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One man is dead, and a second seriously injured following what authorities are calling a double stabbing in Ventura County.

It happened at around 10:30 Thursday night on the 2200 block of Marco Street in Camarillo. Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives aren’t talking about what happened, but say two men were taken to hospitals with stab wounds, where one died.

Investigators say there are no outstanding suspects, so they think the conflict involved the two men. The names of the men haven't been released.

A Ventura County legislator says she’s supporting the governor’s proposed gas and vehicle tax hikes, calling them a reasonable way to deal with badly needed infrastructure upgrades.

Democratic Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin of Thousand Oaks says she’s never voted for a tax hike before, but believes the action is essential.

15 police and sheriff's agencies are in Santa Barbara this week, at the Earl Warren Showgrounds for specialized mounted patrol training.

The agencies are working day and night in various settings.

Santa Barbara County was able to coordinate the training for statewide agencies, which have normally gone to Riverside County for the program.

A coalition of law enforcement and public safety officials from around the state, including some from the Central and South Coasts went to the State Capitol to lobby for continued funding for programs to keep kids from becoming criminals.

More than 400 people ranging from police chiefs to prosecutors met with key policymakers in Sacramento Wednesday. They were members of a non-profit, bipartisan coalition called “Fight Crime-Invest in Kids.”

A convicted criminal who had been deported twice from the United States was arrested after police say he tried to break into a Ventura County home.

Port Hueneme Police were called to the 1500 block of North Sixth Place at around 9 a.m. yesterday morning, by reports of a man trying to get into a woman’s bedroom. Officers think he ran through several backyards before they arrested him.

The Deltopia street party in Santa Barbara's Isla Vista community has been a large-scale challenge for the county in the past.

In recent years, news rules have slowed the unpermitted event down.

A South Coast university has its first new men’s basketball coach in nearly two decades.

Joe Pasternack was introduced as UC Santa Barbara’s new men’s head coach Tuesday.

Pasternack has a long history in college basketball, working on the coaching staffs at Cal and Arizona, and serving as head coach at the University of New Orleans.

He takes over for Bob Williams, whose contract wasn’t renewed this year after 19 year of guiding the Gauchos. The Gauchos finished 6-22 this season.

Santa Barbara County prosecutors say police officers acted legally when they shot to death a man charging at them with a knife.

Santa Maria Police were called to South Broadway Street last July 20th by reports of a suspicious man at two bank branches. Two police officers found Javier Garcia Gaona in the street’s center divider, armed with a large knife. He refused orders to drop it, and told police he wanted them to shoot him. A standoff began.

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Biologists say the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area has a cute new resident, in the form of a mountain lion cub.

National Park Service and State Department of Fish and Wildlife researchers say they’ve discovered a four week old kitten. The parents are believed to be two mountain lions biologists have been tracking, the female known as P-23 and the male P-30.

A well known South Coast community leader is retiring as chairman of a bank he founded more than four decades ago.

Michael Towbes is stepping down as Chairman of Montecito Bank & Trust. The Santa Barbara businessman and philanthropist founded the bank in 1975. 

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