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No Word Yet On Cause Of Death Of Ventura County Civic Leader

Mon, January 11, 2016

An autopsy has been completed, but final results are still pending on the cause of death of a well known community leader in Ventura County. Fillmore Assistant City Manager and Fire Chief Rigo Landeros died last Thursday night. The news left the community stunned. The 51 year old Fillmore native was involved in many aspects Read the Rest…


Popular Children’s Museum In Ventura County Closes

Mon, January 11, 2016

A Ventura County museum that has been a staple in the community for nearly three decades has shut its doors. But as KCLU’s Debra Greene reports, it may not be closing for good. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Oxnard Museum Closes


UC Santa Barbara Researchers Say They’ve Found New Approach To Learning More About Distant Stars

Mon, January 11, 2016

A team of researchers, including some from UC Santa Barbara, have made a key finding which they say may help us learn a lot more about distant stars. Their just published study shows that previously undetected magnetic fields in many stars could tell us more about them. KCLU’s Lance Orozco talks with a member of Read the Rest…


Three Die In Separate Train Collisions On Central, South Coasts Over Weekend

Mon, January 11, 2016

It was a deadly weekend for people on train tracks in our region over the weekend, with three separate incidents leaving three people dead on the Central and South Coasts. On Friday afternoon, a southbound passenger train hit a man standing on the tracks near Lookout Point in Summerland.  The train blew its whistle, and Read the Rest…


Foot Chase By Police Briefly Closes Section Of Highway 101 In Ventura County

Fri, January 8, 2016

An effort to clear a homeless camp in Ventura County led to a foot chase which briefly closed part of Highway 101. Ventura Police were trying to clear a camp on the 2500 block of Vista Del Mar Drive at around 2:30 p.m. yesterday, when they say Lindsay Fleischer and Christopher Cruz fled on foot. Read the Rest…


Identity Theft Case In Ventura County Leads To Breakup Of What Police Call Major Fraud Ring

Fri, January 8, 2016

An identity theft case in Ventura County has led to what police now are calling a major identity theft operation. The case started last April, when a Simi Valley resident reported having their personal information stolen, and used to open several fraudulent credit accounts.  Information developed over a several month long period led Simi Valley Read the Rest…


Ventura County Community Stunned Over Death Of Fire Chief/Assistant City Manager

Fri, January 8, 2016

A Ventura County community is in shock, after word that a longtime community leader has unexpectedly died. Rigo Landeros was both Fire Chief, and Assistant City Manager for the City of Fillmore.  Landeros has been the city’s Fire Chief since 2009. He’s also served as the city’s Public Works Director, and at one point was Read the Rest…


Reagan Foundation Announces Plans To Award $50,000 In Scholarships To Graduating Ventura County High School Seniors

Fri, January 8, 2016

A local foundation is going to award $50,000 dollars in scholarships to Ventura County high school students who have shown outstanding leadership and character during their time in school. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is taking applications through February 19th for the scholarships.  Semifinalists and their families will be invited to a dinner at the Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara County Teen Added To National Database Of Missing People

Fri, January 8, 2016

A Santa Barbara County teenager who’s disappeared nearly two weeks ago is one of the latest additions to a national database of missing people. Ivan Nunez was last seen December 26th at a birthday party at his Santa Maria home.  Police say there’s no evidence of foul play.  The teen has black hair, and brown Read the Rest…


Historic Santa Barbara County Building On Market For $11.5 Million Dollars

Fri, January 8, 2016

One of Santa Barbara County’s most historic addresses is up for sale, with an $11.5 million dollar price tag. An investor who owns Santa Barbara’s Granada Tower building is putting the building’s commercial space on the market.  The deal includes 17,000 square feet of space, including ground floor retail areas, and the top three stories Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara County Wine Part Of Golden Globes This Weekend

Fri, January 8, 2016

The movie awards season kicks off with the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills this weekend, and Santa Barbara County is trying to help get attendees in the mood with some of the county’s wine. The tourism group “Visit Santa Barbara” commissioned a special wine called “Red Carpet Red” which was included at a preshow event Read the Rest…


Break In Series Of Storms Giving Crews Chance To Clear Debris; High Surf Causes Other Issues in Region

Fri, January 8, 2016

After days of rain on the Central and South Coasts, we are finally getting a break in the action today. Even as the rainfall tapered off yesterday, the storm contributed to huge surf along the coast. KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports crews are busy trying to clear storm drains, and debris basins to get ready for Read the Rest…


Woman Seriously Injured In Ventura County House Fire

Fri, January 8, 2016

A woman was seriously burned in a house fire in eastern Ventura County. Ventura County firefighters were called to the 10000 block of Santa Rosa Road, in the Santa Rosa Valley at around three yesterday afternoon by reports of a possible explosion, and fire.  It started in what firefighters say was the garage of a Read the Rest…


