Here are some of the stories we are working on today ...
Police have released the name of the high school student hit by the car while crossing the street in Ventura against the light Thursday morning. She's at a Santa Barbara hospital in critical condition. We'll be checking on the story throughout the day and updating when we have new information.
We're talking to some local folks who may get hit with an additional tax to help pay for the Obama healthcare plan: folks who use tanning salons. We'll explain in a story that should be online this afternoon and in print Saturday.
And we are talking to local school officials today to get a handle on their budgets going into the 2010-11 school year. It's not a pretty picture. Look for the story online later today.