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May 2010

Eagle Cam on Santa Cruz Island shows biologists in action with bald eagles

5/28/2010 7:42pm    Download MP3

A tiny webcam that's allow the world to track the birth, and growth of some eaglets in the Channel Islands is now for the first time also allowing people to watch as biologists check, and tag the young birds as they prepare to leave for the wild. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story. Here's a link to the webcam

World War II veteran from Thousand Oaks recalls bomber missions over Nazi controlled Europe

5/27/2010 9:43am    Download MP3

Memorial Day weekend is a time of recreation for many, but it is also a time for reflection about those who served our country in uniform, and those who gave their lives. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with a Thousand Oaks man who beat the odds to survive more than 30 combat missions in a bomber over the Nazi controlled European continent during World War II.

Pertussis surge causing new concern in region.

5/26/2010 11:17am    Download MP3

Local health officials are worried about a hike in the number of pertussis (better known as whooping cough) cases in Ventura County. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at concerns in both Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties.

UCSB researcher has proposal to help assess extent of Gulf Coast oil spill

5/25/2010 10:06am    Download MP3

A U.C. Santa Barbara researcher says his studies of methane gas may provide a way to help accurately gauge the extent of the huge Gulf of Mexico oil spill. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with Dr. David Valentine, who's a professor of Eart Science at UCSB.

Award winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns speaks in Santa Barbara County

5/24/2010 10:04am    Download MP3

One of America's most accomplished documentary filmmakers is speaking in Montecito. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with Ken Burns about his career, his past projects and what's on his plate for the future.

Disc Golf birth in Conejo Valley celebrated with new course

5/21/2010 10:16am    Download MP3

More than four decades, and some three thousand courses around the world after the sport of disc golf was born in the Conejo Valley, a new course has opened in Thousand Oaks. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

New ballet production set to world premiere in the Conjeo Valley

5/20/2010 12:13pm    Download MP3

A new ballet based on one of the Bible's most famous stories is set to make its world premiere at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza May 22nd. The Pacific Festival Ballet's production of "Noah's Ark" features original music and staging, and stars a cast of 160 people. KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a look at the production.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden controversy continues

5/19/2010 10:16am    Download MP3

The debate over controversial development plans for the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden continues, in the wake of another marathon Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors public hearing. The board directed planning staff to come up with a number of changes, and additions to requirements for the project to proceed in efforts to craft a compromise agreement. KCLU's Lance Orozco has an update.

Huell Howser talks about his unique brand of storytelling

5/18/2010 1:05pm    Download MP3

He's California's unofficial tour guide, showing us around the state, and introducing us to some of its unique people, places, and creatures. KCLU's Lance Orozco caught up with "California's Gold" host Huell Howser, as he visited University Village in Thousand Oaks for a series of speaking engagements.

Ventura County plant receives national recognition for innovation in recycling

5/17/2010 10:47am    Download MP3

An innovative system at a Ventura County plant which turns onion byproducts into cattle feed, and electricity is now getting national recognition. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story, from Oxnard.

College graduate overcomes hurdles to earn diploma

5/14/2010 1:04pm    Download MP3

It's college graduation weekend for an adventurous young woman, who didn't let a disability stop her from moving to Montana, to California to pursue her dreams. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story of this California Lutheran University graduate.

EPA launches new radiological measuring effort at Santa Susanna Field Lab site

5/13/2010 11:24am    Download MP3

The Environmental Protection Agency is launching a major new effort to map radiological contamination on the site of a former nuclear research lab, and rocket testing facility near the

Ventura-Los Angeles County line. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports from the Santa Susanna Field Lab, outside of Simi Valley.

Ventura County officials say high profile sexual abuse investigation handled properly

5/12/2010 9:21am    Download MP3

Ventura County's District Attorney says child welfare workers should be praised, instead of criticized for their handling of a long running sexual abuse case. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports that D.A. Greg Totten released information about the case which showed they tried to pursue the multiple reports, even though the victim and her mother were denying abuse had occured.

Ojai wedding ceremony to be staged as a musical comedy

5/11/2010 11:55am    Download MP3

A Ventura County couple is really showing its support for a local theater company this weekend, by turning their wedding ceremony into an onstage musical comedy. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with the couple about the May 15th benefit for Ojai's Theater 150.

Government, community leaders think Tri-Counties can catch job boom in green technology

5/10/2010 11:22am    Download MP3

Could green technology be the ticket for a boom in future growth in the Tri-Counties economy? Some business, and community leaders think so. KCLU's Lance Orozco was on hand for the Central Coast Energy Retrofit Summit in Santa Barbara, and has the story.

Showbiz legend Dick Van Dyke to headline benefit program for high school performing arts programs

5/7/2010 7:37am    Download MP3

A Hollywood legend who's been a part of some of the biggest stage, movie, and television hits in history has teamed up with six local high schools for a big benefit this weekend. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with Dick Van Dyke, who's hosting and performing in the May 9th event at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, which benefits high school performing arts programs.

Piru Charter School proposal rejected by State Board of Education

5/6/2010 10:42am    Download MP3

A controversy over a proposal to convert one Ventura County community's only elementary school into a charter school has been rejected by the state. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports busloads of people drove to Sacramento to take part in the State Board of Education hearing which decided the fate of the plan for Piru Elementary School.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden rebuilding plan focus of controversy

5/5/2010 10:58am    Download MP3

A popular Santa Barbara County landmark is the center of a big battle, with hundreds of people speaking out on the issue. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on the debate over the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's new building plan, and whether it should be allowed to proceed.

South Coast non-profit continues to spearhead global efforts to provide safe drinking water

5/4/2010 9:58am    Download MP3

A 15 year old non-profit group on the South Coast is reporting big progress in its efforts to help make clean, safe water available in developing nations. KCLU's Lance Orozco has an update on "Safe Water International's" global projects.

Researchers discover asphalt volcanoes off Santa Barbara County coastline

5/3/2010 10:43am    Download MP3

A team of researchers has found a group of what are known as "asphalt volcanoes"...some up to 65 feet high...on the ocean floor off the Santa Barbara County coastline. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.