South Coast Water System Hit By Contamination Issue Back Online

It was a startling discovery for more than a thousand Ventura County residents. They discovered the water they relied on is contaminated, and they could no longer use what was coming from their taps. But, thanks to some emergency efforts, service has been restored.

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Some congressional legislators are proposing that the Central Coast be home base for the federal government’s new Space Command. Democratic Congressman Salud Carbajal of Santa Barbara, along with the state’s two U.S. Senators sent a letter to the Secretary of the Air Force about the Space Command effort. They asked her to consider Vandenberg Air Force Base for the headquarters.

A Ventura County man has been sentenced to 60 years to life in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman. Prosecutors say in June of 2013, David Romero climbed through the bedroom window of a woman he had dated, and dragged her away from her home. They say he forced her to drive to an isolated area, where he sexually assaulted and beat her.

It was a startling discovery for more than a thousand Ventura County residents. They discovered the water they relied on is contaminated, and they could no longer use what was coming from their taps.  But, thanks to some emergency efforts, service has been restored.

A Ventura County man has been convicted of first degree murder for a fatal shooting at an Oxnard bus stop. The killing happened in June of 2016, at a bus stop on Ventura Road near Gonzales Road in Oxnard.

Prosecutors say a former restaurant manager in Ventura County has been sentenced to two years in jail, after being convicted of stealing more than $100,000 from a restaurant, and its staff. Investigators say Michael Joseph Gomez was manager of Oxnard’s Tierra Sur restaurant.

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South Coast Water System Hit By Contamination Issue Back Online

It was a startling discovery for more than a thousand Ventura County residents. They discovered the water they relied on is contaminated, and they could no longer use what was coming from their taps. But, thanks to some emergency efforts, service has been restored.

Read More

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday, in response to a recent nuclear test and rocket launch that violated U.N. resolutions on the country's military activities.

There may be new money available for coastal projects ranging from a nature center to land preservation over looking the ocean. 

A funding source from oil development off Santa Barbara County will be divided soon.

It's called the Coastal Resource Enhancement Fund, or CREF.

They are unique, one of a kind landmarks off our coastline which have been home to unique plants and animals, as well as some of California’s earliest residents.

But most of us don’t know a lot about the Channel Islands, and many people have never visited them.

Now, an ambitious documentary called “West of the West - Tales From California’s Channel Islands” is trying to tell the islands story.

It's been only a year and a half since the social protest movement around police violence commonly referred to as Black Lives Matter emerged as a major political force.

Much of this movement's momentum-building and organizing happened on Twitter, and a fascinating new study by media scholars Charlton McIlwain, Deen Freelon and Meredith Clark mapped out how it happened and who drove.

At first glance, the front-page headlines in China's Southern Metropolis Daily on Feb. 20 looked like normal fare: coverage of a speech by President Xi Jinping and a politician's funeral.

But read vertically, and there's a message that seems to criticize a government crackdown on the media.

NPR's Anthony Kuhn in Beijing reports that an editor at the major tabloid has been fired for allegedly sneaking in the subversive message, and walks us through what it says.

When a whooping crane stands up, you notice. At 5 feet in height, it's America's tallest bird. Its wingspan is more than 7 feet, its body snowy white, its wingtips jet black.

By the 1940s, the birds had nearly gone extinct. Biologists have worked hard to bring them back, by breeding whoopers in captivity and releasing them in the wild. There are now several small wild populations in the U.S.

As Donald Trump delivered his Super Tuesday victory speech to reporters, his most prominent endorser, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, stood stony-faced behind him, prompting a deluge of tweets comparing the former presidential candidate to a hostage.

Christie's secretly conceived decision last week to endorse Trump has provoked shock, anger and disappointment from all corners.

Medical device maker Olympus Corp., already under federal investigation for its role in superbug outbreaks, has agreed to pay $646 million to resolve criminal and civil probes into illegal kickbacks and bribes to doctors and hospitals.

Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that the company's settlement is the largest ever for violations of the U.S. Anti-Kickback Statute. A portion of the company's payout, $22.8 million, will resolve similar bribery allegations in Latin America.

Announcing what it calls "the first cyber bug bounty program in the history of the federal government," the Department of Defense says it's inviting hackers to test the security of its Web pages and networks.

After more than a decade, Major League Baseball is coming back to Cuba and it will have a very important spectator.

The White House announced on Tuesday that President Obama would be on hand in Havana to watch an exhibition game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban National Team on March 22.

The Rays will be the first MLB franchise to play on the island since the Orioles played an exhibition game in 1999.

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