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University Opens Expanded Counseling Center In Ventura County

Thu, October 23, 2014

A university which provides thousands of counseling sessions a year to the public in Ventura County is going to celebrate the opening of a new, expanded facility tonight, which will allow even more services. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story:

Ventura Man Accused Of Lewd Acts Against Children; Detectives Say There Are Multiple Victims

Wed, October 22, 2014

A Ventura County man is facing lewd conduct, and child molestation charges, after detectives say they linked him to more than a half dozen incidents dating back over years. Ventura Police say a month ago, they received a complaint about a resident in a mobile home park on the 300 block of Rogers Street committing Read the Rest…

Sewer Line Blockage Creates Spill In Ventura County

Wed, October 22, 2014

A blocked sewage line is being blamed for a major spill in Ventura County. An estimated 68,000 gallons of sewage spilled in Moorpark, near East Vistapark Drive, and North Isla Royale Drive. It apparently started last week, but wasn’t reported to county officials until this Monday. About a third of the sewage went into a Read the Rest…

West Nile Virus Found In Bird In Santa Barbara County

Wed, October 22, 2014

West Nile Virus has surfaced in Santa Barbara County. Monitoring efforts detected the virus in a bird in the Santa Ynez Valley. There have been no human cases reported in the county in the last year. Most people exposed to it from an infected mosquito don’t have any health impacts, but for some people, like Read the Rest…

Santa Barbara Police Warn Of Phone Scam Targeting Power Customers

Wed, October 22, 2014

Police are alerting South Coast residents about a new scam targeting power customers. Santa Barbara Police say scammers are targeting some Southern Califonia Edison customers with phone calls, saying their bills are past due, and demanding payment with prepaid debit cards. Police say Edison doesn’t demand payment, or threaten disconnection of service in this manner. Read the Rest…

Ventura County Health Facilities Now Screening For Ebola

Wed, October 22, 2014

Ventura County Public Health officials say they are taking precautions at county health facilities to protect against ebola, and other infectious disease. The Ventura County Medical Center has closed one of its entrances, so people entering the complex can more easily be screened. County health officials say they will also start screening procedures for ebola, Read the Rest…

Secretary Of Defense Joins Lineup For Forum On Defense In Ventura County

Wed, October 22, 2014

The Secretary of Defense is the latest official to join the lineup for a national defense forum taking place in Ventura County next month. Chuck Hagel will deliver the closing remarks at the Reagan National Defense Forum, which will take place November 15th at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. A series of Read the Rest…

Goleta Hires Familiar Face As New City Manager

Tue, October 21, 2014

A nationwide search for a new city manager in Goleta led back to someone already working for the city. Following a search involving more than 70 candidates, the Goleta City Council today appointed Michelle Greene to the post.  She had been serving as interim City Manager, and had worked for Goleta in various capacities for Read the Rest…

Santa Barbara County Community’s Anti-Drought Campaign Includes Convincing Residents Brown Lawns Are Cool

Tue, October 21, 2014

One Santa Barbara County community is trying to help beat the drought by convincing residents it’s cool to have a brown lawn. The City of Santa Barbara had new signs made up that say “Gold is the New Green,” and is distributing them for free. City water officials say with half of household water use Read the Rest…

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Reports 10 Raids Led To Seizure Of 47,000 Marijuana Plants, With $131 Million Dollar Street Value

Tue, October 21, 2014

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department says it’s had a big marijuana eradication season, with 10 raids resulting in the seizure of 47,000 plants, with an estimated street value of $131 million dollars. Most of the 18 illegal growing operations were in the Los Padres National Forest.  The Sheriff’s Department worked with the U.S. Forest Read the Rest…

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