Father Of UCSB Student Killed In Isla Vista Rampage Joins LA City Attorney In Calling Attention To New Gun Safety Law

Thu, January 7, 2016

A Ventura County man who lost his daughter in the May, 2014 Isla Vista rampage which left six college students dead, and 14 injured joined LA’s City Attorney in calling attention to a new gun safety law. Bob Weiss joined LA City Attorney Mike Feuer in a news conference today focusing attention on what’s called Read the Rest…


Prosecutors Say Attack On Planned Parenthood Clinic In Ventura County Wasn’t Politically Motivated

Thu, January 7, 2016

Prosecutors have shed some light on what they believe led to an arson attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Ventura County. KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports that investigators believe the incident wasn’t politically motivated, but was focused on someone who worked at the facility. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Planned Parenthood Attack


Top South Coast City Official Announces Retirement Plans

Thu, January 7, 2016

A top city official on the South Coast has announced he’s planning to retire after nearly four decades in public service. Camarillo City Manager Bruce Feng is planning to step down in April.  Feng has been Camarillo’s City Manager for more than five years, and served as the community’s Assistant City Manager for five years Read the Rest…


Driver Still At Large After Fatal Hit And Run Crash On South Coast

Thu, January 7, 2016

Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle responsible for a fatal hit and run collision on the South Coast. A woman was struck at the intersection of Wooley Road, and Richmond Avenue in Oxnard at around 5:30 last night. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  Her name hasn’t been released yet. Read the Rest…


Central Coast College Professor Gets Federal Grant To Try To Improve Desalination Technology

Thu, January 7, 2016

A Central Coast college professor has received a major federal grant to try to advance ways of turning salt water into drinking water. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo chemistry professor Shanju Zhang is getting $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to try to develop more energy efficient desalination techniques. One of the drawbacks of current Read the Rest…


Man Arrested In Connection With Bank Robberies On Central, South Coasts

Thu, January 7, 2016

A Kern County man has been arrested in connection with a pair of bank robberies on the Central and South Coasts. San Luis Obispo Police detectives say a tip helped lead them to Johnie Dean Arnold of Bakersfield. Investigators say when Arnold was arrested at his home, they found evidence linking him to Tuesday’s robbery Read the Rest…


Central, South Coasts Sail Through Latest Storm With Minimal Problems

Thu, January 7, 2016

The latest El Nino fueled storm created road and street flooding, a flurry of traffic accidents, and continuing concerns about the potential for mudslides in brushfire burn areas on the Central and South Coasts. KCLU’s Lance Orozco spent the day yesterday at one of the areas highest on the list of potential problem spots, the Read the Rest…


Rainfall Totals From Half Inch, To More Than Four Inches On Central, South Coasts Since Sunday

Wed, January 6, 2016

We could continue to see scattered showers on the Central and South Coasts during the morning hours. Rainfall totals for the region since last Sunday cover a huge range. Ventura County has some of the most impressive numbers, with 4.3” inches at Lake Casitas, 2.9” in Ventura, and 2.7” in Fillmore. In Santa Barbara County, Read the Rest…


Federal Investigation Apparently Underway Into Illness Outbreak At Ventura County Restaurant

Wed, January 6, 2016

It was the first in a series of outbreaks of illness linked to a national restaurant chain, and it happened in Ventura County. Now, Chipolte Mexican Grill reports that it’s been served with a federal grand jury subpoena in connection with a criminal investigation linked to last summer norovirus outbreak linked to the company’s Simi Read the Rest…


Bulk Of Latest Storm Moves Through Central, South Coasts

Wed, January 6, 2016

The latest in a series of El Nino fueled storms has caused new street flooding, contributed to a number of traffic accidents, and has raised rainfall totals to more than four inches since Sunday in parts of the region. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the latest from one of the brush fire burn areas where potential Read the Rest…


Bus Service Disrupted In Central Coast Community By Threat

Wed, January 6, 2016

Busses are running normally again in a Central Coast community after service was disrupted this morning by what appeared to be a threat by a man of bombs on some of the vehicle. San Luis Obispo Police say a man got on a bus near city hall around 8:30 this morning.  Investigators say he told Read the Rest…


Roof Cut Off Stranded Sports Car To Rescue Two People Trapped In Ventura

Wed, January 6, 2016

Firefighters had to cut the roof off the top of a sports car which stalled in deep water in Ventura to rescue the two people inside. The car stalled at the intersection of Main Street, and Mills Road in Ventura at around 10:30 this morning.  The electric windows didn’t work, and so firefighters cut the Read the Rest…


