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12/31/2009 3:59pm Download MP3
Is it a plan which will allow voters to control traffic in Thousand Oaks, or is it an effort by a big box retailer to block a competitor? KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at the Measure B controversy.
For access to ballot arguments,
and campaign contribtion records,
click on this link to the City of Thousand Oaks: http://www.ci.thousand-oaks.ca.us/
12/24/2009 4:05pm Download MP3
A Ventura County neighbrohhod is drying out, after being flooded by hundreds of thousands of gallons of water from an overflowing water tank. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story, from Thousand Oaks.
12/23/2009 3:32pm Download MP3
The holidays have special meaning for many of us. But...perhaps they mean the most to people who are facing, or who have survived life threatening illnesses. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at this subject, in the latest in our periodic series of health reports called "Health Dialogues".
12/22/2009 10:09am Download MP3
Santa Barbara is "Santa Central" for the next few days. An army of volunteers is giving kids from around the country the chance to talk to Santa Claus, and his helpers. KCLU's Lance Orozco explains how the 1-800-Santa Barbara information line ended up as Santa's hotline through December 24th.
12/21/2009 10:16am Download MP3
It may not snow in the Conjeo Valley, but the region can expect a "White Christmas" later this week. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports a new stage version of the classic movie musical will open December 26th in Ventura County. You can get show, and ticket information at this link.
12/18/2009 10:26am Download MP3
Can a focused exercise program help seniors with issues like balance, mobility, leg strength, and bone density? A nearly complete research project at California Lutheran University, in Thousand Oaks is exploring the theory. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
12/17/2009 10:32am Download MP3
Economic recovery is on the horizon for the U.S., and California, but it won't be coming in the near future...
according to economists with a new forecast center based at California Lutheran University, in Thousand Oaks. KCLU's Lance Orozco was on hand as the center released its very first report.
12/16/2009 10:26am Download MP3
Supporters call it a common sense idea to better protect Ventura County's billions of dollars in savings, and investments. But, a proposal to establish qualifications to run for the Ventura County Treasurer-Tax Collector's office has drawn angry responses from opponents, as well as from a local assemblywoman whose plans to run for the post have been derailed. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
12/15/2009 2:49pm Download MP3
What role does religion play in health care? KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at that question, in the latest segment of our periodic series of health reports called "Health Dialogues".
12/14/2009 2:32pm Download MP3
A little known Ventura County museum is bringing Native American culture to life. KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a look at theis unique window into the region's history, which is built on the site of an ancient Chumash village.
12/11/2009 10:34am Download MP3
The swine flu related death toll in Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties has now reached 17 people. KCLU's Lance Orozco has an update on the local situation, including some good news about the availability of vaccine.
12/10/2009 10:59am Download MP3
It's a roadside icon...but most people don't know the story behind the giant Santa sclupture off the 101 freeway in Ventura County, and how it ended up there after decades in Santa Barbara County.
KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story of the Santa, which will be the focus of a half-marathon race December 13th, You can get more information on the race at www.santatothesea.com
12/9/2009 9:50am Download MP3
The City of Santa Barbara has imposed a moratorium on the opening, and operation of new medical marijuana dispensaries. Now, Santa Barbara County is looking at the same idea. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at the discussion.
12/8/2009 9:09am Download MP3
There's controversy about a proposal in Ventura County to enact new standards for one of the county's highest elected posts. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at the brewing dispute over the Treasurer-Tax Collector's post, which is a wide open seat in 2010 due to the retirement of the current seatholder.
12/7/2009 10:04am Download MP3
Imagine what life would be like if you were a student trying to get through school with vision problems, dyslexia, or total blindness.
A unique local program helps many people in that position, by turning educational material into audio recordings. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
12/4/2009 9:02am Download MP3
The law says we are also supposed to be treated equally. But, that's not always the case. KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a look at a just-released study which looks at the social justice issue in Ventura County.
12/3/2009 11:35am Download MP3
With the economy still wobbly, and unemployment high, many social service agencies in Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties say they're seeing some of the greatest demand in their histories for assistance. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with the leaders of some non-profits about efforts to deal with spiking demand, and often dropping donations.
12/2/2009 10:26am Download MP3
Many teens, and young adults think Isla vista's annual unsponsored, unsanctioned Halloween party is nothing more than fun. But, Santa Barbara County officials are upset, because they end up with public safety, health, and cleanup costs approaching a million dollars annually. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports top county officials want to take a new look at tackling the issue.