The President has signed into law legislation co-authored by a Santa Barbara congresswoman intended to try to reduce substance abuse.

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act includes the STOP Pain Act, backed by Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps of Santa Barbara.

A Santa Barbara County jail inmate is going to be facing new charges after County Sheriff’s Office officials say he attacked and injured three custody deputies.

Two deputies entered his cell Sunday morning when they discovered he appeared to be trying to hang himself. But, when they opened the cell door, the man attacked one of them and ran into the corridor.

The head of a non-profit organization known for helping families in need on the South Coast is retiring.

Tim Hockett is stepping down is Executive Director of Community Action of Ventura County. He’s been involved with community action organizations for nearly three decades, including the last four years as head of the agency in Ventura County.

Hockett is well known in the field, and has been involved in numerous regional and national efforts to tackle the poverty issue. He’s planning to step down in September. There’s no word yet on how he’ll be replaced.

Santa Barbara's long awaited desalination plant, in the planning stages for months, will not open in October as scheduled.

Due to soil contamination issues and technical problems at the Yanonali Street site, the water may not flow until late December.

Two people are recovering from minor injuries today after a car smashed into a juice shop on the Central Coast.

Santa Maria Police say a driver apparently hit the wrong pedal and sent a car into a Jamba Juice on the 500 block of East Betteravia Road just before 5 p.m. yesterday.

A customer in the store and a passenger in the car were both treated at the scene for minor injuries. The damage to the store was reported to be minor.

It sounds like the deal of a lifetime. How would you like a two story, 2200 square foot house on the South Coast for free?

There are some catches. First, you have to come get the house. And second, it’s what real estate agents would call a fixer upper.

A Ventura conservancy group is working with the owners of the historic 140 year old house to find someone willing to move, and restore it. Stephen Schafer is President of the San Buenaventura Conservancy.

The driver of a sports car is facing vehicular manslaughter, and a felony DUI charges following a crash in Ventura County which left a man dead.

Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies say Josue Arturo Hernandez was headed southbound on Rancho Dos Vientos near Via Bonita in Newbury Park Sunday night when he lost control on a curve, and smashed into two trees.

The 19 year old Mission Hills man escaped with minor injuries, but his passenger in the sports car, Zachary Crook of Newbury Park, was fatally injured.

A firefighter with nearly three decades experience has been named interim fire chief for a South Coast city.

Darwin Base will take over as head of the Oxnard Fire Department July 30th. Base has been with the department for 28 years, and has been Assistant Fire Chief since November of 2015.

Fire Chief Bryan Bryce announced his resignation last month, with the last day scheduled to be Friday. He had been with the department for less than a year, and cited personal reasons for his departure. He has accepted a job as fire chief in the Washington State city of Mount Vernon.

It’s a warm, sunny morning, and more than two dozen teenagers in Oxnard are learning how to improve their soccer play from some of the best coaches in the world.

Some members of the Chelsea Football Club, the four time English Premiere League Champions, are working with kids from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme.

A two-year-old boy that apparently was able to get out of sight of his parents was found nearly drowned Sunday night.

Paramedics and the harbor patrol arrived quickly at the scene near Stearn's Wharf in Santa Barbara.