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County's civil grand jury accepting new jurors

6 hours 31 min ago

A panel of volunteer jurors who review government operations in Ventura County is accepting applications for new members.

Ventura police work to fight human trafficking

8 hours 25 min ago

Ventura police announced this week they will be working with an organization to train officers to recognize and investigate human-trafficking crimes in Ventura County.

Tierra Rejada landscape changing

8 hours 25 min ago

Moorpark is moving ahead on a project to remove diseased trees and install drought-tolerant landscaping along a section of Tierra Rejada Road.

Tonight in Oxnard: Have your say on priorities

8 hours 25 min ago
From potholes to police, art to Ormond Beach: Oxnard officials want residents to weigh in on their priorities at a community forum Thursday night.

Shock Top taps into zest for California life

8 hours 31 min ago

The citrus orchards of Limoneira Co. in Santa Paula were the setting for a winter-busting launch party for Shock Top Lemon Shandy.

El Nino is here; but it's weak, weird, and late

8 hours 49 min ago

A long anticipated El Nino has finally arrived. But for drought-struck California, it's too little, too late, meteorologists say.

15 March Madness facts you likely didn't know

10 hours 34 sec ago

Do you know what the most frequent NCAA tournament matchup is? Or the number of wins vacated due to rules violations? You will now.

Giant green parade pig missing in Ventura

11 hours 6 min ago

The most famous entry in Ventura's St. Patrick's Day Parade is missing.

Motorcyclist pinned under vehicle in Somis

11 hours 40 min ago
A motorcyclist was taken to a hospital in serious condition Thursday morning after being pinned under a vehicle in Somis, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.

Ringling Bros. circus: Recent animal troubles

11 hours 44 min ago

Ringling Bros. circus will stop using elephants by 2018. Here are some of the company's recent animal rights controversies.

Santa Barbara reports school-related chickenpox

11 hours 57 min ago

Santa Barbara County health officials say there have been five confirmed cases of chickenpox and one case of shingles associated with a school.

Denny's to open at former Carrows in Santa Paula

13 hours 36 min ago

The former Carrows Restaurant location in Santa Paula will reopen Sunday as Denny's.

Simi Valley school administrators reassigned

14 hours 27 min ago

Five Simi Valley administrators will be at new schools next year.

A school? Housing? Future of Cowboys lot unclear

14 hours 34 min ago

Developers are moving ahead with plans for a housing tract on a 20-acre vacant lot in north Oxnard used for parking, viewing and concessions when the Cowboys train here. But school officials are simultaneously eyeing the spot for a new campus. The Cowboys, meanwhile, say they'll be back in 2015.

Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon

15 hours 59 min ago

The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it.

Simi nonprofits invited to apply for grants

15 hours 59 min ago

Simi Valley has $150,000 available for nonprofit groups to use for new or ongoing projects.

Moving company expands into Ventura County

16 hours 29 min ago

Movegreen, an environmentally conscious residential and commercial moving company founded in Santa Barbara, is expanding into Ventura County.

AutoZone challenging lawsuit

16 hours 59 min ago

AutoZone is challenging a nearly $186 million damage award a San Diego jury handed to a woman who claimed she was wrongly fired after becoming pregnant.

Remote camera images show mountain lion kittens

17 hours 21 min ago

A remote camera captures photos of mountain lion and her two nearly grown kittens.

Fly a kite Sunday in Thousand Oaks

17 hours 29 min ago

Build and fly a kite — and meet Mary Poppins to boot — during an afternoon of music, food and fun Sunday outside the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.