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7/31/2008 9:37am Download MP3
Most Ventura and Santa Barbara county communities have spent the last decade trying to figure out how to meet the need for affordable housing. But, in Santa Paula, some people say they now have too much of a good thing, and want a moratorium on low income housing.
7/30/2008 9:28am Download MP3
A group of teachers from around the country is in Ventura County, learning more about the Constitution from some of the nation's leading experts on the subject. It's part of an effort to better educate high school students about the Constitution.
7/29/2008 9:18am Download MP3
Some of America's top cutting edge playwrights are visiting the South Coast, for a conference which may give their plays the final polish they need to get produced. KCLU looks at the Ojai Playwrights Conference.
7/25/2008 9:41am Download MP3
What looks like a military camp off the 101 freeway in Ventura County is actually an effort to help homeless veterans in the region.
7/24/2008 9:39am Download MP3
Los Angeles still doesn't have a pro football team, but for the next three weeks...Oxnard will be home for one of the N-F-L's most popular franchises. The Dallas Cowboys will hold their annual summer training camp in Oxnard.
7/23/2008 9:56am Download MP3
Plans for a lifeguard tower, and restrooms at a South Coast beach have created a riptide of controversy, because of concerns about how the new complex would affect homeowners views. Ventura County supervisors made a final decision on the long simmering issue.
7/22/2008 10:35am Download MP3
He built a Field of Dreams, and Danced with Wolves. Now....actor Kevin Costner is planning an event in Ventura County July 26th, to benefit a number of groups in his childhood hometown.
7/21/2008 9:30am Download MP3
Even before the smoke started to clear from Santa Barbara county's Gap brushfire, community leaders were looking at another problem caused by the blaze. The fire stripped vegetation from thousands of acres of rugged mountainsides, creating the potential for flash floods, and mudslides this fall, and winter. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports.
7/18/2008 9:10am Download MP3
Local veterans assistance offiicials say there's much more help available than returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan realize, but the vets often don't know it's there, or to ask for it. We look at this issue in the latest segment of our periodic series of health reports, "Health Dialogues."
7/17/2008 9:26am Download MP3
After more than a year and a half of talk, it's decision time for a controversial proposal to rebuild, and reopen Montecito's Miramar Resort. Hundreds of people were on hand, as the Montecito Planning Commission considered the plan.
7/16/2008 9:25am Download MP3
The president's push for new offshore oil, and gas drilling off the US coastline is creating new debate about the longtime issue. That debate could become intense locally, with Santa Barbara county supervisors deciding to look, and perhaps take a stand on the proposal.
7/15/2008 9:13am Download MP3
Autism is a mysterious, and often devastating disorder which now affects one out of every 150 children in the United States. A U-C Santa Barbara researcher may have made an important breakthrough toward discovering its roots.
7/14/2008 9:21am Download MP3
When you think of Hollywood's star makers, you probably think of studio executives, producers, directors and agents. But...in the early years of the business...still photographers played a key role in the process. A just opened Santa Barbara Museum of Art exhibition pays tribute to those photographers, and their work.
7/11/2008 9:11am Download MP3
Despite the seeming affluence of our region, homelessness remains a major unsolved problem in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The nation's homelessness czar visited Santa Barbara, to support the county's new ten year plan to try to tackle the problem.
7/10/2008 9:25am Download MP3
Should the government help provide transportation for farmerworkers to get to, and from work? A slow start for a pilot program in Santa Barbara County prompted a heated debate among top county officials.
7/9/2008 10:31am Download MP3
Despite putting thousands of homes at risk, firefighters were able to keep Santa Barbara county's "Gap" Brushfire from burning homes. High fire danger zones on the South Coast should consider this a wakeup call, to make sure they're prepared for the threat.
Photo: Photo courtesy John Palminteri.
7/8/2008 9:54am Download MP3
Firefighters saved thousands of homes threatened by the "Gap" brushfire in Santa Barbara County. But, now the fire is moving into rugged mountain areas that haven't burned in decades, making it difficult to get control of the blaze.
7/7/2008 9:29am Download MP3
KCLU looks at how the Gap Fire affected one family, and what the Red Cross has been doing locally to help.
7/1/2008 9:48am Download MP3
Starting this morning, you'll no longer be able to drive down the road while chatting with a cellphone next to your ear. Two new laws regarding cellphone use went into effect at 12:01 this morning. KCLU's Lance Orozco has all the details.