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Oxnard woman shot, killed by police

March 28, 2015 - 5:24pm
A 26-year-old woman was fatally shot by an Oxnard police officer responding to a domestic dispute early Saturday in the 500 block of West Vineyard Avenue, authorities said.

Payday loans are not worth it

March 28, 2015 - 5:05pm

Columnist Michelle Singletary is not a fan of payday loans and is supportive of plans to regulate them.

Campbell earns The Star's Player of Year honor

March 28, 2015 - 3:00pm

Katie Campbell spent the offseason getting pushed around, and she was the one requesting the punishment.The Oaks Christian School junior guard wanted to get stronger and tougher so she could play through contact this season.

Clipzeez aims to keep athletic shoes tied

March 28, 2015 - 3:00pm

Luke Billings of Ventura invited Clipzeez and started his own company to make the device that keeps shoes tied out of frustration when the laces kept coming untied on his own running shoes.

Ventura County area businesses report news

March 28, 2015 - 3:00pm

Ventura County area businesses and business groups have reported a number of business-related news items.

Hauser is The Star's top boys basketball player

March 28, 2015 - 2:49pm

It was halftime during play in the Santa Barbara Tournament on Dec. 26 and the Thousand Oaks High boys basketball team already had its game against Channel Islands well in hand.

Simi's Hunter King's new movie opened Friday

March 28, 2015 - 2:45pm

Hunter King of Simi Valley plays a mean girl in the movie "A Girl Like Her," which opened Friday. The movie deals with bullying.

Man shot in leg in Santa Paula shooting

March 28, 2015 - 2:42pm

Police were looking for two men who shot and battered two other men Friday night in Santa Paula, officials said.

Ruben's Burritos in Ojai has new tenant

March 28, 2015 - 2:20pm

Meet the family behind Ojai Tortilla House, now in business at what used to be Ruben's Burritos. PLUS: The Olive Vineyard in Agoura Hills, JM Mission Burrito in Simi Valley, Breakfast Paradise in Ventura, Jeanette's Edelweiss in Newbury Park, Urban Pizza in Thousand Oaks, Billy O's in Ventura, and Fresh & Easy everywhere.

Recipes for updated Passover, spring tables

March 28, 2015 - 1:09pm

Gabe Garcia, executive chef at Tierra Sur restaurant at Herzog Wine Cellars in Oxnard, shares his recipes for a "reimagined" Passover.

Forget the garden, buy your vegetables

March 28, 2015 - 1:00pm

Columnist Bill Nash won't be planting a garden this year and if you do and you have some extra zucchini don't feel obligated to offer it to him.

Company works to fill photo needs

March 28, 2015 - 11:45am
The Picture Screen DBA In Scene Photos supplies photo items like portable photo booths, screens and photographers.

Silk artist to get Saturday spotlight

March 28, 2015 - 5:00am

The long-running Focus on the Masters series “An Evening with ...” shines its spotlight Saturday evening on local stitched-silk artist Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo.

Two in custody after Newbury Park search

March 28, 2015 - 12:14am

Police had two males in custody after a search for them following the discovery of a stolen vehicle Friday night in Newbury Park, authorities said.

Police investigate shooting in Santa Paula

March 27, 2015 - 11:13pm

Police were investigating a shooting Friday night in Santa Paula, officials said.

Traffic backed up on Highway 101 in Ventura

March 27, 2015 - 10:25pm

Traffic was backed up on northbound Highway 101 Friday night in Ventura, according to a traffic map.

Charity League honors seniors

March 27, 2015 - 9:49pm
The National Charity League Vista Robles Chapter Senior Class celebrated its charity work over the past five years at a special event March 14.

Apple CEO plans to give away most of his fortune

March 27, 2015 - 9:16pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining a long list of magnates promising to give away most of the wealth that they amass during their careers.

East county pet of the week: Coco

March 27, 2015 - 8:23pm

Coco is a lovely female ­Lhasa ­Apso about 6 1/2 years old. She was a privileged member of her previous family and slept on her owner’s bed, but her owner suddenly died and although she was loved by all other family members, none were able to take her in. 

Chances of being locked up vary across state

March 27, 2015 - 7:04pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The number of inmates in California's county jails has fallen significantly since peaking in 2007, but new statistics show a wide disparity still exists among locales, with liberal enclaves like Marin and San Francisco far less likely to lock up criminals than conservative places like Kings, Lassen and Tuolumne counties.