KCLU Local News
Top Local Headlines
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.