Santa Barbara County Fire Not Only Forces Human Evacuations; Wildlife Rescue Facility Cleared

The Holiday fire didn’t just displace thousands of people in Santa Barbara County. Ot forced the evacuation of horses, pets, and hundreds of animals from the Santa Barbara County Wildlife Care Network’s North Fairview Avenue home. The fire burned right up to the perimeter of the acreand a half facility, and singed some of the facilities, and contaminated ponds. The evacuated animals were moved to other rescue facilities in Santa Barbara County, and around the state.

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Santa Barbara County astronomers have received a multi-million dollar grant to build robotic telescopes.

Goleta-based Las Cumbres Observatory known as LCO -- which has a global network of robotic telescopes -- received a nearly $5 million dollar grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to build two more telescopes that will be located on the Canary Islands.

A former police officer in Ventura County could spend time in jail after entering no contest pleas to charges that he was paid for hundreds of hours of time he actually didn’t work.

Ventura County prosecutors say Robert Longdon committed time card fraud, claiming he worked days he didn’t, and padding hours for days he did work.

A woman who was the driving force for the construction of Santa Barbara’s century-old main library is receiving statewide honors. 

Frances Burns Linn was the Santa Barbara Public Library’s Head Librarian 1906 to 1943. She realized the city needed a new library, and got a grant from the Carnegie Foundation to help make it possible.

The Holiday fire didn’t just displace thousands of people in Santa Barbara County.  Ot forced the evacuation of horses, pets, and hundreds of animals from the Santa Barbara County Wildlife Care Network’s North Fairview Avenue home.

The fire burned right up to the perimeter of the acreand a half facility, and singed some of the facilities, and contaminated ponds. 

The evacuated animals were moved to other rescue facilities in Santa Barbara County, and around the state. 

A destructive brush fire in Santa Barbara County is now fully contained.

Firefighters declared the Holiday Fire 100% contained Tuesday night. The fire destroyed 13 homes, and damaged three others. 15 barns and other outbuildings were also destroyed.

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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.

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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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