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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Arrests have been made in connection to a series of vehicle burglaries and thefts on the South Coast.

Thousand Oaks Police say in early April, there was a number of car break-ins in the city of Thousand Oaks and in the unincorporated area of Oak Park. Detectives say the suspects took numerous items of property including cash and credit cards. They're accused of using the stolen credit cards to make several hundred dollars’ worth of fraudulent purchases.

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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His daughter, MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski, announced his death on Twitter and Instagram:

In a Saturday morning statement, former President Obama called Brzezinski a "passionate advocate for American leadership."

There's a narrative about the methamphetamine epidemic in Montana that says the state tackled it in the 2000s, yet now it's back with a vengeance because of super labs and drug cartels in Mexico. But here on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, it never really went away.

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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.

In Mexico, the race is on to save a small, gray porpoise that is on the brink of extinction. It's called the vaquita, which is Spanish for "small cow."

Scientists believe only 30 remain in the warm, shallow waters of the Gulf of California, between Baja California's peninsula and mainland Mexico — the only place they live in the world.

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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