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Paperless society remains a dream

April 25, 2015 - 1:18pm

Columnist Troy Wolverton reports about new technology that could lead to a paperless socity, but evidence points to that not being very likely.

Grandmother was influence on this cook

April 25, 2015 - 1:00pm

Bill Lynch learned to cooking watching his Italian grandmother create traditional dishes and he still enjoys himself in the kitchen.

Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, Everest shaken

April 25, 2015 - 12:48pm

A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 906 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years.

Maybe we have become too sensitive

April 25, 2015 - 12:30pm

Bill Nash writes about how we've become so sensitive about everythying from food to politics that it makes it difficult to know how act.

Business groups plan events

April 25, 2015 - 12:30pm

A number of business groups have events planned in the coming days

Businesses report variety of news

April 25, 2015 - 12:00pm

Ventura County area businesses report their latest news and actions.

Mighty Cash Cats unveil new CD on Sunday

April 25, 2015 - 8:00am

The Johnny Cash tribute band is performing at Amigo’s in Ventura at 6 p.m.

Moorpark chef on Food Network baking show

April 25, 2015 - 5:02am

An Italian chef from Moorpark is on a new reality-TV show -- and it's not Fabio Viviani.

1 arrested in Oxnard attempted robbery

April 24, 2015 - 11:15pm

Police arrested one person and were looking for two others in connection with an attempted robbery Friday in Oxnard, officials said.

Local Armenians mourn the dead

April 24, 2015 - 9:08pm

The local Armenian community held a ceremony Friday at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Thousand Oaks marking the 100th anniversary of the ­Armenian ­genocide.

Oxnard College wins 2nd straight WSC title

April 24, 2015 - 8:55pm

The big weapons atop the rotation and in the middle of the lineup moved on to Division I and professional baseball.

The Ojai: USC, Stanford reach men's team final

April 24, 2015 - 8:44pm

No matter where they are played, rivalry matches are filled with intensity, passion and emotion.

Ojai Juniors: Simi's Mulville reaches semifinals

April 24, 2015 - 8:33pm

As a top junior player, Allison Mulville plays tournaments all over the country, but the Simi Valley resident calls The Ojai her favorite event.

Oil equipment burns west of Piru

April 24, 2015 - 7:31pm

Crews responded to a fire Friday west of Piru, officials said.

Ventura woman nominated for lifesaving medal

April 24, 2015 - 7:27pm

A Ventura woman has been nominated for a Gold Lifesaving Medal after she rescues two young girls caught in a rip current off the Rincon.

Rubicon productions up for Drama Desk honors

April 24, 2015 - 7:18pm

‘Lonesome Traveler,’ ‘Wiesenthal’ were both developed at the Ventura theater

Sardine season closed; numbers drop below cutoff

April 24, 2015 - 7:10pm

For the first time in decades, officials expect to shut down the commercial sardine season next year to help give the small, blue-green fish a chance to rebound.

Systems keep irrigation from being a drain

April 24, 2015 - 6:17pm
Homeowners turn to graywater for landscaping; it's collected from bathroom sinks and showers and from washing machines.

The Ojai Notebook: Long matches in Pac-12

April 24, 2015 - 5:53pm

The schedule for the Pac-12 Conference men’s team championship anticipated matches would last no longer than three hours.

Defendant takes stand in Simi Valley kidnap case

April 24, 2015 - 5:02pm
A man accused of beating and abducting a former girlfriend from her Simi Valley home and taking her to Las Vegas testified Friday that he did not assault and kidnap the woman.