Historic Plane Which Was One Of America's First True Airliners Visits South Coast

It’s an incredible sight that attract crowds wherever it lands. It’s a Ford Tri-Motor, a type of plane which was world’s first mass produced airliner. This plane visiting Camarillo Airport was built in 1928, and was one of the actual aircraft used to start the first coast to coast passenger airline service. As the name implies, it has three engines, and has a distinctive all silver corrugated steel finish. Now, the plane is operated as a flying museum by the America’s Experimental Aircraft Association Foundation, not just educating people but giving them the chance to go on the flight of a lifetime.

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What was described as a domestic dispute brought the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department to a condominium in Carpinteria twice on Sunday.

The second time, an elderly person had reportedly been assaulted.

The suspect was in the garage refusing to come out.

Photo by City of Santa Barbara

The South Coast is still dealing with problems created by the biggest storm of the season, but work will be done this week to ensure all boats can access the Santa Barbara Harbor.

The February 17th storm brought torrential rains, strong winds and large ocean swells to the harbor, which damaged sand berms and pilings and destroyed four anchored sailboats that were washed away.

“The biggest issue was that it deposited massive amounts of sand into the mouth of Santa Barbara Harbor,” said Dominique Samario with the Santa Barbara Waterfront.

It’s not the Oscars, but there’s a movie event happening on the South Coast to honor scholarship winners.

YCE, a Ventura-based engineering firm, is rolling out the "green" carpet on Sunday afternoon. Two female students pursuing degrees in engineering and agriculture will be receiving scholarships.

The company’s founder and president Marta Alvarez -- a civil engineer herself -- says she hopes to encourage young women to pursue engineering.

Authorities have released the names of the father and young son who were killed in an apartment fire on the South Coast.

The Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office said 24-year-old Mario Rangel and his five-year-old son, Diego, died from smoke inhalation.

The fire happened around 4 a.m. on Friday in a two-story apartment complex on the 200 block of East C Street in Port Hueneme. Neighbors told firefighters that Mario got his wife and daughter out of the home safely and then went back inside to save his son. But both got trapped inside and died.

A South Coast teenager has been arrested after being accused of robbing middle school students and threatening to harm a student, a police officer and his grandfather.

Ventura Police said it started just before 5 p.m. Friday when 18-year-old Skylar Martin’s grandmother reported that her grandson was attempting to break down the door to their home and threatening to harm his grandfather. Authorities said Martin fled and then called his grandmother and threatened to harm an investigating officer.

As police began searching for him, dispatch received a call from Anacapa Middle School reporting that Martin stole a skateboard from students, placed a 12-year-old victim into a choke hold and threatened a 14-year-old student with a weapon.

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What was described as a domestic dispute brought the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department to a condominium in Carpinteria twice on Sunday.

The second time, an elderly person had reportedly been assaulted.

The suspect was in the garage refusing to come out.

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Photo by City of Santa Barbara

The South Coast is still dealing with problems created by the biggest storm of the season, but work will be done this week to ensure all boats can access the Santa Barbara Harbor.

The February 17th storm brought torrential rains, strong winds and large ocean swells to the harbor, which damaged sand berms and pilings and destroyed four anchored sailboats that were washed away.

“The biggest issue was that it deposited massive amounts of sand into the mouth of Santa Barbara Harbor,” said Dominique Samario with the Santa Barbara Waterfront.

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An official with the White House Office of Management and Budget, who spoke to reporters only if not named, said most agencies will see budget cuts, including foreign aid, which comprises less than 1 percent of federal spending.

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