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Crews are putting the finishing touches on a new exhibition in Ventura County which takes you back more than 2,000 years in time.

It gives you a taste of one of the most famous disasters in history. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley is hosting the massive new exhibition “Pompeii.”

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A satellite launch planned for the Central Coast has been bumped back a day. Vandenberg Air Force Base officials say the Falcon 9 liftoff set for Saturday night has been rescheduled to Sunday night, with a window starting at 7:21 p.m. No problems are being reported with the rocket, or its satellite payload. The delay is to have more time for pre-flight inspections.

It’s a club no one wants to join. It’s the cancer club. In 2012, KCLU News Director Lance Orozco was being tested for numbness in his arm when a CAT scan discovered a tumor in his right kidney, and the odds were high it was cancerous. Orozco took listeners along on his journey through surgery, and finding out if the tumor was actually cancerous (it was).   Now, Orozco takes us along again as he gets his five year CAT scan, to see how he is doing at the point which is considered to be a milestone if you are still disease free.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department has a management plan that may help to reduce large wildland fires.

The plan was presented Tuesday to the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, and calls for several approaches.

(SpaceX Photo)

There will be a lot of excitement in Santa Barbara County this weekend, as a rocket carrying a satellite into space will attempt to land back at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

SpaceX is set to launch an earth observation satellite from the base Saturday night. In past flights from the base, SpaceX would land the Falcon 9 booster on a barge in the Pacific Ocean. But this Saturday, the company will try to land the booster at the base.

A Monday afternoon chase from Lompoc to the Gaviota Coast resulted in two mangled vehicles and a crash that left three people hurt.

The Lompoc Police Department reportedly tried to stop a driver who left care in a hospital without permission.

California Lutheran University and Moorpark College have received a $3.75 million federal grant to help more underrepresented students graduate from college.

The colleges will work together to redesign classes to create more culturally relevant content for groups like Latinos.

The project calls for as many as 50 classes at Cal Lutheran and at Moorpark College to be revamped. The hope is the effort will increase the graduation rate.

A South Coast film festival is going to honor an Academy Award and Emmy Award winning actress whose career has spanned seven decades.

The Ojai Film Festival will salute Eva Marie Saint during its Legacy Series event.

Golfers are putting away on a green at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.

This golf course is home to one of the biggest annual events on the PGA’s Senior Tour, the Invesco QQQ Championship. You can see the TV booths going up for the internationally televised event taking place this month. Golf fans come to this course, and tune in to see some of the world’s top golfers.

But it means something else for more than 30 local non-profits.

Ventura County reached a settlement with a Newbury Park woman in a lawsuit over the removal of her religious head covering when she was being booked at the Ventura County Jail.

The incident happened in January of 2017. Jennifer Hyatt was arrested as a result of a domestic dispute. When she was taken to the jail, during the booking process the Muslim woman was forced to remove her hijab. In a lawsuit, she claimed it was violently pulled from her head. But, County Sheriff’s Office officials say video, and audio shows it wasn’t yanked from her head, and she was treated respectfully.

Authorities are now identifying a man whose murder over the weekend rocked a small Ventura County community.

Padraic Murphy was shot to death Saturday night in Meiners Oaks.

A pair of bills authored by a South Coast legislator intended to reduce sexual harassment in the workplace are now law.

Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1300, which is intended to give victims of sexual harassment more protection in court. It also adds new requirements for employers to educate workers about how to intervene to stop harassment, and reporting it if they see it.

A storm system is headed for the Central and South Coasts, but only light rainfall is now predicted.

An approaching upper level low in the Pacific could create the chance of rainfall for the region Tuesday through Thursday.  But, public safety officials monitoring the storm say they don't expect there to be flooding issues in the region's brush fire burn zones.  

Photo by Cuesta College

A Central Coast college is one of the few in the region to offer courses in a particularly high-demand field of information technology.

Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo has received a $225,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to launch courses and a certification program for Geographic Information Systems known as GIS. 

“It combines mapping and data analysis to help solve problems,” says GIS instructor Feride Schroeder.

It was the largest loss of U.S. Navy ships during peacetime in history, and it occurred right in our backyard, near Point Conception. A navigational error led to seven U.S. Navy destroyers slamming into the Santa Barbara County coastline. But, the accident nearly a century ago is now all but forgotten.

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