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Conejo Valley Businessman, Philanthropist Joe Paulucci Dies

(Photo from KCLU Archives)
Pat Paulucci (left) and Joe Paulucci (right) with actor Larry Hagman

KCLU General Manager Mary Olson talks about Joe Paulucci

A longtime South Coast community leader has died.  He had a remarkable life.  He was a minister, a therapist, and a businessman.

But, many people in the Conejo Valley knew Joe Paulucci for his community involvement. 

Paulucci was a minister in the San Fernando Valley.  He went back to school, and became a psychologist.  Paulucci eventually opened an upscale furniture store in the Conejo Valley, PTS Furniture.

He was known for spending much of his time helping others.  Paulucci was President of the Rotary Club of Westlake Village, and was involved in a number of community projects.

Joe and his wife Pat were special friends of KCLU.  When the station launched a campaign a decade ago to build a state of the art home for the radio station, the couple contributed a million dollars to kick start the effort.

The station’s studios carry the Paulucci name, which you hear in the station identification at the top of the hour. 

Joe Paulucci was 86 years old.  

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.