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6/30/2009 10:42am Download MP3
It's a totally preventable illness, with proper vaccinations. But, there's still an outbreak of Whooping Cough right now on the South Coast. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with Santa Barbara, and Ventura County health officials working to contain the problem.
6/29/2009 11:24am Download MP3
Legend has it that one of Shakespeare's most famous plays is jinxed, or hexed. Whether you believe it or not, a new version of Macbeth now running on the South Coast has been hit by some 14 incidents....ranging from illness, to accidents. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
6/26/2009 11:54am Download MP3
As the world, and the South Coast cope with the shock of the death of pop music superstar Michael Jackson, KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to a Santa Barbara attorney who knew Jackson for more than a decade, representing him in some highly publicized court cases.
6/25/2009 9:16am Download MP3
A power company servicing the South Coast says it needs to upgrade some facilities to maintain service. But, some people are upset over possible environmental, and aestetic impacts of the plan. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at the controversy, which is the focus of a public hearing in Ventura County.
6/24/2009 9:32am Download MP3
Many South Coast homeowners may soon get the chance to buy solar power systems for their homes, using a unique new loan program. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
6/23/2009 10:49am Download MP3
It's long been considered to be salty, unusable water under a big chunk of Ventura County. But, it could be the answer to the region's growing water supply problems. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports that work is underway on a project which could clean up this water, and make it usable.
6/22/2009 9:12am Download MP3
After efforts to create a universal healthcare plan in California fizzled last year, the idea is getting a new boost at the national level by President Obama. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to some local health professionals about their views of this latest effort.
6/19/2009 9:38am Download MP3
Take some Mardi Gras costumes, some performance art, and the imagination behind a Disneyland Parade....mix them all up...and you have something like Santa Barbara's annual Summer Solstice Parade. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on final preparations underway for the parade.
6/18/2009 9:42am Download MP3
Those involved in a major effort in the region to get the chronically homeless off the streets, and into housing, and assistance programs say it's showing some early success. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
6/17/2009 1:04pm Download MP3
New efforts to control spills at onshore oil, and gas spills in Santa Barbara County may finally be having an impact on the problem. KCLU's Lance Orozco has an update on the situation.
6/16/2009 9:39am Download MP3
A coalition of more than 30 non-profit groups on the South Coast is spearheading an effort to better coordinate disaster response. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on the effort, which is officially being unveiled today.
6/15/2009 8:42am Download MP3
After years of dry weather....and dangerous fire conditions...could an El Nino pattern...and heavy rainfall finally be on the way? Some experts think so. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with a nationally recognized oceanographer about what might be next with our weather patterns.
6/12/2009 9:09am Download MP3
He's a sculptor who doesn't work in stone, clay, or wood. He molds things out of sound. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with Trimpin...an internationally known artist who's latest works are on display on the South Coast.
6/11/2009 9:14am Download MP3
From classical, to chamber music...a South Coast festival is known internationally for its cutting edge performances. The 63rd annual Ojai Music Festival is kicking off its four day run. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports.
6/10/2009 9:20am Download MP3
Major cuts to try to balance the state budget could translate into the loss of millions of dollars for health care services on the South Coast. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on a major demonstration in Oxnard, where some community clinics were the catalyst for a protest by hundreds of people upset by the plan.
6/8/2009 9:13am Download MP3
They're officially known as Naval Construction Battalions, but most people know them as "SeaBees." KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a look at progress towards building a new museum, as Port Hueneme prepares for its annual Seabee Days celebration at the facility.
6/5/2009 9:15am Download MP3
Thousands of local cancer survivors, and their families will be celebrating their successes agains the disease, at some special events on the South Coast. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story of one local survivor who's one of many who's beaten the odds.
6/4/2009 10:05am Download MP3
A new study shows that on one key part of the South Coast, there's no child care available for two thirds of the working parnts who need the assistance. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at a new study giving us a look focusing on the child care problem in downtown Santa Barbara.
6/3/2009 9:13am Download MP3
It was once a cemetery, which opened in the 1860's. Now, it's a popular South Coast park. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on the controversy over some of the proposals to pay tribute to those who are still buried on the scenic property.
6/2/2009 9:11am Download MP3
The South Coast's leading local public officials are blasting the governor, and the state legislature for failing to solve the State's budget crisis. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports a new state proposal to forcible borrow two billion dollars from local governments has local officials fuming.
6/1/2009 9:27am Download MP3
Some of them lived in three, four and five to a room. Now, hundreds of South Coast residents are getting their own homes.....in a pair of brand new affordable housing developments. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.