California Voters Facing 12 State Ballot Propositions: KCLU Kicks Off Series Summarizing Props

The big focus in the November election is the presidential race. But, we’re also deciding a number of regional and local races, and ballot measures on the Central and South Coasts. And, you’ve been bombarded with ads for the state’s 12 ballot propositions. KCLU’s Lance Orozco gives us an overview of the propositions, which have been overlooked by many of the voters who will decide their fate.

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A key section of Highway 101 on the South Coast is open again, after being closed for about two hours by a big rig traffic accident.

A jackknifed semi shut down southbound lanes of the highway at Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria.  The accident happened just after 1:30 Monday afternoon.  Surface streets were jammed in the area as people tried to avoid the crash scene.

The northbound 101 remained open during the closure.  The southbound lanes of the highway reopened at around 3:30.

The new coronavirus case count on the Central and South Coasts continues to remain on the low side. Just released figures for the three day period from Saturday through today show 276 additional cases in the region.

Ventura County had 131 new cases, Santa Barbara County, and San Luis Obispo County 64 over the three day period.  In fact, San Luis Obispo County only reported five new cases Monday.

A Ventura County woman is facing multiple charges after detectives say she embezzled more than $900,000 from a businessman.

Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives say Neydi Veronica Garcia managed the personal, and businesses finances for the Camarillo businessman.  Investigators say in March of 2017, the Camarillo woman began embezzling money from his business accounts as well as the victim’s personal finances.

A big rig crash has closed a section of Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County.

A jackknifed big rig shut down southbound lanes of the highway at Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria.  The accident happened just after 1:30 Monday afternoon.  Surface streets are also jammed in the area, as people try to avoid the crash scene.

The big focus in the November election is the presidential race. But, we’re also deciding a number of regional and local races, and ballot measures on the Central and South Coasts. And, you’ve been bombarded with ads for the state’s 12 ballot propositions. KCLU’s Lance Orozco gives us an overview of the propositions, which have been overlooked by many of the voters who will decide their fate.

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The new coronavirus case count on the Central and South Coasts continues to remain on the low side. Just released figures for the three day period from Saturday through today show 276 additional cases in the region.

Ventura County had 131 new cases, Santa Barbara County, and San Luis Obispo County 64 over the three day period.  In fact, San Luis Obispo County only reported five new cases Monday.

Ventura County is giving some money to non-for-profit hospitals in the county which have stepped up to help deal with the coronavirus crisis.

The County is splitting $10 million dollars in funding among five hospitals in Ventura, Ojai, Oxnard, Camarillo, and Simi Valley.  The money is part of the $147 million dollars the county received in federal CARES act coronavirus relief funding.

The Santa Paula Art Museum is finally open again, after being closed for more than half of the year by the ccoronvirus crisis.  The museum is featuring some exhibitions which were supposed to be on display earlier this year, but which have now been carried through the end of the year.

A key section of Highway 101 on the South Coast is open again, after being closed for about two hours by a big rig traffic accident.

A jackknifed semi shut down southbound lanes of the highway at Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria.  The accident happened just after 1:30 Monday afternoon.  Surface streets were jammed in the area as people tried to avoid the crash scene.

The northbound 101 remained open during the closure.  The southbound lanes of the highway reopened at around 3:30.

The new coronavirus case count on the Central and South Coasts continues to remain on the low side. Just released figures for the three day period from Saturday through today show 276 additional cases in the region.

Ventura County had 131 new cases, Santa Barbara County, and San Luis Obispo County 64 over the three day period.  In fact, San Luis Obispo County only reported five new cases Monday.

One of the top African American executives in Hollywood, Channing Dungey, was named chairman of the Warner Bros. Television Group on Monday.

She will replace Peter Roth who is stepping down early next year after running the television group for more than two decades.

Dungey previously served in executive roles at ABC and most recently Netflix where she was the streaming giant's Vice President Original Content and Head of Drama.

A Ventura County woman is facing multiple charges after detectives say she embezzled more than $900,000 from a businessman.

Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives say Neydi Veronica Garcia managed the personal, and businesses finances for the Camarillo businessman.  Investigators say in March of 2017, the Camarillo woman began embezzling money from his business accounts as well as the victim’s personal finances.

A NASA spacecraft, if all goes well, will soon touch down briefly on a skyscraper-sized asteroid 200 million miles away, in order to collect a small amount of rock and dust that can then be returned to Earth.

The probe, called OSIRIS-REx, is about as big as a 15-passenger van, and it needs to land for just 5 to 10 seconds on specific spot inside a boulder-strewn crater. The maneuver on Tuesday will be tricky and fraught with peril, as the spacecraft tries to reach a safe area that's only the size of a few parking spaces.

President Donald Trump has signed into law a bipartisan bill to create a new three-digit number for mental health emergencies. The Federal Communications Commission had already picked 988 as the number for this hotline and aims to have it up and running by July 2022. The new law paves the way to make that a reality.

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A big rig crash has closed a section of Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County.

A jackknifed big rig shut down southbound lanes of the highway at Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria.  The accident happened just after 1:30 Monday afternoon.  Surface streets are also jammed in the area, as people try to avoid the crash scene.

The big focus in the November election is the presidential race. But, we’re also deciding a number of regional and local races, and ballot measures on the Central and South Coasts. And, you’ve been bombarded with ads for the state’s 12 ballot propositions. KCLU’s Lance Orozco gives us an overview of the propositions, which have been overlooked by many of the voters who will decide their fate.

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