Santa Barbara Sheriff’s deputies who conducted a welfare check on Elliot Rodger less than a month before his deadly rampage in Isla Vista knew of disturbing videos that he posted, but didn’t watch them after determining he was not a threat to himself or others. Meanwhile, a grieving father whose son was killed in the UC Santa Barbara shootings says he never set out to become a face of the gun-control movement. Nick Welsh reports for the Santa Barbara Independent, and spoke with KCRW's Steve Chiotakis. Also here in Southern California, a look at the race for the race for the 3rd District L.A. County Supervisor seat, to replace Zev Yaroslavsky. Seema Mehta is with the Los Angeles Times, and weighed in on that race.
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