A huge vacant building owned by Ventura County could potentially be the future home of a community clinic.

The county owns a 14,000 square foot building on the 2000 block of Royal Avenue in Simi Valley. The county used the building for more than 40 years for a variety of county agencies ranging from healthcare to the agricultural commissioner’s office. But, last year, the county consolidated all of its operations in a building on Madera Road.

Seabirds on the verge of dying are being rescued in large numbers by volunteers.

The Wildlife Care Network, which is in charge of the effort, says it has received many calls to pick up the birds on local beaches.

A three day sit-in and sleepover at UC Santa Barbara led to Chancellor Henry Yang agreeing to support their environmental campaign.

The protesting students were asking the Chancellor to support an effort to get UC Regents to divest the system's investments in fossil fuels.

In planning for years and highly anticipated, the renovation of Peabody Stadium at Santa Barbara High School is getting a time-out.

Bids for the project came in at $10 million higher than expected.

A helicopter used to fight brush fires swoops down onto a hillside in Simi Valley, dousing it with water. Two dozen firefighters are using hand tools to create a fire break on the hillside behind the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, in Simi Valley.

But, there’s no fire. Firefighters are trying to raise awareness about the potential for big brush fires.

Faced with frequent traffic jams and only an outdated blinking red traffic light, the Cliff Drive intersection at Las Positas in Santa Barbara has a new look to move cars along.

Residents and city leaders celebrated the opening of a new roundabout this Monday.

It’s an epidemic in America.

An estimated two million people are addicted to prescription painkillers, and opioids are behind more than 20,000 overdose deaths a year. 

A Ventura County mother who lost her son to drugs is speaking out to help fight the problem.

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer brought his action plan on weapons to Santa Barbara over the weekend.

He spoke to the Santa Barbara-based Coalition Against Gun Violence at its 22nd anniversary dinner.

The NBA’s next big star might not be in New York or Los Angeles right now, but at a sports complex in Ventura County.

A dozen high-level college basketball players from teams like the University of Kentucky, Houston, Indiana, and Duke are in the Conejo Valley, for a special new training program intended to prepare them for the NBA draft.

Students at UC Santa Barbara have wrapped up a sit-in at the office of Chancellor Henry Yang.

It lasted from around 9 p.m. Wednesday night until about 4 a.m. Thursday morning.

The Goleta City Council received a check in-person from former councilwoman Jean Blois at a meeting Tuesday.

The check was for money due years ago, linked to overpaid health insurance coverage.

May 1st workers' rallies drew attention mainly to immigrants and their role in the work force.

They gathered in De La Guerre Plaza in Santa Barbara to talk about issues like benefits, deportation, labor, pay, immigration, and legislation to give them more security from Federal action.

What was described as a domestic dispute brought the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department to a condominium in Carpinteria twice on Sunday.

The second time, an elderly person had reportedly been assaulted.

You can step into maritime history on the South Coast.

Lady Washington, a tall ship, is docked at Ventura Harbor for the public to explore.

Captain James Mcclurg said she’s a replica.

"The original would have been built in 1782 and was a cargo-carrying vessel. We now use this ship for education purposes," he said.

This tall ship has been in several motion pictures including Pirates of the Caribbean.

The Gibraltar Dam behind Santa Barbara has reached its limit and is full after the intense storms that passed through in the last week.

A month ago, it was at an unusable level.

A cliff failure in Isla Vista sent a balcony into the ocean Sunday.

No one was hurt, but the crowded apartment house did have college students on the deck a short time prior.

The Ruby Princess cruise ship parked off Stearns Wharf Wednesday was the first cruise ship of the year to visit Santa Barbara.

This week's weather, however, has had a negative impact on the cruise ship business.

After 5 years of drought,  the residents of La Conchita are seeing more rain than the area has soaked up in a long time.

La Conchita, which is off of Highway 101 south of Carpinteria, had major landslides in 1995 and 2005.

Ten people died in the 2005 slide.

Fire crews from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department were called to a Goleta Valley home at at about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, where smoke and flames were coming from the garage.

Many campers, residents and workers in the Paradise Road stretch of the Santa Ynez Valley are buzzing over the new flow of water in the Santa Ynez River.

Several crossings are closed to people and vehicles, as the river comes alive with more than eight days of rain this month.

On the heels of the Santa Barbara City Council approving an extra $10 million for a desalination project, a new football stadium project is also seeing rising costs.

The project at Santa Barbara High School was approved for $9 million more by the school board, using voter-approved bond money.

After a tense meeting, the Santa Barbara City Council supported an increase of nearly $10 million to pay for the final work on the new desalination plant.

The total cost for the plant will be around $70 million, up from $55 million originally estimated.

While covering a rain-related story on Monday, KCOY and KEYT reporter Amanda Valdes was attacked and bitten by a large dog.

The wound on her leg was given medical care at a local hospital.

The dog that attacked her was in the back of a vehicle because of flooding in the owner's backyard.

A desalination plant in Santa Barbara originally estimated to cost $55 million dollars is facing new financial issues.

The city will hear a report Tuesday from water officials, who say approximately $10 million more will be needed.

The total project cost could near $70 million.

An hour-long chase on and off freeways on the South Coast ended in the arrest of three adults.

It took place about 11 pm Thursday night, when Santa Barbara county sheriff's deputies tried to stop the driver of a car that had been reported stolen in the Goleta Valley.

The chase escalated, and eventually involved multiple law-enforcement officers, a helicopter and a canine unit.

Wasting no time getting into his new job, Das Williams took his oath of office Monday in Montecito.

Williams is now the new first district County Supervisor for Santa Barbara County.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department has a shortage of 18 deputies from its patrol ranks, with 14 others out on injuries.

To keep their frontline response up to the required levels, detectives are being rescheduled into patrol units.

What started as a wrong number to a Santa Barbara Visitor's Information line lead to a holiday tradition, but it's coming to an end.

Nine years ago, John Dixon of Goleta found that his 1-800 Santa Barbara line was one digit off from another line: 1-800 Santa Claus.

Ventura County Fire Unit

Update: 4:00 p.m.

Firefighters are getting the upper hand on the fire, which has burned 50 acres.

Update: 3:00 p.m.

Ventura County firefighters are on the scene of what's being called a ten to fifteen acre brush fire in the eastern part of the county.

The holiday nativity scene on the front lawn of the old mission in Santa Barbara will be missing live animals this year.

Pastor Father Adrian said the staff had difficulty planning for volunteers to be on the site around the clock.