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Detective are trying to unravel exactly what led to the apparent murder of a woman in Ventura County. Simi Valley Police were called to the 5400 block of Los Angeles Avenue just after 9 Thursday morning. An injured woman was stopping people, and telling them her daughter was dead in an apartment.

A new walking trail is currently under construction in Montecito on Olivelle Road, in between Hot Spring and N. Jameson Lane. The trail is set to be completed and accessible by April 2nd.

The Montecito Mudflow, which destroyed many homes in the area, also left the trail covered in rocks and debris.

It’s election year, and the California primary is now less than a week away. In addition to the key presidential race, there are a number of local races and ballot issues going before voters on the Central and South Coasts. KCLU’s Lance Orozco gives us a closeup look at one of the races. It’s the battle for Ventura County’s First District supervisorial seat.

Authorities are warning about a sexual predator who attacked a teenage girl as she was walking to school on the South Coast. The 16 year old girl was on the 400 block of Canterbury Way in Oxnard Tuesday morning when she was assaulted.

(San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office photo)

A nearly year long investigation has led to two arrests, and the seizure of more than $600,000 worth of drugs on the Central Coast. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detectives say they arrested Timothy Kieth Moore and Jesse Daniel Talaugon of San Luis Obispo on various drugs and weapons related charges.

Ventura County prosecutors say a police officer pled no contest to a fraud charge related to a traffic accident.

Prosecutors say Matthew Arthur Alonzo told an insurance adjuster that he witnessed a traffic accident in Ventura, and didn’t know either of the parties.  But, they say the 40 year old Santa Paula police officer actually knew one of the drivers.  It was a driver who had been a fellow Santa Paula police officer.

Ventura County and federal health officials have released more information about a man quarantined at Naval Base Ventura County for possible exposure to coronavirus. They held a news conference Wednesday afternoon to try to reassure people the quarantine operation isn’t posing a risk to the community.

One of the South Coast’s leading public health experts says he expects the coronavirus crisis to grow in the United States, but so far there are no confirmed cases in our region. Dr. Robert Levin is Ventura County’s Public Health Officer. Word that Naval Base Ventura County is serving as a quarantine spot for incoming airline passengers who might be at risk has created some concern for county residents.

A director, screenwriter, and producer behind everything from some of the most iconic “Star Wars” movies to “Raiders Of The Lost Ark” is going to receive a Central Coast film festival’s highest award. Lawrence Kasdan will receive the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival’s 2020 King Vidor Award.

An autopsy is pending on a Central Coast jail inmate who died in custody. Gregory Trujillo was arrested Monday afternoon in Nipomo on a DUI charge. The 62 year old man was taken to a hospital for a blood draw and examination, and then booked at the San Luis Obispo County Jail.

A group of students in Santa Barbara is literally about to taste the fruit, and the vegetables of its labor. The experience starts with them working in their school garden, and then going to a nearby farm-to-table restaurant to sample what they’ve grown. It’s a unique effort to help kids learn about gardening, farming, and where we get our food.

Less than 24 hours after it was announced that Naval Base Ventura County would serve as a quarantine site for people possibly exposed to coronavirus, the base has its first person being held for observation. Gretchen Michael, with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, confirmed to KCLU News Monday that an incoming traveler from China was diverted from LAX to the base.

A South Coast school district has received a multi-million dollar grant to help provide some practical training for students interested in getting into the trades. The Ventura Unified School District is receiving $2.2 million dollars from the state’s K12 Strong Workforce Program.

Ventura County leaders are considering extension of a ban on the planting of industrial hemp in parts of the county. The issue has been a controversial one because of strong odors produced by the crop. More than 100 residents of the Camarillo, Moorpark, and Ojai areas complained to the county about the smell.

A program providing renewable energy to thousands of South Coast customers is offering a new incentive to save power. The pilot program is paying people who are willing to cut consumption during peak demand periods.

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