal court to five felony counts stemming from the operation which took more than $8 million dollars, and tried to get another $50 million from investors. Prosecutors Read the Rest…


Man Facing Child Molestation Charges On Central Coast Arrested After Fleeing To Texas

Fri, September 5, 2014

A man who was supposed to be in court in Santa Barbara County this week to face 20 child molestation charges, but failed to show up has been arrested in Texas. Clive Decomarmond missed his appearance in Santa Maria. The Santa Maria man entered not guilty pleas to the charges, but then failed to show Read the Rest…


New Arrest In Scandal Involving Cal Polly Football Players, College Fraternity

Fri, September 5, 2014

There’s been another arrest in the scandal which led to charges against five Cal Poly San Luis Obispo football players. The five were arrested following the attempted armed robbery of a fraternity August 10th. At the time, police said the incident might have been drug related. San Luis Obispo Police detectives continued their investigation, leading Read the Rest…


Central Coast Mayor Now Heads League Of California Cities

Fri, September 5, 2014

The mayor of a Central Coast city is now the president of the group which represents California’s cities. Arroyo Grande Mayor Tony Ferrara took over leadership this week of the League of California Cities. Ferrara has been Arroyo Grande’s mayor six times since 2002.  He spent more than four decades in law enforcement, and emergency Read the Rest…


More Than 2,000 Walkers Expected For Cancer Walk On South Coast This Weekend

Fri, September 5, 2014

More than two thousand walkers are expected to take part in a major fundraiser this weekend on the South Coast for the fight against breast cancer. The 12th annual Southern California Avon Walk For Breast Cancer will start at Santa Barbara’s Chase Palm Park tomorrow, and end at Carpinteria State Beach on Sunday. Last year’s Read the Rest…


One Gang Member Arrested, Second Still Sought Following Car Chase In Ventura County

Fri, September 5, 2014

What started as a routine traffic stop in Ventura County became dangerous quickly, when it turned into a pursuit involving two known gang members armed with a loaded sawed off shotgun. It started at about 11:30 last night, on North Ventura Avenue in the Ojai area.  A Ventura County Sheriff’s deputy tried to pull over Read the Rest…


Pet Owners In Most Of Ventura County Will Face Fines If They Ignore Renewal Noices

Fri, September 5, 2014

Pet owners in much of Ventura County who don’t renew their pet licenses are going to get nipped if they ignore renewal notices. Ventura County Animal Services is launching a new automated citation program next month. You’ll get plenty of notice, in fact mailed three notices in all. But, if you ignore than, the fourth Read the Rest…


New Poll Ranks Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties As Among The Top 10 Counties In The State To Call Home

Fri, September 5, 2014

An online real estate company has ranked Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties as among the top ten counties in the state to live. The Movoto survey ranks Ventura County fifth, and Santa Barbara County ninth. The rankings are based on criteria like median income, housing prices, unemployment, and education. Marin County ranked first on the Read the Rest…


New Poll Ranks Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties Among Top Ten Counties In State As Places To Live

Fri, September 5, 2014

An online real estate company has rated Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties among the top ten counties in the state to live. The Movoto survey ranks San Luis Obispo County fourth, and Santa Barbara County ninth. The rankings are based on criteria like median income, housing prices, unemployment, and education. Marin County ranked Read the Rest…


Gubernatorial Debate

Fri, September 5, 2014

Thursday, September 4th, KCLU aired the only California gubernatorial debate of the 2014 election season. The entire exchange between Governor Brown and challenger Neal Kashkari is available from The California Report, here: Listen.


Food Banks In Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties Receive Produce Donations As Part Of Effort To Call Attention To Drought’s Impacts On Agriculture

Fri, September 5, 2014

A effort to raise awareness about the impacts of the drought on California agriculture used some of the state’s food banks as a backdrop. The drought’s growing impacts on the agricultural industry has not only hurt it, they’ve cut into produce donations to the non-profits. KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports as a part of the awareness Read the Rest…


Two Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judges Set To Retire

Fri, September 5, 2014

Two longtime Santa barbara County Superior Court judges have announced retirement plans. KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Santa Barbara County Judges Retiring


New Storm In Pacific Creates Threat Of High Surf, Rip Currents Headed Into Weekend

Thu, September 4, 2014

High surf could once again create problems for some Ventura, and Los Angeles County beaches, as the result of another Pacific storm. Tropical cyclone Norbert could mean larger than average waves tomorrow though Sunday. The waves aren’t expected to hit 20 foot mark, like they did from Hurricane Marie several days ago.  Marie caused some Read the Rest…


