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Ventura Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Double-Fatal Gibraltar Crash

Brandon Woodward pled guilty to 2 counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in deaths of Lesli Michael Sandoval Nunez and Lily Afton Brennan. A Ventura man who crashed his vehicle off the side of Gibraltar Road in 2017, killing two passengers and seriously injuring a third, has been s


California governor orders new DNA tests in case of Kevin Cooper, convicted in 1983 killings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered additional DNA testing Friday on evidence that a death-row inmate says will prove his innocence in a 35-year-old murder case that has drawn national attention.


Tortoise, German shepherd buddies coaxed from their backyard tunnel in Southern California

A tortoise and a German shepherd were helped out of a tunnel by Fontana firefighters, after the critter couple had dug the hole in the backyard of a Fontana home. “This is a tunnel the tortoise has been working on for a while,” San Bernardino County fire spokesman Eric Sherwin said. “The relationshi


Man who shot at California cop previously deported, arrested but cops wouldn't honor ICE detainer, feds say

The illegal immigrant killed Sunday in a shootout with a California cop had been deported three times and arrested and released over ICE's objection on several occasions -- including cases involving the very department whose officer took him down in a dramatic exchange caught on her body cam.


Two California men arrested after truck inspection turns up suspected cocaine

TOWANDA, Ill. (AP) - Two California men have been arrested after police in eastern Illinois found more than 110 pounds (50 kilograms) of suspected cocaine during a truck inspection.


Freeze Warnings Issued Throughout SoCal Following Winter Storm Bringing Rare Snow

Following a storm bringing rain, hail and colder-than-usual temperatures, freeze warnings were issued throughout the Southland early Friday. The National Weather Service has issued the warnings in the Ventura and Los Angeles County valleys, Santa Monica Mountains, Santa Ynez Valley and along the Cen


Lasting Fire Damage Scars Some of SoCal's Most Scenic Parks

When the Paramount movie ranch and Western Town burned in a wildfire that swept through Southern California, one woman lost more than a local historic site. Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel invited more than 500 people to her 1990 wedding at the Paramount Ranch. Her stuntmen friends provided the entertainme


Similar to hurricanes, California storms now ranked by their own ‘Cat’-like scale

Remember the series of winter storms we experienced mid-January? It was the result of an “atmospheric river” driving a series of Pacific storms onshore. Now there is a new scale to characterize strength and impacts of atmospheric river type storms, just like hurricanes. The scale is useful because a


Sinkholes are popping up all over California, thanks to the rain. Here’s what to know

Sinkholes are rare in California, but the heavy rains this winter produced several dangerous ones around the state. A sinkhole is an area of ground that has no natural external surface drainage – when it rains, all the water stays inside the sinkhole and typically drains into the subsurface. There a


Laotian-style barbecue comes to Southern California

Good morning. Unless you’re one of the lucky folks who are reading this from Mammoth, it’s a good weekend to stay home and do some cooking, maybe curl up with a blanket — yes, this is cold for us — and a stack of cookbooks. We can help with that last part, as we have a story about the couple who run


Man arrested for using Ventura motel room to manufacture heroin

VENTURA, Calif. - A man was arrested Tuesday morning after using a Ventura motel room to manufacture heroin. According to the Ventura Police Department, officers responded to a motel in the 3300 block of East Main Street just after 2:45 a.m. Tuesday and discovered a suspicious man trying to hide fro


Ex-AP California Capital Reporter Steve Lawrence Dead at 71

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Steve Lawrence, a California government reporter who covered a major capital corruption scandal and governors from Ronald Reagan to Arnold Schwarzenegger during a nearly four-decade career with The Associated Press, died Friday.


PODS® and KHAY to help one winner clean their garage

This post was contributed by a community member. The first day of spring is just around the corner and local PODS® moving and storage is teaming up with KHAY Country to help one lucky winner get a jump start on their cleaning.


The Latest: California parents of 13 plead guilty to torture

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The Latest on the case of a couple charged with the torture and abuse of most of their 13 children (all times local):. A California couple who shackled some of their 13 children to beds and starved them have pleaded guilty to torture and other abuse.


A record number of babies have been surrendered in California. Some say that’s ‘hopeful’

In a photograph that Dawn Robinson holds up in her living room, two of her three children smile in an almond orchard outside Bakersfield in 2014. Kern County is where Tyler, 10, and Willow, 8, took their first breaths. It’s also where their birth mothers gave them up at the hospital as part of a sta


Gang Member Convicted of Murder for Fatal Shooting of Innocent Bystander in Santa Paula

A Ventura County jury convicted a gang member of murder Thursday for fatally shooting a Santa Paula woman at her own home with a stray bullet intended for a rival gang member, authorities said.


R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, faces 70 years in prison

Embattled R&B superstar R. Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse on Friday in Cook County in Illinois. The charges come just a week after a video surfaced of the singer allegedly sexually assaulting an underage girl.


Oxnard Salsa Festival Accepting Applications for Community Stage

Dates for the 26th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival are July 27 and 28, 2019. Attracting visitors from throughout southern California, the festival is a celebration of everything salsa – the food, music and dance. It takes place at Plaza Park, Fifth and "B" streets in historic downtown Oxnard from 11:00


Rare shot of hail hits several beaches

MONTECITO, Calif. - Hail hit several beaches from Santa Barbara to Ventura County today and it caught many people off guard. "This is is so amazing. Hail at the beach I'm loving it," said Cynthia Hartman on Channel Drive in Montecito.


No, It's Not Just You. It Really Is Colder In LA This Week

If you've been feeling like it's colder than usual, you're not wrong. Temperatures have been meeting and beating old record lows since the beginning of the week, according to the National Weather Service.