Santa Barbara County Based Non-Profit Launches $150 Million Dollar Health Equity Effort

A Santa Barbara County based non-profit known for helping those in need around the world with medicine, and medical supplies during disasters is taking on one of its most ambitious projects yet. Direct Relief has announced a $150 million dollar program to try to tackle issues which affect the health of people in communities impacted by historic racism, and socioeconomic disparities.

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If you’re looking for a new place to hike this weekend, you might like to try a picturesque trail on the South Coast, which has just opened parking and restroom facilities for hikers. 

The United Water Conservation District’s Pothole Trailhead in Ventura County now has parking and a restroom for hikers who want to take the nearly 6 mile long picturesque hike near Lake Piru.

A crackdown on sex trafficking has led to seven arrests, with two additional people being sought in Ventura, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.

Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives say they learned women were being recruited in Mexico, and brought to the United States to work in massage and spa businesses as prostitutes.  They say the suspects funneled profits from the businesses into a fashion boutique to make the proceeds appear legal.

(Santa Barbara County Animal Services)

Santa Barbara County is stepping up help to help some Texas animal shelters which were overwhelmed by the severe winter storm which hit the region.

More than a thousand animals are being moved to other states to take some of the burden off of the hard-hit shelters.

The number of new coronavirus cases on the Central and South Coasts continues to skew on the low side.  219 additional cases were reported Thursday.

There were 100 in Ventura County, 73 in Santa Barbara County and 46 in San Luis Obispo County.

A Santa Barbara County based non-profit known for helping those in need around the world with medicine, and medical supplies during disasters is taking on one of its most ambitious projects yet.

Direct Relief has announced a $150 million dollar program to try to tackle issues which affect the health of people in communities impacted by historic racism, and socioeconomic disparities.

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South Coast Hospice Finding New Ways To Provide Support In The Pandemic

Grief and loss have touched so many of our lives over the past year. A South Coast Hospice has been finding ways to support those coping with life-threatening illnesses, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus On The Central & South Coasts

The number of new coronavirus cases on the Central and South Coasts continues to skew on the low side.  219 additional cases were reported Thursday.

There were 100 in Ventura County, 73 in Santa Barbara County and 46 in San Luis Obispo County.

While the new COVID-19 case count continues to ease on the Central and South Coasts, 18 additional deaths were reported in the region Wednesday.

Ventura County had 12 more deaths related to the virus, Santa Barbara County four and San Luis Obispo County two.  It brings the total for the Tri-Counties to 1528 since the start of the pandemic.

COVID-19 has created what may be a once in a lifetime scheduling combination for high school sports.

With decreasing cases of the virus in the region, Santa Barbara County has opened the door for a number of youth and sports activities to resume.

What's It Like To Become A Mom In A Pandemic?

A special KCLU series follows a Ventura County mom as she makes her way through the birth of her child during the coronavirus crisis.

If you’re looking for a new place to hike this weekend, you might like to try a picturesque trail on the South Coast, which has just opened parking and restroom facilities for hikers. 

The United Water Conservation District’s Pothole Trailhead in Ventura County now has parking and a restroom for hikers who want to take the nearly 6 mile long picturesque hike near Lake Piru.

A Dallas police officer has been arrested on charges that he ordered an acquaintance to kill two people in 2017.

Officer Bryan Riser, 36, was charged with capital murder in the deaths of a 61-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, Dallas Police Chief Eddie García said at a Thursday media briefing.

The body of Liza Saenz, which had multiple gunshot wounds, was found on March 1o, 2017, in an area river. The family of the second victim, Albert Douglas, reported him missing the previous month. His remains were never found, the police chief said.

As the finale episode from the first season of Disney+'s fantabulous Marvel series WandaVision drops, one thing is clear:

This show is a comic nerd's dream.

Not just for the way it centers an ambitious, revelatory story on two characters beloved by comic book fans — heroes full of promise, who have not really gotten their due in big budget blockbusters like the last two Avengers movies.

It was a simple experiment. Lucia Alcala, a psychologist, built a tiny model grocery store with aisles and different items that she could put on a family's dining room table.

She and her colleagues brought the model store to 46 family's homes along California's Central Coast. Each family had a pair of siblings, ages 6 to 10.

As coronavirus numbers improve in many countries, in Brazil, things are getting worse – a lot worse.

The country is seeing a surge in cases of a seemingly more contagious variant infecting people who have already been sick. And on Wednesday, Brazil – second only to the U.S. in the number of people who have died – hit their highest death toll number recorded in a single day: more than 1,900.

Hemphill was a founding member and principal composer for the World Saxophone Quartet. The Boyé Multi-National Crusade for Harmony features seven discs of newly released music from his archives.

McBride's most recent novel, Deacon King Kong, is set in a Brooklyn housing project in 1969. "Time and place is really crucial to good storytelling," he says. Originally broadcast Feb. 29, 2020.

As the newest coronavirus vaccine makes its debut, the American public has a new set of deliberations before walking into their vaccine clinic — go with the new arrival or stick with the two vaccines that have already gone into the arms of more than 50 million Americans?

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has a few distinct advantages: only one shot is required and it can hold up in a refrigerator for several months.

The NFL has named a Black woman as an official for the first time.

Maia Chaka, a health and physical education teacher in the Virginia Beach area, has participated in the NFL's officiating development program since 2014 while also officiating at the college level.

Next season, she will make history when she takes the field in an NFL game.

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In 2009, Eddie Huang opened Baohaus, a Taiwanese bun shop in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Huang said his attraction to cooking began with his mother. "She would taste something at a restaurant and be able to make it. And I think that gene or whatever my mom's magic is, it got passed to me." The secret to being able to recreate the magic? According to Huang, it's about paying attention. "When you're eating to pay attention, you know to savor it, think about it. And if you do that, you can probably make it again."

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