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5/16/2011 12:48pm Download MP3
We're moving into the time of year when the brush fire danger is the highest in Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports from Ventura County's Box Canyon area, where firefighters have gathered to try to emphasize steps people can take to minimize the danger.
Alzheimer's experts say it will take time and money, but are optimistic about efforts to develop treatments
5/13/2011 9:04pm Download MP3
Leading local and national experts on Alzheimer's disease met in Santa Barbara for a conference looking at the latest developments in battling the problem which is directly impacting more than five million Americans. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story. Link to Alzheimer's Association:Central Coast Alzhemier's Association.
5/12/2011 1:02pm Download MP3
Some property owners on the South Coast are passing on the use of tractors, and weed wackers to clear their land for fire safety, and new development, and are instead turning to "goat power". KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story, from Thousdand Oaks
5/11/2011 10:40am Download MP3
Ventura County is putting its disaster preparedness to the test, by erecting a 200 bed field hospital in Camarillo, and holding a mass casualty drill. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with a top FEMA official, and Ventura County first responders about preparedness efforts.
5/10/2011 10:27am Download MP3
A new movie being shown exclusively in Ventura County took more than three years of planning, shooting, and editing to complete...and even features Kevin Costner as its narrator. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with the creative team behind a new mini documentary about Channel Islands National Park.
5/9/2011 10:39am Download MP3
There's a decades old park, and museum in Simi Valley which brings to life one community's almost forgotten roots. KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a look at Strathearn Historical Park. Link to park website:Strathearn Historical Park.
5/6/2011 11:59am Download MP3
A cutting edge new DNA test is shedding new information on a brutal double murder in Santa Barbara County three decades ago. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports the test is now linking the local crimes to a string of serial murders around the state.
5/5/2011 11:14am Download MP3
During a visit to Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, California's top educator got a firsthand look at some of the impacts of budget cuts, and had some warnings about the continuing crisis. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlackson.
5/4/2011 9:42am Download MP3
An internationally know literary event on the South Coast for more than three decades is returning this June, after it appeared to be dead. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports the Santa Barbara Writer's Conference is being revived, after a two year hiatus.
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5/3/2011 10:54am Download MP3
It's a little known part of South Coast history. A ship carrying 500 passengers, and $800,000 worth of gold got lost in the fog, and ran aground in the Channel Islands, marooning crew members and passengers on Anacapa Island. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports it's the focus of a new exhibition at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.