A world famous South Coast resort which was heavily damaged by the deadly Montecito debris flow in January is reopening its doors to visitors for the first time. The San Ysidro Ranch is beginning limited operations including overnight guests in its rustic cottages, and dining at its restaurant.

With the big holiday travel rush underway, there are some weather questions about Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, with some rain possible for the Central and South Coasts. Meteorologists say it should be sunny Saturday and Sunday, with breezy conditions in spots. On Christmas Eve, we will see increasing clouds, and a chance of rain into Christmas Day.

A theater company which takes audiences around the world annually during the holidays is bringing the sounds of Ireland to the South Coast this weekend. Santa Barbara Revels is a unique theater company which mixes professional and community talent.

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United Launch Alliance officials are now saying that after scrubbing their fourth attempt to launch a spy satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base Wednesday night, the earliest it will be rescheduled for is December 30th.

The Delta IV rocket launch had been set for 5:44 Wednesday night, and was bumped to 5:49 p.m. before being cancelled due to a technical issue.

We’re less than a week from Christmas, and while it’s a time of joy for most of us, it’s a different story for thousands of people who just lost their homes to the Woolsey brush fire.

Some members of the community are stepping up in different ways to help those hard hit by the fire.  In one of the latest efforts, some biking businesses and enthusiasts are giving hundreds of bicycles to fire victims.

Oxnard Police say after making changes to comply with recent court decisions, they will once again use civil injunctions as tools against gang. The city has had injunctions since 2005 against the Colonia Chiques and the Southside Chiques gangs.

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The United Launch Alliance scrubbed its fourth attempt to launch a spy satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Delta IV rocket launch had been set for 5:44 Wednesday night, and was bumped to 5:49 p.m. before being cancelled due to a technical issue.


A historic South Coast pier which suffered some minor damage from huge surf this week has been reopened to the public.

Waves hitting 15 feet high at times prompted the closure of the Ventura Pier Monday because of safety concerns. It reopened Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities are now identifying a crossing guard who died as the result of a traffic accident in Ventura County.

Susan Burk of Simi Valley was working at the intersection of Los Angeles and Socrates Avenues in Simi Valley Tuesday afternoon when there was a three vehicle collision. One of the vehicles hit the 62 year old woman, who wasn’t in the street at the time.

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There a grim end to a months long search for a missing woman on the Central Coast. Nancy Colleen Woodrum disappeared from her home outside of Paso Robles in May. Despite massive ground and air search, no sign was found of her.

A year ago, the massive 280,000 acre plus Thomas Fire was still raging out of control in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. It destroyed more than a thousand structures, including hundreds of homes in the City of Ventura. Now, there is a milestone in recovery efforts. The first home in the city to be rebuilt is complete.

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Conditions are looking good for the planned launch of a spy satellite from Santa Barbara County Wednesday night, a liftoff which may be visible throughout much of the state.

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A Ventura-County-based symphony orchestra has announced the selection of a new music director, and it is someone who is already a familiar face to many of the region's concertgoers.

Michael Christie will debut as Music Director for the New West Symphony in October of 2019, which is the kickoff of the organization's 25th anniversary season.

Federal prosecutors say the man responsible for the Borderline Bar and Grill shootings may have had some drugs improperly prescribed by an Orange County doctor.

Investigators say Dzung Ahn Pham of Tustin was improperly prescribing opioids, and that some of the drugs he prescribed were responsible for at least five overdose deaths.

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High winds led to a planned launch of a satellite from the Central Coast being scrubbed Tuesday, with the liftoff now set for Wednesday night.   It’s the third postponement for the launch of a Delta IV rocket with the satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base.