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KCLU AM/FM, the NPR radio station serving Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, has won three prestigious 2018 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards for its local news reporting from the national Radio Television Digital News Association.

KCLU News Director Lance Orozco won a Regional Murrow in the “Best Continuing Coverage” category for his live field reports during the destructive Thomas brush fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

Heavy equipment has returned to both Goleta and Carpinteria beach, where piles of dirt from the January Mudflow disaster have hardened and need to be broken up.

The mounds of dirt came from the hills of Montecito and Carpinteria.

The board of La Casa de la Raza in Santa Barbara says it's selling its building in the 600 block of East Montecito Street in Santa Barbara, just a few blocks off Milpas Street.

The building has been there for 47 years.

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a hearing Wednesday on a bill that would allow the Santa Ynez band of Chumash Indians to increase its tribal land in the Santa Ynez Valley.

The area in question is known as Camp Four off Highway 154 near the 246.

The tribe and some local residents have been at odds over the site.

At Cachuma Lake, the enthusiasm is high even as the lake level remains low. The lake still hasn't recovered from the drought and remains under 40% capacity and dropping.

Despite that bleak outlook, this Saturday and Sunday will host the annual fishing derby, with $5000 in prizes.

Media star and Montecito resident Oprah Winfrey, along with Beanie Baby billionaire Ty Warner, have professed their thanks to first responders after the Thomas Fire and Montecito Mudflow.

They held a private party and dinner at the San Ysidro Ranch in the Montecito foothills last weekend for more than 100 firefighters and special guests at the exclusive location.

The 211 Help Line in Santa Barbara County has been an alternative to the 911 Emergency Line to provide assistance in non-life threatening situations.

It has been very valuable during the recent disasters when questions about evacuations, assistance from government agencies, or finding contacts for available aid have been coming in.

It's one of the busiest places for pedestrians and cars in Santa Barbara, especially for tourists.

Stearns Wharf needs safety upgrades, and the city is considering a plan to add 600 feet of new railing on the Wharf.

An overnight project to fill cracks and repave the 6000-foot surface of the Santa Barbara Airport's main runway will close the runway from midnight to 6 a.m. daily.

KCLU's John Palminteri reports on the changes to flight schedules as a result.

An Eastside Santa Barbara property owner is appealing the approval of a medical marijuana dispensary that could open up on Milpas Street.

It's taken about 10 years to put together a plan for a commuter train for Ventura County workers coming to  Santa Barbara and Goleta. 

Bumper to bumper traffic has been a frustrating part of the commute, but drivers can now use a new early-morning and early-afternoon Amtrak commuter train.

Gregg Hart with the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments says it's part of a multi-phase plan to ease congestion.

Changes in our coastline and seafloor are going to be measured this week in a variety of locations along the Ventura and Santa Barbara County shores.

The new commuter train that will be rolling from Ventura County to Goleta and back starting April 2nd has many prospective takers.

In a meeting with large employers Tuesday morning, Gregg Hart with the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments said about 1,000 drivers have indicated they want to leave their cars behind to ride the rails.

Since the massive January 9th debris flow, emergency crews in Santa Barbara County have been clearing areas to open passages for more rainfall runoff in case of a storm like the one in the area this week.

The Santa Barbara Police Department has unveiled a new vehicle it calls a DRAGG Car. DRAGG (Drag Racing Against Gangs and Graffiti) is a non-profit educational organization for students.

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