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We could see some extremely cold conditions on the Central and South Coasts  Monday night and Tuesday morning, with temperatures well below freezing in a number of areas. Some inland valleys could drop below 20 degrees, and even some coastal areas could slip into the mid-20’s.

Memorial service plans have been announced for an Oxnard Police officer who died in a traffic accident.

Services will be held in Camarillo on Friday for Nathan Martin.

Ventura County Public Health officials say they've tested two people for novel coronavirus.

One person has already been confirmed to be negative, while the test resuts are still pending on the second.

The second person has been placed in isolation while test results are pending.  No confirmed cases have been reported on the Central or South Coasts.

A man could face more than 13 years in state prison, after being convicted of multiple counts of real estate fraud in Ventura County targeting senior citizens. Ventura County prosecutors say James Anthony Rojas of Riverside filed false liens and deeds. They say in one instance alone, he swindled a victim out of $1.8 million dollars.

The South Coast is home to a unique program focused on giving people with autism a chance to pursue their artistic dreams.  It’s an art studio which gives those with on the autism spectrum the support the need to create everything from paintings to digital art.

(Photo by Steve Gregory)

Train service has resumed after being shut down Thursday afternoon in the area around Mariposa Reina on the Gaviota coastline.

A brush fire had broken out at around 1:30 p.m., and Santa Barbara County officials sent six fire engines and a helicopter to the area to combat the blaze.

It was the worst aviation disaster to ever happen on the South Coast, and it happened 20 years ago. On January 31st, 2000 an Alaska Airlines jetliner flying from Puerto Vallarta to Seattle crashed off the Ventura County coastline. 88 people died when the plane plummeted out of control into the ocean off of Anacapa Island.

Some poets from the South Coast are coming together this weekend for an event featuring works related to the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, and the Montecito debris flow. More than two dozen poets are expected to take part in a reading beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Westmont College in Montecito.

Grief counselors were on hand at a South Coast high school Thursday, as students and faculty members found out that an Oxnard Police Officer assigned to their campus died in a traffic accident. Officer Nathan Martin had just left the police station after work Wednesday afternoon when he headed eastbound on Third Street on his motorcycle. Investigators say a big rig made a left turn in front of him near Campton Drive, and the officer collided with it.

(Photo by Steve Gregory)

Santa Barbara County firefighters have contained a small brush fire on the Gaviota coastline. The five acre plus blaze was discovered at around 1:30 Thursday afternoon, just east of Gaviota State Beach, and was visible to thousands of passing motorists.

On October 31, 2019 the Maria Wildfire fire started on a mountaintop in Ventura County.  Strong Santa Ana winds quickly blew the blaze out of control, burning more than 6,000 acres and forcing thousands of evacuations.

KCLU was on the air within the hour, and provided live coverage during the critical hours all night long.  We provided updates during the next 72 hours, until the threat eased and people were allowed to go home.

A one-of-a-kind virtual reality art installation is opening on the South Coast this week.

What’s called “Cosmic Daydream” features the art, music and innovation of three iconic artists from 1960’s, 70’s, and 80’s:  Andy Warhol, David Bowie, and Kenny Scharf.

This one night only event in Santa Barbara explores the concept of “Space Age."

Protective N95 masks are in high demand on the South Coast, as people worried about the Coronavirus in China buy them up.

The virus has not made its way to the South Coast, and health officials say that people don't need to wear the masks on a regular basis.

A longtime employee of a technology company based in Ventura County has been arrested on embezzlement charges. Ventura County prosecutors say Laura Leonard worked for Protek CNC Sales Corporation in Simi Valley, which sells computer controlled manufacturing machines.

For five years, she was office manager. Last October, company officials noticed suspicious purchases on a credit card statement.

There's shock on the South Coast over a traffic accident which took the life of an off-duty Oxnard Police officer.

Officer Nathan Martin had just left the police station after work Wednesday afternoon when he apparently headed eastbound on Third Street on his motorcycle.  Investigators say a big rig made a left turn in front of him, near Campton Drive, and the officer collided with it.  

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