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Oxnard Man Stabbed In Chest While Trying To Stop Robber Who Stole Computer

Tue, January 20, 2015

An Oxnard man is in serious condition with a stab wound, after trying to stop a robber who stole the victim’s computer. Saul Anchando was riding a bicycle on the 600 block of Teresa Street at about 5:30 last night when a man approached him, and grabbed his laptop, The 26 year old man ran Read the Rest…


South Coast College Gets Major Grant To Update Science Facilities

Mon, January 19, 2015

A South Coast university has received a $750,000 grant to renovate its science facilities. Westmont College is getting the funding from the Fletcher Jones Foundation to update its 30 year old Whittier Science Building.  The project would allow the total redesign of the building, and modernize lab space.  If Santa Barbara County planners approve the Read the Rest…


Touring Broadway Musical On South Coast Includes Local Kids For Key Role

Mon, January 19, 2015

A new version of a classic Broadway musical is touring the South Coast. “Camelot” just wrapped up a run in Ventura County last week, and is headed to Santa Barbara this week. The cast is made up of professional theater performers, but in each city, the touring Broadway production is casting someone local for one Read the Rest…


Authorities Looking For Man Responsible For Multiple Indecent Exposure Incidents In Ventura County

Mon, January 19, 2015

Authorities are looking for a man responsible for a string of indecent exposure incidents in eastern Ventura County. Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies say there have been multiple incidents in parks over a week long period on the eastern side of Thousand Oaks. They say the flasher is a Hispanic male, standing about 5’8”, weighing 150 Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara Congresswoman Invites Father Of Isla Vista Rampage Victim To State Of The Union Speech

Mon, January 19, 2015

A Santa Barbara congresswoman says she is going to bring the father of one of the Isla Vista rampage victims to the State of the Union Address by President Obama. Democratic Senator Lois Capps will bring Richard Martinez to the Tuesday night event. Martinez is the father of Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez, who was one of Read the Rest…


Three Men Sought After Homeless Man Set On Fire On Ventura Beach

Sun, January 18, 2015

Three men are being sought after a homeless man was apparently doused in lighter fluid, and set on fire in Ventura. It happened at around 11 p.m. Saturday, on the beach near Seaward Avenue. John Frazer was sleeping in a sleeping bag on the beach when he awoke to find three men pouring lighter fluid Read the Rest…


Woman Struck, Killed By Train In Ventura County

Sun, January 18, 2015

Police are trying to figure out exactly what led to the death of a woman who was struck, and killed by a train in Ventura County. It happened just before 9:30 Friday night, on the 800 block of Oxnard Boulevard in Oxnard.  Oxnard Police say the woman was walking northbound on the train  tracks when Read the Rest…


Two People Walk Away from Plane Crash Near San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara County Line

Fri, January 16, 2015

A plane having engine problems crashed near the San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara County line, but the two people on board were able to walk away from it without major injuries. The single engine plane was over Highway 166, in eastern San Luis Obispo County when it first started having problems.  The pilot radioed that the Read the Rest…


Reagan Library Joining Forces With CNN To Air Presidential Debate

Fri, January 16, 2015

Ventura County is once again going to be the site of a major debate by presidential hopefuls, and CNN has announced it will broadcast it live. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is going to be the site of a September 16th debate featuring GOP presidential candidates.  The Simi Valley library has partnered with various networks Read the Rest…


Three Arrested In Santa Barbara County Following Investigation Of Workers Compensation Fraud, Wage Theft

Fri, January 16, 2015

Santa Barbara County prosecutors say three people have been arrested following a state, and local investigation of wage, and workers compensation benefits theft by a paving business. Prosecutors say Alberto and Maria Rodriguez, who own United Seal Coating, were arrested, along with a longtime employee, Byron Duran. Investigators say the company repeatedly violated unemployment and Read the Rest…


Auto Burglars Surfing For Victims In Ventura Coastal Areas

Fri, January 16, 2015

Some vehicle burglars are apparently surfing Ventura’s coastline for victims. Ventura Police say there’s been a spike in thefts during the last two months near Surfers Point, the Harbor Cove parking area, Figueroa Boulevard, and some other spots frequented by surfers.  Police think they thieves are targeting vehicles used by surfers, because they often leave Read the Rest…


Plans For New Botancial Garden On South Coast Gets Key Approval

Fri, January 16, 2015

Plans to turn a South Coast park into a botanical garden received a major boost this week. The Ventura Planning Commission decided to give a non-profit group backing plans to turn Ventura’s Grant Park into botanical gardens a use permit for the project. The Ventura Botanical Garden’s planners still have to go to the City Read the Rest…


