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August 2010

Ventura County man helps restore bits of early days of television

8/31/2010 8:25am    Download MP3

From the "Ed Sullivan Show", to "Ozzie And Harriett", a Ventura County man is bringing back to life some historic, but long forgotten footage from the early days of television. KCLU talks to this Thousand Oaks man who's become almost an artist at turning kinescopes into modern digital video.

Oxnard firefighters to be honored for saving injured man man from oncoming train

8/27/2010 11:04am    Download MP3

Two Oxnard firefighters say they were just doing their jobs when they rescued an injured man trapped in a truck in the path of an oncoming train. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with the firefighters, who are going to receive statewide recognition for their heroism.

Offshore oil drilling safety focus of federal hearing in Santa Barbara

8/26/2010 11:23am    Download MP3

Offshore oil drilling has been a big concern in Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties for years, in the wake of the disasterous 1969 Santa Barbara Channel oil spill. It's receiving new national interest as a result of this year's major Gulf Coast oil platform accident, and spill. KCLU's Lance Orozco was on hand for a federal hearing in Santa Barbara

looking at offshore oil drilling safety.

CHP investigation underway into deadly truck crash into Santa Barbara home

8/25/2010 10:08am    Download MP3

CHP investigators are trying to figure out why a tractor-trailer rig loaded with gravel had brake problems, and crashed into a Santa Barbara home, kllling three people. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with eyewitnesses, and rescue workers on the scene.

Historic Ten Commandments movie set hidden treasure in Santa Barbara County dunes

8/24/2010 2:28pm    Download MP3

Santa Barbara County is home to a lost city, which looks like it's straight out of Egypt. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to a documentary producer, and archaeologist who helped re-discover the forgotten movie set from the 1923 movie classic "The Ten Commandments".

Ventura County man talks about legendary rock concert he directed for movie

8/23/2010 10:19am    Download MP3

Imagine the Beach Boys, the Supremes, the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, and more all on stage at one time.

An Oxnard man directed the film which brought those artists, and many more together for three days. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports the recent release of the 1964 movie on DVD has generated new interest in the "T.A.M.I." concert.

World shooting championship taking place in Ventura County

8/20/2010 10:23am    Download MP3

By the time the weekend is over, more than 50,000 rounds of ammunition will be fired in an unusual world championship sporting event taking place in Ventura County. KCLU's Lance Orozco takes us to the Steel Challenge Shooting Championships, taking place in a remote mountain area northeast of Piru.

Dallas Cowboys drawing tens of thousands of visitors to Ventura County for training camp

8/19/2010 10:34am    Download MP3

Are you ready for some football? Dallas Cowboys fans from around the country are flocking to Oxnard, to get a glimpse of their team as it holds two weeks of summer training camp in the city. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Homeless get voice in Ventura show

8/18/2010 9:38am    Download MP3

Some of the South Coast's homeless are going to be on stage this weekend, to tell some of their stories about life on the streets. KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a look at this unique combination of social commentary, and art.

Artificial pancreas to help those with diabetes developed in Santa Barbara

8/17/2010 11:02am    Download MP3

Some local researchers have developed an artificial pancreas, which may provide relief for Type One diabetes sufferers.

KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, and U.C. Santa Barbara researchers involved in the project.

Local university researcher says citizens groups can play a key role in electoral redistricting

8/16/2010 10:29am    Download MP3

A researcher at a Ventura County university says citizens committees can play a key role in helping to take the politics out of electoral district redistricting. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to California Lutheran University Political Science Professor Gregory Freeland about his research.

Former orchid greenhouses used for massive Santa Barbara County marijuana operation

8/13/2010 6:36pm    Download MP3

It was once a huge complex of greenhouses west of Santa Barbara known for the orchids grown there. Now, authorities say they've seized more than ten thousand marijuana plants at the site, with a street value of between 40 and 50 million dollars. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Seismic safety returns as concern for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

8/12/2010 12:16pm    Download MP3

There's new controversy surrounding a nuclear power plant on the Central Coast. The concern focuses on the potential threat from a recently discovered fault zone near the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at the issue, which the California Public Utilities Commission will be looking at today, and has San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County officials concerned.

Study provides information about homeless deaths in Santa Barbara County

8/11/2010 10:07am    Download MP3

The numbers are alarming. Dozens of Santa Barbara County's homeless have literally died in the streets in the last 15 months. KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a look at a new study which tries to pinpoint what's occuring.

Playwrights Conference brings critically acclaimed, and up and coming writers to Ventura County

8/10/2010 6:07pm    Download MP3

Some of America's most critically acclaimed, and up and coming playwrights are in Ventura County, for a conference which allows them to get feedback on new works they're developing. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports you can get a window into the development of what could be the next big play, though a series of public readings. You can find the complete schedule at www.ojaiplays.org.

Air Force Thunderbirds headline Pt. Mugu Airshow

8/6/2010 8:56am    Download MP3

Some of America's most unique military, and civilian aircraft will be flying in the skies above Ventura County this weekend. KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a preview of Naval Base Ventura County's Pt. Mugu Airshow, which will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

Community forum helps prep homeowners for brushfire danger

8/5/2010 10:09am    Download MP3

High brush fire season is here, on the South Coast. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to some experts in at a community forum in Ventura County intended to help improve the preparedness of homeowners in high fire risk areas.

Ventura County Sheriff's Department officers running in Siberian Marathon to raise money for charities

8/4/2010 7:42am    Download MP3

Some Ventura County law enforcement officers are in Russia this morning not on a case, but to try to help raise money for charitiey. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on the "Cops Running For Charity" team's effort. 100% of donations towards the team go to charities including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, the ALS-Lou Gehrig's Disease Foundation, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. You can make contributions by contacting Ventura County Sheriff's Department Captain Randy Pentis at this email address

New center works to help small businesses in Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties

8/3/2010 10:05am    Download MP3

A new center on the South Coast is trying to help the region's economy, by providing free consulting services to small business in the region. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on the new Small Business Development Center which opened this summer.

Ventura County survivor of 1939 voyage fleeing Nazi Germany talks about experience

8/2/2010 11:27am    Download MP3

It was supposed to be a voyage from Nazi Germany to freedom...but it turned into what became known as the "Voyage Of The Dammed", as nation after nation refused to admit the shipload of Jewish refugees. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with a Camarillo woman who's one of the few survivors still alive of that ordeal some seven decades ago.