Vietnam Memorial Wall On Display On South Coast; Replica Of National Monument In Washington, D.C.

Dozens of Vietnam veterans are busy on the front lawn of the Ventura County Government Center, assembling a tribute to their friends in uniform who paid the ultimate price for the country. The Moving Wall is a 256 foot long, half size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Like the national memorial, it contains the names of the more than 58,000 American who died in the conflict.

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Federal prosecutors say a Ventura County man admitted impersonating an ICE agent.

Prosecutors say Farad Bell of Simi Valley entered a guilty plea to one count of false impersonation of a federal officer in connection with a 2017 incident.

We have an update on a story KCLU News first told you about earlier this week, with hundreds of people upset over the mysterious discoloration of water in Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor area.

City of Oxnard, and Ventura County officials say testing is underway, but we still don’t have the results yet.

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Authorities say a routine traffic stop on the Central Coast led to the breakup of a counterfeiting operation.

A Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s motorcycle officer stopped Jennifer Howard for speeding in Buellton.

The officer says she provided false information about her identify.

The Long Beach woman was arrested, and when her car was searched, investigators say they found drugs and some counterfeit $100 bills.

Could a new convention and conference center be coming to the Central Coast? An economic feasibility report is underway on the concept of building a 26 million dollar complex at the Paso Robles Event Center, which is home to the Mid-State Fair.

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Vietnam Memorial Wall On Display On South Coast; Replica Of National Monument In Washington, D.C.

Dozens of Vietnam veterans are busy on the front lawn of the Ventura County Government Center, assembling a tribute to their friends in uniform who paid the ultimate price for the country. The Moving Wall is a 256 foot long, half size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Like the national memorial, it contains the names of the more than 58,000 American who died in the conflict.

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