One Of A Kind "Ant Dog" Searches For Invasive Ants In The Channel Islands

Tobias is on the job on Santa Cruz Island. He was once a shelter dog in Montana. But, he’s now an environmental superstar. Tobias is a one of a kind “ant-dog”. He’s the only dog in the world trained to track down a specific invasive species of ant in the wild.

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A nearly 200 acre piece of scenic land will remain as undeveloped open space forever, thanks to the landowner and a land trust.

A beautiful piece of land near the Taft Botanic Gardens, in Ojai is going to be preserved.

The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust put together the preservation deal for landowners John and Melody Taft, and their Taft Family Fund.   They will keep owners, but by placing it in a conservation easement, it will insure that it can never be developed even if it changes hands.

A man who’s spent more than a half century working for a Central Coast college, eventually becoming its Superintendent/President, has announced his retirement.

Dr. Gil Stork will step down as head of Cuesta College in June of 2018.

Stork has served at Cuesta’s Superintendent/President for the last seven years, a period which included the passage of a $275 million dollar bond measure. He also helped launch a scholarship program which gives local students who meet academic standards a free first year at the campus.

A new project intended to deal with what’s been a decades old problem at a Highway 101 underpass on the South Coast is complete.

The Highway 101 undercrossing at Castillo Street has had issues for years, because of underground water which would continually damage the roadway. Water in the undercrossing due to the seepage would also create safety concerns.

Tobias is on the job on Santa Cruz Island.

He was once a shelter dog in Montana. But, he’s now an environmental superstar. Tobias is a one of a kind “ant-dog”. He’s the only dog in the world trained to track down a specific invasive species of ant in the wild.

Diversity is going to be celebrated in a big way on the South Coast this weekend, with Ventura County’s 18th annual Pride Festival.

Thousands are expected for Beachside Pride 2017, in Promenade Park in Ventura.

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Ayobami Adebayo's debut novel, Stay with Me, begins in the midst of Nigeria's political turmoil in the 1980s.

"It's a period of time that I've always been interested in because I think it can help us understand Nigeria even right now," she says.

The book tells the story of Yejide and Akin, a couple who will do anything to have a child — including trying to find love with others.

"They live in a society where having children validates not just the individual but the marriage itself," Adebayo explains.

Marjorie Prime is a science fiction film — sort of. It opens with an elderly woman, played by Lois Smith, who is getting to know the lifelike hologram of her late husband, played by Jon Hamm. It's a low-key but highly intense drama that asks: If holograms can learn, carry memory and form personality, are they creations or are they us?

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