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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…


Storm Moving In On Central Coast

Thu, December 11, 2014

A major storm is expected to arrive on the Central Coast this afternoon. 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 to two inches of rain in coastal, and valley areas, with two Read the Rest…


Storm Set To Arrive On South Coast; One To Five Inches Of Rain Possible

Thu, December 11, 2014

You’ve been hearing about it all week long, but today is the day a major storm is expected to hit the South Coast. 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 to two Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara County Non-Profit Helps Thousands In Need Shop For Free For Essentials

Thu, December 11, 2014

Santa Barbara County is home to a non-profit agency which helps people in need not by giving them bags of food they may, or may not want, but by letting them shop for at a special store for free. But, the Unity Shop needs some help itself, with contributions down and demand for services up. Read the Rest…


Four Santa Barbara County Based Non-Profits Ranked Among Best Peformers In State

Wed, December 10, 2014

An independent charity rating agency has ranked a Santa Barbara County            non-profit as first in the state for its performance. Charity Navigator named Goleta-based Direct Relief International number one on its list of “Ten Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of.”  The list is based on an analysis of the financial performance, transparency, and accountability of charities. Read the Rest…


Central Coast Police Department Gets Grant To Beef Up Efforts To Reduce Traffic Accidents

Wed, December 10, 2014

A Central Coast police department has received a state grant to try to combat an increase in the city of traffic accident related deaths, and injuries. The Pismo Beach Police Department is getting $35,000 from the California Office of Traffic Safety.  The money will be used for a year long enforcement, and public awareness campaign.  Read the Rest…


Central Coast City Drops Practice Of Prayer Before City Council Meetings

Wed, December 10, 2014

A Central Coast City has dropped its practice of opening its city council meetings with a prayer. The Arroyo Grande City Council decided 3-2 last night to instead have a moment of silence to kick off meetings. It’s been a controversial issue in San Luis Obispo County, after Pismo Beach was sued over its prayers Read the Rest…


Man Killed While Using Wheelchair To Cross Street In Ventura County Identified

Wed, December 10, 2014

A man stuck, and killed while crossing a crosswalk in a wheelchair in Ventura County is now being identified. 87 year old Earl Howard died in yesterday afternoon’s accident at Harvard Boulevard, and Laurie Lane in Santa Paula. Police say the motorized wheelchair was in a crossing area. They’re still trying to determine exactly what Read the Rest…


Financially Squeezed School District In Ventura County Picks New Superintendent

Wed, December 10, 2014

A Ventura County school district that’s been wrangling with major financial issues has chosen a new superintendent. Jason Peplinski will permanently take over leadership of the Simi Valley School District. He’s been serving as the district’s interim superintendent, and before that was Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services. He’s also served as principal of multiple schools Read the Rest…


More Than 3500 Runners Expected For Santa To The Sea Charity Race In Oxnard

Wed, December 10, 2014

More than 3500 runners are expected this weekend for one of the most unusual races on the South Coast, which features everything from running elves, to jogging Santas. The 7th Annual Santa To The Sea Half Marathon takes place Sunday, in Oxnard.  The race starts at 8 a.m.  Runners will go from the giant Santa Read the Rest…


Two Indicted For 2012 Murder In Ventura County

Wed, December 10, 2014

More than two years after a man was fatally wounded in Ventura County, two men have been indicted for his killing. On June 3rd, 2012 Oxnard Police were called to the 3500 block of Samuel Avenue over reports of a shooting.  They found Jorge Rodriguez with a gunshot wound to the throat.  The 26 year Read the Rest…


High Surf Creating Dangerous Conditions For Surfers, Swimmers, And Threatening To Cause Coastal Erosion

Wed, December 10, 2014

We could see dangerous surf conditions on our beaches for the next few days. A series of storms is creating west, to northwest swells. We could see 10 to 15 foot surf with local sets to 18 feet today, and breaking waves up to 20 feet tomorrow.  The National Weather Service issued a High Surf Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara County Transitions Down From High Brush Fire Season

Tue, December 9, 2014

With rain last week, and more in the forecast for this week, fire departments in Santa Barbara County have transitioned this week from high fire season preparedness, to winter levels. The transition as the result of decreased brush fire danger means agencies are able to decrease staffing.  It also means that controlled burns with permits Read the Rest…


Ceremony On Central Coast Today Remembers Two Local Solders Who Died In Vietnam

Tue, December 9, 2014

Community leaders gathered on the Central Coast today to honor two local men who paid the ultimate price serving their country more than 40 years ago. Army Specialist Phillip Hernandez, and Army First Sergeant Charles Walker both died in Vietnam more than four decades ago.  The Santa Barbara County men died in separate incidents in Read the Rest…


