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More diversification may be needed

May 26, 2015 - 1:49pm

Columnist John Grace advises investors to look at how diversified their portfolios are and maybe consider using some active-management techniques to diversify further.

Rescue groups at harbor to help impaled sea lion

May 26, 2015 - 1:49pm
The initial report of a large sea lion with a "spear" in its side came into Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife Institute Saturday afternoon.

Quiz: National Spelling Bee vocabulary questions

May 26, 2015 - 1:24pm

Here is a sampling of vocabulary questions from Tuesday's preliminary test at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. For the test, participants are asked to spell 12 words and define 14 words. 

Rio teacher brings Oaxaca into her classroom

May 26, 2015 - 1:22pm

A teacher in the Rio School District, who estimates that a third of her class has come from Oaxaca, incorporates Mixteco culture into her lessons.

Charter plans to carry Dodgers' TV station

May 26, 2015 - 1:02pm

Charter Communications’ proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable is good news for Charter’s subscribers in Ventura. It means they should soon be able to watch the Dodgers on SportsNet LA. A statement Tuesday sent by Time Warner Cable said, “Charter is committed to carrying SportsNet LA as soon as possible. We’re excited for Charter customers to enjoy the network’s

Officials investigate unknown substance

May 26, 2015 - 12:32pm

Ventura County fire officials are investigating an unknown substance found in a Camarillo trash container.

Meeting to focus on Ventura's water issues

May 26, 2015 - 11:51am

The College Area Community Council meets Wednesday in Ventura.

Understanding 'activities of daily living'

May 26, 2015 - 11:44am

Senior advocate Betty Berry explains the phrase, which often is heard when discussing long-term care.

California man faces charges in hatchet attack

May 26, 2015 - 11:03am

Police say an Idaho woman who was having an affair orchestrated a gruesome Las Vegas hatchet attack that left her husband dead with his head nearly severed while they were on a family trip on Memorial Day.

Opinions welcome at tax hearing

May 26, 2015 - 10:45am

Thn public is invited to speak at a hearing Wednesday before the Board of Equalization that will examine business and property taxes.

Oil spill impact: 10 sea lions, 5 seals in rehab

May 26, 2015 - 10:14am

Five elephant seals and 12 sea lions have been admitted to a San Diego rehabilitation center following last week’s Refugio oil spill. Two sea lions have died after being admitted.

2 Ventura schools locked down during search

May 26, 2015 - 9:52am

Two Ventura schools were on temporary lock down Tuesday morning while police searched for a man who was seen with a gun, officials said.

Poll: Trimming your household water use

May 26, 2015 - 9:29am

How much do you plan to reduce your household water use? 10-20%? Less than 10%? Zero?

2 fires knocked down in Ventura

May 26, 2015 - 8:36am

Two structure fires were knocked down in Ventura Tuesday morning, officials said.

Skeletal remains connected to exchange student

May 26, 2015 - 8:13am

Bones found in the San Francisco Bay Area are those of a Swedish exchange student who disappeared more than 30 years ago, authorities said Monday.

Low clouds, fog in valleys

May 26, 2015 - 5:28am

The National Weather Service reported that onshore flow will bring night through morning low clouds and fog to the coast and into some valleys through the week, but areas farther inland will have fair skies.

Charter Communication buying Time Warner Cable

May 26, 2015 - 4:30am

NEW YORK (AP) - Charter Communications will spend $55.33 billion to acquire Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal that would instantly create one of the largest TV and Internet providers in the U.S.

Brush fire contained in Santa Paula

May 26, 2015 - 12:55am
Ventura County firefighters were fighting a brush fire in the Santa Clara River bottom early Tuesday morning in Santa Paula.

Sexual battery alleged

May 25, 2015 - 11:57pm
A Ventura man was arrested Monday on suspicion of sexual battery and child annoyance.

Man shot in Oxnard, police say

May 25, 2015 - 11:43pm

A man injured in a shooting in Oxnard was transported to a local hospital Monday night, officials said.