2015 Brush Fire In Santa Barbara County Now Being Called Arson

Wed, January 6, 2016

Investigators say a brush fire which caused a big scare in the foothills near Montecito last year was the result of an arsonist. The October 29th, 2015 Gibraltar Fire burned in the rugged hills near Gibraltar Road, and Camino Cielo. Firefighters used helicopters and air tankers to stop the spread of the 21 acre blaze, Read the Rest…


Mud Flows Into Camarillo Springs Neighborhood, But Is Channeled Away From Homes

Wed, January 6, 2016

Heavy rainfall sent a wall of mud into a Ventura County neighborhood which was heavily damaged by storms in 2014, but the latest flow was channeled away from homes. The river of mud hit at around 11:15, flowing over a water culvert near San Como Lane, and San Como Drive.  The flow surrounded a home Read the Rest…


Storm Three For Week Arrives On Central, South Coasts; Voluntary Evacuations Again In Place For Camarillo Springs

Wed, January 6, 2016

Another El Nino fueled storm is hitting the Central and South Coasts today. The latest storm could potentially bring rainfall totals higher than yesterday’s for the Central Coast and South Coasts. A voluntary evacuation order has once again been issued for hundreds of homes in the Camarillo Springs area.  That’s the area which was hard Read the Rest…


Storm Impacts Highway 101, Creates Concern In South Coast Burn Areas

Wed, January 6, 2016

Another El Nino fueled storm is hitting the Central and South Coasts today. The latest storm could potentially bring rainfall totals higher than yesterday’s for the Central Coast and South Coasts. A voluntary evacuation order has once again been issued for hundreds of homes in the Camarillo Springs area.  That’s the area which was hard Read the Rest…


Next Up: Another Storm For Central And South Coasts Wednesday

Wed, January 6, 2016

Another El Nino fueled storm is hitting the Central and South Coasts today. The latest storm is expected to mean higher rainfall totals than yesterday’s for the Central Coast, while the South Coast will be in the same range or slightly lower. This storm won’t move through the region as quickly as yesterday’s, and could Read the Rest…


More Than Two Inches Of Rain Recorded In South Coast Mountains

Tue, January 5, 2016

The first major El Nino fueled storm of the year of the year arrived with a big splash today.  It caused some street flooding, disrupted traffic on a section of Highway 101, and dropped more than two and a half inches of rain on some South Coast mountains. In Camarillo Springs, more than 270 homes Read the Rest…


Central Coast Gets Half Inch, To Inch And A Half Of Rain From Tuesday’s Storm

Tue, January 5, 2016

What could be one of the largest in a series of storms to pass through the Central Coast dropped between a half inch, and an inch and a half of rain in the region. Cachuma Dam recorded 1.4” of rain, Solvang 1.1”, Lompoc close to an inch, and Santa Maria just under three quarters of Read the Rest…


Controlled Burn Bans Lifted In Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties

Tue, January 5, 2016

It hardly comes as a surprise after all the rain we’ve had this week, but Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties have lifted bans on controlled burns.   People must still have permits for the burns, and individuals can be help criminally, and civilly liable if a fire burns out of control and damages other property. Firefighters Read the Rest…


President Obama Cites Isla Vista Rampage In Talking About His Decision To Enact New Gun Safety Measures

Tue, January 5, 2016

President Obama’s announcement today that he will use executive orders to take steps to try to reduce violence was partially motivated by the May, 2014 Isla Vista rampage which left six college students dead, and 14 injured. The President mentioned the Santa Barbara County incident as he listed recent mass shootings, which he says are Read the Rest…


Arrest Made In Arson Attack On Ventura County Planned Parenthood Clinic

Tue, January 5, 2016

Detectives say they’ve made an arrest in an arson attack which heavily damaged a Planned Parenthood clinic in Ventura County. Alvaro Perez of Oxnard is accused of the September 30th incident at the facility on the 100 block of West Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. The 24 year old Oxnard man was already in custody Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara County Gang Member Enters Guilty Plea In 2009 Killing

Tue, January 5, 2016

A gang member in Santa Barbara County entered a guilty plea to a second degree murder charge for stabbing to death a man. Andrew Baldarez is expected to receive a 25 years to life sentence for the 2009 killing of Baldemar Leal.  Prosecutors say the victim was lured to a neighborhood market in Santa Barbara, Read the Rest…


Backups Continue On Southbound 101 Between Carpinteria and Ventura Due To Flooding, But Freeway Open

Tue, January 5, 2016

Flooding problems are easing on a section of Highway 101 on the South Coast which had huge backups this morning. Some locally heavy rainfall flooded a section of the highway near Solimar Beach.  Last month’s 1300 acre Solimar brush fire stripped vegetation from the slopes of hills just north of the freeway, as well as Read the Rest…


