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April 2010

New alliance helping people cope with imminent death

4/30/2010 10:46am    Download MP3

Have you made decisions about what care you want if you become terminally ill, or end up on life support with no chance of recovery?

Most people have not, and that creates bibg problems for families, as well as caregivers. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on a cutting edge new effort to educate people about the issue, the Santa Barbara Alliance for Living, and Dying Well.

The group's website is Alliance for Living and Dying Well

Santa Barbara County gearing up for high brushfire danger time

4/29/2010 10:17am    Download MP3

Santa Barbara County's rainfall is actually 118 percent of average this season...but the that rainfall won't help reduce the brushfire threat, and could make it worse. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on efforts to try to get the county's residents ready for high brushfire danger season.

Ventura County man talks about surviving Holocaust

4/28/2010 10:37am    Download MP3

It was 65 years ago this spring that Allied forces defeated Germany, and freed hundreds of thousands of people from Nazi concentration camps. KCLU's Lance Orozco was on hand at a Holocaust Rememberance Day event at Naval Base Ventura County, where a Camarillo man shared his stories of survival.

World famous classical guitarist one of Ventura Music Festival's headliners

4/26/2010 10:20am    Download MP3

Some of the world's top classical and jazz musicians are headed to the South Coast for a big music festival which kicks off this week. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with one of the Ventura Music Festival's headliners, Grammy award winning classical guitarist Sharon Isbin.

Dozens arrested following huge auto theft investigation in Ventura County

4/23/2010 10:58am    Download MP3

A massive auto theft investigation in Ventura County has led to the recovery of more than 90 vehicles, the seizure of 57 weapons, and the identification of close to a hundred suspects. More than 150 seperate undercover operations took place during the 15 month investigation. KCLU's Lance Orozco has more on the huge effort.

New York dance troupe in residency on South Coast

4/22/2010 10:46am    Download MP3

A New York dance troupe is world premiering some of its new pieces locally this weekend, after a month long residency in Santa Barbara. KCLU's Lance Orozco has a look at the works, and the unique program which brought the company to Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara tries new approach to stopping panhandling

4/21/2010 12:31pm    Download MP3

One local community is trying to tackle its panhandling problem by launching a drive to get people to say "no" to the begging...and instead contribute to a campaign to help the homeless. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Researcher, author says bees in crisis

4/20/2010 8:56am    Download MP3

Honeybees are a key part of of nature's reproductive cycle for hundreds of plants, and trees. But, in recent years they've been disappearing not by the millions, but by the billions. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to a local biologist who's been studying the issue.

Flying museum to visit Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties

4/19/2010 4:26pm    Download MP3

A more than six decade old military aircraft straight out of the history books is headed to Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties this week. KCLU's Lance Orozco takes us along for a flight on the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress"...and talks to some of the veterans who flew them in combat during World War Two. The plane will be at Oxnard Airport April 20th-21st, and Santa Barbara Airport April 23rd-25th.

Santa Barbara County plays big role in environmental movement, Earth Day history

4/16/2010 11:06am    Download MP3

This month marks the 40th anniversary of "Earth Day". KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at Santa Barbara County's role in its history, as the community prepares for a major two-day celebration.

University,and retirement community join forces to create new play

4/15/2010 10:30am    Download MP3

A Ventura County university, and a local retirement community teamed up as an unlikely duo to create a new play. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on the project involving California Lutheran University's Theater Department, and University Village to stage an original comedy called "Generations".

Ventura County civic, government leaders look at impacts of future population growth

4/14/2010 11:44am    Download MP3

Some experts say Ventura County could grow by more than 200,000 people, to more than a million in the next three decades. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on an effort by some community leaders to develop a comprehensive regional approach to preparing for issues related to growth.

Ventura County students work with NASA on low gravity experiment

4/13/2010 8:14am    Download MP3

Some Ventura County elementary school students have been working with "NASA" to explore the impacts of low gravity on water. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on a team of teachers from the Fillmore school who will be traveling to Texas to NASA's headquarters, to test the micro gravity experiment developed by students, and faculty.

Foreign policy expert says U.S. role in global economics, politics to radically change

4/12/2010 10:15am    Download MP3

One of America's leading foreign policy experts is speaking on the South Coast tonight (4/12) about the changing role of the U-S in international economics, and politics. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to Newsweek International editor, and CNN host Fareed Zakaria.

Sheriff's candidates in Ventura County face off in debate

4/9/2010 12:54pm    Download MP3

They both oppose the legalization of marijuana...and say gangs are Ventura County's top law enforcement problem. KCLU's Lance Orozco has some of the highlights of the latest debate between the two candidates for Ventura County Sheriff.

New proposal to allow limited oil drilling off of Santa Barbara County in exchange for eventual removal of oil, and gas facilities.

4/8/2010 9:04am    Download MP3

Some environmental, and political leaders in Santa Barbara County have announced support for a new effort to allow limited additional oil drilling off the northern part of the county, in exchange for the removal of a number of oil, and gas facilities in a few years. KCLU's Lance Orozco has an update on the new Tranquillon Ridge proposal.

Plan to fund homeless programs in Ventura County generates controversy

4/7/2010 9:33am    Download MP3

A new effort is underway in Ventura County to help its thousands of homeless...but, plans to spend $3.1 million dollars for the effort created controversy. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

New bald eagle chicks in Channel Islands National Park

4/6/2010 4:56pm    Download MP3

Efforts to help the Channel Islands Bald Eagle population rebound from near extinction received another boost, with the birth of two new eaglets. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports.

You can see the two new bald eagle chicks on Santa Cruz Island via the "Eaglet-Cam" webcam, by pasting the following link in your browser: http://chil.vcoe.org/eagle_cam.htm

Bicycle ride in Conejo Valley to aid in fight against cancer

4/5/2010 9:37am    Download MP3

More than three thousand bicyclists are planning to hit the streeets of Ventura, and Los Angeles counties this coming weekend to help in the battle against cancer.
KCLU's Lance Orozco says everyone from cancer survivors to celebrities will be taking part in the effort to support a national campaign which has roots in the Conjeo Valley.

Traumatic brain injury conference brings survivors, service providers together

4/2/2010 2:20pm    Download MP3

Traumatic brain injuries can be fatal, or life changing if the person survives. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on an effort by a local non-profit group to connect TBI survivors with resources available in Ventura County to help them, and their families.

New economic forecast predicts continued tough times for Ventura County

4/1/2010 9:04am    Download MP3

A just released economic forecast says Ventura County could be in for a rough time for the rest of 2010, and for much of 2011. KCLU's Lance Orozco has details on the CLU Center for Economic Research and Forecasting report.