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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(Ventura County Fire Department Photo)

A man saved his wife and daughter from a burning South Coast apartment, but died while trying to save his young son who was still inside.

The blaze was discovered just after four a.m. Friday at a two story apartment complex on the 200 block of East C Street in Port Hueneme.

Neighbors who witnessed what was happening told Ventura County firefighters the man got his wife, and daughter out safely, and went back in inside, The father and young boy were trapped inside, and died.

Governor Jerry Brown Friday announced a number of infrastructure projects which are being sent to President Trump for expedited review, and that list includes Santa Barbara County’s long sought Highway 101 expansion project.

The President asked states to prepare lists over their highest priority projects, so environmental and regulatory review could be expedited. The Governor’s top ten list included six highway projects, including the 101 expansion on the South Coast.

A man prosecutors say operated a plumbing service which swindled dozens of customers in Ventura County has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Albert Solano entered guilty pleas to 30 charges ranging from elder theft to insurance fraud. Investigators say the Camarillo man targeted seniors, offering deals to unclog drains. They say once Solano was in the victims homes, he would make up other problems, and scare people into signing contracts for thousands of dollars of work.

(Phillips 66 photo)

A date has been set for San Luis Obispo County Supervisors to hear an appeal of a decision denying expansion of a Central Coast oil refinery to handle massive trainloads of crude oil.

After eight public hearings last year, the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission denied an application by Phillips 66 to expand its rail facilities in Nipomo. The company wants to be able to handle three 80 car trains a week, each carrying over two million gallons of crude oil.

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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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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Episode 756: The Bees Go To California

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Every spring convoys of trucks arrive in the almond orchards of central California. They are carrying bees. Millions of them.

They arrive from all over the country, but especially southern states like Louisiana, and they have to get there at just the right time, when the almond trees start to flower so the bees can pollinate hundreds of acres of almond fields.

The White House on Friday barred reporters from numerous major media outlets from participating in a regularly scheduled press briefing, triggering charges of retaliation from news executives.

President Trump's counterterrorism adviser is under fire from his peers — and Sebastian Gorka is hitting back.

Just ask Michael Smith. He's a counterterrorism expert in Charleston, S.C., who specializes in online recruiting efforts and who has advised members of Congress on terrorism-related issues.

Smith says that at about 7 p.m. Tuesday, he received a call on his smartphone from a private number in Falls Church, Va. It was Gorka — not calling from a government line at his office at the White House.

(Ventura County Fire Department Photo)

A man saved his wife and daughter from a burning South Coast apartment, but died while trying to save his young son who was still inside.

The blaze was discovered just after four a.m. Friday at a two story apartment complex on the 200 block of East C Street in Port Hueneme.

Neighbors who witnessed what was happening told Ventura County firefighters the man got his wife, and daughter out safely, and went back in inside, The father and young boy were trapped inside, and died.

Retirement parties have become frequent events at the State Department in recent weeks. So, too, are the warnings about where foreign policy may be heading under the Trump Administration.

On Friday afternoon, yet another experienced State Department official moved on. Daniel Fried was feted with champagne and cake at the end of his 40-year career as a diplomat who helped shape America's post-Cold War policy in Europe.

Yahya Abu Romman, a 22-year-old languages major, had just graduated from university. To celebrate, he planned a six-week trip to the U.S., where his brother, uncles and aunts and more than a dozen cousins have lived for years.

With good grades, an engaging personality and fluency in three languages — English, Arabic and Spanish — he had worked as a nature conservation ranger while studying, and had his pick of jobs with tour companies in Jordan, a strong U.S. ally.

Governor Jerry Brown Friday announced a number of infrastructure projects which are being sent to President Trump for expedited review, and that list includes Santa Barbara County’s long sought Highway 101 expansion project.

The President asked states to prepare lists over their highest priority projects, so environmental and regulatory review could be expedited. The Governor’s top ten list included six highway projects, including the 101 expansion on the South Coast.

A man prosecutors say operated a plumbing service which swindled dozens of customers in Ventura County has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Albert Solano entered guilty pleas to 30 charges ranging from elder theft to insurance fraud. Investigators say the Camarillo man targeted seniors, offering deals to unclog drains. They say once Solano was in the victims homes, he would make up other problems, and scare people into signing contracts for thousands of dollars of work.

As President Trump prepares a new executive order on vetting refugees and immigrants, one idea keeps cropping up: checking the social media accounts of those coming to the U.S.

In fact, such a program was begun under the Obama administration more than a year ago on a limited basis and is likely to be expanded. But social media vetting is a heavy lift, and it's too early to tell how effective it will be.

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