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6/30/2010 2:37pm Download MP3
The Ventura County teen who travelled halfway around the world in a solo sailboat trip before her craft was damaged, and she had to be rescued is back home again, and talking about her adventure. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on what Abby Sunderland of Thousand Oaks is saying about her 12,000 mile journey, and her family is saying about the controversy surrounding the 16 year old's trip.
6/29/2010 10:43am Download MP3
It's a historic local building, which attracts an estimated 30,000 visitors a year. But, the Santa Barbara County Courthouse needs major work to repair some of its most popular artistic assets. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on the effort.
6/28/2010 12:54pm Download MP3
A Ventura County Museum that's been undergoing a three million dollar plus renovation, and expansion is set to reopen this week.
KCLU's Lance Orozco takes us inside the revamped Museum of Ventura County.
6/25/2010 10:10am Download MP3
Up to 100,000 people are expected to be on hand for Santa Barbara's annual Solstice Parade June 26th, which features floats, costumes, and a small army of a thousand participants. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports from the Solstice Workshop, in downtown Santa Barbara.
6/24/2010 11:25am Download MP3
June 27th marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most destructive brushfires in Santa Barbara County history. The Painted Cave Fire killed one person, and destroyed more than 600 homes in in the Goleta, and Santa Barbara areas. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks back at the blaze.
6/23/2010 10:42am Download MP3
Santa Barbara County voters could be asked to help solve the county's longtime jail overcrowding problem, by approving a half-cent sales tax. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports with a July 13th deadline looming to get the proposal on the November ballot, officials are scrambling to try to finalize a plan.
6/22/2010 11:01am Download MP3
Some teachers from around the world have gathered in Santa Barbara County this week, to learn more about sustainability, and how to share that message with their students. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
6/21/2010 11:31am Download MP3
Obesity continues to be a growing problem in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Some statistics show in Ventura County, more than a quarter of the children are overweight. KCLU's Lance Orozco has a look at the new "Re-think Your Drink" campaign, which focuses on reducing the consumption of sugar sweetened drinks.
6/18/2010 10:52am Download MP3
Local, state, and federal officials teamed up for a crackdown on mortgage fraud in Ventura County.
KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
6/17/2010 10:13am Download MP3
A little know program is providing key services to keep some of the region's mentally ill out of hospitals, and the streets, yet living independently, KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a look at the St. Francisc Foundation/Pathpoint program in Santa Barbara County.
6/16/2010 7:38pm Download MP3
Santa Barbara County officials are calling for more federal drilling safeguards in the wake of the big Gulf accident. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports they are sending suggestions to the President's Council on Environmental Quality.
6/15/2010 11:16am Download MP3
You've heard of "CSI, Miami"...but now, how about "CSI Camarillo?" KCLU's Lance Orozco reports a summer university level summer program at Cal State Channel Islands is using a crime scene lab approach to try to interest students in science.
6/14/2010 1:09pm Download MP3
Academy Award winning actor Ernest Borgnine spoke in Ventura County today (5/14) about his career, and his autobiography. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to the actor, who's known for his roles in movies like "From Here To Eternity" and "Marty", as well as television series like "McHale's Navy", "Airwolf" and "The Single Guy".
6/11/2010 10:53am Download MP3
With the start of the 2010 World Cup competition, there is huge global interest in the tournament. But, does that interest extend to the United States? KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to a local sports media expert, as well as a Ventura man who's covered the last four World Cup competitions.
6/10/2010 10:51am Download MP3
Some of the world's leading musicians are converging on Ventura County, for the 64th annual Ojai Music Festival. KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a look at the festival, which features music ranging from the classics, to Frank Zappa.
6/9/2010 9:36am Download MP3
Carpinteria voters rejected "Measure J", which would open the door to new oil drilling, by a 70 percent margin. Santa Barbara County voters chose Joyce Dudley as their new District Attorney by a 54 to 46 percent margin over Joshua Lynn, and re-elected County Supervisor Janet Wolf. In Ventura County, voters chose Geoff Dean as Sheriff, choosing him over Dennis Carpenter by a 60 to 40 percent margin. Ventura County Supervisors Linda Parks and Peter Foy both easily won re-election, crushing challengers by large margins. And, in the 35th District State Assemby race, Democrat Das Williams and Republican Mike Stoker each won their party's nominations, and will faces off this November. KCLU's Lance Orozco has a comprehensive look at local June 8th election results.
6/8/2010 9:43am Download MP3
One of Ventura County's most unanticipated races in Ventura County pits two term Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks against current State Assemblywoman Audra Strickland of Moorkpark, who moved into the Second District just to challenge Parks. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
6/7/2010 2:14pm Download MP3
One of the most contentious races in the region being decided in the June 8th Election pits two longtime members of the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's office against each other. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to Joyce Dudley and Joshua Lynn, the two candidates seeking the post.
6/4/2010 11:38am Download MP3
Supporters contend it's a safe way to tap into oil reserves right off the Carpenteria coastline, and generate millions of dollars in revenue for the city, and Santa Barbara County. Opponents question its safety, calling the proposal an attempted end run around the city's planning process, and saying it won't be the cash cow that's being suggested. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at Carpinteria's "Measure J" on the June 8th ballot.
6/3/2010 12:15pm Download MP3
For the first time in more than a decade, there's a wide open race for Sheriff in Ventura County. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to candidates Dennis Carpenter, and Geoff Dean, as part of the station's series of reports on races, and issues on the June 8th ballot.
6/2/2010 11:10am Download MP3
Controversial plans to expand Santa Barbara's Botanic Garden have finally been approved, but not before a number of major changes were made to address the concerns of neighbors. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on what appears to be a compromise ending to the long dispute.
6/1/2010 9:51am Download MP3
One of the hottest races Ventura, and Santa Barbara County voters will decide this year is for the wide open 35th District State Assembly seat. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with the four candidates for the post, as part of the station's coverage of the 2010 election.