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Construction Worker Killed In Accident On Central Coast Identified

Thu, April 30, 2015

A construction worker who died after falling from a building scaffolding on the Central Coast in now being identified. The accident happened at about 12:30 Wednesday afternoon, when Dave Goldsberry fell two stories from a construction project underway at the Chumash Casino.  The 45 year old man was pronounced dead at the scene. State workplace Read the Rest…


Ventura County Man Honored For Saving Person Trapped In Condominium Fire

Thu, April 30, 2015

A Ventura County man is being called a hero for his quick thinking action to rescue a man trapped by a fire. John Magana quickly figured out a way to help the stranded man get to safety, and made it possible for him to get out of harm’s way. He was honored by the American Read the Rest…


Public Safety Officers Honored For Efforts In Dealing With 2014 Isla Vista Rampage

Thu, April 30, 2015

Some of the public safety officers who dealt with the Isla Vista rampage last year which left six students dead were honored this week for their heroism. KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story:  IV Honors


Forum Set For South Coast Community’s Special Election Candidates

Thu, April 30, 2015

Voters in one South Coast community are going to get the chance this week to hear from the candidates in a special election to fill a vacant city council post. Thousand Oaks voters will decide who will fill the open seat created by the election of Jacqui Irwin to the State Assembly last November. Ed Read the Rest…


Construction Worker Dies In Fall On Central Coast

Wed, April 29, 2015

A construction worker is dead after he apparently fell from a building scaffolding on the Central Coast. The accident happened at about 12:30 this afternoon, when the man fell two or three stories from a construction project underway at the Chumash Casino. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name hasn’t been released. Read the Rest…


Oxnard Police Looking For Suspects In Attacks on Five Teens With Knives, Baseball Bats

Wed, April 29, 2015

Oxnard Police say they are looking for a group of people responsible for attacking five people with baseball bats, and knives. It happened in broad daylight, in College Estates Park, which is at Rose Avenue and Gary Drive.  Police called to the scene around 4 p.m. yesterday found two people who had been beaten with Read the Rest…


Ventura, San Luis Obispo Counties Fail In Latest Air Qaulity Report, But Santa Barbara County Passes

Wed, April 29, 2015

A new study is showing progress in reducing ozone pollution in Ventura County, but the county still gets a grade of F. The American Lung Association just released its annual “State Of The Air” report. Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties received failing grades for ozone levels, while Santa Barbara County passed. The number of Read the Rest…


Main Water Line For Oxnard, Naval Base Port Hueneme, Port Hueneme Damaged

Wed, April 29, 2015

A contractor boring under the 101 Freeway in Oxnard accidentally damaged the main water pipeline which serves Oxnard, Naval Base Ventura County, and Port Hueneme. The accident happened yesterday morning, impacting the region’s main water line which imports water from the Callegaus Municipal Water District.  The city is putting backup water systems in place while Read the Rest…


Coalition of Groups Challenging Ventura County, Saying County Is Lax In Some Oil And Gas Well Permitting

Wed, April 29, 2015

A coalition of groups claims Ventura County is failing to properly regulate hundreds of new oil and gas wells being drilled on property with grandfathered in permits. The County says its ability to deal with the older permits is limited. KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports the coalition is now pushing the County to do more. Click Read the Rest…


Ventura County Neighborhood Visited By Adventurous Bear

Wed, April 29, 2015

Residents of a Ventura neighborhood has quite the story to tell this morning, after an apparently sleepy black bear decided it was a good place to take a nap. The bear was found curled up, and apparently sleeping under a tree in the backyard of a home on the 7400 block of Van Buren Street Read the Rest…


New Stats Show High School Graduation Rates Up In Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties

Tue, April 28, 2015

There’s good news about high school graduation rates in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Just released numbers by the State Department of Education show a spike in graduation statistics for the region. In Ventura County, the graduation rate went from 79% in 2009-2010, to 83% in 2013-2014. In Santa Barbara County, the success rate increased Read the Rest…


Woman Killed In Santa Barbara County House Fire Now Being Identified

Tue, April 28, 2015

A woman who died in a house fire in Santa Barbara County is now being identified. Lorraine Schmerzler died in yesterday’s blaze on the 100 block of Loureyo Road in Montecito.  Firefighters arriving at the scene just before 7:30 yesterday morning found flames, and smoke pouring from a single story home.  They quickly put out Read the Rest…


City Of Oxnard Set To Approve New Deal With Dallas Cowboys To Host Summer Training Camp

Tue, April 28, 2015

There could be some very good news for pro football fans on the South Coast tonight. The Oxnard City Council is expected to approve a new three year agreement with the Dallas Cowboys to continue to hold its summer training camp in Oxnard. There had been some questions about whether the camp would continue to Read the Rest…


