Using data from nearly 89,000 tests for pesticide residues in produce, the Environmental Working Group compiled its annual list of the 20 most contaminated fruits and vegetables, called the "Dirty Dozen Plus."
18. Nectarines (Domestic)
16. Kale/collard greens/leafy greens
15. Snap peas (Imported)
13. Blueberries (domestic)
12. Bell peppers
7. Nectarines (imported)
6. Hot peppers
3. Cherry Tomatoes
Among the cleanest? Kiwi, onions, sweet corn, pineapples, avocado, cabbage, frozen sweet peas, green onions, winter squash, broccoli and summer squash.
It was a summer slam in Santa Barbara from what was once Hurricane Marie. Now it has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but the force coming in from the Pacific Ocean has roughed up some of our coastline.
A catalytic converter in a passing vehicle is suspected to be the cause of a brush fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon on the Harris Grade, near Lompoc. Firefighters were able to limit the blaze to less than 20 acres.
A Hurricane making its way through the Pacific Ocean is expected to bring high surf and strong currents to Ventura County south and southeast-facing beaches this week. Rescuers are urging the public to be cautious while entering the water, but surfers are enjoying the bigger sets.