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An investigation into several gang related shootings on the South Coast has led to a series of raids by law enforcement officers, and five arrests. Oxnard Police aided by Ventura County Sheriff’s investigators served search warrants on multiple locations over a two day period.

Police say efforts to catch a man involved in a domestic dispute on the South Coast led to a car chase, and the use of a Taser to arrest him. It started just after 11 Tuesday night in Oxnard, when a woman got into a fight with a man she said was her ex-boyfriend. She told 911 dispatchers that Christian Robledo rammed her car with another vehicle.

Authorities still aren’t saying much about the death of a 90 year old man on the Central Coast, other than to confirm it was a homicide. An autopsy indicates Lawrence Albert Bross of Oceano died after being attacked with some type of a sharp object.

A South Coast zoo’s newest resident is one you will actually be able to pet. The Santa Barbara Zoo now has a Golden Retriever pup named Bradley, which will serve as a Zoo Ambassador in the community.

A storm system headed towards the Central and South Coasts is moving slower than expected, and may not drop much rain in the region. The storm is moving into the area Tuesday night.

A Ventura County woman has been sentenced to jail after entering guilty pleas to charges she stole more than $180,000 from the tech company which employed her.

Ventura County prosecutors say Lauren Martinez took some of the checks coming into Access Information Protocol of Moorpark and put the money into banking accounts she controlled.

Now that a nonprofit group has raised $4 million in donations, ring nets will be installed soon in the Montecito Hills.

The nets are expected to hold back debris and rocks during heavy storms while still letting sediment flow through to the ocean.

We’re having one of the best rainfall seasons in years, with drought conditions easing for much of the state.

But one of the nation’s leading oceanographers says there’s much more involved before the impacts of the drought are completely gone, and that it could take years to replenish groundwater supplies.

A massive upgrade for a Central Coast high school opened for students for the first time. Santa Maria’s Righetti High School has a new $22 million dollar high tech classroom complex. The three story building has 38 state of the art rooms.

A storm system headed towards the Central and South Coasts could bring the chance of rain for the next few days, but no serious issues are predicted for the region’s brush fire burn zones.

The storm will push into San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties Tuesday night, and then spread into Ventura County.

This is a huge weekend for flower fans on the South Coast. The main exhibit hall at Santa Barbara’s Earl Warren Showgrounds is home to something that’s become one of the biggest events in the orchid world. The 74th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show takes place this weekend.

A new program is offering special grants to small businesses in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties impacted by the Hill and Woolsey brush fires. Women’s Economic Ventures is offering more than two dozen business recovery grants of up to $10,000 each to eligible businesses.

A Ventura County congresswoman has introduced two pieces of legislation to try to keep quality medical care available to veterans. Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village is sponsoring the bills.

California Governor Gavin Newsom’s move to place a moratorium on implementation of the death penalty has affected a number of convicts from the Central and South Coasts.

Of the 737 people on the state Death Row, 17 are from Ventura County and eight from Santa Barbara County. Some of the convictions are more than three decades old.

Southern California Edison is disagreeing with key details of a just released report on the cause of the massive December 2017 Thomas brush fire which killed two people, and charred more than 280,000 acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.  The official report from the Ventura County Fire Department blames arcing of some Edison power lines in high wind for starting the blaze.

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