Pope Announces Sainthood Plans For Father Junipero Serra

Fri, January 16, 2015

A priest who was a key part of California’s early history, and the founding of its mission chain is going to be elevated to sainthood by the Pope. The surprise announcement ends decades of effort to get the honor for Father Junipero Serra. KCLU’s Lance Orozco talks with one of the mission’s pastors, and a Read the Rest…


Teens Arrested After South Coast Church Vandalized, Burglarized

Fri, January 16, 2015

Two teenage boys are facing felony charges after detectives say they burglarized, and vandalized a Ventura County church. Investigators say the two teens crawled through an open window at the Hillside Assembly of God Church on the 500 block of Anacapa Drive in Camarillo. Some items were broken, the plumbing was clogged, and some of Read the Rest…


Ventura County Opposes Proposed Oil Facility Expansion In San Luis Obispo County, Citing Increased Rail Traffic Safety Concerns

Thu, January 15, 2015

Ventura County is taking a stand against a proposal in San Luis Obispo County to expand an oil refinery. KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports Ventura County officials are concerned about the safety of hundreds of trains a year of crude oil which could pass through the region en route to the plant in Nipomo. Click on Read the Rest…


Efforts To Arrest Man Wanted For Stabbing On Central Coast Lead To Four People Being Taken Into Custody

Thu, January 15, 2015

An effort to arrest a man wanted for a stabbing on the Central Coast turned into a major search effort, involving a helicopter and police dogs. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies went to a home on the 1800 block of Ironwood Drive outside of Santa Maria yesterday morning, looking for Coleton Fout.  Fout was wanted Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara International Film Festival Wins Big With Oscar Nominees

Thu, January 15, 2015

The Academy Award nominations are out, and perhaps no one is as thrilled as organizers of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which has more than two dozen nominees coming to this year’s filmfest. Among those set to take part in the festival are Lead Actor nominees Michael Keaton, Steve Carell, and Eddie Redmaye. Lead Read the Rest…


Man Arrested After Wild Car Chase On South Coast

Thu, January 15, 2015

A man was arrested after leading law enforcement officers on a wild chase in the Santa Barbara, and Ventura County areas. KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Santa Barbara Chase


Book By South Coast University Lecturer On Overlooked Art Photographer William Mortenson Becomes Hit

Thu, January 15, 2015

A lecturer at a South Coast university who’s become a historian on a cutting edge mid-century photographer has written a hit book about the once forgotten artist. The book looks at the legacy of William Mortensen, whose works featuring themes like monsters, and nudes were once so controversial he was snubbed by the major photographers Read the Rest…


Ventura County Community Gets New Assistant City Manager

Thu, January 15, 2015

A Ventura County community has pulled from within its ranks to hire a new Assistant City Manager. Dave Norman has been Camarillo’s Community Development Director for three years, but will step up to become the city’s second in command on Friday. Norman has worked in local government for a quarter of a century, and has Read the Rest…


Police Make What They Call Major Drug Arrests In Ventura County

Wed, January 14, 2015

Police in one Ventura County community have made what they are calling some significant drug related arrests. Simi Valley Police were called to the area of Ish Drive, and High Drive at around 10 last night by reports of suspicious activity.  Officers arriving on the scene spotted a truck without its lights on backing down Read the Rest…


Anti-Fracking Forums Set For Oxnard, Santa Barbara This Week

Wed, January 14, 2015

An environmental group pushing to stop the controversial oil, and gas industry practice of fracking in California is holding a pair of community forums on the South Coast. “Californians Against Fracking” is hosting a series of forums statewide, with stops in Oxnard tonight, and Santa Barbara tomorrow night. The group is trying to increase pressure Read the Rest…


Sting Operation Focuses On Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety In Oxnard

Wed, January 14, 2015

One Ventura County community is trying to call attention to bicycle and pedestrian safety by conducting a sting operation. Oxnard Police used undercover, and uniformed officers for the crackdown. Police set up the operation in the area around Oxnard Boulevard, and Gonzales Road during the morning commute yesterday. 25 people were cited for crossing railroad Read the Rest…


Man Found Shot in Car In Oxnard Dies; No Word Yet On What Detectives Think Happened

Wed, January 14, 2015

Investigators were on the scene all morning long of a fatal shooting in Oxnard. Police were called to the 5200 block of Perkins Road at around 5:30 this morning, by a report of shots being fired.  Officers arriving on the scene found a shooting victim in a vehicle, The man died a short time later Read the Rest…


