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Nasarenko drops out of 37th Assembly race

37 min 51 sec ago
Ventura City Councilman Erik Nasarenko said Monday that he has decided to end his campaign for the 37th Assembly District and has endorsed fellow Democrat Monique Limón.

Park burned by arsonist will be rebuilt

38 min 36 sec ago

The play equipment at Las Piedras Park in Santa Paula was destroyed by an arson fire last year. Now the city is moving forward with plans to rebuild it.

Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex

39 min 19 sec ago

Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he got Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and he admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman and "other people," according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

County plans to buy Oxnard hospital

1 hour 35 min ago

Mentally ill children would get crisis care in former Oxnard hospital under proposal to be weighed by the Board of Supervisors.

'True Detective' stops in faux VC Sheriff's HQ

1 hour 42 min ago

"Maybe Tomorrow," the third episode of HBO's "True Detective," pays a visit to a fictional version of Ventura County Sheriff's headquarters. 

Dancing robot tops this week in education

2 hours 57 min ago

Kids can learn how to use solar energy to power a dancing robot or hear stories told in a pretend pirate ship at local libraries this week.

Ventura group to discuss homelessness, CMH, fair

3 hours 59 min ago

Get an update on homeless issues and on Community Memorial Hospital’s construction at the Midtown Ventura Community Council monthly meeting.

Serena Williams tops Venus at Wimbledon

4 hours 20 min ago

LONDON (AP) - Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus - older, taller, stronger - who usually beat Serena.

Man accused of carrying loaded weapon

5 hours 6 min ago

A 25-year-old man was arrested in Oxnard Sunday after allegedly carrying a loaded handgun, officials said.

Ventura property sold for $13.1 million

6 hours 7 min ago

Four years after being put up for sale, the University of California has sold the UC Hansen Trust Property in Ventura for $13.1 million.

Noninjury crash in Ventura creates backup

6 hours 56 min ago

A crash on Highway 101 in Ventura was causing a backup during the morning commute.

SC lawmakers return for Confederate flag debate

7 hours 45 min ago

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - While it appears there is broad support in the South Carolina Legislature to bring down the Confederate flag, the depth of that support will get its first test this week as lawmakers return to Columbia to come up with a specific plan.

Brush fire knocked down in Santa Paula

8 hours 39 min ago

A small brush fire in Santa Paula was knocked down Sunday evening, officials said.

Greeks united, proud of their defiance

9 hours 5 min ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Nicky Zachary closed her family's shoe store shortly after opening it Monday - the few customers who had strolled in hadn't bought a thing.

Simi Strings Community Orchestra to perform

9 hours 23 min ago

The Simi Strings Community Orchestra will perform at the Simi Valley Library from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 12.

Low clouds, patchy fog through mid week

10 hours 1 min ago

Upper level low pressure off the coast will maintain strong onshore flow through the middle of the week with extensive night through morning low clouds and patchy fog, according to the National Weather Service. 

Running of the bulls festival starts

10 hours 6 min ago

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) - Thousands of revelers doused each other with wine Monday to celebrate the start of the famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival in this northern Spanish city.

Moorpark to host end-of-life choices talk

10 hours 23 min ago

Registered nurse Teri Helton will discuss end-of-life choices at noon July 23 at the Moorpark Active Adult Center.

Brush fire near Santa Paula Airport

July 5, 2015 - 11:11pm

The fire was reported near the intersection of East Telegraph and Toland roads at 2:23 p.m. Firefighters said the blaze was just north of the Santa Clara River bottom.

Vehicle pursuit follows robbery

July 5, 2015 - 9:29pm
Ventura police called off a vehicle pursuit within minutes after it began following a robbery at a Wal-Mart along Victoria Avenue Sunday evening.