70 Year Old Central Coast Man Headed To Jail For Possession Of Child Pornography

Thu, September 4, 2014

A 70 year old Central Coast man has been sentenced to one year in jail, and will be a registered sex offender for the rest of his life as the result of a plea deal for the possession of child pornography. Richard Dale Haenel of Solvang was arrested last April, as the result of evidence Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara Man Accused Of Raping Two Women In The Apartment Complex Where He Lived

Thu, September 4, 2014

A man has been arrested after police say he raped two women in the Santa Barbara apartment complex where he lived. Police were called to the complex on the 200 block of Oceano Avenue on Monday, by reports of a sexual assault.  Detectives say they determined that Herbert Keith Wells, Junior had sexually assaulted a Read the Rest…


Potentially Deadly Cobra Which Was Focus Of Search In Ventura County Neighborhood Caught

Thu, September 4, 2014

A potentially deadly cobra which has been on the loose in a Thousand Oaks neighborhood since Labor Day has been caught. The snake was found in the same area where it was first spotted, near the intersection of Rancho Road, and Rancho Lane. The snake was first discovered when it was believed to have bitten Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara County Reports Drop In Tobacco Sales To Minors

Thu, September 4, 2014

Santa Barbara County Public Health officials say recent undercover operations show that there’s been a drop in illegal sales of tobacco products to minors. Some 300 retailers were surveyed countywide, with a sales rate of 12%, down 4% from 2013.  County Health officials say the illegal sales dropped in Buellton, Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Santa Read the Rest…


Campaign To Reduce DUI Driving On Central Coast Leads To 115 Arrests During Final Days Of Summer Holiday Season

Thu, September 4, 2014

A campaign to try to reduce DUI driving during the final weeks of the summer holiday season on the Central Coast led to 116 arrests. The Avoid the 14 Task Force in San Luis Obispo County had extra patrols out on the county’s roads from August 15th to September 1st.  Officials say perhaps the biggest Read the Rest…


Still No Sign Of Cobra On Loose In Ventura County Neighborhood

Thu, September 4, 2014

It’s been a wild week for one Ventura County neighborhood, because there’s a potentially deadly cobra on the loose. The snake turned up on Monday, when it bit a dog, and then disappeared into some nearby brush. Now, not only is the cobra missing in the Thousand Oaks neighborhood, there’s a big mystery over how Read the Rest…


EIR Complete On Santa Barbara To Carpinteria Carpool Lanes

Thu, September 4, 2014

Caltrans has released the environmental impact report for plans to add a carpool lane to both directions of the 101 Freeway from Santa Barbara, to Carpinteria. The biggest issue with the EIR which differs from a number of public comments is over the Caltrans decision to eliminate some existing offramps from the left side, or Read the Rest…


Hundreds Of Plants Seized From Indoor Marijuana Growing Operation In Ventura County

Thu, September 4, 2014

It looked like just another house in Camarillo, but Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives say it was actually a large scale indoor marijuana growing operation. Ventura County Sheriff’s Department narcotics detectives learned there might be an illegal cultivation operation at a home on the 2500 block of Barbara Drive. Following an investigation, they got search warrants.  Read the Rest…


Cobra On The Loose In Ventura County Neighborhood; Efforts To Find It Unsuccessful

Wed, September 3, 2014

A Ventura County neighborhood is on alert tonight, after word a potentially deadly cobra is on the loose. KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports efforts to find the potentially deadly snake in the Thousand Oaks neighborhood where it bit a dog have been unsuccessful. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Thousand Oaks Cobra


Santa Barbara County Rejects Caltrans Proposal To Replace Bridge In Carpinteria Area

Wed, September 3, 2014

Santa Barbara County, and Caltrans aren’t seeing eye to eye over replacing a bridge on the South Coast. Caltrans has spent years working on a plan to replace a substandard bridge on Highway 192 over Arroyo Parida Creek, in the Carpinteria area. The project called for building a new, wider bridge, increasing the height of Read the Rest…


Chairman Of Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation To Run Washington Post

Wed, September 3, 2014

The chairman of the Ventura County based Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation has been named as the new publisher of the Washington Post newspaper. Frederick J. Ryan Junior is expected to take over the job next month.  It will be the first time since the 1930′s that the paper isn’t being run by the Graham family, Read the Rest…


Anti-DUI Campaign During Last Two Weeks Of Summer Holiday Season Nets 169 Arrests In Ventura County

Wed, September 3, 2014

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, and in Ventura County, it also was the finish to a more than two week long DUI crackdown. The Avoid the 14 coalition of law enforcement agencies made 169 DUI arrests between August 15th, and September 1st. The good news is there were no DUI related deaths Read the Rest…


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