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Some Santa Barbara filmmakers have created a film about a little known, endangered species of penguins. They are looking at African penguins, at home on an island off the coast of South Africa. Stephanie Arne says the penguins are about 18 inches tall, and weigh six to ten pounds. She says they are facing a huge crisis which threatens the species.

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)

A man who fell into an apparently abandoned well in the yard of a Ventura County home has been rescued.

It happened at about 1:30 Monday afternoon, on Laguna Way in Simi Valley.  The man fell about 20 feet.

A Ventura County man is accused of operating a nationwide telephone sweepstakes scam which cheated elderly victims out of more than $170,000. The son of a North Carolina man notified Oxnard Police in October that something suspicious was taking police. He told detectives that his father had been notified that he’d won a sweepstakes, but had to send money to receive his winnings.

(Ventura County Sheriff's Office photo)

A Ventura County man has been arrested for being in possession of an arsenal which included a half dozen assault rifles, 20,000 rounds of ammunition, and a flamethrower. Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives received information that Christopher Oleksik of Camarillo might be converting guns into assault rifles.

On November 27, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake in Albania killed 51 people, injured many more, and left thousands without homes.

Mission Without Borders, a nonprofit on the South Coast, is working across continents to help those in need.

A man who escaped from a mental health facility on the Central Coast has was found a day later, and about a dozen miles away at a state park campground. Benjamin Aaron Karp disappeared from the San Luis Obispo County Psychiatric Health Facility in San Luis Obispo Saturday morning.

Detectives are trying to figure out what led to a weekend shooting on the South Coast which left a man dead. Oxnard Police were on patrol just before 4 a.m. Sunday near Perkins Road when they heard gunshots.

Some of the leading experts on American military preparedness are on the South Coast for a two day forum looking at the health of the nation’s defense. The Reagan National Defense Forum features ten different panels looking at everything from US-China relations to efforts to create a military space program.

A Ventura County man has received a 27 years to life prison sentence after being convicted of brutally murdering his pregnant girlfriend. Antonio Magana killed Ashley Moran in March of 2014 in a Santa Paula park.

Shoppers who come to the Certified Farmer's Market on Saturdays at Santa Barbara's Cota Street parking lot will have a chance to speak out about the controversy surrounding its future.

This Saturday, a public workshop will be taking place to discuss the future of the market, which has been identified as a possible site for a new Santa Barbara Police Station.

The December 7th, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor plunged the United States into World War II, and changed the lives of millions of Americans forever.  Len Zerlin was a young man from Brooklyn who had barely graduated from high school when he decided to volunteer for the Army Air Forces, the precursor to today's Air Force.

A just released state report says Ventura County, and two other counties studied are lacking when it comes to disaster preparedness for vulnerable populations like the elderly. The State Auditor’s Office was asked by the State Legislature to look at the issue. In Ventura County’s case, it meant looking at the county’s response to the Thomas, and Woolsey wildfires.

The state Thursday invoked a new law which puts a one year moratorium on insurance companies refusing to renew the fire policies of homeowners in wildfire disaster areas. State Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara says the temporary ban will help an estimated 800,000 homeowners in Southern and Northern California.

One of the most popular animal ambassadors at a South Coast Zoo has died.

Chadwick was a male African lion that lived at the Santa Barbara Zoo for 17 of his 21 years.

A Ventura County neighborhood is on alert after a mountain lion was involved in two separate attacks on dogs, leaving one of them dead. It happened overnight Wednesday on Evening Sky Drive, in Simi Valley. A dog was injured in the first attack last night, and a second dog was fatally injured in the second early Thursday morning.

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