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A man who was a person of interest in the killing of his wife on the Central Coast, and was accused of abducting his son is dead after a confrontation with police in the San Fernando Valley.

Santa Maria Police were called to the 200 block of North College Drive Monday night by reports of a shooting. A woman was founded dead, and her nine year old son, Daniel Morozov was missing.

An officer involved shooting in the San Fernando Valley appears to be linked to an Amber Alert for a missing boy from the Central Coast.

LAPD officers say a man was wounded  in a confrontation in Tarzana Tuesday night.

Authorities in three counties are searching for a man and his son, after the boy’s mother was found shot to death on the Central Coast.

An Amber Alert was issued early Tuesday morning for Daniel Morozov, who is missing, and is believed to be with his father, Konstantin Morozov. Santa Maria Police were called to the 200 block of North College Drive Monday night by reports of a shooting. They found the body of a woman, whose name wasn’t released, but she is said to be the boy’s mother.

Thousands of people on the Central and South Coasts joined millions around the country who viewed the first coast to coast eclipse in the United State since 1918. 

In Southern California, the eclipse had 63% coverage.  In Ventura County, where more than a thousand people turned out to watch the phenomenon at Rancho Sierra Vista, there were less sunlight as usual during the eclipse, as well as slightly cooler temperatures.

It’s a legendary name in fashion.

The name Ferragamo is synonymous with high fashion footwear. But, what most people don’t know is that the very first Ferragamo shoe store in America was in Santa Barbara, and that was where the shoemaker first made his mark.

Tobias is on the job on Santa Cruz Island.

He was once a shelter dog in Montana. But, he’s now an environmental superstar. Tobias is a one of a kind “ant-dog”. He’s the only dog in the world trained to track down a specific invasive species of ant in the wild.

Diversity is going to be celebrated in a big way on the South Coast this weekend, with Ventura County’s 18th annual Pride Festival.

Thousands are expected for Beachside Pride 2017, in Promenade Park in Ventura.

A new survey of the top regions in America for sustainable growth efforts includes part of the South Coast.

The Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura area ranked 8th on the national list.

The list weighs a series of 17 sustainability goals, with the final ranking based on how communities deal with issues like hunger and pollution. It’s compiled by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which is a United Nations global initiative. It's part of an effort to develop, and promote standards for sustainable development.

t was one of the worst environmental accidents on the Central and South Coasts in decades.  The May, 2015 rupture of an oil pipeline on Santa Barbara County’s Gaviota coastline caused a more than 140,000 gallon oil spill.

As a result of the accident, the continuing shutdown of two pipelines has blocked the shipment of oil from the Central and South Coasts to refineries in Kern County.

Now, Texas-based Plains All-American Pipeline announced rather than repair damaged and worn section of Pipelines 901 and 903, it’s developed a plan to completely replace them.

It’s an event more than seven decades in coming for a soldier from the Central Coast, whose remains are coming home more than seven decades after he died during World War II.

After more than three weeks on the South Coast, the Dallas Cowboys are set to wrap up their training camp in Oxnard, and return to Texas.

The Cowboys have held 15 practices at their fields next to the Marriott Residence Inn, on West Vineyard Avenue on Oxnard. There’s still one more practice, and chance to see the players in action on the schedule.

They are set to work out at 10:45 Thursday morning.

After the Secretary of the Interior ended the review of the status of five national monuments, a Santa Barbara congressman asked that one in our region be added to the exemption list.

Democratic Congressman Salud Carbajal sent a letter to Secretary Ryan Zinke asking him to end the review of the Carrizo Plain National Monument.

It was the early days of World War II, and it wasn’t going well for America.

The U.S. Navy was hard hit by the attack on Pearl Harbor, and it only had a handful of aircraft carrier compared to the Japanese Navy. The Navy could ill afford to use the few carriers it had to train the aviators it would need to fight back in the Pacific.

John Davies is Executive Producer of “Heroes On Deck: World War II On Lake Michigan,” a documentary being shown in Santa Barbara on Thursday which chronicles the unique, but almost forgotten way the Navy solved its carrier pilot training problem.

(Santa Barbara County Animal Services photo)

Authorities are investigating a shocking animal abuse case in Santa Barbara County.

Some 20 plus rabbits were abandoned near a dumpsite north of Los Olivos, in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Owners of a summer camp in the Santa Ynez Valley where a number of kids and staff members were trapped by last month’s massive Whittier brush fire say they will rebuild the damaged facility.

