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It’s a basic sense most of us can take for granted.

But what would happen if your sight started to become impaired, through any one of a number of problems like macular degeneration?

As former first lady Nancy Reagan is remembered over the weekend, so are the Reagan family's many trips to the South Coast.

Tributes continue to pour in from around the world for former First Lady Nancy Reagan following her death yesterday.

As the world mourns the death of former First Lady Nancy Reagan, plans are now being finalized for memorial events at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, in Simi Valley.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports there are plans for public and private events before she is laid to rest next to the late President on the library grounds.

Plans for memorial events  in Los Angeles, and Ventura Counties for former First Lady Nancy Reagan are now being finalized. A series of events will take place this week to commemorate Mrs. Reagan. Her body is now at a Santa Monica funeral home, where family members and friends will be able to have private visitation.

Condolences are coming in fram around the world to Sunday morning's news that former First Lady Nancy Reagan has died.

She passed away Sunday morning at her Bel-Air home, as a result of congestive heart failure.  She was 94 years old.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library was closed to the public today as a result of the news.  Preparations are being made for her memorial service at the Simi Valley Library and Museum. 

A law enforcement task for from San Diego County arrested a fugitive in Ventura County who was wanted for multiple counts of child abuse. The San Diego Regional Fugitive Task Force worked with Simi Valley Police to arrest Christopher Thomas Harper in Simi Valley.

Two women were arrested on child endangerment charges after a sheriff’s deputy found a child abandoned on a Ventura County street. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department just released details about the incident.

Grab your umbrellas, because it could be a very soggy weekend.

Two storm systems are on their way to the Central and South Coasts. National Weather Service forecasters say the first cold front will swing through the region Saturday night, and early Sunday.

There’s a major change in leadership in one Ventura County city.  Ojai City Manager Robert Clark resigned on Tuesday, citing personal reasons.

Numbers of the California Red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) have been dwindling. Lance Orozco reports on efforts to make a safe zone for these native amphibians.

An accident involving a big-rig and other vehicles completely shut down the northbound 101 in Santa Barbara this morning.

The accident, which also involved a fuel spill, occurred at 4:30 this morning near Cabrillo Boulevard in downtown Santa Barbara.

There’s a major new development in a controversy over plans to ship thousands of truckloads of sand from Ventura County to Malibu for a project to try to prevent coastal erosion.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco has an update on the story we first brought you Thursday.

A financially troubled sporting goods retailer which filed for bankruptcy protection broadened the list of stores it plans to close on the Central and South Coasts from one to four.

Law enforcement officers in a Central Coast city hit by a wave of gang related violence during the last few months conducted a series of raids Thursday, taking more than 50 people into custody.

Would you want hundreds of trucks a week full of sand passing through your community? Most people wouldn’t.

Efforts by a special district in Malibu to get sand from Ventura County quarries to stop some coastal erosion by creating a new beach have triggered a battle involving two cities, and the county over truck routes.

An autopsy indicates a Ventura County Jail inmate who collapsed during a court appearance died as a result of a pre-existing medical condition.

Sea lions - especially pups - are starving and malnourished.

Scientists say the fate of some sea lions this year may not be much better than last year, when 33-hundred pups were stranded.

(Photo by Mike Eliason)

Former First Lady Laura Bush is on the South Coast today for a private speaking engagement.

The nation’s second largest sporting goods chain announced plans to close one of its half dozen Central and South Coast locations as part of a bankruptcy filing.

There may be new money available for coastal projects ranging from a nature center to land preservation over looking the ocean. 

A funding source from oil development off Santa Barbara County will be divided soon.

It's called the Coastal Resource Enhancement Fund, or CREF.

They are unique, one of a kind landmarks off our coastline which have been home to unique plants and animals, as well as some of California’s earliest residents.

But most of us don’t know a lot about the Channel Islands, and many people have never visited them.

Now, an ambitious documentary called “West of the West - Tales From California’s Channel Islands” is trying to tell the islands story.

The Amgen Tour of California has announced that 36 cycling teams from around the world will take place in the 2016 competition this spring.

A South Coast wastewater treatment plant which had a major spill into the ocean last month is reporting new problems.

It took crews more than three months to seal the gas leak in the San Fernando Valley community of Porter Ranch which forced thousands of people from their homes.

Aside from plugging the leak, there wasn’t much which could be done to deal with the gas spewing into the atmosphere.

An Academy Award winning actor who was a longtime Ventura County resident has died.

George Kennedy starred in more than 200 movies, and television shows.

Some centuries old priceless artifacts from the religious and art worlds are going to go on display this week in Ventura County, in a one of a kind exhibition.

There’s concern about frequent bicycle accidents at and around UC Santa Barbara.

Caroline Culler

Santa Barbara Harbor officials are hoping to reopen the entrance to the harbor after it was closed for the last few days by a buildup of sand.

Missile Launch 2/25
Staff Sgt. Jim Araos / U.S. Air Force

If you were out late last night, you might have gotten a glimpse of the latest missile launch from the Central Coast.

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was successfully test launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 11:01 p.m.

The missile successfully flew 4200 miles to a test range in the Western Pacific, where an instrument package was deployed.

It’s the second Minuteman III launch from the base in less than a week, with one successfully tested last Saturday.

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