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Champion speller eyes journey of words

May 25, 2015 - 8:30pm

Labiba Sardar, 13, of Ventura, likes journeys. Which is good. She's embarking on one.

Case manager retires after 43 years at Arc

May 25, 2015 - 7:41pm

A retiring case manager has seen 43 years of change in how people with developmental disabilities are treated by the community and medical professionals.

Man rescued after fishing accident

May 25, 2015 - 7:14pm

A fisherman apparently hit by a rogue wave was rescued and then transported by helicopter to a Thousand Oaks hospital Monday, officials said.

Art show, Jewish Heritage celebration and more

May 25, 2015 - 6:34pm

Events across the county.

Samaritan rescues man in near drowning

May 25, 2015 - 6:10pm

An Atascadero man rescued a 22-year-old man struggling in the surf in Oxnard.

Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable

May 25, 2015 - 6:00pm

Charter Communications Inc. is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.

Company hopes to remove ruptured oil pipeline

May 25, 2015 - 5:54pm

Officials from Plains All American Pipeline say they hope the broken section of a pipeline that spilled oil along the California Coast can be removed for investigation by Tuesday.

Memorial Day 2015 in Ventura County [Photos]

May 25, 2015 - 5:10pm

Here's how some are commemorating Memorial Day. How are you spending the holiday?

Firefighters put out small fire in river bottom

May 25, 2015 - 4:59pm

A grass fire in the bottom of the Santa Clara River was quickly extinguished Monday afternoon.

Those who made 'ultimate sacrifice' honored

May 25, 2015 - 4:53pm
The "Lest We Forget" Memorial Day service in Westlake Village drew a large crowd to remember those who died in war.

Wolff looking to help Westlake repeat

May 25, 2015 - 4:13pm

Westlake High No. 1 golfer Spencer Soosman isn’t afraid to admit that teammate Matt Wolff is a better player.

Ventura ceremony honors those lost in war

May 25, 2015 - 3:51pm

Hundreds of people gathered for a Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Ivy Lawn Cemetery in Ventura.

Ledin: Weiss has angel next to him in outfield

May 25, 2015 - 3:41pm

The ritual is always the same.

Chemical mix causes Simi store to close

May 25, 2015 - 3:12pm

A bad mix of chemicals forced the closure of a Walgreens store Monday in Simi Valley, authorities said.

The Star's Athletes of the Week

May 25, 2015 - 2:27pm

The Star's Athletes of the Week are Woody Cook and Zaria Francis.

Oxnard workshops to focus on budget cuts

May 25, 2015 - 1:30pm

Two special Oxnard City Council meetings will be held this week, on Tuesday and Thursday, to look at how budget cuts will impact various departments as the city prepares to slash nearly $11 million by July.

Obama pays tribute to fallen service members

May 25, 2015 - 1:16pm

President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must "never stop trying to fully repay them" for their sacrifices. He noted it was the first Memorial Day in 14 years without U.S. forces engaged in a major ground war.

Buffalo Soldiers plan a return to Oxnard

May 25, 2015 - 11:00am

After speaking at the Oxnard Public Library earlier this month, Buffalo Soldier re-enactors plan a return trip in June.

Crash vehicle briefly halts trains in Oxnard

May 25, 2015 - 10:35am

A vehicle involved in a crash wound up close to railroad tracks near Fifth Street and Rice Avenue in Oxnard on Monday morning. Train traffic was halted for about 13 minutes before resuming shortly after 9 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said.

State agency hopes app leads to more tips

May 25, 2015 - 10:30am

California Department of Fish and Wildlife has launched a smartphone app to reach more people and give them a way to anonymously send a tip.