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  • Police investigating possible shooting near Tunnell Park in Santa Maria
    Developing news tonight, Santa Maria police are investigating a possible shooting.Officials say the shooting happened on the 1200 block near Tunnell park.Santa Maria officers say they have not found the shooter yet, and believe no one was hit. Due to this being an ongoing investigation, this is all the information police... Read more »
  • Ventura County Pride 2019 celebrates 20th anniversary
    Stand Out and Stand Proud was the theme of the 20th Ventura County Pride celebration on Saturday. The event took place in Plaza Park where security was beefed up in the wake of recent violence in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton,. People patiently lined up to get their bags searched before entering. The... Read more »
  • Portland 'ground zero' for protests between right, left wing
    (Updates; Effort to keep groups apart largely successful; 13 arrests, 6 minor injuries) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland on Saturday for a long-hyped rally that attracted President Donald Trump's attention and resulted in at least 13 arrests. Police seized metal poles, bear spray... Read more »
  • 'Clear the Shelters' event finds C.O. homes for many pets
    All week, NewsChannel 21 has been introducing you to cute, adoptable animals, leading up to Saturday's big Clear the Shelters adoption event! And on Saturday, sad "tails" became happy endings. as hundreds of pet lovers and dozens homeless animals found each other. The Humane Society of Central Oregon in Bend,... Read more »
  • Investigators release names of 3 people who died in Beaumont shooting
    UPDATE: The coroner has identified those who died as Beaumont residents 68-year-old Deborah Shelby, 46-year-old Tracy Shelby, and 45-year old Bradley Wallace. INITIAL REPORT:Beaumont Police confirm three people died of gunshot wounds in Friday's shooting. The identities have not been released yet.According to the Beaumont Police Department,... Read more »
  • Moms Demand Action hosts rally in wake of recent gun violence
    Moms Demand Action hosted a rally in Santa Barbara on Saturday that put gun control front and center in the political debate.Volunteer Courtney Lane said, "We are here at city hall to demand that the Senate immediately pass background check and Red Flag laws."Parent and teacher Kelly Orwig said the... Read more »
  • Second annual "Idyllwild Strong" music festival benefits town in need
    The town of Idyllwild is hosting their second annual "Idyllwild Strong" event this weekend. The three-day family friendly event is raising funds to help members of the town that have struggled this past year. "Idyllwild Strong kind of started as benefit for disaster victims during the Cranston Fire...and since then... Read more »
  • Tiny libraries expected to bring a big book gallery to downtown Santa Barbara
    Small libraries with a unique look are coming to downtown Santa Barbara this month.It's part of a collaborative outreach between several groups including the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture, the City of Santa Barbara, the Library and the Downtown Organization."I think it is fantastic that... Read more »
  • Calif. climber out of hospital after Smith Rock fall
    (Update: Climber released from hospital) A California man who fell while climbing Friday afternoon at Smith Rock State Park, prompting a two-hour rescue effort, was discharged Saturday from St. Charles Bend after being admitted overnight, a house supervisor said. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office responded shortly before... Read more »
  • SLO County DA: No charges to be filed against man who found police chief's gun
    The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office will not pursue charges against the man who found and took the weapon left behind by San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell.30-year-old Skeeter Carlos Mangan took the gun from a San Luis Obispo restaurant after the chief left it behind. Mangan... Read more »
  • Firefighters put out Fabens blaze that burned home, mobile home & garage
    Multiple agencies battled a large fire in Fabens that broke out about 2 p.m. on Saturday.The blaze on Cima Street was extinguished by 3:30 p.m., according to an ABC-7 crew on scene. The El Paso County Fire Department, the San Elizario Fire Department and the Clint Fire Department were some... Read more »
  • La Quinta High helps out Martha's Village at pep rally
    On Saturday, La Quinta High School hosted a pep rally to kick off the Blackhawk football season. The school partnered with Martha's Village and Kitchen to help bring clothes and food to the community. The goal was to fill the Martha's Village truck. People were asked to donate non-perishable food... Read more »
