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KCLU Radio Public radio for Ventura, Santa Barbara and southern San Luis Obispo counties.
Serving Ventura County at 88.3 FM, Santa Barbara at 1340 AM & 102.3 FM. In Santa Maria on 89.7 FM and SLO on 92.1 FM -- broadcasting from The Paulucci Studios at California Lutheran University.
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At least some of the #CaveFire is burning on Los Padres National Forest land. Santa Barbara County officials ordered a n...
11/26/2019
Cave Fire Continues To Grow; More Evacuations Ordered

At least some of the #CaveFire is burning on Los Padres National Forest land. Santa Barbara County officials ordered a number of mandatory evacuations.

A brush fire on the South Coast has officially burned 30 plus acres of land in the Santa Ynez Mountains, but we know it’s burned much more than that, and

Detectives are investigating an attack at La Cumbre Plaza in Santa Barbara, where a man attacked and tried to sexually a...
11/21/2019
Police Say Employee Victim Of Random Assault At South Coast Mall

Detectives are investigating an attack at La Cumbre Plaza in Santa Barbara, where a man attacked and tried to sexually assault a store employee.

Detectives are investigating a shocking attack at a South Coast shopping center, in which they say a man attacked, and tried to sexually assault a store

Most coastal and inland areas had less than a tenth of an inch of rainfall, but there’s still a chance of more showers i...
11/21/2019
It's Not Much, But First Rain Of Season Arrives On Central, South Coasts

Most coastal and inland areas had less than a tenth of an inch of rainfall, but there’s still a chance of more showers in the forecast up until around midday Thursday. ☔

A storm system on the Central and South Coasts has done exactly what was expected, which is very little. But, some areas did get their first rainfall of

The Ventura County Office of Education - VCOE, which worked with Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin to set up the Youth Mental ...
11/19/2019
South Coast Conference Shines Spotlight On Youth Mental Health

The Ventura County Office of Education - VCOE, which worked with Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin to set up the Youth Mental Health conference, says that they’re noticing an increase in mental health concerns in among students in the community..

At an event on the South Coast this weekend, more than 150 teens got together with nonprofits to talk about mental health issues. The Ventura County Office

The final numbers show that Alejandra Gutierrez was elected to the Santa Barbara City Council, representing District 1. ...
11/15/2019
Final Santa Barbara City Council Results In

The final numbers show that Alejandra Gutierrez was elected to the Santa Barbara City Council, representing District 1. Gutierrez squeaked by incumbent Jason Dominguez by eight votes.

Final results from a November South Coast city council election are in, with one of the seats being decided by a handful of votes. Alejandra Gutierrez was

A collaboration between This American Life and the Los Angeles Times takes an exclusive look at one of the Trump adminis...
11/15/2019
Asylum officers rebel against Trump policies they say are immoral and illegal

A collaboration between This American Life and the Los Angeles Times takes an exclusive look at one of the Trump administration’s most successful policies to restrict asylum from the perspective of the asylum officers forced to implement it. Listen to the story this Saturday at noon, or Sunday at 8 p.m.

In collaboration with the radio program "This American Life," the Los Angeles Times takes an exclusive, front-line look at a much-criticized Trump administration policy to restrict asylum -- the Migrant Protection Protocols -- from the perspective of the asylum officers implementing it.

California Lutheran University's Center for Economic Research and Forecasting says the county is now in a fifth straight...
11/15/2019
New Economic Forecast For Ventura County Paints Grim Picture

California Lutheran University's Center for Economic Research and Forecasting says the county is now in a fifth straight year of economic weakness, with high housing prices in the region prompting some people to leave

A new economic report for Ventura County is painting a grim picture about the outlook for the region. It shows that for the first time in recent years the

More than half a mile of pier at Avila Beach allows for all kinds of marine research and education at California Polytec...
11/14/2019
Central Coast University Has Unusual Classroom; A More Than Half Mile Long Pier

More than half a mile of pier at Avila Beach allows for all kinds of marine research and education at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). The pier will be open this weekend for tours.

