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10/30/2009 10:25am Download MP3
Voters in two local cities will try to tackle that question in next Tuesday's election. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story as we continue our series of reports looking at next Tuesday's election issues, and races.
10/29/2009 10:53am Download MP3
A race for mayor in one South Coast city has turned into a free-for-all. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at the City of Santa Barbara's Mayor's race, as the latest part of our series of reports leading up to the November 3rd election.
10/28/2009 1:06pm Download MP3
Voters in one South Coast city are being asked to approve a controversial half cent sales tax increase, to compensate for funding cuts for basic services like public safety and street maintenance. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at the debate over the City of Ventura's Measure A, as part of KCLU's series of reports leading up to next Tuesday's election.
10/27/2009 1:11pm Download MP3
Local public safety officials are gearing up for what could be an invasion of 40-to-50 thousand teenagers, and young adults for an unsponsored, unsanctioned Halloween street party this weekend. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to some of those involved with preparing to deal with Halloween in Isla Vista.
10/26/2009 12:30pm Download MP3
With three deaths in our region related to swine flu, many people are concerned about the H1N1 situation locally, especially in the wake of the President's declaration of a national emergency. KCLU's Lance Orozco has an update.
10/23/2009 10:45am Download MP3
There's a lot of excitement in three local cities, after they received word their effort to host a leg of America largest cycling race was successful. The Conejo Valley will be the scene of the final segment of the Amgen Tour of California. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the full story...including plans by cycling's biggest name, Lance Armstrong, to take part.
10/22/2009 5:21pm Download MP3
After some two years of work...a study to try to define, and tackle some of the issues facing children, seniors, and families in Santa Barbara county is ready for action. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports from Santa Barbara.
10/21/2009 11:43am Download MP3
How would Santa Barbara County deal with a crisis so big it would overwhelm the county's medical facilities? A unique volunteer program has been created to create a corps of medical personnel which could help out during a disaster, or epidemic. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
10/20/2009 11:07am Download MP3
Work is now underway on a 40 million dollar project to repair miles of weakened levees which could potentially break, and flood thousands of homes and businesses in Santa Barbara County. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
10/19/2009 3:58pm Download MP3
This fall makes the 20th anniversary of the fall of The Berlin Wall. KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a look at a new exhibition the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, and Museum which commemorates the event...and, the late president's role in it.
10/16/2009 11:48am Download MP3
It's homecoming weekend for one South Coast university, and it's a special one...because the school is celebrating its 50th anniversary. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to some of those who've been a part of California Lutheran University, in Thousand Oaks throughout its history.
10/15/2009 12:29pm Download MP3
It's hosted international music, and stage stars. But, time has caught up with Ojai's Libby Bowl...and it's literally falling apart. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports a new community campaign is underway to replace the more than half-century old facility.
10/13/2009 11:42am Download MP3
The first big fall storm of the season is headed towards Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to public works officials about flash flooding, and mudslide concerns in areas where hillsides were stripped bare by recent brushfires.
10/12/2009 12:34pm Download MP3
A nationally known center on the South Coast for counter-terrorism planning is showing how some of the latest technology in the field can be used for peaceful applications, like fighting brushfires. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story, from Thousand Oaks.
10/9/2009 11:42am Download MP3
More than 50 artists have joined forces to try to help create beauty from the ashes of one of the South Coast's most destructive brushfires. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story, from the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.
10/8/2009 2:55pm Download MP3
A Ventura County Man who celebrated his 100th birthday this week is major league baseball's oldest surviving retired player. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with this remarkable Oxnard man.
10/7/2009 11:24am Download MP3
A Santa Barbara County teenager has died from what authorities believe were complications from swine flu. KCLU's Lance Orozco has details on what happened and, word of the first swine flu vaccine reaching the South Coast. You can also get more information on diagnosing whether your child has a cold, or the flu by visiting here.
10/6/2009 10:54am Download MP3
It's the third leading cause of death among teens, and young adults...but many people won't discuss it. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with an actress who's a suicide survivor, and, is now a leading advocate of efforts to fight mental illness.
10/5/2009 2:05pm Download MP3
We know "The Jungle Book" as a children's story. But this week it makes its world premiere on state on the South Coast as an all new ballet. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
10/2/2009 5:02pm Download MP3
Swine Flu is creating concern for many people...but it's a special issue for health officials at local college campuses, because it has the potential to spread through high density student housing. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at how some south coast universities are taking steps to try to prevent large scale outbreaks.
10/1/2009 11:34am Download MP3
With the economy slumping...the region's affordable housing crisis has even become more acute. KCLU's Lance Orozco was on hand at a Ventura County conference looking at the issue, and has a report.