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Santa Barbara County Announces Selection Of New Undersheriff

Mon, November 24, 2014

A law enforcement officer with more than four decades of experience, including 13 years as Pasadena’s Police Chief, has been chosen as Santa Barbara County’s new Undersheriff. Bernard Melekian will take over the post January 5th.  Melekian started his career with the Santa Monica Police Department in 1973, and worked briefly for the Santa Barbara Read the Rest…


Man Released From Jail After 1980 Conviction In Ventura County Reversed

Mon, November 24, 2014

A man convicted of murder more than three decades ago in Ventura County got his first taste of freedom today, after his verdict was set aside, and he was released on bail. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Hanline Release


Authorities Continue To Look For Missing South Coast Man

Mon, November 24, 2014

Authorities remain on the lookout for a 74 year old Ventura County man who was last seen on Thursday. Augustine Macias was last seen near Tapo Street and Los Angeles Avenue, after he left his home going for his daily walk. Simi Valley Police say it’s possible he may have become disoriented.  They are asking Read the Rest…


Ventura County Based Foundation Announces $500,000 In Grants To Non-Profits In County

Mon, November 24, 2014

A Ventura County based foundation has announced that just in time for the holidays, it will award a $500,000 in grants to nine non-profit agencies in the county. The Gene Haas Foundation will give $100,000 each to Food Share, the Ventura County Rescue Mission, and the Ventura County Foundation. Six other groups will split another Read the Rest…


Total Of People Sent To Hospitals By Last Tuesday’s Explosion, Fires In Ventura County Upped To 52

Sun, November 23, 2014

The latest figures on an explosion, and fires at a waste water treatment facility in Ventura County show that 52 people were treated at hospitals, including 10 firefighters. The early morning blast Tuesday at the Santa Clara Waste Water facility outside of Santa Paula sent a mix of extremely flammable chemicals for hundreds of feet.  Read the Rest…


Fire Weather Watch In Effect From Midnight Saturday to 10 AM Sunday For Parts Of Santa Barbara County

Sat, November 22, 2014

A fire weather watch has been called for 8 p.m. Saturday, until 8 a.m. Sunday for some parts of Santa Barbara County, because of sundowner winds.  The National Weather Service Watch is for Santa Barbara County’s South Coast, and Mountain regions. There could be sustained winds from 30 to 40 miles and hour, and gusts Read the Rest…


Three Arrested In Connection Murder Of Teenager In Ventura County

Sat, November 22, 2014

Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested three Oxnard men in connection with the shooting death of a teenager earlier this year. 16 year old Josue Lopez was found shot to death March 6th in El Rio. Detectives say they discovered that a group of  Oxnard gang members were responsible for the killing.  Christian Rodriguez, Jesus Read the Rest…


Hazardous Materials Team Zeroing In On Types Of Chemicals Which Triggered Blast In Ventura County Which Injured Dozens

Fri, November 21, 2014

A hazardous material team hopes that it’s starting to zero in on the mix of chemicals which led to an explosion, and series of fires at a waste water plant in Ventura County. KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports that because of the volatility of the unknown substance, work has been proceeding slowly, and cautiously. Click on Read the Rest…


Unemployment Climbs Slightly In Santa Barbara County, Dips In Ventura County

Fri, November 21, 2014

It’s a mixed picture for unemployment on the South Coast, with the jobless rate in Santa Barbara County increasing, while dropping in Ventura County. Santa Barbara County went from a 5.3% jobless rate in September, to 5.4% in October. Ventura County went the other direction, dipping from 6.4% in September, to 6.3% in October. Statewide, Read the Rest…


Red Cross Volunteers Going Door To Door In Some South Coast Neighborhoods This Weekend, Installing Free Smoke Detectors

Fri, November 21, 2014

The Red Cross is going to be out in some South Coast neighborhoods this weekend, trying to improve home safety. Tomorrow, teams of volunteers will be going door to door in more than a half dozen Oxnard neighborhoods, installing free smoke detectors. The neighborhoods include Sierra Linda, Freemont, Carriage Square, Wilson, Hobson Park, Hill Street, Read the Rest…


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