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At least one person is killed in Oxnard motorcycle crash

April 18, 2014 - 11:50pm
At least one person was killed in a collision involving a motorcyclist and numerous vehicles Friday night in Oxnard.

Grand opening delayed for Simi Valley pet adoption center

April 18, 2014 - 11:49pm
A grand-opening celebration Saturday for Simi Valley Missing Pets' adoption center has been canceled and will be rescheduled for next week, organizers said.

Westlake junior varsity softball coach accused of sexual activities with student

April 18, 2014 - 11:45pm
A Westlake High School softball coach has been arrested after authorities were told he had engaged in unlawful sexual activities with a 15-year-old girl, Thousand Oaks police said Friday.

Affordable-housing wait nears final stretch

April 18, 2014 - 10:45pm
Many people lined up earlier this week at the Cabrillo Economic Development Corp. office in Ventura for a chance to apply for affordable housing in a new Oxnard complex.

Moorpark College holds Tedx event

April 18, 2014 - 10:00pm
Speakers – including activists, entrepreneurs, scientists, instructors, philosophical thinkers, and local students – spoke during TEDx-Moorpark College, a daylong event on Friday that promoted "Ideas Worth Spreading."

Arts magnet school to be focus of new Oxnard committee

April 18, 2014 - 9:50pm
An arts magnet school may yet be a long way off for Oxnard, but the city took a step forward Thursday with the first meeting of a new committee focused on education issues.

Oxnard's Passion play draws the devout

April 18, 2014 - 9:45pm
Oxnard's annual Passion play unfolds along a mile-long route in La Colonia.

Peers welcome new Ventura County Superior Court judge

April 18, 2014 - 9:45pm
There was no lack of humor Friday at the official enrobing and installation of Ventura County's first Asian-American Superior Court judge, F. Dino Inumerable.

Pygmy mammoth tusk confirmed as one of oldest found on Channel Islands

April 18, 2014 - 9:35pm
The pygmy mammoth tusk lay buried among marine shells, sand and gravel until last year.

With renovations, Ojai Valley Museum evolves as 'cultural entity'

April 18, 2014 - 8:05pm
After months of renovations, the Ojai Valley Museum will reopen Saturday and host a free opening reception April 26. The public is welcome.

Vista School inspires students with science and technology event

April 18, 2014 - 8:05pm
Vista Fundamental Elementary School in Simi Valley held its annual family STEM night.

Easter event at The Lakes draws hundreds of children

April 18, 2014 - 8:05pm
When the Easter Bunny appeared at the Egg-stravaganza at The Lakes in Thousand Oaks Thursday evening, children squealed and threw their arms around him.

The $4,050 Del Taco meal in Santa Paula

April 18, 2014 - 3:25pm
Some customers this week at the Del Taco in Santa Paula were mistakenly charged thousands of dollars for their purchases.

Spicy fight over hot sauce doesn't stop county grower's pepper planting

April 18, 2014 - 3:16pm
Moorpark-based Underwood Ranches will continue planting peppers for Sriracha, even though its creator is entertaining relocation ideas.

Religion Briefs: Easter service open to public at large

April 18, 2014 - 2:00pm
A roundup of religion news across Ventura County: Films to be featured at upcoming events. Conejo Mountain Memorial will host the 2014 communitywide Easter Sunrise Services.

Naval Base chapel at Point Mugu to close for Sunday services after Easter

April 18, 2014 - 12:20pm
After Easter Sunday, the Chapel of Faith at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu will stop holding regular services.

Santa Clara board OKs air-conditioning, heating maintenance

April 18, 2014 - 12:17pm
The board also heard that the PTO will sponsor a celebratory after-school skating party, and that school enrollment was at 58 students.

Oak Park native turns early life into sitcom

April 18, 2014 - 10:03am
For 28-year-old Stephanie Phillips, growing up in Oak Park was not always easy, but now she and her writing partner Tom Clark have taken her experiences and turned them into a 30-minute TV sitcom pilot called "Oak Park."

Conejo Valley group to hold fundraising event for cancer foundation

April 17, 2014 - 10:50pm
The Conejo Valley Guild, the local chapter of the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation at UCLA, will hold its 15th annual Game Day on April 29 at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village.

Puppet show at Camarillo Library charms children, parents

April 17, 2014 - 9:40pm
More than 100 people turned out for a spring break puppet show at the Camarillo Library's Community Room for a lighthearted retelling of the classic Aesop's fable "Grasshopper and the Ants."