Man Who Overcame Dyslexia To Become College Honors Graduate, Author To Speak On South Coast

He was a young boy, filled with fear about something no child should be afraid of. Jonathan Mooney was terrified of being asked to take part in a simple classroom activity, reading in class, because he struggled with reading. But, he became an author and activist who graduated from Brown University with honors in literature. This week, he's visiting the South Coast to speak about the issue of learning issues, and how we address them.

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One of the best known professional soccer teams in the nation is set to play an exhibition game on the South Coast this week, and as part of the event it will make a major contribution to Thomas Fire and flood relief efforts.

The Los Angeles Galaxy will take on Fresno FC Thursday night in a preseason friendly match at UC Santa Barbara’s Harder Stadium.

Prior to the game, the team will host 75 first responders in a special thank-you event. The team has pledged $10,000 to the United Way Thomas Fire and Flood Fund.

President Trump's proposal to open wide swaths of federal waters to new oil and gas leasing has triggered big concern on the Central and South Coasts.

Tuesday night, a coalition of environmental groups is holding a community meeting to look at the issue.

There’s concern about a different type of flu outbreak in California that’s shown up on parts of the Central and South Coasts, which targets our four-legged friends. It’s called Canine Influenza, or dog flu.

He was a young boy, filled with fear about something no child should be afraid of.

Jonathan Mooney was terrified of being asked to take part in a simple classroom activity, reading in class, because he struggled with reading.  But, he became an author and activist who graduated from Brown University with honors in literature.   

This week, he's visiting the South Coast to speak about the issue of learning issues, and how we address them.

Hundreds of trucks are hauling mud from Montecito’s mudflow disaster to Goleta Beach. While the work is being completed, the beach waters are closed.

A posted sign at the beach is causing confusion among people who think everything there is closed.   

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Santa Barbara County Takes New Steps To Better Prepare Public For Storms In Wake Of 1/9 Disaster

Public safety officials are trying to take what we’ve learned from January 9th’s storm in Southern Santa Barbara County to better prepare Montecito, and other potential flooding trouble spots in the county for future storms. They’ve unveiled a series of steps including more clear cut evacuation orders to information to help people better assess the potential danger they face from new storms.

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KCLU Honored At The Golden Mike Awards

We're once again the big Golden Mikes Award winner on the Central and South Coasts, with five awards for news excellence by the Radio Television News Association of Southern California.

We know smoking is bad for us, and the fact is fewer people are smoking.

Yet the latest statistics show 11% of high school students in California say they’ve used tobacco products in the last 30 days.

It’s one thing to give a ride to a friend, or to make a donation to help someone in need.

But, a Ventura County man literally gave one of his organs to save someone else’s life.

Lance Orozco has this incredible story of selflessness, and a budding new friendship.

They looked like ships straight out of the 1700’s, and appeared in movies like “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

Having a felony conviction for something like drug possession or shoplifting can be the difference between getting a job or not.

A state proposition intended to decrease jail overcrowding by releasing inmates for a half dozen non-violent offenses is also giving some people a chance to have their convictions reduced.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco talks with attorneys in the Ventura, and Santa Barbara County public defenders offices about the situation.

They are one of the most interesting units in the U.S. Navy. Naval Construction battalions, better known as “Seabees” are specially trained to build everything from airfields to housing around the world under combat conditions.

Their history was made famous by the classic World War II movie, “The Fighting Seabees.” What many people don’t know is that not only the Seabees history rooted in Ventura County, it’s home to the Seabees National Museum.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports that this weekend, the museum will host a free screening of “The Fighting Seabees.”  

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