It's The Top Crop On The Central And South Coasts, But What Do You Really Know About Strawberries?

As many as 60,000 people are expected to take part in a weekend long celebration of all things strawberry on the South Coast this weekend. But, there’s a lot to the top crop in the region than you probably don’t know.

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It’s a big week for some Ventura County high school students headed to places like Yale, UCLA, and USC.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation awarded a total of $50,000 in scholarships to 16 students in the county. 

The high school seniors were honored for their leadership and character in high school.  The Reagan Foundation has been awarding scholarships to college bound students in the county for nearly two decades.

(Photo by Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

Santa Barbara County firefighters have the upper hand on a brush fire on the Central Coast which caused a scare Thursday afternoon.

The fire started in the Happy Canyon area of the Santa Ynez Valley just before 1 p.m. Windy conditions quickly expanded the fire to about 60 acres.

As of 5 p.m., it was 50% contained. No homes were threatened. Investigators say a hay harvesting operation triggered the blaze.

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Nicolas Holzer sat still most of the day as his trial unfolded in Santa Barbara Superior Court on Wednesday.

Holzer is accused of killing his parents, his two boys and his dog four years ago at a Goleta home in 2014.

As many as 60,000 people are expected to take part in a weekend long celebration of all things strawberry on the South Coast this weekend. But, there’s a lot to the top crop in the region than you probably don’t know.

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