New Grand Jury Report Looks At Police Report Process In South Coast City, Calls For More Clarity

Tue, April 28, 2015

A new grand jury report into the handling of police reports in one South Coast city says the police department meets the requirements of the law, but could make the reports easier to access by the public. The Ventura County Grand Jury looked at the Port Hueneme Police Department’s handling of documentation of reports. The Read the Rest…


Organization Which Manages Medi-Cal Services For More Than 180,000 Ventura County Residents Gets New CEO

Tue, April 28, 2015

The agency which manages Medi-Cal health care services for more than 180,000 Ventura County residents has a new CEO. Dale Villani has been hired to head the Gold Coast Health Plan. Villani has more than three decades of experience in the health care field, and most recently headed a network of doctors in Arizona.  He Read the Rest…


Two Hurt In Crash Involving Bus-Car In Ventura County

Tue, April 28, 2015

Two people suffered minor injuries when a bus, and car collided in Ventura. It happened just before 8:30 this morning, at the intersection of Santa Clara, and Palm Streets. The crash involved a Ventura County Transportation Commission bus, and a car. The two injuries were described as minor. Ventura Police are investigating to try to Read the Rest…


New Art Exhibition On South Coast Features X-Rays Of Exotic Animals

Tue, April 28, 2015

The South Coast’s newest art show isn’t taking place at an art museum, or a high end gallery. It’s taking place at a local zoo. KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports it features some very unique images which literally give you an inside look at some of the zoo’s residents. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Read the Rest…


Man Called Head Of Ventura County Street Gang Will Spend The Rest Of His Life Behind Bars

Tue, April 28, 2015

A man federal prosecutors call the head of an Oxnard based street gang has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus an additional 55 years for his convictions on drugs, and weapons charges. Prosecutors say Luis Manuel Tapia ran the Colonia Chiques, and was a known associate of the Mexican Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara County Health Officials Say They Have New Link To Hepatitis C Cases And Santa Barbara Medical Office

Tue, April 28, 2015

Santa Barbara County health officials say they are finding an increasing link between Hepatitis C, and some patients at a Santa Barbara medical practice. Six of the office’s patients have now tested positive for Hepatitis C, with one of them believed to be a prior case.  Of the remaining five cases, four of those people Read the Rest…


Woman Stabbed, Left On Ventura County Road; Ex-Boyfriend Arrested

Mon, April 27, 2015

A Ventura County man is behind bars after detectives say he repeatedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend, left her on a Ventura County highway, and then fled with the couple’s two year old child. Some motorists found the injured woman on the shoulder of Highway 33 near Casitas Vista Road outside of Ventura around 9 last night. Read the Rest…


State Coastal Commission Staff Supporting Santa Barbara County’s Plan To Protect Goleta Beach From Storms

Mon, April 27, 2015

The State Coastal Commission’s staff is supporting a proposal to keep what were supposed to be some emergency protections for a South Coast in place permanently. Goleta Beach County Park was hard hit by a storm in the early 2000’s, and the State Coastal Commission approved the installation of an emergency rock revetment, but it Read the Rest…


Daughter Of Current Santa Barbara Congresswoman Says She Won’t Seek Post

Mon, April 27, 2015

A flood of candidates have announced plans to run for the 24th District Congressional seat in our region when it opens up in 2016, but one person many political observers thought would run says she won’t seek the seat. Laura Burton Capps says she won’t run for the post which has been held by her Read the Rest…


Some Schools In Ventura County Placed On Lockdown Because of Threat; Later Determined To Be Bogus

Mon, April 27, 2015

Ventura County Sheriff’s Department investigators are trying to determine who was behind a phony phoned in threat which led to three schools temporarily being placed on lockdown. It happened yesterday, in the Moorpark School District. The phone message claimed a Moorpark High School student had plans to commit a school shooting.  As a precaution, the Read the Rest…


U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Appeal Of Vandenberg Air Force Base Protester

Mon, April 27, 2015

A man has lost a battle which went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court over being banned from protesting at a Central Coast military base. The high court won’t hear John Apel’s appeal of his conviction in connection with demonstrating at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Apel had been banned from demonstrating at the Read the Rest…


Woman Dies In Santa Barbara County House Fire

Mon, April 27, 2015

A woman is dead following a house fire in Santa Barbara County. The fire was discovered just before 7:30 this morning, on the 100 block of Loureyro Road in Montecito.   Montecito firefighters arrived to find smoke and flames pouring from the single story home.  Thousands of commuters saw the fire, which was just north Read the Rest…


