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Ventura Firefighters Rescue Two Swimmers Caught In Rip Currents; Five Rescued In Total This Week

Fri, October 24, 2014

For the second time this week, Ventura firefighters have stepped up to rescue swimmers caught in rip currents off the coast. Some paramedics who were in the Marina Beach Park area yesterday around 3 afternoon noticed a man in trouble offshore. One of the crew members swam out about 200 yards to reach the 55 Read the Rest…

Shortage Of Foster Care Families In Ventura County Key Topic At Weekend Conference

Fri, October 24, 2014

A growing crisis in the number of available foster care families in Ventura County is the focus of a community conference this weekend. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Foster Family Shortage

Plans Set For Memorial Service For College Student From Ventura County Who Died From Meningitis

Thu, October 23, 2014

Plans have been set for a memorial service for a college student from Ventura County who died from bacterial meningitis. Sara Stelzer of Moorpark was a freshman attending San Diego State when she contracted the dangerous disease.  She died less than a week later. Word of the illness surfacing led to hundreds of students being Read the Rest…

Oxnard Man Shot, Critically Injured In Robbery Attempt Outside Of His Home

Thu, October 23, 2014

A man who was standing outside of his Oxnard house, and talking on a phone is in critical condition at a hospital after being shot by robbers. It happened at about 9:45 last night, near the intersection of Charles Street, and Campbell Way. Police say the victim was talking on his phone when he was Read the Rest…

Controversial Plan To Expand Chumash Reservation Holdings In Santa Ynez Valley Advances

Thu, October 23, 2014

Controversial efforts by the Chumash tribe to convert more than 1400 hundred acres of land it owns in the Santa Ynez Valley into added reservation land are continuing to advance. The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs ruled there are no significant environmental impacts from the proposal, which involves a chunk of what is now agricultural Read the Rest…

Three Teens Rescued From Rip Currents Off Of Ventura

Thu, October 23, 2014

Three teenage girls are shaken, but okay after an ordeal off the coast of Ventura. The 12 year old girls were swimming in the ocean off of Greenock Lane about 5:30 last night when they got caught in a rip current.  A City of Ventura Fire Department engine crew happened to be in the area, Read the Rest…

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…

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