Caroline Feraday

Reporter/Producer

Caroline has been broadcasting the news since she could talk – she would tear the pages from newspapers and present news updates to her classmates at school, when she was just 8-years-old.

 

She started her broadcasting career in BBC Radio, in the UK, when she grew up and worked on radio and television in the UK for 20 years before moving to Los Angeles in 2013.

 

Caroline was awarded the Prince Philip Medal for her services to radio and journalism in the UK.  She is now an American citizen and  lives in Agoura Hills with her daughter, and joined the KCLU team in 2020.

 

You can email Caroline here.

A popular Central Coast Park is reopening after getting a more than $850,000 makeover.

Russell Park in Santa Maria opens on Saturday with new and improved amenities, after investment from federal and state grants. 

Two service dogs have been recruited to the newly created Ventura County District Attorney’s Courthouse Facility Dog program.

The two black Labrador retrievers, ‘Star’ and ‘Trakr’ are trained to provide physical and emotional support to assist victims of crime – including during giving evidence in Court.

Elks Recreation

It’s being billed as a COVID-safe Christmas spectacular on the Central Coast. 

Elks Rodeo in Santa Maria– which has been closed this year because of the coronavirus pandemic – has teamed up with City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department to create a drive-through ‘Christmas in The Country’, featuring real-life camels. 

Around 30 health and wellness businesses on the Central Coast have banded together – hoping to change statewide COVID-19 restrictions that prevent fitness centers from operating indoors.

The newly formed Wellness Coalition argues that fitness centers should be considered essential businesses due to the health benefits of working out.

City Of Goleta

Ordinarily, stores would be gearing up for Black Friday later this week – the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy which has become as much a holiday tradition as turkey itself.

But this year, with Covid rates rising, stores in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties are concerned they will miss out on the much needed boost as shoppers look on-line for discounted goods. 

Santa Barbara Zoo's lion cub finally has a name. 

The African lion cub, who was welcomed on November 5, is female and has been named Pauline.

LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency

The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner will be requiring reservations for its services in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties this week.

It’s been a year of layoffs and job uncertainty for many. 

However, there's some good news for job seekers on the Central and South Coasts, as USPS officials say they're looking to recruit 200 staff across the region to cope with increased demand. 

Tens of thousands of older adults in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties are living alone, and the isolation, loneliness, and depression many of them are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic has become as much of a threat to their overall health as the virus itself

With the holiday season quickly approaching, The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging - where over 30,000 older adults live alone - invited children and young people from across the region to participate in their Holiday Greetings Campaign for local seniors – and say they’re delighted by the response.  

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Gyms across Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties are gearing up to close inside operations today, as the counties move into the most-restrictive purple tier.

California Governer Gavin Newsom said yesterday he was “pulling the emergency brake” on re-openings, amid a spike in COVID-19 cases.

City of Santa Maria

Libraries across the Central and South Coasts, are finding ways to offer their services during the pandemic.

The City of Santa Maria has introduced a ‘Grab and Go’ service at their branches in Los Alamos, Orcutt, Guadalupe, and Cuyama. 

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Ventura and Santa Barbara County food banks are reporting the number of people using their services this year has doubled.

Ventura County's largest food bank - Food Share - based in Oxnard, now estimates it’s distributing to 150,000 people per month as it get set to hold a Mega Distribution on Sunday.

KCLU

The wait continues for the result in one hotly contested congressional seat that covers parts of Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

Incumbent Republican Mike Garcia, is neck and neck with Democrat Christy Smith in the race for the 25th district, with fewer than 200 votes separating the two.

KCLU

Teaching the entrepreneurs of tomorrow…with the limitations of today.  Some students at Cal Lutheran University are returning to campus for in-person classes, amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

The classes are held in outdoor tents, with plenty of fresh air and social distancing. 

Santa Barbara Zoo

One special arrival in Santa Barbara is certainly bringing ‘pride’ to its parents.

A lion cub was just born at Santa Barbara Zoo.

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