Little Known Club On South Coast has Unique Admissions Test; You Must Visit All 8 Channel Islands

The South Coast is home to a club that’s open to everyone, but has a very unique membership test that can take years, and even decades to complete. In order to be a part of this club, you have to visit eight natural landmarks, some of which are easy to get to, and some are very difficult. It’s the “All Eight Club,” and to be a member, you need to have visited all eight of the Channel Islands.

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A section of highway 118 in Ventura County closed following a collision between a tanker truck and another vehicle on Friday morning.

The accident occurred at 7:51 on Highway 118 near Balcolm Canyon Road, east of Somis.

The tanker truck was carrying fuel.

Public health officials on the Central Coast say two people developed swine flu as the result of their exposure to an infected pig at the California Mid-State Fair.

San Luis Obispo County Public Health officials say it was Influenza A, technically known as H1N2.

A law enforcement agency on the Central Coast has introduced a new phone app which allows you to do everything from getting information on brush fire evacuations to seeing the region’s most wanted people.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office app also allows you to get alerts on breaking crime news, and severe weather notifications.

The Sheriff’s Office is offering the free app through Google Play for Android phones and the Apple store for Apple products.

The State Coastal Commission is set to consider a plan Friday to provide protection for more than 100,000 acres of land along the Santa Barbara County coastline.

The Commission will look at the Gaviota Coast Plan, which is intended to protect environmental, agricultural, and recreational land in a 158 square mile area. It’s the first major update to the plan since the 1980’s, and is the result of years of effort in the county.

A Central Coast college has received a major grant from a utility company to expand its program of offering students a fee-free education.

Cuesta College’s Promise Scholarship program has been offering free tuition for the first year of school at Cuesta to all San Luis Obispo County high school graduates.

Now, the Cuesta College Foundation is expanding the scholarships to include a second year of education. A $100,000 donation from PG&E is playing a key role in the expansion of the scholarship program.

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A state proposition intended to decrease jail overcrowding by releasing inmates for a half dozen non-violent offenses is also giving some people a chance to have their convictions reduced.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco talks with attorneys in the Ventura, and Santa Barbara County public defenders offices about the situation.

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Their history was made famous by the classic World War II movie, “The Fighting Seabees.” What many people don’t know is that not only the Seabees history rooted in Ventura County, it’s home to the Seabees National Museum.

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