Art And Science Mix For Exhibition Which Gives People Experience Of Facing A Wildfire

You can hear the wind whipping, and the flames crackling as you are surrounded on three sides by a raging brush fire. It’s an overwhelming, almost frightening experience. But, it isn’t real. It’s part of a new multimedia exhibit on the South Coast which mixes art and science, called “Burn Cycle: Living With Fire.”

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Ventura County transportation officials are developing a plan which aims to relieve traffic congestion on Highway 101, and you can weigh in.

The idea is to widen the 101 corridor between Highway 23 in Thousand Oaks and Highway 33 in Ventura.

“It would be adding one carpool lane in each direction for the entire 28-mile stretch of the 101,” says Darren Kettle with the Ventura County Transportation Commission.

He says 12% to 13% of commuters in the county carpool.

Authorities on the South Coast are investigating the death of a jail inmate.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says on Friday around 6 pm, 62-year-old Eduardo Rodriguez told a deputy at the County's Main Jail that he wasn’t feeling well.

Families of young children with special needs in Ventura County gathered for an event over the weekend to learn about resources and strategies to help their kids.

The 28th conference called “Walking the Path Together: Tools for Building the Path” took place Saturday at the Ventura County Office of Education in Camarillo.

A new report by a task force created by the governor is calling for a number of steps to help the state deal with wildfires. It highlights the fact that when you include infernos like the Thomas Fire, and the Woolsey Fire, 10 of most destructive brush fires in the state’s history have occurred since 2015.

A Ventura County congresswoman has introduced a trio of bills intended to battle homelessness among veterans.

One of the bills introduced by Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village would give landlords a tax credit if they accept government housing vouchers for veterans.

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Researchers Studying Population Size, Economic Value Of Mysterious Giant Sea Bass Off Coast

This is one whopper of a fish tale. You’re diving off of one of the Channel Islands, and you come face to face with a giant fish. The Giant Sea Bass can live as long as many humans, to around 70 years old. Some South Coast researchers are conducting a pair of studies to help us learn more about the mysterious fish.

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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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