Two lodge buildings were destroyed, and the water system was heavily damaged as the blaze moved through the Circle V Ranch Camp. St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles had to cancel the remaining camps planned for this summer. All events through next May are being rescheduled.

It’s a preseason pro football game featuring Los Angeles versus Dallas.

But, you could also call it a game featuring pro teams from Thousand Oaks and Oxnard. The Los Angeles Rams are set to play the Dallas Cowboys in an exhibition game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday. It’s a game with a lot of ties to our region.

The Cowboys are in the final two weeks of their training camp, which is currently taking place in Oxnard. The Cowboys have five more public workouts schedule in Oxnard, including one at 10:45 Thursday morning.

A South Coast university has announced it will become 100% smoke and tobacco free.

Cal State Channel Islands in Camarillo will take the step August 23rd.

The Cal State Chancellor’s Office has ordered all 23 campuses in the system to ban smoking. The new restrictions include traditional smoking as well as chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes, and vaping devices.

Cal State Channel Islands officials say they never had formal smoking areas, but they cropped up over the years.  Ashtrays will be removed from CSUCI, and no smoking signs posted around campus.

Ventura County’s agricultural industry is at war with a tiny little insect, smaller than a grain of rice, which has the potential to devastate the county’s citrus crops.

A Santa Barbara based environmental group is among a half dozen non-profits suing the state, claiming that two agencies have failed to adequately enforce clean water regulations.

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper is among the organizations involved in the suit against the State Water Resources Board, and the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board.

(Photo by Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

It dropped from the headlines weeks ago, but some firefighters are still mopping up the Whittier brush fire in Santa Barbara County.

The 18,000 acre fire in the Santa Ynez Mountains south of Lake Cachuma started nearly a month ago, on July 8th. The fire destroyed 16 homes, and a number of other structures as it raged out of control during its first few days. Containment remains at 87%.

A theater festival underway on the South Coast is delving into some tough social issues, with the hoping of helping to both entertain and foster some serious community conversations.

The "On The Verge Festival" in Santa Barbara features six productions during its 11 day run, from August 3rd through 13th.

Excitement is high about word the Summer Olympics will be returning to Los Angeles in 2028.

The South Coast was a part of the Games when LA hosted them in 1984. This time around however, there are no plans for Olympic venues in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties played an important, but now largely forgotten part in the Games 33 years ago.

A more than two decade old non-profit theater company in Ventura County is changing its name, as part of an effort to expand past just musical theater productions.

Thousand Oaks based Cabrillo Music Theater has been entertaining audiences for years, with productions like Hello Dolly, Cats, Forever Plaid, and Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” But, starting September 1st, the company will take on a new name, Five Star Theatricals, as it expands to include more than just musicals.

The largest annual community celebration on the Central and South Coasts is underway.

Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara commemorates the city’s Hispanic heritage with music, dance, and food, and brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to the region.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley)

An unarmed ballistic missile was successfully test launched from the Central Coast Wednesday morning, but the Air Force says it wasn’t a response to recent North Korean actions.

The Minuteman III missile lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 2:48 a.m. The missile deployed a test payload off of the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific, some 4200 miles away. Air Force officials say it was the latest in a series of ongoing tests to insure the readiness of equipment, and crews. A flight crew from F.E. Warren Air Force base in Wyoming conducted the flight from Vandenberg.

The final countdown is on for the 2017 Ventura County Fair, the latest edition of a tradition which began in 1875.

The Ventura County Fair officially opens at 11 a.m. Wednesday, but hundreds of people lined up at Seaside Park Tuesday to get discount admission and ride tickets.

Tyler Hoffman is in Ventura County as part of a big adventure.

Reymundo Cedillos is doing some shopping at what looks like a big, open air market in Ventura. There are tables full of everything from underwear and socks to personal items like toothbrushes. The price is right. Everything is free.

The hundreds of people picking out items here are homeless veterans.

The House of Representatives passed legislation which would authorize 28 new VA medical facilities across the country, including one on the South Coast.

Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village has been spearheading the effort to open a new 41,000 square foot VA facility in Oxnard.

The facility would provide a number of services that veterans currently must go to Los Angeles to receive, and is also intended to help reduce wait times for appointments.

Michael L. Baird

A Central Coast beach which is a breeding ground for an endangered species of bird has been closed from now through Labor Day weekend, to protect the birds.

The Air Force closed Surf Beach, on Vandenberg Air Force Base. Because the birds nest on the sand, they are susceptible to humans, dogs, and horses disrupting their breeding process. While a certain number of beach violations are allowed, once they reach a threshold the area is closed. The closures happen on a regular basis.