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Brush Fire Threatens Communication Facilities In Ventura County Before Being Stopped

Fri, August 22, 2014

A small, but fast moving brush fire caused a scare in Ventura County, threatening some communications towers before it was stopped. The blaze started just before 1:30 yesterday afternoon on a steep hillside in Ventura’s Grant Park. Nearly three dozen Ventura firefighters, aided by a helicopter, were able to corral the fire in about a Read the Rest…

Final Countdown Underway For Air Show In Ventura County This Weekend

Thu, August 21, 2014

The final countdown is on for a major air show on the South Coast this weekend. The “Wings over Camarillo” Air Show takes place Saturday, and Sunday at Camarillo Airport. There will be aerobatic performances, fly-bys by historic aircraft, ground displays, and even a car show. The air show runs from noon to 4:30 p.m. Read the Rest…

Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Says International Crime Ring Breached; Seven Arrested

Thu, August 21, 2014

Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives working with other agencies have broken up what they’re calling an international organized crime ring. Seven people have been arrested. Officials say in addition to the arrests of what they call some high ranking members of a nationwide organized crime group, they seized drugs, guns, and cash. They say it was Read the Rest…

South Coast Law Enforcement Team Headed To Europe To Run In Marathon, Raise Money For Charity

Thu, August 21, 2014

Some South Coast law enforcement officers are headed halfway around the world on a unique mission. No, they’re not tracking down leads in a case. They’re running down dollars for children’s charities, by taking part in a marathon. A half dozen current, and retired members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department are flying to Ireland Read the Rest…

Man Dies In Ventura County Tractor Accident

Thu, August 21, 2014

A Ventura County man died hours after he was hurt when he apparently lost control of the tractor he was driving in an agricultural field, and it fell into a drainage canal. The accident happened at around 2:30 yesterday afternoon, near Central Avenue in Camarillo. The tractor fell about 15 feet into the concrete channel. Read the Rest…

New Carpool Lot Opened In Ventura County

Thu, August 21, 2014

There’s a new Park & Ride lot open in Ventura County which is intended to make it easier for people to car pool. The City of Oxnard opened the lot on the 2600 block of East Ventura Boulevard, which is adjacent to the 101 Freeway’s Rice Avenue/Santa Clara Avenue interchange. Parking is free at the Read the Rest…

Fire Leaves Man Dead In Ventura County

Wed, August 20, 2014

Ventura County Fire Department investigators are trying to determine the cause of an early morning blaze in Oak View which left a man dead. Firefighters were called to the Lake Casitas Mobile Home Park, on Burnham Road, just after 2 a.m. They received word en route that a man might be trapped in the mobile Read the Rest…

MMA Fighter Sought In Manhunt, And Arrested in Ventura County Waives Extradition To Las Vegas

Wed, August 20, 2014

An internationally known mixed martial arts fighter who was arrested in Ventura County following a nationwide search has waved extradition to Nevada. Jonathan Koppenhaver, who is known is the MMA world as “The War Machine,” is wanted in Las Vegas for an August 8th incident in which police say he beat his girlfriend, and a Read the Rest…

Santa Barbara County To Test New Early Warning System For Brush Fires

Tue, August 19, 2014

Santa Barbara County is going to get the chance to test a new high tech sensor system which may allow firefighters to get an early jump on brush fires. KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports an Australian company which developed the technology is donating $40,000 worth of equipment for a pilot project in Mission Canyon. Click on Read the Rest…

Santa Barbara County Supervisors Narrowly Vote To Support Proposal To Permanently Ban New Oil, Gas Drilling Off North County

Tue, August 19, 2014

Santa Barbara County Supervisor jumped into the fray over whether new oil, and gas development should be banned in some state waters off the county’s coastline. KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports supervisors narrowly approved supporting legislation in Sacramento which would close what’s being called a loophole which would allow new drilling. Click on link to listen Read the Rest…

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