California Poultry Faces Disease Threat; State Veterinarian Talks To KCLU News About Crisis

A disease outbreak has threatened California’s poultry population, and led to more than 60,000 birds being euthanized. The poultry industry isn't a major part of agriculture on the Central and South Coasts, but authorities are hoping to get a handle on the situation before it moves into the Central Valley, which is home to the massive farms where many of our chickens and turkeys are raised.

Read More

Thursdsay was an interesting day for weather on the Central and South Coasts, with a bit of everything: Some rain, some sun, some hail, and even some snow in unexpected places. A cold storm system moving through the region is responsible for the wild mix of weather. There was some hail in the Montecito area. But, the snow was really what got a lot of people excited.

(Photo by Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

A CHP officer and two other drivers are recovering from injuries they suffered in a series of collisions on Highway 101 on the Central Coast. The officer was en route to some reported accidents on the 101 just before 8 a.m. Thursday when he stopped in the center median near Highway 1 outside of Buellton.

A former Canadian pastor has been sentenced to two years in state prison for a sex crime conviction on the Central Coast.

San Luis Obispo County prosecutors say Nathan Rieger had arranged to meet a teenage girl in Arroyo Grande for lewd purposes.

A Ventura County man could face life in prison without the possibility of parole after being convicted of taking part in a gang related gunfight which left a woman in a nearby home dead. It happened in March of 2014.

A Central Coast university is being recognized as the first winner of what’s called the Statewide University and College Ballot Bowl.

It was a contest started by the Secretary of State’s office to boost voter registration of college students.

Find More California Coast News

In Case You Missed It...

New Art Exhibition In Ventura County Features Original Photos From Famed Photographer Ansel Adams

Some rare original prints from a man who is considered to be one of the world’s most famous photographers as well as a legendary environmentalist are going on public display in Ventura County this week. The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks is presenting some of the works of Ansel Adams from the collection of a Ventura County photographer, and businessman.

Read More

The Trump administration has issued its final draft of a rule that makes sweeping changes to Title X, the federal program that provides birth control and other reproductive health services to millions of low-income Americans.

Filmmaker Adam McKay spoke to Fresh Air in January 2019 about his efforts to bring the former vice president "to the foreground" in Vice. The film is up for eight Academy Awards, including best film.

"No one can sing like Freddie Mercury," Malek told Fresh Air in November 2018. The actor has been nominated for an Academy Award for playing Queen's lead singer in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

When President Trump spoke in Florida earlier this week, he issued a stern warning about Venezuela: Members of the armed forces who continue to support President Nicolás Maduro "will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out," he said. "You will lose everything."

The White House says it wants a peaceful, multilateral approach to removing Maduro, but all options are on the table — suggesting the possibility of military involvement.

Just a day after Jussie Smollett found himself formally in legal jeopardy, arrested in Chicago for filing a false police report, the Empire actor's job appears to be in jeopardy as well. Executive producers of the Fox program announced Friday that his character, Jamal, would not appear in the final episodes of the current season.

A Florida police chief has announced that Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, will face charges of soliciting prostitution.

Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr announced the charges on Friday as part of a sting on a local spa.

Kraft is one of dozens to face similar charges. Kerr says he is being charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution, a misdemeanor, tied to two different visits to the spa.

When Heinz and Kraft merged in 2015, it created one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, encompassing a who's who of brands including their namesakes as well as Oscar Mayer, Jell-O, Maxwell House and Planters.

But all is not well with Kraft Heinz Co.

NPR / YouTube

What if we told you that you could learn a lot about handling adversity from the life of a bug?

Kenneth Frazier, CEO of pharmaceutical giant Merck, is set to face senators Tuesday who say drug costs are "sky-high" and "out of control."

But Frazier doesn't need new talking points. Sixty years ago, a different panel of senators grilled a different Merck boss about the same problem.

To a striking degree, the subjects likely to surface Tuesday — high drug prices and profits, limited price transparency, aggressive marketing, alleged patent abuse and mediocre "me-too" drugs — are identical to the issues senators investigated decades ago, historical transcripts show.

Editor's note: This story contains content that may be upsetting to some readers.

Big brands are pulling their ads off YouTube over concerns that potential sexual predators are gathering in the comment sections of videos featuring children. In response, YouTube has deleted more than 400 channels and suspended comments on tens of millions of videos as it tries to purge the system of pedophiles.