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'RHONY:' Why the housewives attacked Sonja

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - May 5, 2015 - 10:28pm
If you thought brunchgate was a ridiculous argument on 'The Real Housewives of New York,' then brace yourself for something that might top it.

Crews respond to dumpster fire in west Ventura

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 5, 2015 - 9:52pm

Authorities responded to a dumpster fire along 300 block of West Barnett Street in Ventura.

Water district loses in face-off with county

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 5, 2015 - 9:49pm

County supervisors insist on role in management of groundwater basin.

Ventura scores 5 in final at-bat to stun Buena

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 5, 2015 - 9:30pm
The Ventura High baseball team never lost faith and the reward for its perseverance was a stunning come-from-behind victory.

After Protests, Charlie Hebdo Members Receive Standing Ovation at PEN Gala

NY Times Books - May 5, 2015 - 9:05pm
Members of the French satirical magazine accepted the award for “freedom of expression courage,” capping a debate over free speech and blasphemy that started in New York literary circles and spread.






Crash traps 1 in Camarillo

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 5, 2015 - 8:18pm
One person was reported injured in a traffic accident along East Las Posas Road near the Rosewood Avenue intersection in Cama­rillo late Tuesday afternoon.

'Pig and a poke' make Strawberry Festival finals

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 5, 2015 - 8:17pm

A recipe featuring bacon and a poke cake will square off at the Strawberry Festival on May 16.

Simi Valley plans preparedness expo

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 5, 2015 - 8:07pm

Simi Valley’s Office of Emergency Services will host its annual emergency prepared­ness expo Saturday

State board approves water-usage mandates

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 5, 2015 - 7:53pm

Vowing to prepare California to cope with a drought that has placed the state in what one called “beyond the worst-­case scenario,” state water regulators on Tuesday approved an emergency action that mandates a 25 cut­back in urban water use for the next nine months.

Yanez's walk-off HR lifts Buena past Ventura

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 5, 2015 - 6:50pm

Buena High sophomore pitcher Brooke Yanez couldn’t have scripted a better ending.

Expo in Camarillo caters to seniors

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 5, 2015 - 6:48pm

More than 100 booths are set up at the Camarillo Community Center to inform local seniors about services available in the area.

Vets look for answers to VA issues

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 5, 2015 - 6:45pm

Veterans came to a Tuesday workshop looking for answers to their issues with the VA.

Ventura designers to consider hotel upgrades

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 5, 2015 - 6:45pm

The city of Ventura’s Design Review Committee will consider changes to two hotels when it meets Wednesday.

Conejo Valley district hires superintendent

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 5, 2015 - 6:19pm

New superintendent comes from high-achieving district in Maryland and likes to end meetings with ice cream.

Cookbooks: April Bloomfield’s ‘A Girl and Her Greens’ Delights in the Details

NY Times Books - May 5, 2015 - 6:16pm
In her new cookbook, April Bloomfield is unabashedly fussy about each component, and that’s what makes her simple food so satisfying.






Oxnard's rare property tax comes into focus

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 5, 2015 - 5:45pm

Oxnard residents will hear a new phrase in coming weeks as the city's "Carman override" enters discussions of the looming fiscal deficit. The city has a rare property tax that pays police and fire pensions, but revenues are now short of costs and the general fund must be tapped.

Ventura County National Day of Prayer events set

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 5, 2015 - 5:15pm

Several events are planned Thursday in Ventura County to mark the National Day of Prayer.

Moorpark Council to weigh tax increases

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 5, 2015 - 5:09pm

Expecting a funding gap, Moorpark City Council will consider a tax increase and assessment at its meeting Wednesday.

Santa Paula begins budget process

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 5, 2015 - 5:08pm

The Santa Paula City Council began talking about next fiscal year's budget, and there was no shortage of ideas on how to spend the money.

College board to meet again on chancellor

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 5, 2015 - 4:48pm

The board that oversees Moorpark, Oxnard and Ventura colleges will meet again in closed session Wednesday to evaluate Chancellor Jamillah Moore, who has been on extended vacation.

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