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Cowboys fans may get big parking area after all

June 29, 2015 - 11:16am

Oxnard officials say they might have access after all to 20 vacant acres for fan parking when the Dallas Cowboys train here this summer.

Thomas will challenge Knight for House seat

June 29, 2015 - 11:09am

Retired Air Force Col. Evan “Ivan” Thomas has announced he will challenge Rep. Steve Knight in the 25th Congressional District next year.

Justices uphold Arizona's redistricting system

June 29, 2015 - 10:52am

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday upheld Arizona congressional districts drawn by an independent commission and rejected a constitutional challenge from Republican lawmakers.

California lawmakers in two special sessions

June 29, 2015 - 10:33am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers have been tasked with tackling long-term funding shortfalls in the state's transportation and health care programs. But talk of tax increases is already causing some political hand-wringing.

Beach Boys tribute to benefit City of Hope

June 29, 2015 - 9:58am

An all-star musician lineup will gather Thursday for a Beach Boys tribute concert. It's also a benefit for the City of Hope cancer research hospital.

Justices rule against EPA power plant emissions

June 29, 2015 - 9:27am

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators.

Justices uphold use of execution drug

June 29, 2015 - 7:27am

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions. Two of the justices said for first time that death penalty itself probably is unconstitutional.

Rainfall has minimal effect on Lake Fire

June 29, 2015 - 7:03am

Rain was a concern but a welcome one Sunday in the fight against the more than 30,000-acre Lake Fire in the San Bernardino Mountains, the downside being that rain could also bring more disaster as it falls.

Global stocks down as Greece limits withdrawals

June 29, 2015 - 6:37am

LONDON (AP) - Global stock markets took a battering Monday after Greece shuttered its banks for the week and imposed limits on cash withdrawals - developments that have reinforced fears the country is heading for a messy exit from the euro that could shake the world economy.

Group to dive off Santa Barbara Co. after spill

June 29, 2015 - 6:00am

Reef Check volunteers plan to dive in waters off Refugio State Beach this week, collecting data on fish and other critters usually spotted there.

Slight cooling expected at end of the week

June 29, 2015 - 5:38am

Upper-level high pressure will remain in place over the Great Basin for much of the week, pushing varying amounts of monsoonal moisture into the region, according to the National Weather Service.

Library hosting Sherlock Holmes creator program

June 29, 2015 - 5:00am

The Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi on Thursday will stage a program devoted to Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Two injured in Simi Valley vehicle rollover

June 28, 2015 - 9:44pm
One person suffered severe injuries while another had moderate injuries after their vehicle rolled over Sunday night in Simi Valley.

Senior living center to honor veterans

June 28, 2015 - 7:38pm

Cypress Place Senior Living in Ventura will have its annual Salute to Veterans event Wednesday.

Ojai sees more money for schools

June 28, 2015 - 7:37pm

The Ojai Unified School District's new budget includes state money that will be used primarily for raises, more staff and the elimination of furlough days.

Anderson channels Sam Smith at BET Awards

June 28, 2015 - 7:15pm

BET Awards co-host Anthony Anderson brought on the laughs when he dressed as singer Sam Smith, who won best new artist Sunday but didn't attend the awards show.

Four rescued from ocean in Ventura

June 28, 2015 - 6:57pm

A woman and two juveniles were rescued from the ocean near Weymouth Lane and Pierpont Boulevard in Ventura on Sunday afternoon, officials said. A man was rescued nearby.

Fireworks go on sale despite drought fire threat

June 28, 2015 - 6:24pm

Fillmore is the only area in Ventura County that allows the sale or use of fireworks. The city licenses local nonprofit groups to sell them for one week.

Simi Valley show draws car lovers of all ages

June 28, 2015 - 5:55pm

Sunday’s sixth annual Cops N’ Cruisers Car Show at the Simi Valley Police Department plaza drew generations of car lovers, including children with a passion for the flashing red and blue lights of police cars.

Car crashes into Oxnard home; 5 injured

June 28, 2015 - 5:48pm

A 22-year-old Oxnard man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of felony drunken driving after his vehicle crashed into a house at Wooley Road and L Street, injuring himself and four other people, police said.