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August 2009

Commemorative Air Force planes to be highlighted during Camarillo airshow

8/18/2009 9:49am    Download MP3

The South Coast is home to one of the most unique World War Two vintage aircraft collections in the world. It's being showcased at the annual Wings of Camarillo Airshow at the Camarillo Airport. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Buzz Aldrin speaks about his career, space program as he prepares for South Coast visit

8/17/2009 9:51am    Download MP3

A Presidential commission is suggesting that America's manned space program doesn't have the money to return to the Moon by 2020, and that the Moon might be the wrong priority anyway. Former Astronaut Buzz Aldrin says we should be aiming for manned flights to Mars. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with Aldrin, who's coming to the South Coast for two appearances this week.

Booth selling everything from funnel cakes to mops part of Ventura County Fair tradition

8/14/2009 2:13pm    Download MP3

This weekend marks the last hurrah for the 2009 Ventura County Fair. That means it's the last chance for the year to get a magic mop...a funnel cake...a set of kitchen knives ....or some of the other stuff you find at the hundreds of fair booths. KCLU's Lance Orozco takes us along for a tour.

Environmental group announces lawsuit to try to help protect Blue Whales

8/13/2009 11:56am    Download MP3

Blue Whales are battling extinction, but, some environmentalists contend we're aren't doing enough to help them KCLU's Lance Orozco has announced plans for a lawsuit to try to get more protection for the huge creatures.

Brushfire continues to grow in Santa Barbara County

8/12/2009 2:10pm    Download MP3

A huge brushfire that's been burning since the weekend in a remote area of the Northeastern Santa Barbara County continues to grow, passing the 25-thousand acre mark...and, forcing some evacuations. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the latest.

Ventura County Fair features traditional, unusual

8/11/2009 11:52am    Download MP3

The Ventura County Fair is in full swing. KCLU's Lance Orozco takes us to the fair...where he found some of the more unusual displays, and demonstrations tucked away off the beaten path.

Santa Barbara Bowl welcomes bicyclists as part of efforts to become more environmentally friendly

8/10/2009 9:59am    Download MP3

A popular South Coast venue is rolling out its latest effort to be environmentally friendly, by putting out the red carpet for people who leave their cars, trucks and S-U-V's at home....KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story from the Santa Barbara Bowl.

Local researchers look into the mysteries of anger

8/7/2009 12:33pm    Download MP3

Anger is a part of human nature. But...what do we really know about it. And how it works? KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with some South Coast researchers who think they've unlocked some of the mysteries behind anger.

Manson Family trial had ties to Ventura County mystery

8/6/2009 2:13pm    Download MP3

It was 40 years ago this week that the Manson family went on a crime wave which rocked Southern California, killing at least seven people. During the family's trial, one of the defense attorney's disappeared, and was mysteriously found dead in Ventura County. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks back at the complex case.

New controversy surrounding efforts to clean up toxics from former rocket testing facility near Simi Valley

8/5/2009 11:48am    Download MP3

Plans to clean up some of the toxic soil from a former nuclear, and rocket testing facility near Simi Valley are at the center of yet another controversy. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Public forum held on proposed effort to reform state government

8/4/2009 11:52am    Download MP3

Is California's state government broken? In the wake of the latest budget crisis, some people think so, and are calling for a constitutional convention to fix it. KCLU's Lance Orozco report hundreds of people were on hand for a local forum on the idea.

New SB-based study shows global process in protecting fisheries

8/3/2009 11:41am    Download MP3

We've all heard the cliche about there being a lot of fish in the sea. Now, a new study by a Santa Barbara County based research team looks at the world's fishery stocks... and, assesses global conservation efforts. KCLU Lance Orozco talks with some of the researchers.