KCLU Staff

The Lower Mission Creek widening project in Santa Barbara has had a major setback due to the force of recent rain.

Some of the supports broke loose as the runoff waters raged over the weekend.

Even now, there's still debris in and around the creek water and the banks.

The CEO of a Santa Barbara County based fast food giant has withdrawn his name from consideration as President Trump’s new Labor Secretary.

In a prepared statement, Andrew Puzder says after further consideration of the idea, and consulting with his family, he decided to drop out of consideration for the post.

Puzder heads the Carpinteria based Carl’s Junior and Hardee’s fast food restaurant chains.

(U.S. Navy Photo)

A naval aerial reconnaissance unit based on the South Coast had an unusual change of command ceremony, taking place in the air over the Pacific Ocean.

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 113 is based at Naval Base Ventura County. The squadron is currently deployed in the Western Pacific on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. Rather than do the change of command ceremony at the base, or on the carrier, it actually took place in the air over the carrier.

Authorities have identified a man who was shot, and killed in a confrontation with Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies.

Deputies were called to the North La Cumbre Road area, just outside of Santa Barbara’s city limits at about 6:30 Sunday night by a family member of a man believed to be under the influence of drugs. They couldn’t find the man, but started receiving multiple 911 calls of someone invading people’s backyards and homes.

More details are expected late Monday about an officer-involved shooting that happened Sunday night in Santa Barbara County.

The shooting took place on Russell Way near La Cumbre, just outside the Santa Barbara city limits, at about 10 p.m.

When Cachuma Lake lost much of its capacity in the last year, the water level dropped so low that boats couldn't be properly launched.

Now, the lake's level is coming back up.

There's been a schedule change for the launch of a Minuteman III missile from Vandenberg Air Force base  due to a labor dispute.

The labor dispute involves civilian contract employees working for RG Next, who want better wages and benefits.

After retiring last year, former Santa Barbara police chief Cam Sanchez is back at work.

Sanchez has accepted a parks specialist job in Monterey County.

The investigation is continuing into what police are calling a murder-suicide involving a retired judge in Ventura County.

Ventura Police were called to the 5500 block of Dorsey Street at around 11 Sunday night. Officers heard gunshots, and called for a SWAT team.

A New Year’s Day traffic collision in Ventura County which left an off-duty police officer dead has taken another tragic twist.

Following a month long investigation, Simi Valley Police arrested the officer’s spouse on multiple charges, including vehicular manslaughter. Los Angeles Police officer Heather Monroe died when the car she was in hit another vehicle at the intersection of Sycamore Drive and Cochran Street, a crash which also injured an UBER driver and that driver’s passenger.

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