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The response time from a 911 call could be improved with new technology in Santa Barbara County, in a plan revealed to the Santa Barbara City Council Tuesday.


Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was found floating in the water at a South Coast harbor.

The body of a man was spotted just after 7:30 Monday morning at Santa Barbara Harbor.

Harbor Patrol officers recovered the body from the water near the Sea Landing walkway. There’s no word yet on the identity of the man. Foul play is not suspected.

Smoke, flames and explosions shook up old town Goleta Monday night just after 7.

A fire broke out in vegetation near a business in the 5800 block of Hollister Avenue near Orange.

A two month crackdown on human trafficking in Santa Barbara County has led to 12 arrests.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, the Santa Barbara County DA’s Office, Lompoc Police, and the FBI took part in a pair of sting operations in Lompoc.

Smoke and flames along a Summerland cliff near Highway 101 brought out the fire department Monday morning.

A burning homeless camp was the source of the flames, off the highway toward the ocean.

"Inferno Hits Santa Barbara County"

Oct 10, 2017

A massive wildfire hit Santa Barbara County in July of 2017, burning more than 18,000 acres, trapping hundreds of people, destroying 16 homes and threatening thousands of houses before it was fully contained.

KCLU was on the air an hour after the fire started, and provided extensive coverage even though the blaze was  75 miles from the station's main studios (but well within our coverage area).  During the first 16 hours. KCLU's Lance Orozco was on the air with regular updates.

This is the September 14th, 2017 8 p.m. newscast on KCLU.  The TRT is 2:10

KCLU is the NPR station serving Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.  The station produces 10 daily newscasts, as well as a daily long-form (3:00-4:00) news story.

We have a staff of one full time newsperson, plus part-time morning and evening anchors, and a part-time weekend anchor/reporter.

Rundown for newscast:

1) Missing hiker

2) 101 Freeway wildlife crossing

3) Edible marijuana legislation

4) Veterans benefits

Three people from the South Coast are now among the confirmed dead from the Las Vegas shooting rampage Sunday.

On Monday, authorities confirmed that popular school staff member Susan Smith of Simi Valley died as a result of the attack.  She leaves behind a husband, and two adult children. 

Officials at the site of the Las Vegas shooting have not released a complete list of casualties, but family members confirmed Tuesday morning that Denise Cohen of Carpinteria and Derrick "Bo" Taylor of Oxnard were among those killed.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a small but very visible fire in San Marcos Pass over the weekend.

The quick fight against the fire began Saturday at about 3 p.m. The fire was controlled later on in the evening.

It’s a beautiful, undeveloped slice of land in the mountains above Carpinteria,  There are rare plants, and incredible views in what’s called Hay Hill, in the Toro Canyon area.

Now, through a unique deal, more than 80 acres of this property will be preserved forever.

The UC Santa Barbara Economic Forecast is showing indicators that local planners may be interested in for upcoming decisions.

The forecast was presented in an open session this week.

The Montecito Motor Classic brought out some very rare cars Sunday on Coast Village Road.

The event was a fundraiser for the police activities league, which puts police and children together to take part in positive activities.

It also supports the police foundation for police officer support programs.

All Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies have been carrying a special nasal spray to help save the lives of drug overdose victims.

Recently, in response to a Goleta man who was experiencing an overdose, a Narcan nasal device was used.

Fire crews raced to the Santa Barbara Riviera Monday afternoon, when brush caught fire near Cleveland Elementary School on Alameda Padre Serra.

The area burning was small but was close to portable buildings on the campus.

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