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PCH to reopen this afternoon

February 27, 2015 - 8:19am

The Pacific Coast Highway between Camarillo and Malibu will reopen by 3 p.m. Friday, Caltrans officials say.

Police: 7 fatally shot, gunman dead in Missouri

February 27, 2015 - 8:10am

A gunman went house to house, fatally shooting seven people and wounding one overnight in a small southern Missouri town.

Republicans prolong Homeland Security battle

February 27, 2015 - 7:45am

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hours from a partial agency shutdown, Congress is moving to approve a short-term funding bill for the Homeland Security Department that leaves intact Obama administration immigration policies Republicans vowed to repeal.

Car hits street sign in Fillmore

February 27, 2015 - 7:29am

A vehicle hit a street sign in Fillmore Friday morning, officials said.

How brands are using 'The Dress'

February 27, 2015 - 6:57am

"The Dress" took over the Internet on Thursday. Here's how several popular brands have inserted themselves into the conversation.

Weather pattern to change

February 27, 2015 - 5:33am

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. - The National Weather Service reported that a weather pattern change will begin tonight as there will be periods of rain through early next week with lower snow levels expected across mountain locations, possibly affecting Interstate 5 corridor Saturday through Monday. Temperatures will be below normal as well through early next week.

Heritage Valley bus system debuts Monday

February 27, 2015 - 5:01am
A new transit service that will bring fixed-route buses to the Heritage Valley debuts Monday with free rides all day.

Film Society kicks off new season Friday

February 27, 2015 - 1:02am
The Ventura Film Society opens its seventh season Friday night with the screening of "Now: In the Wings on a World Stage" at the Museum of Ventura County in Ventura.

Shining a light on painter Richard Schloss

February 27, 2015 - 1:01am
Painter Richard Schloss will sit long enough to be the subject of a Focus on the Masters tribute Saturday night in Ventura.

Police converge on Thousand Oaks home

February 27, 2015 - 12:41am
Six units with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office were sent to a Thousand Oaks home to talk to a possible battery suspect Thursday, officials said.

Plea filed in death of man last seen in Oak Park

February 27, 2015 - 12:33am
A convicted drug dealer pleaded not guilty Thursday to killing a 20th Century Fox executive who was last seen alive in Oak Park and whose remains were found in the Southern California desert.

Stabbing victim reported in Oxnard

February 26, 2015 - 11:08pm

A stabbing victim was reported Thursday night in Oxnard, officials said.

Oaks Christian wins 2-1, to face Westlake

February 26, 2015 - 9:43pm

The tradition continues for the Oaks Christian School girls soccer team.

Royal comes up short in quarterfinals

February 26, 2015 - 9:28pm

Royal High went all-out in the second half in hopes of extending its postseason run, but a late goal by visiting La Mirada ended the Highlanders’ season with a 1-0 loss in a CIF-Southern Section Division 4 quarterfinal game Thursday night.

Westlake wins, to play Oaks in semifinals

February 26, 2015 - 9:09pm

The Westlake High girls soccer team has instituted a “no excuses” policy for the postseason.

Crews respond to apartment fire in Port Hueneme

February 26, 2015 - 9:01pm

Crews responded to a fire at a two-story apartment building Thursday in Port Hueneme, officials said.

2 arrested in connection with weapons violations

February 26, 2015 - 6:50pm

Two people were arrested in connection with weapons violations Thursday in Ventura, officials said.

Bridge over railroad crossing needs funding

February 26, 2015 - 6:36pm

A long-planned bridge over the railroad tracks at Rice Avenue, where a Metrolink train crashed Tuesday after hitting a pickup, has no funding source.

Pickup driver in train crash gets out of jail

February 26, 2015 - 6:35pm

The truck driver accused of causing a commuter train crash this week in Oxnard got out of jail Thursday night after prosecutors decided not to file charges, his attorney said.

Students get lesson in farming

February 26, 2015 - 6:15pm

Students from Children's World in Ventura toured an organic farm Thursday in Moorpark.