KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on a peaceful protest Sunday night in Thousand Oaks over the death of George Floyd
The Central and South Coasts were the scene of a number of protest events last weekend over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. But, unlike some of the demonstrations in bigger cities around the country, the ones in our region were peaceful.
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases on the Central and South Coasts is now at 783, up 88 from Monday. Ventura County has 350 total cases, up by 33. But, county officials say some of those cases were from lab reports over the weekend. The county’s number of deaths also grew by three, from 10 to 13. The latest deaths were people between 51 and 89 with pre-existing health conditions.
KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with a Ventura County musician who was left out of work due to coronavirus, but has been using his skills to put smiles on some peoples faces.
Jonathan Stanger is doing a lunchtime concert in the most unlikely of spots. He’s standing in the planter of a driveway to a shopping center just off of Thousand Oaks Boulevard, in Thousand Oaks, playing his saxophone. The professional musician normally performs at high end events, like parties and at estate showings. But, coronavirus has cleared is normally busy performance schedule.
Coronavirus concerns have led to the closure of a number of government offices and facilities on the Central and South Coasts. Ventura County has closed most of its buildings, with the exception of hospitals and clinics. Many county services are still available online, and county phone lines are being staffed during business hours.
A Ventura County man has been arrested for the stabbing death of his mother. Police and firefighters were called to a home on Woodlawn Drive in Thousand Oaks February 4th by reports of someone not breathing. They found Nancy Schneider and her son Christopher with stab wounds. The 66 year old woman died a short time later at a hospital.
Detectives think a family disturbance led to the murder of a Ventura County woman. Police officers and firefighters were called to a home on the 900 block of Woodland Drive in Thousand Oaks Tuesday afternoon by reports of a woman not breathing. They found a 66 year old woman with multiple stab wounds, as well as an injured 31 year old man.
Authorities are investigating an incident in Ventura County which has left one person dead, and a second seriously injured. Officers were called to a home on the 900 block of Woodlawn Drive in Thousand Oaks just after two Tuesday afternoon. They found a woman and a man with significant wounds. The woman later died at a hospital.
A longtime South Coast law enforcement officer and police chief is retiring. Commander Tim Hagel has been Thousand Oaks Police Chief for six years, and a member of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office for more than 30.
Final preparations are underway for the formal dedication of what’s being called “The Healing Garden,” which is a permanent memorial in a Thousand Oaks park for the victims of the Borderline Bar and Grill attack. The memorial is in Conejo Creek Park North.
A South Coast community is starting the process of developing a new blueprint for its future growth. The City of Thousand Oaks is kicking off development of a General Plan update. It’s called Thousand Oaks 2045: Rooted in Community.