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11/30/2010 2:53pm Download MP3
The Channel Islands are home to a bird found nowhere else in the world. Researchers are concerned that the Island Scrub Jay could be wiped out by disease, like West Nile Virus. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at a unique vaccination effort intended to help protect the species.
11/23/2010 10:14am Download MP3
The settlement of a lawsuit over efforts to help endangered sea otters off our coastline ends one long running battle, but could push the fight into a new phase, and more legal challenges. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
11/22/2010 1:27pm Download MP3
The holidays are at hand, but for record numbers of Ventura and Santa Barbara County families, it's going to be tough because they don't have enough food. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at the situation.
Links to local non-profits helping the hungry:
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County:
Ventura County's Foodshare:
Santa Barbara's Unity Shoppe:
11/22/2010 10:29am Download MP3
It was once the safest route from the Conejo Valley, to coastal Ventura County for wagons. For decades, it's been a communter road for people from the Santa Rosa Valley, Moorpark, and Camarillo, to the Conejo Valley. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at the history, and efforts to rebuild the Norwegian Grade.
Documentary to be shown to focus on traumatic brain injury, mental illness problems in Ventura Counties
11/19/2010 11:50am Download MP3
A Ventura teenager who suffered a head injury in a surfing accident was plunged into a life of drug abuse, homelessness, jail, and mental illness. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with the now adult man's parents about their two decade long struggle to get their son back on an even keel. A documentary about the family's story is being screened in Newbury Park on 11/19/10.
11/18/2010 10:47am Download MP3
Santa Barbara and Ventura looked at, but postponed action on proposals to ban most disposable bags from stores, and a proposed statewide plan failed to make it through the state legislature. But, KCLU's Lance Orozco reports a move by Los Angeles County Supervisors to move ahead with a ban is creating new interest in the idea to try to help our environment.
11/16/2010 9:47am Download MP3
A massive volunteer project is trying to provide homeless in Santa Barbara County with checkups, vaccinations, and other resources in advance of winter. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports the sixth annual effort is focused around a "MASH" like camp which brings together essential medical, and social services at one spot for three days.
11/15/2010 12:54pm Download MP3
A tiny worm which lives among the eggs of certain types of crabs off our coastline has been named after the U.C. Santa Barbara researcher who discovered it. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
11/12/2010 11:07am Download MP3
A Ventura County football rivalry that's gone on longer than USC versus UCLA celebrates its 100th game on November 12th. It's a battle which is not just school versus school, but community versus community in the Santa Clara River Valley. KCLU's Lance Orozco has a look at the annual showdown which is literally generations old.
11/11/2010 10:06am Download MP3
On Veterans Day, KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with a 93-year-old Camarillo man who served on the U.S. Navy's mostly highly decorated submarine during World War II. Churchill Campbell talks about some of the sub's combat missions.
11/10/2010 9:40am Download MP3
Efforts by Santa Barbara's Franklin Elementary School to get physically fit are not only going well, they earned the campus a brand new, $100,000 fitness center. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports the school beat out 2400 campuses statewide to get the prize.
11/9/2010 12:32pm Download MP3
More than half of the people on the South Coast who cast ballots in the November 2nd election didn't do it in polling places. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at the local results, and the potential future of the "vote by mail" option.
11/5/2010 11:51am Download MP3
Ventura County's Rancho Camulos is a historic landmark because of its time in existence,
but has an even greater claim to fame as the setting for the famed 1800's novel "Ramona".
KCLU's Lance Orozco reports that this weekend, the Rancho is celebrating "Ramona Days" with a special emphasis on the 100th anniversary of the film "Ramona" starrting Mary Pickford, which was shot at the landmark.
11/4/2010 9:43am Download MP3
It's a show which is part circus, and part Broadway...featuring everything from singers and dancers, to acrobats who balance on stacks of chairs. KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a look at the show "Cirque Dreams Illumination", which is on stage in Thousand Oaks this week.
Das Williams, Jeff Gorrell elected to State Assembly: Voters reject tax proposal for jail in Santa Barbara County, parcel tax for schools in Ventura County
11/3/2010 6:13am Download MP3
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11/2/2010 10:20am Download MP3
There's been a spike in the number of cases of a potentially dangerous type of illness in Santa Barbara County. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to the county's top health official about the big increase this year in meningitis cases.
Voters in Ventura Unified School District asked to approve parcel tax to help ease impacts of state funding cuts
11/1/2010 10:39am Download MP3
Ventura Unified School District voters are being asked to approve a $96.00 a year percel tax to raise more than four million dollars annually to help cope with the impacts of state funding cuts.
KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at Measure H, in the latest of our series of reports on Election 2010.