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A globally known shoemaker based on the South Coast may put itself up for sale.

Deckers Brands says it is looking at strategic alternatives for its future, which include a sale or other type of transaction to improve stockholder value. The company has been in the middle of a $150 million dollar campaign to improve profitability by cutting costs and realigning brands.

The company has retained financial and legal advisors to assist with proposals. In a press release, the company says it’s not definite the company will be involved in a deal, and notes there is no timeline.

An environmental group says it’s reached a settlement with an oil company over concern that stormwater runoff from a South Coast oil field was running into nearby watershed.

The Environmental Defense Center filed a lawsuit saying that runoff from the 5700 acre South Mountain oil field near Santa Paula was violating state law. The deal calls for the California Resources Corporation to put pollution controls in place on drilling pads, roads, and other pollution sources.

The company also agreed to develop a monitoring program, to insure clean water standards are being met.

The search for a missing Southern California boy has moved to Santa Barbara County.

Five year old Aramazd Andressian Junior of South Pasadena was last seen on April 15th, when his father picked him up at the Baldwin Park Police Department in a custody exchange.

Aramazd Andressian failed to return the child, leading to the start of a big search over the weekend. Officials say the man has been uncooperative with authorities. Investigators discovered that the father was at Lake Cachuma last Friday.

A financially troubled South Coast based classical music organization has decided to temporarily suspend plans for a new season, as leaders try to sort out its future.

The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra is exploring options ranging from going ahead with the 2017-18 season as planned, paring down the number of performances, or shuttering the organization permanently.

Class is in session for science teacher Roger Newell.

The 8th grade teacher at Oak Park’s Medea Creek Middle School has been an educator for more than three decades, but today he’s one of the students, so to speak, learning about a new approach to teaching science being implemented in California.

Hundreds of educators are at a Ventura County Office of Education conference in Camarillo looking at California’s new science standards, and how to implement them in classrooms.

A Ventura County man convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter for a traffic collision which left one person dead, and two seriously injured has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison.

Prosecutors say David Andrade-Ruiz was driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding when he lost control of his car on Highway 33 near Matilija Canyon Road. The vehicle smashed into the side of the road.

Photo by California State Parks

A Central Coast campground is reopening to the public after being closed for months due to damage from strong storms this winter.

The North Beach Campground at Pismo State Beach has been shut down since January 4th after it got flooded due to heavy rain.

“With all of the continued storm activity that we had throughout this winter and spring, it continued to stay closed. We had some pretty severe damage occurring and trees failing,” said Park and Recreation Specialist Dena Bellman.

Work is getting underway on a long awaited new South Coast park.

Grading and other construction is beginning for what will be Ventura’s Kellogg Park.

The 2.4 acre park on the city’s Westside will include an amphitheater, a playground area, exercise equipment, and a walking path.

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A missile test launch is planned for Santa Barbara County.

Air Force officials say plans call for launching an unarmed continental ballistic missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base sometime between 12:01 a.m. and 6:01 a.m. Wednesday.

The Minuteman III test is one in a series of ongoing launches from the base intended to test the readiness of launch crews, as well as equipment.

Dozens of people are milling around a new art exhibit featuring some powerful images.

It's a show featuring self-portraits by some troubled South Coast teens, who are expressing themselves through their artwork and dialogue with the pictures they've written to describe themselves.

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