Hundreds Of Artists, Tens Of Thousands Of Visitors Expected For South Coast Street Painting Festival

Hundreds of artists, and tens of thousands of visitors are headed to a South Coast landmark this holiday weekend for an art event which has become a more than three decade old tradition. The artists are taking part in a street painting festival, with pavement substituting for canvas, and chalk taking the place of paint.

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Hundreds of children spent a day learning about the inner-workings of a government agency on the South Coast. It was an effort to get the kids enthusiastic about the fields of science and technology.

A robotic tractor with arms called a Skid Ssteer -- operated with a remote control -- that is used to pick up debris to clear channels is being demonstrated to more than 700 children from preschool to high school who are taking part in Public Works Day in Ventura.

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A dramatic artwork is helping to pay tribute to Vietnam veterans this Memorial Day weekend. An artist had turned a Vietnam War vintage Huey helicopter into a giant mixed media sculpture. It’s a powerful artwork sitting on a lawn next to the entrance of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, a helicopter which has been painted with images reflecting the era.

An estimated 200 cases of what’s suspected to be norovirus have been reported in connection with some Santa Barbara County Schools.

Santa Barbara County Public Health officials say the gastrointestinal illness has surfaced during the last three weeks at some school campuses in the Orcutt area, as well as at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Police say some alert citizens led to the arrest of a man on a crime spree on the South Coast.

Oxnard Police received a call at about 1:30 this morning about someone breaking into vehicles on the 1400 block of South Victoria Avenue. Officers say they found Ulises Guerrero at the scene, with his hands bleeding from what they say was his efforts to burglarize cars.

They say the 30 year old man had some stolen items in his possession, and as they investigated further, they say they discovered nine vehicles in the neighborhood had been hit by break-ins.

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Federal investigators say it appears engine failure led to the crash of a sightseeing helicopter in Santa Barbara County which left three people seriously injured.

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its preliminary findings in the May 5th crash at the La Cumbre Country Club, in Santa Barbara.

The report says the pilot noticed some engine issues has he was heading to Santa Barbara from the harbor area, followed by the engine’s failure. Witnesses saw part of the engine fall from the helicopter, and pieces were later recovered near the crash site.

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Robert Jenkins was only 21 when he started balding. It was a condition he'd expected given that his dad had been bald for as long as he could remember. What Jenkins did not expect, however, is that he'd have to deal with hair loss at such a young age.

He wasn't prepared for it.

"I had a lot of low self-esteem, I started to get depressed," Jenkins, now 28, says. "I wouldn't go to events. I would stay in the house because I was just embarrassed."

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