Progress Continues On Innovative Plan To Build 101 Overcrossing For Mountain Lions, Other Wildlife

Some new milestones have been reached in a cutting edge effort intended to help mountain lions and other wildlife safely cross Highway 101. It’s an ambitious plan to create a freeway overpass between some wildlife corridors separated by eight lanes of freeway between Calabasas, and Agoura Hills.

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A transient caused a brief scare at a South Coast school, leading to it being placed on lockdown.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies say the man walked into the office at Ellwood Elementary School in Goleta just before 11 am. Wednesday, and asked for help. They say he then made a suicidal statement, and locked himself in the office bathroom.

A new Ventura County Grand Jury report says some special districts in the county have skirted elections for decades.

Special Districts are local agencies which provide services like water, and wastewater treatment, and are run by boards of directors. But, a new Ventura County Grand Jury report says some districts haven’t had elections for years.

Ventura County is the latest agency to lawyer up for a potential lawsuit against a utility company for losses suffered from the Thomas Fire, and flood.

County Supervisors approved hiring the law firm of Baron & Budd to represent it in legal action over the twin disasters.

Some new milestones have been reached in a cutting edge effort intended to help mountain lions and other wildlife safely cross Highway 101.

It’s an ambitious plan to create a freeway overpass between some wildlife corridors separated by eight lanes of freeway between Calabasas, and Agoura Hills.

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Tens Of Thousands Of Fans See Pro Cycling Tour On South Coast

It was a big day Monday for cycling fans on the South Coast, with the nation’s largest pro cycling event coming to the region. Tens of thousands of pro cycling fans lined South Coast highways, and streets for the 2018 edition of the Amgen Tour of California.

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KCLU Honored With Edward R. Murrow Awards

KCLU is once again the winner of Edward R. Murrow awards, with Reporter Debra Greene winning one and News Director Lance Orozco winning two 2018 Regional Murrow awards.

What if you had to go to the hospital, and when it came time to return home, your landlord said you couldn't move back in? Across the country, thousands of nursing home residents face that situation every year. In most cases, it's a violation of federal regulations. But those rules are rarely enforced by the states. So, in California, some nursing home residents are suing the state, hoping to force it to take action.

It's increasingly likely that the next time you have an encounter with a police officer, he or she will be wearing a body camera. And depending on how things go, you may be left wondering: "Can I get a copy of that video?"

There's no single answer to that, or other pressing questions, such as whether you can tell an officer you don't want to be recorded. In the year and a half since the Ferguson, Mo., protests, police departments have been rushing to adopt the cameras.

But when it comes to body camera policies, departments are all over the map.

Last year, Ford asked people if they could imagine themselves buying or riding in a self-driving vehicle.

Out of the eight countries surveyed, India and China had the highest positive answers at 84 percent and 78 percent, respectively, compared to the U.S. and U.K. at 40 percent and 30 percent, respectively, the study found.

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It’s a tiny, and poor South Coast community so small it doesn’t have restaurants or gas stations. Unfortunately, for the hundreds of kids who live there, it also doesn’t even have a park.

But, thanks to a campaign involving everyone from community residents, to government leaders it’s soon going to have its own community center, and park.

KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

 

You might think of Barcelona as an enchanted, historic European city. This week, it's home to a massive tech gathering: the Mobile World Congress. Tens of thousands of people from every corner of the earth are there — many showcasing the novel ways they're connecting citizen-consumers to the Internet. I took a tour of Innovation City and here are a few of my most memorable stops.

A Well-Connected Bike

Author Isaac Asimov once wrote, "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but, 'That's funny ... ' "

Good scientists search for the significance of surprises, coincidences and mistakes. With a little curiosity and perseverance, they can turn unexpected incidents into new insights.

A lot of visitors to Colorado figure they might give the state's good ganja a try, but they might not be prepared for the effects. When it comes to bad weed trips, out-of-staters have been doing much worse than Colorado residents and are going to the ER more often since recreational sales of marijuana began in 2014.

Several leaders and members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering.

President Obama has nominated Carla D. Hayden as the next librarian of Congress. If confirmed, she would be the first woman and first African-American ever to lead the world's largest library.

Hayden is currently CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore.

In a White House statement, Obama says he and the first lady have known Hayden since she was at the Chicago Public Library, where she was deputy commissioner and chief librarian from 1991-1993.

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