Man Killed In Central Coast Traffic Accident Now Being Identified

Wed, January 14, 2015

A man who died after the truck he was driving on Highway 101 on the Central Coast crashed is now being identified. The CHP says Mark Medina was headed northbound just before 8 yesterday on the Nojoqui Grade, when it drifted into the dirt center median.  The commercial style truck then slammed into a metal Read the Rest…


School District In Ventura County Closing Two Campuses

Wed, January 14, 2015

The news was expected, but that still doesn’t make it easier for students, parents, teachers, and staff members at two Ventura County elementary schools. Faced with financial problems, and dropping enrollment, the Simi Valley School board moved last night to close two of the school district’s elementary schools. Justin and Lincoln elementary schools will shut Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara Facing Some Key Decisions On Water Issues

Wed, January 14, 2015

The City of Santa Barbara is facing some major decisions on water issues in the next few months which could have a huge impact on water availability, and its price. KCLU’s John Palminteri has an update. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Santa Barbara Water


Ventura County Congresswoman Gets Seat On Key Commitee

Wed, January 14, 2015

A Ventura County congresswoman has been appointed to a key House of Representatives committee. Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village has joined the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.   Brownley says the appointment will allow her to better serve the region, because of its reliance on highways and commuter rail service, airports, and its Read the Rest…


Measles Outbreak In Southern California Surfaces In Ventura County For First Time

Wed, January 14, 2015

A measles outbreak in Southern California has made its way to the South Coast. Ventura County Health officials tell KCLU News that there are now two confirmed cases in the county, and a third potential one. KCLU’s Lance Orozco talks with the county’s top health officer about why we should be concerned about the disease, Read the Rest…


Cal Poly SLO Suspends Greek Social Activities Following Reports Of Sexual Assault

Wed, January 14, 2015

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has suspended all social activities for fraternities and sororities indefinitely, following reports of a third sexual assault involving the Greek system. In a campus letter, Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong says the suspension will stay in place until a plan is developed to change the Greek community’s culture.  The letter Read the Rest…


First Documented Death From Whooping Cough In Santa Barbara County Reported

Tue, January 13, 2015

Santa Barbara County is reporting its first every documented death from pertussis, better known to the public as whooping cough. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Pertussis


Ventura County Seeking State Support For New Jail Medical Facility

Tue, January 13, 2015

Ventura County is making a new effort to replace its overwhelmed medical facilities for jail inmates. KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports the county is hoping to get critical state grant money for the project. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Ventura County Jail Project


UC Santa Barbara Receives Federal Grant To Help Pay For Mental Health Services In Wake Of Isla Vista Rampage

Tue, January 13, 2015

UC Santa Barbara received a federal grant to help pay for mental health services in the wake of last spring’s Isla Vista rampage. Six UCSB students were killed, and 13 injured when a mentally unstable man went on a stabbing and shooting spree in IV before killing himself. Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps of Santa Barbara Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara County Selects Longtime County Fire Department Member As New Fire Chief

Tue, January 13, 2015

Santa Barbara County conducted a nationwide search for a new fire chief, but when it came down to making a final decision, county supervisors selected someone who is already with the fire department. Eric Peterson will take over as head of the 250 plus position department next month.  Peterson has spent his entire 28 year Read the Rest…


School Board In Ventura County Set To Look At Closing Two Elementary Schools

Tue, January 13, 2015

A school board in Ventura County grappling with major financial issues, and declining enrollment is set to look tonight at closing two elementary schools. The Simi Valley School District is considering closing Justin, and Lincoln Elementary schools at the end of this school year. Last week, the school district held public hearings on both campuses Read the Rest…


Driver Killed After Truck Crashes Into Guard Rail In Santa Barbara County

Tue, January 13, 2015

A Santa Barbara County man is dead, after he apparently lost control of a truck on Highway 101 outside of Buellton, and crashed into a metal guardrail. The CHP says the driver was headed northbound just before 8 this morning on the Nojoqui Grade, when it drifted into the dirt center median. The commercial style Read the Rest…


Free App Allows You To Check Food Safety At More Than 3,000 South Coast Eateries

Tue, January 13, 2015

When we go out for a meal, whether it’s fast food or a fancy restaurant, we take it for granted that the food we eat is safe. But , is it?  A free smartphone app created by Ventura County now allows you quickly check the health inspection records of more than 3,000 eateries in the Read the Rest…


Two Suspects In Car Theft Arrested After Search Invoving K-9′s, Helicopter On South Coast