Future Of Municipal Golf Course On South Coast Focus Of City Council Review

Tue, December 9, 2014

A municipal golf course on the South Coast has been using up its reserves during the last few years, and could completely deplete them in the next year unless its finances are restructured. The Santa Barbara City Council is going to look at the future of the Santa Barbara Golf Club tonight. The course has Read the Rest…


Many Questions Still Unanswered About Water Facility Explosion, Fires In Ventura County

Tue, December 9, 2014

A report being presented to Ventura County Supervisors today on last month’s explosion, and fires at a waste water treatment facility near Santa Paula says there are still numerous unanswered questions. More than 50 people were treated for the November 18th incident at the Santa Clara Waste Water facility on the 800 block of Mission Read the Rest…


Cal State Channel Islands Gets Unique Present Of Drones From Aerospace Company.

Tue, December 9, 2014

A South Coast university will soon have its own eyes in the sky. Cal State Channel Islands has received a special present from an aerospace company, which can be used for both teaching students about the technology, to doing airborne research. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story:  CSUCI Read the Rest…


House Of Representatives Passes Legislation To Honor Fallen Central Coast Correctional Officer

Mon, December 8, 2014

The House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to honor a correctional officer who died in the line of duty on the Central Coast. The House passed HR 5562 by Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps of Santa Barbara, which calls for renaming the U.S. Post Office in Lompoc after Scott Williams. Williams was a U.S. Marine during Read the Rest…


One To Three Inches Of Rain Predicted For Storm Headed Towards South Coast

Mon, December 8, 2014

Another major storm appears to be headed our way. A system southwest of the Gulf of Alaska is expected to impact us towards the end of the week. National Weather Service forecasters say that as of right now, it’s on track to arrive in Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties late Thursday night. They say we Read the Rest…


South Coast University Given Two Drones For Research

Mon, December 8, 2014

A South Coast university’s educational efforts could literally be taking to the skies. Cal State Channel Islands has been given two drones by Northrop Grumman.  The Inventus class unmanned aerial vehicles were built in 2003 as test craft for the military. It’s expected once federal officials open the door for drone use in the United Read the Rest…


Major Storm Headed To Central Coast

Mon, December 8, 2014

Another major storm appears to be headed towards the Central Coast. A system southwest of the Gulf of Alaska is expected to impact us towards the end of the week. National Weather Service forecasters say that as of right now, it’s on track to arrive in San Lujis Obispo, and northern Santa Barbara County early Read the Rest…


Loaded Gun Found On Ventura County School Campus

Mon, December 8, 2014

What started out as an early morning stop by police of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a Ventura County school led to the discovery of a loaded gun on the campus. A Ventura police officer on patrol just after three this morning saw the vehicle drive into the lot at Montalvo Elementary Read the Rest…


Hundreds March In Santa Barbara To Protest Officer Involved Deaths

Mon, December 8, 2014

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Santa Barbara last night to protest the officer involved deaths of two African-American men in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City. After a rally at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, the demonstrators peacefully marched to Santa Barbara City Hall.  Speakers talked about how they believe race is Read the Rest…


New Bus Fleet Headed To South Coast To Improve Service Between Ventura County, And Santa Barbara, LA Counties

Mon, December 8, 2014

A regional bus service which almost went out of business a few years ago not only survived, but is now taking a key step to insure its future. Starting in January, what’s been known as the VISTA intercity bus system will not only get a new name, but will use a new fleet of busses. Read the Rest…


Body Of Man Found In South Coast Park

Mon, December 8, 2014

An autopsy is pending on the body of a man found in a Santa Barbara park over the weekend. A park visitor noticed the body in a planter at Pershing Park Saturday afternoon.  The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Santa Barbara Police don’t think foul play was a factor, and say there was Read the Rest…


Man Sought By Police Surrenders After Two Hour Standoff In Oxnard

Mon, December 8, 2014

A Ventura County man is facing multiple charges this morning after a barricade situation which forced the evacuation of part of an apartment complex. It started around 7 yesterday morning, when Oxnard Police were called about a possible kidnapping, and sexual assault.  Officers learned the suspect might still be in the area. However, when they Read the Rest…


Alert Issued For Mountain Lion In Central Coast City

Mon, December 8, 2014

A warning has been issued in a Central Coast city after a mountain lion was sighted in a neighborhood. It happened at about 4 p.m. yesterday, on the the 300 block of Los Cerros Drive in San Luis Obispo.  A resident reported seeing the mountain lion in their backyard.  A family dog apparently scared the Read the Rest…


