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A police officer checking up on some people sleeping in a car on the Central Coast found a mobile counterfeit money printing operation.

The officer noticed people in a parking lot of a motel on the 1400 block of Calle Joaquin in San Luis Obispo early Thursday morning. After discovering one of the two people in the car was on felony probation, officers search the vehicle, and say they found drugs. They say they also discovered more than two thousand dollars in counterfeit bills, additional bills which were still unfinished, and a printing press.

State officials say the biggest gaps in California’s voting roles are among young people, people of color, and working class families.

On Thursday, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla visited a Ventura County high school campus, holding to what amounted to a pep rally at Hueneme High School to get kids fired up about voter registration.

Padilla says a law authored by Democratic State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson of Santa Barbara allows teens to pre-register to vote, so they’re ready when they turn 18.

It’s a sound you don’t want to hear if you’re on a hiking trail, the sound of a rattlesnake’s rattle.

Warmer weather is bringing with it rattlesnake season, and they are common in the foothills and mountains on the Central and South Coasts. Rattlers get a bad rap, and stoke fear. But, a Central Coast researcher says as much as you don’t want to encounter one of the snakes, they don’t want to run into you.

A new Grand Jury report says all law enforcement officers in Santa Barbara County should be using body cameras.

A Central Coast university is going to go green in a big way, with solar power.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo reached a deal to host a nearly 19 acre solar farm which will generate about a quarter of the electricity needed to power the campus.

REC Solar will finance, design, build, and maintain the facility  which will be located next to Highway 1 on the west side of the campus. Cal Poly will buy the power generated by the facility.

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It was a sight straight out of a history book.

Nearly a dozen World War Two era B-25 bombers soared over the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio Tuesday. The handful of still flyable B-25’s, including one from Ventura County, were commemorating the 75th anniversary of the historic Doolittle Raid on Japan.

New details have been released about an officer involved shooting in Ventura County which left a man dead.

The shooting happened April 9th, on the 100 block of East Ventura Street in Santa Paula. Investigators now say it started when a woman reported a man charged at her car armed with a knife. Officers arriving at the scene minutes later reported seeing a man standing outside of some apartments with a kitchen knife.

A man who was under the influence of alcohol, and driving without a license when his pickup truck crashed into a Ventura County home, seriously injuring three kids has been sentenced to eight years in state prison.

Sonny Curtis Ramos was driving at more than 60 miles an hour when he drove past a stop sign, and plunged into the home at Gisler Avenue and Elm Street in Oxnard. Three children in the home suffered everything from broken bones to bleeding on the brain in the November, 2016 crash.

The founder of a more than 40 year old non-profit agency based in Santa Barbara dedicated to helping people with vision problems around the world has died.

Early in his career, Dr. Harry Brown saw how common sight-saving procedures in the United States were rarely available in countries like India and Afghanistan.

A woman with extensive experience in the non-profit field has been named as the new head of a Ventura County organization which helps the homeless and low income people.

Cynder Sinclair is the new CEO of Community Action of Ventura County. Sinclair is a past chief executive officer of the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, and CEO of the Girl Scouts of the California Central Coast.

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