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January 2010

Alaska Airlines crash victims remembered on 10th anniversary of accident

1/29/2010 8:37am    Download MP3

This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of an airliner crash off the Ventura County coastline which claimed 88 lives. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports hundreds of family members, and friends are headed to the county for a series of events to remember those who died in the crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261.

Hundreds of new homes in Ventura County for military members, families

1/28/2010 9:20am    Download MP3

Ventura County's newest housing development features more than 300 homes. But, they're not for sale. You have to be in the military to live in them. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story, from Camarillo.

Relief worker from Santa Barbara County talks about the crisis in Haiti

1/27/2010 9:39am    Download MP3

An expert from a Santa Barbara County relief agency is back home, after spending ten days in earthquake torn Haiti. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with him about the situation, and what future needs are for the disaster zone.

Homeless advocates speak up in Santa Barbara after string of deaths

1/26/2010 11:03am    Download MP3

A rash of deaths in Santa Barbara County's homeless community is prompting activists to call on the county to help open some emergency shelters. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports, from Santa Barbara.

Avenue Q comes to Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties

1/25/2010 11:46am    Download MP3

They're cute, fuzzy looking puppets. But, they're not like the ones we grew up with, because they talk about issues ranging from unemployment, to sexual orientation. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with some of the cast members of "Avenue Q", a road version of the highly acclaimed Broadway musical which is visiting the region.

Second tornado reported in less than a week on South Coast

1/22/2010 12:04pm    Download MP3

For the second time in less than a week, what appeared to witnesses to be a tornado touched down in a South Coast neighborhood, causing damage to trees, cars, and some homes. Fortunately, no one was hurt. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports from East Ventura.

Museum exhibition in SB gives visitors a taste of what it's like going off to war

1/21/2010 7:43am    Download MP3

A exhibition opening at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum tries to give people a taste of what it's like to be sent by your country off to war. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports the exhibition has artifacts from a trrop transport ship which took tens of thousands of soldiers to Vietnam in the 1960's.

Tornado, or freak wind causes damage in Goleta neighborhood

1/20/2010 10:42am    Download MP3

There's been heavy rain, and what witnesses say was a tornado in Santa Barbara County from the most recent in a series of storms to hit the region. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on the damage caused by the storm, as well as preparations to deal with more rain in the forecast.

Computer wiz from Santa Barbara helps boost Haitian relief efforts

1/19/2010 4:03pm    Download MP3

A Santa Barbara computer wiz is helping to spearhead an international effort by tekkies to use their skills to boost relief efforts in Haiti.

Ventura County high school students taking part in international DNA catalogue project

1/18/2010 10:33am    Download MP3

A non-profit marine science center in Ventura County is allowing teenage students to take part in a global genetic mapping project, helping to create a landmark new data base for research, as well as practical applications. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story, from Ventura Harbor.

Emmy award winning broadcast journalist speaks in Santa Barbara County

1/15/2010 9:50am    Download MP3

He's hosted what many call America's most intelligent television interview show for close to two decades. Charlie Rose is speaking at Santa Barbara's Arlington Theater on Saturday, January 16th. KCLU's Jim Rodeau reports.

Locally based relief agencies send aid to Haiti

1/14/2010 11:55am    Download MP3

Some relief agencies in Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties are rallying to help earthquake victims in Haiti. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Ventura County looks at more changes to one of its top elected offices

1/13/2010 12:00pm    Download MP3

Ventura County leaders have once again dipped into the controversial topic of the future of one of the county's top elected posts. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports they've been looking at ideas like perhaps merging the treasurer-tax collector's duties with other positions.

New ocean center in Santa Barbara County to link research and education

1/12/2010 9:54am    Download MP3

Ocean research, conservation, and education are coming together in a new, multi-million dollar education facility being built on the South Coast. KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a look at the project, which is being built at U.C. Santa Barbara after years of planning.

Ventura County community looking to spiff up image

1/11/2010 8:12am    Download MP3

A South Coast community admits it has an image problem, and is trying to do something about it, to improve business and tourism. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at Oxnard's project to spiff up how it's viewed.

Researchers monitoring Jesusita brushfire burn area for mudslide potential

1/8/2010 8:45am    Download MP3

A team of federal researchers, hydrologists, and other scientists is trying to help us learn more about predicting mudslides in brushfire burn areas. KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a look at the project, which this winter and spring includes one of the recent burn areas in Santa Barbara County.

Governor says more tough budget choices ahead for state

1/7/2010 11:17am    Download MP3

State budget, and tax reform...protection for California's educational systems against more budget cuts...and a drive to get more funding from the federal government are just a part of the Governor's agenda for 2010. KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us an in-depth look at the Governor's "Statte of the State" address, and talks to a local political expert about the proposals.

Santa Barbara County may finally get new emergency operations facility

1/6/2010 9:45am    Download MP3

Santa Barbara County is finally moving ahead with construction of a key new facility to help deal with emergencies like brushfires, and flash floods. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on the debate surrounding the long delayed effort.

UCSB researcher has different theory on archaeological controversy

1/5/2010 10:10am    Download MP3

A U.C. Santa Barbara researcher contends a commonly held theory about one of the greatest archaeological mysteries of all time is backwards. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.