Events Planned On South Coast To Remember Isla Vista, Sandy Hook Rampage Victims

Mon, December 8, 2014

A coalition of groups is holding an event today to call attention to efforts to stop gun violence in the wake of last May’s deadly rampage in Isla Vista, and to let people know about a major vigil planned for later this week. The Coalition Against Gun Violence is holding the event in Isla Vista, Read the Rest…


More Than 110,000 Cans Of Food Being Collected In Ventura County As Volunteers Make Christmas Trees With Canned Food

Fri, December 5, 2014

Thousands of volunteers are literally making Christmas trees grow in Ventura County this weekend, to help feed the hungry. KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports from Oxnard, where the non-profit Food Bank “FOOD Share” is holding its third annual CAN-Tree food drive, where volunteers use donated food to make trees from cans. Click on link to listen Read the Rest…


National Organization Suspends UCSB Fraternity Chapter, Citing Mutiple Alcohol Violations, And Other Issues

Fri, December 5, 2014

Citing what it calls continual disregard for the health, and safety of its new members, a national fraternity closed its local chapter at UC Santa Barbara. KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports national officials say the final blow was an alcohol related incident which sent two new UCSB recruits to the hospital. Click on link to listen Read the Rest…


One Holiday Parade A Go On The Central Coast, Despite Weather Concerns; Second Postponed For A Week

Fri, December 5, 2014

Despite rainfall concerns, the 39th Annual Holiday Parade will take place tonight in Downtown San Luis Obispo, beginning At 7 p.m. The parade’s route includes parts of Monterey, and Higuera Streets.  More than 100 entries are set to take part in the parade, which is sponsored by the San Luis Obispo Downtown Organization. If it Read the Rest…


Future Of Ventura County Community Focus Of Weekend Event

Fri, December 5, 2014

What should the future be like for one Ventura County community? That’s the focus of a public meeting tomorrow morning, which will look at ideas of how Thousand Oaks should evolve during the next 50 years.  The City recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, and its Vision 2064 effort is looking at the next 50 years. Read the Rest…


Vandals Cause Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars In Damage To Central Coast Farm

Fri, December 5, 2014

Vandals have caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage to a Central Coast farm. Investigators with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Rural Crimes Unit say the attack happened sometime late Monday or early Tuesday at a farm on the 1800 block of West Main Street, in the Santa Maria area.  The vandals flattened Read the Rest…


UCSB Gets Grant To Study Fear Factor From Ebola

Fri, December 5, 2014

UC Santa Barbara researchers have received a grant to study one of the aspects of the Ebola crisis. UCSB’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is getting $128,000 from the National Science Foundation to look at the fear factor from the disease. The study will try to focus on understanding people’s reactions to Ebola, especially Read the Rest…


Coalition To Develop Plan To Move Campground, Restore Sections Of Popular South Coast State Beach

Fri, December 5, 2014

A new partnership is hoping to come up with a plan to solve a major recurring problem which is constantly closing a popular South Coast campground. The idea is to move the McGrath State Beach campground, while at the same time restoring a huge chunk of the area’s habitat. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story. Read the Rest…


Rare Cobra Found In Ventura County Gets Checkup At San Diego Zoo, In Preparation For Going On Display

Fri, December 5, 2014

A rare, dangerous cobra which made national headlines while it slithered around on the loose for days in a Ventura County neighborhood is getting a full checkup at its new home, the San Diego Zoo, before going on public display. The monocled cobra made news when it was spotted by residents of a Thousand Oaks Read the Rest…


Man Responsible For Fatal Hatchet Attack In Santa Barbara County To Get Conditional Release In Ventura County

Fri, December 5, 2014

A man who randomly murdered a Central Coast man with a hatchet after having a psychotic break is going to be moved from a state mental hospital to a residential treatment program because of his recovery. In August of 2009, 19 year old Nicholas Bendle attacked Fred Hougate in a Santa Maria neighborhood, decapitating his Read the Rest…


PCH Reopens In Ventura County After Four Day Closure Due To Mudslides

Thu, December 4, 2014

A section of the Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County reopened Thursday afternoon, after being closed for four days by mudslides. Three separate slides on Sunday shut down a nine mile stretch of the PCH from just northwest of the Los Angeles County line, to near Point Mugu. Cleanup efforts were hampered by Tuesday’s big Read the Rest…


Fatal Shooting Of Armed Man By Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputies Ruled Justifiable

Thu, December 4, 2014

The Ventura County District Attorney’s office has just released a report saying that County Sheriff’s Department deputies were justified in shooting to death a man armed with a pistol. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Ventura County DA’s Shooting Investigation


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