Tue, January 13, 2015

A South Coast community was the scene of a wild foot chase after some car theft suspects thought they’d been spotted by a Sheriff’s deputy. KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Carpinteria Chase


80 Year Old Ventura County Man Missing

Tue, January 13, 2015

Authorities are looking for an 80 year old man who’s been reported missing in Ventura County. Eugene Walder was last seen Friday morning at his home on the 4500 block of Cochran Street, in Simi Valley.  Simi Valley Police say Walder talked with someone on the phone Saturday morning, but family members haven’t had any Read the Rest…


Suit Filed Over Access To Waterfalls In Los Padres National Forest

Tue, January 13, 2015

Some environmental groups have filed a lawsuit seeking public access to some scenic waterfalls in Ventura County, in the Los Padres National Forest. Hikers have to go through public and private land to get to Matilija Falls. The suit claims that for more than five years, one of the private landowners has tried to block Read the Rest…


Two Arrested In Connection With Large Indoor Marijuana Growing Operation In Ventura County

Mon, January 12, 2015

Some neighbors with sensitive noses helped police find a large indoor marijuana growing operation in Ventura County, which investigators say had a potential street value of several million dollars. People noticed a strong smell coming from a business on the 1600 block of Pine Street in Oxnard.  After police were notified, narcotics detectives were called Read the Rest…


Plans For New South Coast Park May Need Changes As A Result Of Drought

Mon, January 12, 2015

Plans for a new South Coast park have run into problems as a result of the drought. Preliminary plans have been drawn up for a new park in Old Town Goleta, at Hollister and Kellogg Avenues. The current site has water, but because of drought triggered moratorium, a new park can’t top more than the Read the Rest…


Rainfall Totals From Weekend Storm Top Two Inches On Parts Of South Coast

Mon, January 12, 2015

The weekend storm was gentle enough that it didn’t cause any major new problems on the South Coast, but it still left more than two inches of rain in parts of the region. In Ventura County, Ventura had 1.26” of rainfall, while Oxnard had 2.24” Thousand Oaks recorded 1.36”, while Ojai had 1.3”. In Santa Read the Rest…


Rainfall Amounts Light From Weekend Storm Passing Through Central Coast

Mon, January 12, 2015

The weekend storm didn’t do much to help the drought problem on the Central Coast, with rainfall amounts less than an inch in the region. Northern Santa Barbara County got some of the highest rainfall totals, with Los Alamos recording eight tenths of an inch, Solvang around a half inch, and Santa Maria three tenths Read the Rest…


Two People Arrested, Third Still Sought In Wake Of Armed Robbery In Ventura

Mon, January 12, 2015

Two people are behind bars, and a third is still being sought following an armed robbery which led to the Ventura Police Department’s SWAT team being deployed in Oxnard. Two people armed with guns robbed a liquor store on the 2400 block of Alameda Avenue in Ventura at around 9:30 last night. The robbers fled Read the Rest…


Countdown On For Santa Barbara International Film Festival; Some Golden Globe Winners Among Participants

Mon, January 12, 2015

The Golden Globes are now history for 2015. Some of the big winners last night, like actor Michael Keaton, and actress Patricia Arquette are among the big names in the upcoming Santa Barbara International Film Festival. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has a look at this year’s filmfest. Click on link to listen to/download story:  SBIFF 2015


Food Recall Underway For Santa Barbara Comapny

Mon, January 12, 2015

A Santa Barbara based special food maker has a recall in the sworks, after concerns over some bacterial issues. KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Santa Barbara Recall


Police On Lookout For Prowler Who Broke Into Ventura County Home, And Molested Boy

Mon, January 12, 2015

Police are looking for a prowler who broke into a South Coast home, and molested a child. Around 4 a.m. Friday, a man entered a home on the 1300 block of Bluebell Street in Oxnard.  Detectives think the man got into the house through an unlocked back door. Investigators say the man walked into the Read the Rest…


Man Dies While In Custody At Central Coast Jail

Mon, January 12, 2015

An autopsy is pending on a man who died in custody in a Central Coast jail. David Osborne, Senior was arrested Saturday afternoon by Morro Bay Police on a charge of being drunk in public.  After being released from the San Luis Obispo County jail around 6 Saturday night, he was rearrested around 8:30 p.m., Read the Rest…


Search Continues In Apparent Intentional Hit And Run On South Coast

Mon, January 12, 2015

Police are looking for the driver of a car involved an apparent intentional hit and run incident in Ventura County which left a man seriously injured. Oxnard Police say that just after 11 Friday night, a man who was a passenger in a black BMW which stopped in a parking lot on the 600 block Read the Rest…


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