KCLU Staff

The Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District is having growing pains and funding issues recently. The public has been asked for help.

Her casket arrived by motorcade at around 11 this morning, after leaving a Santa Monica mortuary.

A provost and vice president of a state college in Nevada has been selected as the new president of Cal State Channel Islands.

Erika Beck will take over as head of the Camarillo-based university beginning this summer.

John Palminteri

Even with two years of conservation, the pain of the drought may show up in Santa Barbara water bills this July.

Even with several strong rain events since Saturday, a main water source in Santa Barbara County is struggling to make a comeback from the drought.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

(Photo by Mike Eliason)

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

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