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Ikea joins war over wireless charging

2 hours 23 min ago

By offering furniture that charges phones, Ikea has involved itself in the battle for wireless-charging supremacy.

Officials ID man killed in motorcycle mishap

2 hours 30 min ago
Authorities Monday identified a 49-year-old man who was killed Saturday in an accident involving a motorcycle.

'Ebola nurse' Nina Pham sues Texas hospital

2 hours 46 min ago

Nina Pham, a Texas nurse who was infected with Ebola, is suing the hospital that she says used her as a “pawn.”

North Hollywood man dies in Simi Valley crash

3 hours 31 min ago

A 23-year-old North Hollywood man died a Simi Valley crash early Monday, officials said.

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3 hours 35 min ago

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Free bus rides today as Valley Express debuts

3 hours 55 min ago

A new service will bring fixed-route buses to Santa Paula, Fillmore and Piru.

Officials identify Oxnard homicide victim

4 hours 5 min ago

Authorities Monday identified a 22-year-old man who was shot and killed in Oxnard on Saturday.

Laut murder trial delayed another week

4 hours 17 min ago

The trial of an Oxnard woman accused of killing her former Olympic-athlete husband in 2009 was continued to next week as both sides wait for a response from a Santa Barbara judge on a motion to disqualify another judge from the murder trial.

Hearing over Simi Valley service fees tonight

5 hours 50 min ago

The Simi Valley City Council might vote to increase fees for dozens of city services after a public hearing tonight.

Portion of PCH reopens after mudslide

5 hours 54 min ago
A portion of Pacific Coast Highway reopened Monday morning after a mudslide occurred just south of Las Posas Road early Sunday.

Train service resumes, roads reopen after crash

6 hours 32 min ago

Officials said rail service resumed and roads were reopened shortly after a Sunday night train crash outside of Camarillo.

Le Pain Quotidien opens at Westlake Plaza

7 hours 20 min ago

Le Pain Quotidien opens its first Ventura County restaurant in Thousand Oaks.

Lingering showers through early Tuesday

8 hours 21 min ago

The National Weather Service reported that a cold front will slowly move through Southern California Monday, bringing periods of showers and mountain snow down to lower mountain elevations. 

5 tips for consumers to prevent tax fraud

10 hours 42 min ago
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners offers five tips to protect taxpayers from fraud this tax season.

Clinic gets nearly $200,000 for heart program

11 hours 42 min ago

The Westminster Free Clinic has been awarded $192,994 for a heart health program led by teens.

Los Angeles police kill man in struggle

11 hours 53 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a fatal encounter captured on video, three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on the city's Skid Row during a struggle over one of the officers' guns, authorities said.

Train hits vehicle near Camarillo

March 1, 2015 - 9:23pm

An Amtrak train with 85 aboard hit a vehicle Sunday night at Pleasant Valley Road and Fifth Street between Oxnard and Camarillo.

Desserts help support Cancer Support Community

March 1, 2015 - 7:51pm

Money raised from tickets and the sale of desserts Sunday will help the Cancer Support Community continue to provide free services to people battling cancer.

Kerry 'calms' during Iran nuclear talks

March 1, 2015 - 7:11pm

Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal.

Stolen car found and four arrested

March 1, 2015 - 6:23pm

Four people were arrested in Simi Valley Sunday afternoon after police found a stolen vehicle there.