(Ventura County Sheriff's Office photo)

$10 Million In Drugs Seized, 12+ Arrested In Connection With Drug Operation In Ventura County

Detectives say they’ve seized more than $10 million dollars worth of drugs, and arrested more than a dozen people after breaking up a drug ring in Ventura County with links to a Mexican drug cartel. Ventura County narcotics investigators first learned that there was a large scale dealer operating in the county just over a year ago.

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Santa Barbara is planning more analysis and discussion about new alcohol licenses, controls and possible limitation on serving hours.

This comes after police have released information comparing the number of liquor licenses in the area and calls for service.

Authorities are now calling a hit and run collision on the South Coast which left a man dead a murder.

Oxnard police were called to the intersection of Fifth, and Meta Streets early on the morning of September 23rd by reports of a collision. They found Jorge Tejeda lying in the street. He died a short time later at a hospital from his injuries.

(Ventura County Sheriff's Office photo)

Detectives say they’ve seized more than $10 million dollars worth of drugs, and arrested more than a dozen people after breaking up a drug ring in Ventura County with links to a Mexican drug cartel.

Ventura County narcotics investigators first learned that there was a large scale dealer operating in the county just over a year ago.

A major concert planned for the South Coast Tuesday night featuring rock music star Sting has been cancelled, because of illness. Sting and Shaggy were set to perform at the Santa Barbara Bowl.

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It’s a club no one wants to join. It’s the cancer club. In 2012, KCLU News Director Lance Orozco was being tested for numbness in his arm when a CAT scan discovered a tumor in his right kidney, and the odds were high it was cancerous. Orozco took listeners along on his journey through surgery, and finding out if the tumor was actually cancerous (it was). Now, Orozco takes us along again as he gets his five year CAT scan, to see how he is doing at the point which is considered to be a milestone if you are still disease free.

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It’s one thing to give a ride to a friend, or to make a donation to help someone in need.

But, a Ventura County man literally gave one of his organs to save someone else’s life.

Lance Orozco has this incredible story of selflessness, and a budding new friendship.

They looked like ships straight out of the 1700’s, and appeared in movies like “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

Having a felony conviction for something like drug possession or shoplifting can be the difference between getting a job or not.

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.

They are one of the most interesting units in the U.S. Navy. Naval Construction battalions, better known as “Seabees” are specially trained to build everything from airfields to housing around the world under combat conditions.

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.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports that this weekend, the museum will host a free screening of “The Fighting Seabees.”  

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