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Fire department calls for brush clearence

8 hours 11 min ago

The Ventura County Fire Department has mailed more than 15,000 weed-abatement notices to property owners with parcels near vegetation, officials said.

News IQ Quiz: Test your knowledge

8 hours 30 min ago

Test your knowledge of what's going on in the county with our weekly news quiz.

Agency says humpback whales no longer endangered

8 hours 59 min ago

HONOLULU (AP) - The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the massive mammals have rebounded after 45 years of protections.

What's happening in education this week

9 hours 36 min ago

This is a week for celebrating planet Earth, with holidays honoring the environment and a naturalist who loved Yosemite.

Time Lapse: Ventura's beach becomes art canvas

9 hours 45 min ago

Sand muralist visits Ventura for the weekend to teach others his craft.

Hospital employees escape burning bus

10 hours 19 min ago
Community Memorial Hospital employees escaped a burning bus on Sunday as they returned from a getaway in Laughlin, Nev.

Gas station robbed in Ventura

11 hours 37 min ago

Ventura police were investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a gas station Sunday night, officials said.

Workshop tonight on The Courts replacement units

12 hours 20 min ago

Oxnard is holding a community workshop Monday evening on the first phase of the Las Cortes affordable housing project, which will replace The Courts, the 1950s-era public housing cottages in La Colonia.

Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon

13 hours 11 min ago

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won his second Boston Marathon on Monday, two years after he donated the medal from his first victory to the city in memory of the bombing victims.

Help decide future of Oxnard Boulevard

13 hours 54 min ago

Oxnard residents can help determine the future of Oxnard Boulevard improvements during workshops starting Saturday.

Vatican mounts drive to defend Junipero Serra

14 hours 13 min ago

The Vatican is mounting a campaign to defend 18th century Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra, who will be canonized by Pope Francis amid U.S. protests from Native Americans who have compared his conversion of natives to genocide.

Two rescued from near drowning in Ventura

15 hours 49 min ago

Two females were rescued Sunday afternoon from a near drowning in Ventura, officials said.

Cool weather through Friday

17 hours 54 min ago

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. - The National Weather Service reported that a few weak upper lows will track to the west and south of the region this week bringing seasonably cool weather through Friday. 

Simi council to consider rodenticide resolution

18 hours 32 min ago

Following the lead of other local cities, the Simi Valley City Council on Monday will consider adopting a resolution urging businesses and the public to stop using anticoagulant rodenticides.

ACM Awards: Lambert, Bryan, Swift shine

18 hours 47 min ago

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards jam-packed more than three hours of music, from classic country stars such as George Strait and Alan Jackson to contemporary favorites Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan and pop and rock stars Taylor Swift and Steven Tyler.

Summer domestic fares fall $2.01

19 hours 5 min ago

After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief - $2.01 in savings to be exact.

Flying finals full of fun

April 19, 2015 - 8:10pm

At the Southern California College Conference Championships of Ultimate Frisbee, the winners were, well, black and blue.

Tour bus enroute to Ventura catches fire

April 19, 2015 - 7:10pm

A tour bus with 52 people on board that was travelling from Laughlin, Nev. to Ventura caught fire in Needles Sunday afternoon. Three people were treated for minor injuries.

Conference shares of indigenous Mexican culture

April 19, 2015 - 6:28pm

A daylong conference provided insight into the culture of indigenous Mexicans, primarily Mixtecs from Oaxaca, who number about 20,000 in Ventura County.

Woman injured in 3-car crash

April 19, 2015 - 5:33pm

Chain-reaction accident causes injury Sunday in Thousand Oaks.