South Coast Wastewater Treatment Plant Gets $32 Million Dollar Modernization

It’s something we take for granted: flush the toilet, and the stuff goes somewhere, right? All you care about is that it’s gone. In Santa Barbara, the city is trying to go the extra mile in making its wastewater useful. Work is wrapping up in a more-than-two year, $32 million dollar project to put the city’s treatment facility cutting edge.

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A Ventura County grandmother has been sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to helping to cover up the killing of her granddaughter. Prosecutors say three year old Kimberly Lopez of Oxnard died in June of 2015, after being abused by her mother, Mayra Chavez.

A Central Coast fair is the latest to cancel its poultry shows in the wake of a disease outbreak. San Luis Obispo County’s Mid-State Fair announced its Youth Poultry Shows will not take place as originally planned at this summer’s event.

It’s something we take for granted: flush the toilet, and the stuff goes somewhere, right? All you care about is that it’s gone.

In Santa Barbara, the city is trying to go the extra mile in making its wastewater useful. Work is wrapping up in a more-than-two year, $32 million dollar project to put the city’s treatment facility cutting edge.

It used to be off the beaten path, but the Funk Zone in Santa Barbara is must-see for many people looking for art, wine, beer and dining. The 10-block area between downtown Santa Barbara and the ocean is home to a growing stretch of art galleries, retail shops and tasting rooms.

With that comes cars and the search for parking.

 

KCLU has been honored with two 2019 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in news coverage.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco was honored for his live coverage of the Borderline Bar and Grill attack in Thousand Oaks for “Best Breaking News Coverage.”

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Many hillsides on the Central and South Coasts are covered with lush green and yellow flowers. Even some of the land stripped bare by the recent Thomas, Hill, and Woolsey Fires looks like it’s been revived with the help of a strong rainfall season. But, as pretty as they are, those plants are not what you think. They are black mustard, which are invasive weeds which threaten native plants.

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A Ventura County grandmother has been sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to helping to cover up the killing of her granddaughter. Prosecutors say three year old Kimberly Lopez of Oxnard died in June of 2015, after being abused by her mother, Mayra Chavez.

A Central Coast fair is the latest to cancel its poultry shows in the wake of a disease outbreak. San Luis Obispo County’s Mid-State Fair announced its Youth Poultry Shows will not take place as originally planned at this summer’s event.

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It’s something we take for granted: flush the toilet, and the stuff goes somewhere, right? All you care about is that it’s gone.

In Santa Barbara, the city is trying to go the extra mile in making its wastewater useful. Work is wrapping up in a more-than-two year, $32 million dollar project to put the city’s treatment facility cutting edge.

The census case before the Supreme Court could have major implications on how congressional seats and hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funds are distributed in the U.S. over the next decade.

Egyptian voters have approved sweeping constitutional amendments that allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in office until 2030 and further entrench the power of the military.

Voters approved the amendments by 88.83%, according to the National Election Authority, which said that 44.33% of eligible voters took part in the poll.

If the Trump administration gets its way, federal law will require this question to be asked of each person living in all of the country's households in 2020: "Is this person a citizen of the United States?" It's been close to 70 years since a citizenship question has been included among the census questions for every U.S. household.

Democrats have prioritized climate change as an issue in the 2020 presidential campaign. Most candidates have talked about it through the framework of the Green New Deal.

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with The Marshall Project's Justin George about the Trump administration's proposal for a new hiring rule that has drawn criticism from criminal justice reform advocates.

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