Living Dance Legend, Pioneer In Postmodern Dance Speaking On South Coast

Mon, April 27, 2015

A dance pioneer who’s been innovating onstage for more than a half century is going to appear on the South Coast tonight. Anna Halprin is 94, and still going strong. KCLU’s Lance Orozco talks to the living dance legend. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Anna Halprin


Search Dog Team From Santa Barbara County Among Those Deployed To Nepal

Mon, April 27, 2015

A Santa Barbara County firefighter and his specially trained search dog are among a half dozen search dog teams from Southern California en route to Nepal to help search for people trapped by the region’s devastating earthquake. Officials with the Ventura County based National Disaster Search Dog Foundation say firefighter Eric Gray and his dog Read the Rest…


Suspicious Device Removed From Central Coast Sidewalk On Eve Of Weekend Marathon

Mon, April 27, 2015

There was a scare the night before a marathon on the Central Coast, when what appeared to be a pressure cooker was found on a San Luis Obispo sidewalk. The devise was discovered at around 8:30 Saturday night on the 1900 block of Santa Barbara Street.  The street was closed, and the bomb squad called Read the Rest…


CAMA’s 97th Season In Santa Barbara Includes Los Angeles Philharmonic. Royal Philharmonic

Mon, April 27, 2015

One of the South Coast’s oldest arts organizations has announced plans for its 2015-2016 season, which includes concerts by some of the world’s leadings classic musicians. The Community Arts Music Association of Santa Barbara’s lineup includes concerts by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Acclaimed pianist Lang Lang Read the Rest…


Name Of Man Killed In SUV Collision With Train in Ventura County Released

Fri, April 24, 2015

A man killed when his SUV slammed into a freight train in Ventura County is now being identified. Timothy Newhouse was driving southbound on Las Posas Road and Fifth Street, outside of Camarillo, when for some unknown reason he smashed into the passing train. The crossing guard system was working at the time of the Read the Rest…


New Report Says Attendance, Financial Benefits Up At National Park Units On South Coast

Fri, April 24, 2015

A new federal report shows growth in visitor use, and local economic benefits for people visiting some National Park units on the South Coast. The study shows 342,000 people visited Channel Islands National Park in 2014, up 130,000 people from 2013.  The National Park Service report says the visitors generated about $20 million in spending Read the Rest…


Oxnard Police Chief To Also Serve As Acting Fire Chief In Wake Of Chief’s Resignation

Fri, April 24, 2015

A South Coast city’s police chief is going to also have to do double duty as fire chief temporarily, following the resignation of the firefighter. Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams will also manage the Fire Department until the city decides what to do in the wake of the departure of James Williams. Williams left the Read the Rest…


Cal Poly Releases Proposals For Master Growth Plan Update

Fri, April 24, 2015

A Central Coast university has released proposals for updating its master plan, which include a major push for adding student housing. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is trying to look at what it will need to work with projected enrollment growth during the next two decades. It’s looking at two major scenarios. One would expand Read the Rest…


Mountain Lion Accomplishes Rare Feat Of Crossing Freeways In Ventura County

Fri, April 24, 2015

Biologists tracking mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area say a young male mountain lion is now one of the few to accomplish the rare feat of crossing freeways, to live in his own territory. A radio tracking device shows earlier this month, the big cat known as P-32 crossed the 101 Read the Rest…


New Details Released In Killing Of Santa Barbara Man Whose Body Was Found In Storage Bin

Fri, April 24, 2015

New details have been released in a bizarre Santa Barbara County murder case dating back to 2012. Peter D’Orazio was last seen on September 6th, 2012 as he was leaving work at the oil company facility north of Goleta where he worked. After the Goleta man failed to show up at work for the next Read the Rest…


House Fire In Ventura County Injures Two

Fri, April 24, 2015

Two men were injured, and two dogs died in a house fire in Ventura County. The blaze was discovered around 10:30 yesterday morning, in a home on the 200 block of Ventura Avenue. Two men who saw the fire went into the home, and helped the residents escape. Ventura firefighters arrived to find flames and Read the Rest…


Badly Burned Man Police Say Was Connected With Drug Lab Explosion In Ventura Found

Fri, April 24, 2015

Detectives say they’ve found a badly burned man responsible for a mysterious explosion on the South Coast. An early morning blast last Saturday morning badly damaged an apartment on the 6600 block of Telephone Road in Ventura, knocking out windows and the front door. Investigators say a man believed to have been injured in the Read the Rest…


Investigation Continues Into Fatal SUV-Train Collision In Ventura County

Fri, April 24, 2015

Authorities are trying to figure out why an SUV slammed into a freight train in Ventura County, killing the vehicle’s driver. It happened at around 8:30 yesterday morning near Las Posas Road and Fifth Street, outside of Camarillo. The CHP says the SUV was southbound on Las Posas when for some unknown reason it smashed Read the Rest…