  • Lompoc's Mayors bike ride gets community active
    As Lompoc's last Old Town Market event sizzles out for the summer, Lompoc's Mayor Jenelle Osborne and the Healthy Lompoc Coalition teamed up to host a community bike ride. The group, faced with budget woes, weren't able to do their annual Open Streets ride but found another way to bring... Read more »
  • Bend paraglider pilot killed in Pine Mtn. crash
    (Update: Adding video, paraglider pilot comments) A Bend man described as an experienced paraglider pilot was killed Thursday evening when he became separated from his paraglider wing in mid-air and fell about 200 feet on the northwest side of Pine Mountain, officials said. Deschutes County... Read more »
  • Mistrial in religious objection to filing tax returns case
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A mistrial was declared in the federal prosecution of a Columbia City man accused of willfully failing to file income tax returns from 2011 and 2014. Michael E. Bowman said he objected to funding Planned Parenthood and paying for abortion and withheld his taxes on religious... Read more »
  • Oregon to spend $9M on new Interstate Bridge project
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon will spend $9 million on a revived effort to replace the Interstate Bridge over the Columbia River, a decision officials say is intended to show the state's growing commitment to the project. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports top transportation decision-makers approved a plan Friday to direct a large... Read more »
  • Santa Maria Valley Humane Society extends Clear the Shelter adoption drive to two days
    While shelters nationwide are participating for one day, the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society has decided to make the adoption drive continue for two days. Throughout the entire weekend on Saturday and Sunday, the humane society wants to push for community support by waiving all adoption fees for both days. Right... Read more »
  • La Quinta outage caused by possible DUI driver
    A possible DUI driver crashed into a light pole and is believed to have caused a power outage in La Quinta.This, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. They say the collision occurred around 2 a.m. Saturday morning at the intersection of Avenida Bermudas and Calle Tampico. The single-car collision... Read more »
  • Kenny Loggins' mentorship brings out true grit and talent in Santa Barbara teen performers
    Some of Santa Barbara's most talented teens are "Holding out for a Hero," and cutting loose, gearing up for the 35th-anniversary concert, "Celebrating the Music of Footloose," re-envisioned by the one and only Kenny Loggins."Let's Hear It for the Boy" and all the performers hard at work before the curtain... Read more »
  • PGE makes environmental stewardship grants
    Portland General Electric Company recently presented $144,000 in environmental stewardship grants to 22 organizations located within the company's operations area in Oregon. These grants are part of PGE's overall philanthropic commitment to the community and focus on delivering quantifiable outcomes that contribute to enhancing and protecting natural habitats throughout the... Read more »
  • Three 19-year-olds arrested in robberies, home invasion
    What was initially reported as a home invasion and kidnapping in Banning led to the arrest of three teens -- including one who was allegedly the kidnapping victim -- on felony charges in connection with several violent incidents in the San Gorgonio Pass area, police said today.Around 10:30 p.m. on... Read more »
  • Bethlehem Inn reaches latest milestone at new facility
    The Bethlehem Inn homeless shelter in Bend is almost done renovating its new facility. It reached another milestone on Friday when it completed the parking lot expansion. The old hotel that served as the original family shelter on the site... Read more »
  • Latino Assn. wins grants for insurance enrollment, workforce education
    Wells Fargo Bank has invested $8,500 in training Latinos for workforce advancement with a grant to the Latino Community Association in Central Oregon. The grant from the bank's Community Giving Fund will enable LCA to expand its English classes and tutoring, computer training, job listings, and resume and application... Read more »
  • Volunteers in Medicine Clinic receives US Bank grant
    US Bank granted $7,306 to Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of the Cascades on Wednesday to provide work experience and job readiness training for low-income individuals with recruitment targeted to VIM patients who are people of color and non-native English speakers. The vast majority of VIM patients are... Read more »