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8/31/2010 8:25am Download MP3
From the "Ed Sullivan Show", to "Ozzie And Harriett", a Ventura County man is bringing back to life some historic, but long forgotten footage from the early days of television. KCLU talks to this Thousand Oaks man who's become almost an artist at turning kinescopes into modern digital video.
8/27/2010 11:04am Download MP3
Two Oxnard firefighters say they were just doing their jobs when they rescued an injured man trapped in a truck in the path of an oncoming train. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with the firefighters, who are going to receive statewide recognition for their heroism.
8/26/2010 11:23am Download MP3
Offshore oil drilling has been a big concern in Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties for years, in the wake of the disasterous 1969 Santa Barbara Channel oil spill. It's receiving new national interest as a result of this year's major Gulf Coast oil platform accident, and spill. KCLU's Lance Orozco was on hand for a federal hearing in Santa Barbara
looking at offshore oil drilling safety.
8/25/2010 10:08am Download MP3
CHP investigators are trying to figure out why a tractor-trailer rig loaded with gravel had brake problems, and crashed into a Santa Barbara home, kllling three people. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with eyewitnesses, and rescue workers on the scene.
8/24/2010 2:28pm Download MP3
Santa Barbara County is home to a lost city, which looks like it's straight out of Egypt. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to a documentary producer, and archaeologist who helped re-discover the forgotten movie set from the 1923 movie classic "The Ten Commandments".
8/23/2010 10:19am Download MP3
Imagine the Beach Boys, the Supremes, the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, and more all on stage at one time.
An Oxnard man directed the film which brought those artists, and many more together for three days. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports the recent release of the 1964 movie on DVD has generated new interest in the "T.A.M.I." concert.
8/20/2010 10:23am Download MP3
By the time the weekend is over, more than 50,000 rounds of ammunition will be fired in an unusual world championship sporting event taking place in Ventura County. KCLU's Lance Orozco takes us to the Steel Challenge Shooting Championships, taking place in a remote mountain area northeast of Piru.
8/19/2010 10:34am Download MP3
Are you ready for some football? Dallas Cowboys fans from around the country are flocking to Oxnard, to get a glimpse of their team as it holds two weeks of summer training camp in the city. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
8/18/2010 9:38am Download MP3
Some of the South Coast's homeless are going to be on stage this weekend, to tell some of their stories about life on the streets. KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a look at this unique combination of social commentary, and art.
8/17/2010 11:02am Download MP3
Some local researchers have developed an artificial pancreas, which may provide relief for Type One diabetes sufferers.
KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, and U.C. Santa Barbara researchers involved in the project.
8/16/2010 10:29am Download MP3
A researcher at a Ventura County university says citizens committees can play a key role in helping to take the politics out of electoral district redistricting. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to California Lutheran University Political Science Professor Gregory Freeland about his research.
8/13/2010 6:36pm Download MP3
It was once a huge complex of greenhouses west of Santa Barbara known for the orchids grown there. Now, authorities say they've seized more than ten thousand marijuana plants at the site, with a street value of between 40 and 50 million dollars. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
8/12/2010 12:16pm Download MP3
There's new controversy surrounding a nuclear power plant on the Central Coast. The concern focuses on the potential threat from a recently discovered fault zone near the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at the issue, which the California Public Utilities Commission will be looking at today, and has San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County officials concerned.
8/11/2010 10:07am Download MP3
The numbers are alarming. Dozens of Santa Barbara County's homeless have literally died in the streets in the last 15 months. KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a look at a new study which tries to pinpoint what's occuring.
8/10/2010 6:07pm Download MP3
Some of America's most critically acclaimed, and up and coming playwrights are in Ventura County, for a conference which allows them to get feedback on new works they're developing. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports you can get a window into the development of what could be the next big play, though a series of public readings. You can find the complete schedule at www.ojaiplays.org.
8/6/2010 8:56am Download MP3
Some of America's most unique military, and civilian aircraft will be flying in the skies above Ventura County this weekend. KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a preview of Naval Base Ventura County's Pt. Mugu Airshow, which will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
8/5/2010 10:09am Download MP3
High brush fire season is here, on the South Coast. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to some experts in at a community forum in Ventura County intended to help improve the preparedness of homeowners in high fire risk areas.
Ventura County Sheriff's Department officers running in Siberian Marathon to raise money for charities
8/4/2010 7:42am Download MP3
Some Ventura County law enforcement officers are in Russia this morning not on a case, but to try to help raise money for charitiey. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on the "Cops Running For Charity" team's effort. 100% of donations towards the team go to charities including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, the ALS-Lou Gehrig's Disease Foundation, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. You can make contributions by contacting Ventura County Sheriff's Department Captain Randy Pentis at this email address
8/3/2010 10:05am Download MP3
A new center on the South Coast is trying to help the region's economy, by providing free consulting services to small business in the region. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on the new Small Business Development Center which opened this summer.
8/2/2010 11:27am Download MP3
It was supposed to be a voyage from Nazi Germany to freedom...but it turned into what became known as the "Voyage Of The Dammed", as nation after nation refused to admit the shipload of Jewish refugees. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with a Camarillo woman who's one of the few survivors still alive of that ordeal some seven decades ago.