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Dog found in Oxnard with deep gash on her neck

Officials with Ventura County Animal Services said the are hoping to build an animal abuse case after a dog was found in Oxnard last week with a metal chain collar embedded in her neck.

Fireworks-filled van explodes on freeway

The Chevrolet box van was packed with fireworks and had ignited along southbound Interstate 15 Thursday near the Nevada border shortly before 1:30 p.m., burning to the ground on the side of a Southern California freeway and clogging the main artery between Los Angeles and Las Vegas for hours.

Aerosmith rocker going country

Steven Tyler, who performs with Aerosmith on Tuesday in Santa Barbara, is recording a solo album in Nashville

Man arrested in Oxnard rape, kidnapping

A man was arrested Thursday in connection with the rape and kidnapping of a woman a few months ago in Oxnard, officials said.

La Reina building middle school with portables

La Reina High School is adding six portable buildings to create a middle school at the back of its campus in Thousand Oaks.

Books of The Times: Review: Evan Thomas’s ‘Being Nixon: A Man Divided,’ a Glossy Biography

NY Times Books - 5 hours 36 min ago
Mr. Thomas compresses a sprawling life that encompassed great triumphs, acute internal contradictions and public shaming on a grand scale.









Bicyclist hit by vehicle in Ventura

A bicyclist was injured after being hit by a vehicle Thursday in Ventura, officials said.

Victory is savory for 'MasterChef' cook from T.O

The 100th episode of "MasterChef" on Fox featured Thousand Oaks resident Olivia Crouppen leading her Red Team to victory despite receiving an anti-pep talk from judge Gordon Ramsay. It also included one of the tackiest eliminations in the show's six-season history.

Victory is savory for 'MasterChef' cook from T.O

The 100th episode of "MasterChef" on Fox featured Thousand Oaks resident Olivia Crouppen leading her Red Team to victory despite receiving an anti-pep talk from judge Gordon Ramsay. It also included one of the tackiest eliminations in the show's six-season history.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Multitudinous Heart,’ Newly Translated Poetry by Carlos Drummond de Andrade

NY Times Books - 6 hours 15 min ago
The book, with translations by Richard Zenith, includes samples from every phase of the revered Brazilian poet’s career.









Simi, Ojai firework shows take extra precautions

Officials behind the Simi Valley and Ojai Independence Day fireworks shows said they will continue to take extra safety precautions after injury-causing mishaps in 2013.

Dog show returns to fairgrounds

The annual Summerfest All Breed Dog Show takes place this weekend at the Ventura County Fairgrounds at Seaside Park.

Bill Locey's concert picks, July 3-10, 2015

This week: Dive Bar Messiahs in Ventura, John Mayall in Agoura Hills, Calexico in Los Angeles and Amos Lee/David Gray in Santa Barbara

Drum and bugle corps covering 25,000 miles

Nine students from Ventura County are taking part in Pacific Crest's summer tour.

Gimmicks and tech: Calif. learns to save water

Billboards and TV commercials, living room visits, guess-your-water-use booths, and awards for water stinginess — a wealthy swath of Orange County that once had one of the worst records for water conservation in drought-stricken California is turning things around, proving it's possible to get people to change their ways.

Prices above nation's in Ventura County

Rent prices may be much higher than the national average in Ventura County, but the Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that prices paid here for goods are slightly less, and for services are only moderately more.

Mural builds bridge between U.S., Cuba

As President Obama works to normalize relations between the U.S. and Cuba, a mural in downtown Ventura works to bridge the cultural gap between the two nations.

Meetings, luncheons and other events planned

Area groups and organizations have a number of events scheduled in coming days.

Community Memorial reaches deal with Blue Shield

After two years of on-and-off negotiations, Community Memorial Hospital and Blue Shield have reached an agreement on the insurer’s individual and family plans, officials said.

Rescued Simi Valley woman released from hospital

A Simi Valley woman who survived in her SUV without food or water for two days after the vehicle went over the side of a Malibu Canyon road was released from the hospital Wednesday night, hospital officials said Thursday.
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