Storm Disrupts Traffic On Section Of Highway 101 In Ventura County Burn Area

Tue, January 5, 2016

The first big El Nino fueled storm of the year has caused some street flooding, contributed to a number of traffic accidents, and caused a major backup with water on a section of Highway 101 on the Central and South Coasts. The storm is predicted to bring one to two inches of rain along the Read the Rest…


Woman Struck, Killed By Freight Train On South Coast

Tue, January 5, 2016

A woman is dead after being struck and killed by a freight train on the South Coast. It happened just before nine last night in Ventura.  A northbound freight train was approaching the train trestle near California Street, and Harbor Boulevard when the train’s crew saw a woman walking on the tracks. Her back was Read the Rest…


Storm Hitting Central, South Coasts Could Be The Largest This Week

Tue, January 5, 2016

A storm hitting the Central and South Coasts today could be the biggest in a series of storms passing through the region this week.  It could drop one to two inches of rain on the coast and in valleys, and potentially double that in local mountains. The biggest concern is in areas hit by brush Read the Rest…


What Could be Largest Storm Of Week Moving Through Central, South Coasts

Tue, January 5, 2016

A storm hitting the Central and South Coasts today  could be the biggest in a series of storms passing through the region this week. Rainfall amounts could be in the one to two inch range on the coast and inland, and two to four inches in foothill and mountain areas.  The big concern is in Read the Rest…


Pearl Harbor Survivor Living In Ventura County Dies At Age Of 100

Mon, January 4, 2016

A Ventura County man who was one of the few still living survivors in our region of the December 7th, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor has died. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Ford Rice


Storms Predicted To Hit Central, South Coasts Tuesday and Wednesday

Mon, January 4, 2016

The first in a series of storms predicted to hit the Central and South Coasts didn’t drop much rainfall, but heavier rain is predicted for tomorrow. National Weather Service forecasters say the second storm, arriving tomorrow, could be the biggest of the week.  It’s coming sooner than originally predicted, with most rain coming during the Read the Rest…


Pair Of Potentially Significant Storms Could Sweep Through Central Coast Tuesday, Wednesday

Mon, January 4, 2016

The first in a series of storms predicted to hit the Central Coast didn’t drop much rainfall, but heavier rain is predicted for tomorrow, and Wednesday. The storm moving through the region today dropped less than a tenth of an inch of rain in scattered locations. National Weather Service forecasters say the second storm, arriving Read the Rest…


South Coast Legislator Introduces Proposal To Ban Powdered Alcohol Products In California

Mon, January 4, 2016

A South Coast legislator has introduced a proposed new state law calling for a ban on the sale of powdered alcohol products in California. Democratic State Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin of Thousand Oaks authored AB 1554. Irwin says the bill is prompted by the concerns of public safety officials who fear that the powdered alcohol would Read the Rest…


Cause Of Massive South Coast House Fire Determined

Mon, January 4, 2016

Fire investigators say a wood stove triggered a house fire which gutted a hillside home, in a blaze which was visible throughout much of the Santa Barbara area. The fire was discovered in a huge, two story A framed house on the 800 block of Summit Road near the Montecito Country Club just before 12:30 Read the Rest…


New Concert Promoter in Place For South Coast’s Largest Concert Venue

Mon, January 4, 2016

There’s been a major change in who will bring concerts to the South Coast’s largest concert venue. The Santa Barbara Bowl announced that Goldenvoice will now manage bookings at the 4500 seat facility. The bowl’s bookings had been managed by another promoter, Nedelander, which also had the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. Goldenvoice was the Read the Rest…


Parents Get Firsthand Look At Dangers Of Teen Parties In Ventura County

Mon, January 4, 2016

Parents in Ventura County are getting to see first-hand the dangers teenagers face at house parties. KCLU’s Debra Greene has the story. Click on link to listen to/download stories:  Reality Party


Massive Fire Hits South Coast Home

Mon, January 4, 2016

Firefighters are trying to determine the cause of a massive early morning hillside house fire visible throughout much of the Santa Barbara area. The fire was discovered in a huge, two story A framed house on the 800 block of Summit Road near the Montecito Country Club just before 12:30 this morning. It took firefighters Read the Rest…


Up To Five Inches Of Rain Possible From Series Of Storms Headed To Central, South Coasts

Sun, January 3, 2016

It could be a very wet new week, with National Weather service forecasters saying a series of storms could drop up to five inches of rainfall on parts of the Central and South Coasts. Up to a half inch of rainfall is predicted between now and early afternoon Monday before there’s a break. A second Read the Rest…


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