The VR-1 levee system, as seen from the bridge on Main Street in Ventura, extends inland 2.65 miles from the ocean. Photo credit: Chuck Kirman/Ventura County Star
An aging Ventura levee at risk of collapse
From this Episode:
A Santa Barbara school board showdown
Eight people are running for two open seats on the Santa Barbara Unified School Board. The race caps off a tumultuous year for the board and Superintendent Cary Matsuoka.
Engineers call aging Ventura levee unstable
In Ventura sits a 2-and-a-half mile levee built in 1948. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says without rehabilitation, it could breach or collapse entirely.
The Volkswagen scandal has ties to the Central Coast
Three years ago, the U.S. Federal Government announced Volkswagen was knowingly selling highly polluting cars to the public.