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(Oxnard Police Department photo)

Authorities have announced plans for a crackdown on a growing homeless camping problem at a South Coast beach. Oxnard, and Port Hueneme Police contacted people in about 30 camps in the Ormond Beach area, and notified them they would have to leave.

An inmate at a South Coast jail has died. Ventura County Sheriff’s officials say deputies checking up on Robert Raymond Bustamante found him unresponsive in his cell at the county’s pre-Trial Detention facility Sunday morning.

(Department of Defense photo by Scott Howe)

The United States has launched its first ground based cruise missile since withdrawing from a three decade old arms treaty with Russia, and the test took place in the Channel Islands. Department of Defense officials say they launched a cruise missile from a mobile launcher on San Nicholas Island Sunday afternoon.

Three men have been arrested in what authorities now say was a gang related murder on the Central Coast. Residents of an Oceano home were awakened April 3rd by a man who knocked on their front door in the middle of the night, and said he had been shot. Daniel Fuentes Junior died a short time later.

Courtesy Oxnard College

As students up and down the South Coast get ready to go back to school, undocumented students have a road ahead that’s more difficult than most. 

But, one college on the south coast is trying to help ease the burden on those students.

(San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office photo)

More than 3,000 marijuana plants were seized in an illegal growing operation on the Central Coast that authorities think was the work of a Mexican drug ring. The plants were in a rural area of San Luis Obispo County, near Hi Mountain Road close to Lake Lopez.

A man has entered a guilty plea in connection with an attack on a veterans memorial in Ventura County. Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives have been investigating the July, 2018 tagging incident on the Ventura County Veterans Memorial. It’s on the grounds of the Ventura County Government Center in Ventura.

An actress known for her roles in the TV shows “Melrose Place” and “Spin City” apparently won’t be going to jail for charges she faced for a confrontation with Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies. Heather Locklear entered no contest pleas to eight misdemeanor counts stemming from a pair of incidents involving first responders.

The latest statistics show a slight rise in unemployment for the Central and South Coasts, but a brighter picture statewide. In Ventura County, the jobless rate went from 3.6% in June to 3.9% in July. Santa Barbara County’s unemployment rate climbed from 3.4% to 3.7%. And, in San Luis Obispo County the percentage of people out of work went from an even 3% in June to 3.2% in July.

While some companies are ramping up slowly on the South Coast, retailer Target is hoping to hire about 320 workers immediately.

Those new hires would go to fill a wide variety of positions in their new large-scale Goleta store.

(U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The Coast Guard made an unusual recovery from the ocean off of Southern California, in the form of dozens of bales of marijuana. 43 bales of marijuana worth about a million dollars were recovered from the water near Catalina. The bales had been wrapped in plastic to protect them marijuana from the ocean.

It’s one of Vicky Benzing’s favorite sounds in the world. It’s the sound of her Stearman biplane warming up a she prepares to do some aerial acrobatics. Benzing is one of the country’s top stunt pilots, and is one of the headliners of the 2019 “Wings Over Camarillo” air show.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives say a number of people in the county have been hit by a scam which literally stinks. Some people have been going door to door in the county selling fertilizer services for lawns. But, investigators say scammers have dumped huge piles of manure on the lawns, and then demanded much more money than was included in the original estimate.

Authorities are investigating the discovery of a body on a South Coast beach. The body of a woman was spotted just after seven a.m. Thursday in the Ventura Harbor area, near Spinnaker Drive.

A new one-cent sales tax increase approved by voters in the city of Santa Barbara kicked in April of 2018.

That new tax appears to be having its intended effect.

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