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Gold Coast Transit unveils new vehicles

July 1, 2015 - 4:40pm

Gold Coast Transit on Wednesday unveiled its latest generation of buses and vans complete with a new paint design and logo.

Thousand Oaks woman named state PTA president

July 1, 2015 - 4:26pm

Justine Fischer will serve a two-year term.

Places to go on the Fourth of July

July 1, 2015 - 4:25pm

Waiting for the fireworks to start? Here's how to spend your day

Simi Valley district to sell central office

July 1, 2015 - 4:23pm

The board has voted to sell or lease the central office, as well as a surplus campus.

Oxnard man accused of Ventura sexual assault

July 1, 2015 - 4:21pm

An Oxnard man has been arrested in Ventura on suspicion of luring and sexually assaulting a teen, police said Wednesday.

Mesa Union names new superintendent

July 1, 2015 - 4:20pm

Jeff Turner is now an assistant superintendent with the Rio School District. He has been named superintendent of the Mesa Union School District.

Police to look out for DUI drivers over holiday

July 1, 2015 - 3:36pm

Law enforcement officials across Ventura County and the state will be looking out for intoxicated drivers over the Fourth of July weekend.

Book reading, game day and other events planned

July 1, 2015 - 3:34pm

Area groups and organizations have a number of events scheduled in coming days.

Here's where to go to see fireworks

July 1, 2015 - 3:30pm

Nearly every city in Ventura County is hosting a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, with one the night before.

Concert, cooking demo and other events planned

July 1, 2015 - 3:23pm

Area groups and organizations have a number of events scheduled in coming days.

Crews respond to small brush fire in Simi Valley

July 1, 2015 - 3:07pm
Crews Wednesday afternoon are responding to a small brush fire in Simi Valley, officials said.

Father of Simi Valley woman discusses crash

July 1, 2015 - 2:49pm

A Simi Valley woman missing since Monday was found Wednesday morning — the victim of an SUV crash in Malibu Canyon, officials said.

Big-rig burns on Highway 101 near Seacliff

July 1, 2015 - 1:36pm

The Ventura County Fire Department are putting out a fire involving a big-rig truck burning on the side of Highway 101 a mile south of Seacliff.

Macy's dumps Trump in response to comments

July 1, 2015 - 1:32pm

NEW YORK (AP) - Rapper Flo Rida, the Macy's department store chain and football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith all had something in common on Wednesday: They're the latest to distance themselves from Donald Trump following his remarks about Mexican immigrants.

Ventura's BMX track loses sanction

July 1, 2015 - 1:17pm

Ventura's BMX track is closing after it lost its sanction by USA BMX.

Rescuing overripe bananas, wilted cilantro

July 1, 2015 - 12:06pm

Follow along as The Star and dozens in Ventura take the Food Waste Prevention Challenge.

Restaurant review: Azu in Ojai

July 1, 2015 - 11:00am

Azu still creating Mediterranean magic on Ojai Avenue

'True Detective' trails murder to Ventura County

July 1, 2015 - 10:26am

HBO's new season of "True Detective" is thick with Ventura County DNA.

How to keep pets safe on Fourth of July

July 1, 2015 - 9:45am

To us, fireworks are the sparkling embodiment of July Fourth. But to dogs, they truly are bombs bursting in air.

Brooks Institute has new leadership

July 1, 2015 - 9:30am

Brooks, which also has a new owner, has named a president and provost.