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Diagnosing computer problem not an easy task

May 23, 2015 - 1:00pm

Technology columnist Bill Husted tells a reader that a variety things could be causing his computer problem.

Business groups plan events

May 23, 2015 - 12:00pm

A couple of area business groups have events planned.

T.O. resident continues her 'MasterChef' quest

May 23, 2015 - 11:45am

A fashion stylist who splits her time between Thousand Oaks and Los Angeles cooks her way onto the sixth season of "MasterChef" on Fox and gets some words of advice from Adrien Nieto, the former Ventura County restaurant server who took second place on the show in 2011. PLUS: Stir opens at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, what's up with Sushi Teri in Camarillo, and Duff Goldman's plans for the Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival.

Simi mom puzzled by loss of Instagram account

May 23, 2015 - 10:30am

The mother of a Simi Valley toddler whose battle with cancer garnered national attention is fighting to get an Instagram account she created about her daughter’s ordeal restored.

It's all in a name for Oxnard drains

May 23, 2015 - 10:00am

The Ventura County Watershed Protection Agency invites the public to help pick names for two Oxnard area drains.

7 decades on, Pearl Harbor kin seek new closure

May 23, 2015 - 10:00am

CARY, N.C. (AP) - Dawn Silsbee and her siblings never knew their Uncle Bert - he died years before they were born. But they saw what his loss did to their family.

Two years on, Erbes Road improvements complete

May 23, 2015 - 9:00am

Workers are finishing up landscaping and other final touches on Erbes Road in Thousand Oaks so that this week, the street-widening project that was supposed to be finished a year ago will finally be complete.

10 things to do this Memorial Day weekend

May 23, 2015 - 8:30am

Three days off! There's no reason not to get outside. Help farm workers. Check out a new farmers market. There's plenty to do!

Holiday Traffic: Live Traffic Map

May 23, 2015 - 7:16am

What's happening on the roads right now? Check traffic conditions now.

Man violently resists arrest in Ventura

May 22, 2015 - 11:23pm
A Los Angeles man was arrested in connection with identity theft and resisting arrest Friday night in Ventura, officials said.

Vehicles hit bear on Highway 126 in Santa Paula

May 22, 2015 - 11:04pm

Multiple vehicles hit a bear on Highway 126 Friday night in Santa Paula, officials said.

County inmate dies after medical emergency

May 22, 2015 - 10:05pm
An inmate at the Ventura County jail died early Friday after suffering a medical emergency, officials said.

Crews put out bonfire near Oxnard Plain

May 22, 2015 - 9:38pm
Oxnard firefighters put out a bonfire Friday near the Oxnard Plain, officials said.

Baseball: Friz has walk-off single for Moorpark

May 22, 2015 - 9:25pm

Max Friz smacked a two-out, run-scoring single in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Moorpark High baseball team a thrilling, extra-inning win over La Mirada in a CIF-Southern Section Division 2 first-round game Friday at Moorpark.

Lifeguards recue man clinging to Ventura Pier

May 22, 2015 - 8:38pm
Crews responded to a water rescue where a male was clinging onto the Ventura Pier Friday, officials said.

Baseball: Kish's catch keys Oxnard's win

May 22, 2015 - 8:22pm

All it took was all he had. “I saw the ball and took off sprinting, as fast as I could, for 20 yards,” said Oxnard High junior right fielder Stephen Kish. “Then I jumped, as high as I could, and the ball landed in my glove. I got up on my feet as soon as I could and got the ball back in to the second baseman.”

Crews respond to patio fire at Oak Park duplex

May 22, 2015 - 7:36pm
Crews responded to a fire at an Oak Park duplex Friday, officials said.

Largest La Reina senior class a close-knit crew

May 22, 2015 - 7:25pm

Seniors at La Reina celebrate the diversity of the Catholic high school's largest class.

Sailing family links Ventura, Galapagos students

May 22, 2015 - 6:22pm

The Rigneys of Ventura make it to Galapagos, where they set up a Skype connection between a local school and Cabrillo Middle School.

Teens turn to Buddhism to learn coping skills

May 22, 2015 - 5:57pm

A local Buddhist center offers teen classes to help students learn meditation, patience and other coping skills.