CA Man Daniel Figueroa ID’d As Victim In Sunday Ventura County Fatal Ducati Crash

VENTURA COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — Daniel F Figueroa Sr., of Santa Barbara, California, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Sunday multi-motorcycle crash in Ventura County.

Figueroa, 42, was killed and two other riders injured, in a triple-motorcycle crash involving a vehicle Sunday afternoon near Ojai.

According to reports, Figueroa was operating a Ducati motorcycle along with two other riders on Highway 33 near Ojai, when Figueroa’s bike came into contact with a Jeep Grand Cherokee, operated by 39-year-old Philip Stewart of San Francisco.

The other riders, 26-year-old Hector Romero-Gutierrez of Santa Barbara and 31-year-old Edgar Hernandez of Ventura, took evasive action and wrecked around 12:15 p.m. Sunday.

Romero-Gutierrez and Hernandez were transported to area hospitals with unknown injuries.

Figueroa was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The condition of the Jeep driver was not provided.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Ventura County is a county in the southern part of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 823,318. The largest city is Oxnard, and the county seat is the city of Ventura – Wikipedia.

ME Man Brian Aromando ID’d As Victim In Saturday York Fatal Head-On Motorcycle Collision

YORK COUNTY, ME. (THECOUNT) — Brian Aromando, of Ogunquit, Maine, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Saturday evening motorcycle crash in York County.

Aromando, 57, was killed in a motorcycle collision involving a vehicle Saturday evening near York.

According to reports, Aromando was operating a motorcycle on Route 1 near Logging Road in York, when the bike came into head-on contact with a vehicle around 4:15 p.m. Saturday.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

Aromando was also transported to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: York County is the southwestern-most county in the U.S. state of Maine, along the state of New Hampshire’s eastern border. It is divided from Strafford County, New Hampshire, by the Salmon Falls River, and the connected tidal estuary—the Piscataqua River – Wikipedia.

Longtime TV Actress Marj Dusay Passes Away

HOLLYWOOD, CA. (THECOUNT) — Longtime actress, Marj Dusay, has passed away. She was 83.

Dusay launched her soap career in 1983 on CAPITOL, playing the role of Myrna Clegg through to the show’s 1987 cancellation.

A Kansas native, Dusay was also known for her roles on STAR TREK and THE FACTS OF LIFE.

From 1987-88 and again in 1991, Dusay appeared on SANTA BARBARA as Pamela Capwell Conrad. Her next daytime home was GUIDING LIGHT, where she succeeded Beverlee McKinsey as Alexandra Spaulding from 1993-97 and 1998-99. From 1999-2002, she played the role of villainous Vanessa Bennett, then was lured back to GL, where she remained from 2002-09, when the show went off the air, reports SoapOperaDigest on Wednesday.

Geo quick facts: A larger-than-life symbol of the entertainment business, Hollywood beckons tourists with landmarks like TCL Chinese Theatre and star-studded Walk of Fame. Highlights include Paramount Pictures, historic music venues like the Hollywood Bowl, and Dolby Theatre, home of the Oscars. Scenesters can choose from improv comedy clubs, retro-cool bars and velvet-roped nightclubs. Locals frequent eateries in nearby Thai Town – wikipedia.

Santa Barbara City College ‘Full Lockdown’ Wednesday Evening ‘Armed Intruder’

SANTA BARBARA, CA. (THECOUNT) — Santa Barbara City College was put on “full lockdown” Wednesday after reports of an armed intruder on campus, according to reports.

The school sent a notification to the campus community around 5:45 p.m. saying “Armed intruder SBCC Main Campus Cliff Drive, take appropriate action, RUN HIDE OR FIGHT!”

The school later tweeted that police were investigating a wanted subject in the area of the main campus and that the school was on a full lockdown, reports KEYT.

The learning institution is located on Cliff Drive in Santa Barbara, CA.

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Geo quick facts: Santa Barbara is a city on the central California coast, with the Santa Ynez Mountains as dramatic backdrop. Downtown, Mediterranean-style white stucco buildings with red-tile roofs reflect the city’s Spanish colonial heritage. Upscale boutiques and restaurants offering local wines and seasonal fare line State Street. On a nearby hill, Mission Santa Barbara, founded in 1786, houses Franciscan friars and a museum – wikipedia.

Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish Officially Hitched

Kevin Hart wed Eniko Parrish in a private ceremony in Santa Barbara, California, on Saturday, August 13.

The couple first met in 2009 and exchanged their vows in front of a few hundred friends and family. Hart’s 8-year-old son, Hendrix, served as the best man.

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The Ride Along star posted a photo on Instagram on Saturday night with his new wife, and his two children from a previous marriage, captioning the pic, “#Harts what’s understood doesn’t need to be said! Continue reading

Who Is María José Alvarado? And How Did She Die With Her Sister?

María José Alvarado is the beauty queen who was found dead along with her sister.

Alvarado, 19, went missing with her sister, Sofía Trinidad Alvarado Muñoz, after departing a birthday party near their hometown of Santa Bárbara, Honduras, last Thursday.

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People spotted the pair leaving the party in a car without a license plate. Their family had reported them missing two days later. Continue reading

Peter Rodger: We Didn’t See This Coming AT ALL

Peter Rodger, father of mass murderer Elliot Rodger, spoke to ABC News anchor Barbara Walters about his life after the shooting.

Rodger ‘s son, Elliot, killed six people last month during a shooting spree near the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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“When you go to sleep normally, you have a nightmare and you wake up and, ‘Oh, everything’s OK.’ Now I go to sleep, I might have a nice dream. Continue reading

Who Is Erica Lafferty? And Why Does She Hate Joe The Plumber?

Erica Lafferty is the woman who lost her mother, Dawn Hochsprung, in the Newtown, Connecticut, Sandy Hook school shootings. In a column she wrote for the Daily Beast, Lafferty called Joe the Plumber “disgusting” after recent comments he made about the Santa Barbara shootings.

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Joe The Plumber is the man who gained fame after serendipitously being involved in the 2008 presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain.

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