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Former BBC 'Apprentice' star found dead

BBC "Apprentice" star Stuart "The Brand" Baggs was found dead in his apartment. The cause of death is unknown but does not appear to be suspicious.

Former 'Doctor Who' star reveals why he left

Christopher Eccleston starred in the BBC's "Doctor Who" in 2005 but left after just one season.

Cop pleads not guilty to murder in traffic stop

A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist after stopping him over a missing front license plate pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter.

Fire knocked down in Ventura

Ventura firefighters early Thursday morning knocked down a blaze at an apartment complex that might be tied to other arsons, officials said.

Have pole, will fish

For the young fishing enthusiast comes the Conejo Recreation and Park District’s Fishing Frenzy.

Have pole, will fish

For the young fishing enthusiast comes the Conejo Recreation and Park District’s Fishing Frenzy.

Firefighters holding against six blazes in state

Crews battling the toughest of several wildfires burning across the state held their ground, keeping a blaze east of California's Napa Valley from jumping any more containment lines, fire officials said.

Events, festivals to see throughout the region

Listings of places to go, people to see for Ventura County.

Events, festivals to see throughout the region

Listings of places to go, people to see for Ventura County.

Sarah Harding off 'Coronation Street' for good

Sarah Harding's four-episode stint on "Coronation Street" is over, and from the looks of it, she won't be returning to soap operas anytime soon.

Ventura County Fair admission deals, discounts

The 2015 Ventura County Fair opens at 11 a.m. Aug. 5 and runs until Aug. 16. Fireworks are at 10 p.m. and the fair closes at 11 p.m.

Wing may be part of plane lost in 2014

A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and expensive mysteries.

Gold Coast Transit launches new route

Gold Coast Transit has a new route from east Ventura to Oxnard.

Humidity to increase due to monsoonal flow

Monsoonal flow will bring increased humidity and a chance of showers and thunderstorms to the region Thursday during the day and evening, according to the National Weather Service. The chance of thunderstorms will continue across the mountains, deserts and interior valleys into the weekend, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours.

Juan Gabriel Vásquez: By the Book

NY Times Books - 6 hours 16 min ago
The author, most recently, of “Lovers on All Saints’ Day” says the toughest thing about translating is being unfaithful to the original: “Doing a little violence to a sentence you love is hard, and many sleepless nights can be caused by it.”









‘Out of Ashes,’ by Konrad H. Jarausch

NY Times Books - 9 hours 16 min ago
A historian tracks Europe’s course through one of its most tumultuous eras.









Most believe drought tied to global warming

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 29, 2015 - 9:57pm

Nearly two-thirds of Californians believe that global warming has contributed to the state’s severe drought, and even greater percentages support major proposals being considered by the Legislature to reduce emissions of green­house ­gases.

Santa Paula gets grant to pay for firefighters

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 29, 2015 - 9:52pm

After months of anticipation, the Santa Paula Fire Department has received a two-year federal grant that will pay for five of its six full-time firefighter positions.

Winning isn't only goal in judo at World Games

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 29, 2015 - 9:05pm

Winning isn't the only goal in judo at the Special Olympics World Games.

Oxnard man pleads guilty in Thousand Oaks scheme

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 29, 2015 - 9:01pm
An Oxnard man pleaded guilty Wednesday to three felony charges in connection with a fraudulent loan modification scheme, the Ventura Disitrict Attorney's Office said.
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