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Gov. Brown orders mandatory water restrictions

3 hours 16 min ago

California Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered state officials to impose mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as the state grapples with a serious drought.

Judge rules against 2 fired by Christian school

3 hours 59 min ago

A Ventura County judge has ruled against two teachers who claimed a Thousand Oaks Christian preschool violated state employment laws by firing them for refusing to submit a “statement of faith.”

Judge not ready to delay Jane Laut murder trial

4 hours 57 min ago

A judge Wednesday denied a motion to again delay the trial of an Oxnard woman accused of murdering her former Olympic-athlete husband, but the prosecution plans to keep trying for the continuance.

Westlake High principal named

5 hours 20 min ago

A math teacher who started his career at Westlake High School will return as its principal.

Homeless in Simi Valley gather outside City Hall

5 hours 37 min ago
A small group of homeless people quietly demonstrated outside Simi Valley City Hall on Wednesday, saying they have nowhere to go now that police have cleared illegal encampments.

Oxnard water could look strange this week

7 hours 52 min ago

Oxnard residents may notice discolored tap water as the city tests fire hydrants Wednesday and Thursday.

Officials investigate suspicious vehicle fires

7 hours 57 min ago

Two vehicles were set on fire Wednesday morning in Ventura. Initially, one vehicle fire was reported in the 700 block of Utica Avenue about 4:30 a.m., officials said.

IRS letter scary and it can be difficult

7 hours 57 min ago

Michelle Singletary writes about receiving a CP2000 notice from the IRS and discovering these letters are becoming more prevalent. Getting things straightened out isn't alway easy either.

Vehicle roll over in Santa Paula

8 hours 1 min ago

A vehicle rolled over Wednesday morning in Santa Paula, officials said.

Simi Valley seeks youth council applicants

9 hours 37 min ago

Simi Valley is seeking applicants for its youth council.

Winds then warmup expected

10 hours 3 min ago

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. - The National Weather Service reported that the gusty northwest winds will persist into Thursday morning then turn northerly on Thursday for a warmup. 

Last chance to see con man musical

10 hours 42 min ago

The final three shows of "Catch Me If You Can" at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center are slated for Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon.

Council candidate to hold event

10 hours 42 min ago
Thousand Oaks voters interested in learning more about City Council candidate Ed Jones can attend a coffee event at 10 a.m. Friday.

Ventura County Star under new ownership

10 hours 42 min ago

The Ventura County Star separated from former owner E.W. Scripps Co. on Wednesday and is now being published by Journal Media Group Inc.

Man kills woman, himself in CA Shooting

10 hours 59 min ago

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno man with a history of domestic violence stormed into a medical office building in California and fatally shot the mother of his five children before he killed himself.

Simon calls off $16.8B bid

11 hours 7 min ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Property Group is calling off its hostile $16.8 billion takeover bid for 

Highway 101 offramp closed in Westlake Village

March 31, 2015 - 11:11pm
The Lindero Canyon Road offramp on northbound Highway 101 was closed due to a traffic collision Tuesday night in Westlake Village, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Coroner awaits test results of missing student

March 31, 2015 - 10:45pm

The coroner's office said Tuesday it will await the results of blood and urine tests before determining what caused the death of a University of California, Berkeley, soccer player who was hit by a car on a Los Angeles freeway.

Death of Getty appears natural or accident

March 31, 2015 - 10:35pm

The death at a Hollywood Hills home Tuesday of Andrew Getty, one of the heirs to the fortune of one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, was most likely from natural causes or an accident, authorities and family members said.

Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles

March 31, 2015 - 10:15pm

Joni Mitchell was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, but details on her condition have not been released.