California’s public university systems own some unusual facilities. For instance, they have California Memorial Stadium, the home of the Cal Bears in

A drone equipped with a thermal imaging unit detected a man hiding in the backyard of a home. Officers used a loudspeake...
11/13/2019
Drone Helps Catch Man Wanted For Brandishing Weapon On South Coast

A drone equipped with a thermal imaging unit detected a man hiding in the backyard of a home. Officers used a loudspeaker on the drone calling for the man to come out of hiding, and he surrendered.

A South Coast police department used a drone for the first time to help safely catch a man wanted for brandishing a weapon. Oxnard Police were called to

Simi Valley Police were called to the 500 block of Fairfield Road in Wood Ranch at around 7  Thursday night by reports o...
11/08/2019
Woman, Man Dead In What Police Say Was Murder/Suicide In Ventura County

Simi Valley Police were called to the 500 block of Fairfield Road in Wood Ranch at around 7 Thursday night by reports of a injured woman. In the house, they found the body of a man and a woman.

The death of a woman and a man in Ventura County is now being called a murder/suicide. Simi Valley Police were called to the 500 block of Fairfield Road in

Gabby Flores and Tim Dominguez were both inside Borderline one year ago on that tragic night. One year later, they're le...
11/08/2019
Two Borderline Survivors Talk Trauma, Guilt, And Recovery A Year After Tragic Shooting

Gabby Flores and Tim Dominguez were both inside Borderline one year ago on that tragic night. One year later, they're left with survivor's guilt, PTSD, many unanswered questions....and hope.

Gabby Flores is a 20 year old student at California Lutheran University, who has been living wiht the aftermath of a tragedy no one should have to

Karen Helus is Ron Helus’ widow. She says he knows that his first instinct would be to run towards the gunfire, and to t...
11/07/2019
Widow Of Officer Who Died In Borderline Attack Says He'd Be Content Knowing He Saved Lives

Karen Helus is Ron Helus’ widow. She says he knows that his first instinct would be to run towards the gunfire, and to try to save others. She feels he would be okay giving his life know that he saved lives. #BorderlineStrong #RonHelus

It’s hard. In fact, it’s impossible to explain what led to the Borderline Bar and Grill attack a year ago. How do you make sense of the senseless? There

A magnitude 3.3 quake happened at 4:58 a.m., followed by a 3.4 and 5:05 a.m.  Both were centered in the Pacific Ocean ab...
11/07/2019
String Of Small Earthquakes Rocks South Coast

A magnitude 3.3 quake happened at 4:58 a.m., followed by a 3.4 and 5:05 a.m. Both were centered in the Pacific Ocean about three miles west of Ventura.

A string of small earthquakes rocked the South Coast Thursday morning. A magnitude 3.3 quake happened at 4:58 a.m., followed by a 3.4 and 5:05 a.m. Both

Justin Meek and his mother, "Mama Meek," graduated together from California Lutheran University in May of 2018. Justin w...
11/06/2019
At Anniversary of Mass Shooting In Ventura County, Family Of One Victim Talks About Struggle To Cope

Justin Meek and his mother, "Mama Meek," graduated together from California Lutheran University in May of 2018. Justin was one of the victims in the Borderline Shooting one year ago. His family and community are coming together to remember him. #BorderlineStrong

It’s a warm, sunny day, and a woman has brought some colorful plants to a park in the middle of California Lutheran University, in Thousand Oaks. The

All evacuation orders were lifted Saturday night. Two structures were confirmed destroyed. The cause of the #MariaFire i...
11/06/2019
Ventura County's Maria Brush Fire Now 95% Contained

All evacuation orders were lifted Saturday night. Two structures were confirmed destroyed. The cause of the #MariaFire is still under investigation.