Police Shoot Dog In Ventura After Attack On Officer

Thu, April 23, 2015

A Ventura police officer is recovering from bite wounds, after he was attacked by a dog during an arrest. Officers were called to a supermarket on the 1700 block of South Victoria around 9:45 last night by reports of a man vandalizing the business.  The officers say as they tried to arrest Nathan Journigan, the Read the Rest…


UCSB Researcher Says Natural Undersea Particles Called “Marine Snow” May Have Added To Impacts Of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Thu, April 23, 2015

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the largest oil spill in history, the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Researchers are still trying to assess all of its impacts. A UC Santa Barbara oceanographer has just completed a study which shows that natural undersea particles may have actually added to the problem, Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara Congresswoman Proposes Temporary Ban, Environmental Review Of Fracking Off West Coast

Wed, April 22, 2015

A Santa Barbara congresswoman has proposed legislation which would halt the controversial oil, and gas processing practice known as fracking in federal waters off the West Coast until an environmental review of the procedure is completed. Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps of Santa Barbara introduced the legislation, which would apply to oil and gas well in Read the Rest…


Ventura County Supervisors Give Final Approval To Changes In Campaign Finance Law

Wed, April 22, 2015

Ventura County Supervisors narrowly approved changes in the way potential violations of the county’s finance reform law are investigated, and implemented. Up until now, investigations were handled by private attorneys, with a three person commission ruling on the results.  Under a new plan by County Supervisors Steve Bennett and Kathy Long intended to streamline the Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara County Supervisors Hear, But Take No Action On Proposed New Mental Health Efforts

Wed, April 22, 2015

Santa Barbara County Supervisors looked at proposals to implement a new state law to provide court-ordered mental health services for people who refuse treatment, but decided to postpone action at least for now. County Supervisors were presented with some options for putting what’s known as Laura’s Law into effect. The proposals included efforts to try Read the Rest…


Ventura County Man Arrested For Stabbing

Wed, April 22, 2015

A Ventura County man is behind bars after sheriff’s detectives say he tried to stab to death someone during a family disturbance in Moorpark. Deputies were called to a home on the 100 block of First Street just after 10 p.m. Monday. They found a person who had been stabbed and seriously injured.  The victim Read the Rest…


South Coast High School Receives National Recognition For Environmental Efforts In Channel Islands

Wed, April 22, 2015

A South Coast high school’s club which is helping to restore a National Park is now receiving national recognition. The National Park Service presented one of its highest honors to a group of students at a Ventura County high school yesterday. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story, from Ventura. Click on link to listen to/download Read the Rest…


Haggen Opens Three Rebranded Supermarkets On South Coast Tuesday; Set To Open Two More Thursday

Tue, April 21, 2015

This is a big week for a Pacific Northwest supermarket chain which is taking over, and reopening a number of supermarkets in our region. Haggen is opening more than a dozen stores in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties which used to be Safeway stores, Albertson’s or Vons. Today, Haggen opened a new Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara County Public Health Officials Say Six Hepatitis C Cases Now Diagnosed In Connection With Investigation Of Medical Office

Tue, April 21, 2015

An investigation into a Santa Barbara County medical office which may have accidentally exposed some patients to blood borne diseases has led to the discovery of five additional cases of Hepatitis C. However, KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports it’s still unclear as to whether the five people contracted hepatitis via the medical practice, or elsewhere. Click Read the Rest…


Central Coast Man Missing

Tue, April 21, 2015

Efforts are underway to find a Central Coast man who’s now been missing for more than a week. Kenneth Vernon Lebarr of Grover Beach was last heard from by his family April 8th. He told them he’d be returning from Reno on April 12th, but hasn’t been seen since. The 50 year old man is Read the Rest…


Ventura County Based Theater Company Gets National Recognition For Two Of Its Productions

Tue, April 21, 2015

A Ventura County based theater company is getting some national acclaim for two of its productions. The Rubicon Theater Company has been nominated for two New York Outer Critics Circle Awards for shows which premiered in Ventura, and were taken to New York for off-Brodway runs. The musical “Lonesome Traveler” is nominated for “Outstanding New Read the Rest…


Fourth Possible Victim Identified In Central Coast Child Molestation Investigation

Tue, April 21, 2015

Detectives say they’ve now identified a fourth victim in a molestation case involving a prominent Central Coast real estate agent. Lawrence Lucien Jones was arrested in the wake of a birthday party at his Arroyo Grande home last month. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detectives say after some of the children reported improper behavior by Read the Rest…


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