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Ventura County Fair, Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days Both Kick Off Wednesday

Wed, July 30, 2014

Two major events are underway on the South Coast. The Ventura County Fair today kicked off its 10 day run, which will feature traditional fair events and activities, plus some big name entertainment, like The Beach Boys, and the band Barenaked Ladies. And, In Santa Barbara County, the 90th annual Old Spanish Days Celebration started Read the Rest…


Whale Carcass Floats Into Naval Base Ventura County; Biologists Trying To Determine Cause Of Death

Wed, July 30, 2014

Marine biologists are trying to determine the cause of death of a 40 foot whale which floated into the port at Naval Base Ventura County. The whale was discovered last night, and was secured to a wharf in the port so it could be examined by researchers to try to determine the cause of death. Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara Airport Gets Federal Grant For Runway Improvements

Wed, July 30, 2014

Santa Barbara County’s busiest commercial airport received a $2.6 million dollar grant to improve its runways, and runway safety. The Federal Aviation Administration awarded the funding to Santa Barbara Airport for runway rehabilitation work, as well as runway lighting improvements. The Airport handles more than 40 commercial airline flights each weekday.


Ventura County Reaches New Five Year Agreement With County CEO

Wed, July 30, 2014

Ventura County’s top non-elected official has received a raise, and a new five year contract. County Supervisors yesterday approved a new agreement with County CEO Michael Powers, which takes effect next week. Supervisors recently reviewed the CEO’s job performance, and gave him high marks for his work since he took over the post in 2011. Read the Rest…


Wanted Man Arrested After SWAT Team Incident In Ventura

Wed, July 30, 2014

A Ventura motel became the scene of a SWAT team incident today, when police learned a wanted man was in a room at the Harbor Avenue complex. Ventura Police say they received word this morning an ex-convict from Santa Paula now wanted for domestic abuse was in the motel, on the 2100 block of Harbor Read the Rest…


Retired Police Officer In Ventura County Gets 83 Years To Life Sentence For Child Molestation

Wed, July 30, 2014

A retired police officer in Ventura County has received an 83 years to life sentence for molesting two children. Michael Williamson had been convicted of eight counts ranging from committing a lewd act on a child, to sexually assaulting a child. Prosecutors say Williamson molested one of his victims during an eight year period during Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days Celebration, Ventura County Fair Both Kick Off 2014 Runs Today

Wed, July 30, 2014

If you’ve been thinking about taking a few days off to relax, and have some fun, this is the week to do it, with two major celebrations kicking off on the South Coast. Old Spanish Days officially kicks off at 8 tonight in Santa Barbara, with La Fiesta Pequena, on the steps of the Santa Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara County Grappling With How To Implement Measure Restricting Petroleum Operations If It Passes In November

Tue, July 29, 2014

Santa Barbara County is trying to figure out how to implement an measure which would limit controversial high intensity petroleum removal operations if voters approve it in November. KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports it was the focus of a special County Board of Supervisors meeting today. Click on link to listen to/download story:  Measure P Update


Fire Hits South Coast Market

Tue, July 29, 2014

A small electrical fire caused a brief scare in a South Coast market. A blaze broke out in a refrigeration unit at a Trader Joe’s store on the 5700 block of Calle Real, in Goleta at around 10 this morning. The store was evacuated, and employees attacked the fire with extinguishers, helping to control it Read the Rest…


Amgen Announces Major Layoffs, Downsizing Of Corporate Headquarters In Ventura County

Tue, July 29, 2014

Ventura County based biotech giant Amgen today announced a major restructuring plan which will include laying off 12 to 15 percent of its staff, and downsizing its headquarters in Thousand Oaks. The plan calls for cutting between 2400, and 2900 jobs beginning later this year, and continuing through 2015.  There’s no word on how many Read the Rest…


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