Firefighters are continuing to make big strides towards final containment of a brush fire which at one point forced thousands of evacuations in Ventura

The #MariaFire started on South Mountain just after six Thursday night.  It spread down the east, west, and south slopes...
11/01/2019
Latest Brush Fire In Ventura County Burns 8700 Acres; 7500 People Evacuated

The #MariaFire started on South Mountain just after six Thursday night. It spread down the east, west, and south slopes of the mountains. Because of the rugged terrain, bulldozers and fire trucks had limited access.

Ventura County's second major brush fire in less than a week sent flames shooting through the mountains between Moorpark and Santa Paula Thursday night and

The cause of the #EasyFire is under investigation, but Southern California Edison officials told state regulators they h...
10/31/2019
All Evacuation Orders For Ventura County Brush Fire Lifted

The cause of the #EasyFire is under investigation, but Southern California Edison officials told state regulators they had an issue with part of their grid in the area where the fire started Wednesday morning.

Authorities lifted all evacuation orders Thursday for areas impacted by the 1700 hundred acre plus brush fire that's been burning in Ventura County. At its

The National Transportation Safety Board investigated the plane crash from early October, when witnesses investigators t...
10/31/2019
Engine Problems May Have Been A Factor In Fatal Plane Crash In Ventura County

The National Transportation Safety Board investigated the plane crash from early October, when witnesses investigators that the plane made a turn while rapidly heading towards the ground.

A preliminary federal report on a fatal plane crash on the South Coast shows engine problems may have been a factor in the accident. John Lewis had just

Highway 23 remains closed Wednesday afternoon as a result of the 1400 plus acre Easy Fire in Simi Valley.  Some news med...
10/31/2019

Highway 23 remains closed Wednesday afternoon as a result of the 1400 plus acre Easy Fire in Simi Valley. Some news media trucks got hit by a fire retardant drop from a tanker plane stopping the blaze from jumping the highway. #EasyFire #simivalley #moorpark

County firefighters say 6500 homes are considered to be at risk. Click below to see the list of evacuations for the #Eas...
10/30/2019
Mandatory Evacuation Areas In Place For Easy Fire

County firefighters say 6500 homes are considered to be at risk. Click below to see the list of evacuations for the #EasyFire.

What’s known as the Easy Fire has burned 1300 acres of rugged hillsides in eastern Ventura County, and has prompted evacuations. It’s on the west side of

The #EasyFire between Simi Valley and Moorpark burned part of the hillside between the Ronald Reagan Presidential Librar...
10/30/2019
Ventura County Brush Fire Burns Close To 1000 Acres; No Word Of Any Homes Lost

The #EasyFire between Simi Valley and Moorpark burned part of the hillside between the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Highway 23. More than a dozen school districts cancelled classes today, as have many area colleges.

A brush fire has burned nearly a thousand acres of rugged hillsides in eastern Ventura County, and has prompted evacuations. The Easy Fire is between Simi

Ventura and Los Angeles Counties will have an Extreme Red Flag Warning beginning at 11 Tuesday night, with potential win...
10/30/2019
Santa Ana Winds Could Create Extreme Brush Fire Danger On South Coast

Ventura and Los Angeles Counties will have an Extreme Red Flag Warning beginning at 11 Tuesday night, with potential wind on the 60 to 70 mile an hour range, and possibly higher in the mountains.

Firefighters on the Central and South Coasts are geared up for what may be one of the most powerful Santa Ana wind events of the year, which could create a

Southern California Edison (SCE) reports that just over 40 customers in the county were impacted as of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday...
10/29/2019
Handful Of South Coast Power Customers Impacted By Intentional Outages Tuesday Afternoon

Southern California Edison (SCE) reports that just over 40 customers in the county were impacted as of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, but nearly 45,000 have been warned they could experience outages. #PublicSafetyPowerShutdowns

There are only a handful of power customers impacted by a public safety power shutoff in Ventura County Tuesday afternoon, but that number could increase

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