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Veterans take to high seas, thanks to yacht club

July 27, 2015 - 4:19pm

The last time Korean War veteran Jim McMahon took to the ocean in a vessel was in 1953, when he was on a large Navy ship headed to Korea.

Santa Paula day built for community

July 27, 2015 - 4:07pm

A variety of activities and services will be available in Santa Paula Saturday at the annual community outreach day.

Ventura parks ambassador has life-saving past

July 27, 2015 - 4:06pm

A year ago, Chris Hoffman was a seasonal park aide for California State Parks when he saved three from ocean's pull.

Woman found dead in car committed suicide

July 27, 2015 - 4:01pm
A Granada Hills woman found dead Saturday near Simi Valley inside a car with a chemical-filled container committed suicide, officials said Monday.

Lawsuit for terminally ill seeking drugs tossed

July 27, 2015 - 3:55pm

A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit against the state on behalf of three terminally ill Californians seeking doctor-prescribed fatal medication.

Ventura water production to be detailed Tuesday

July 27, 2015 - 3:46pm
Ventura's Water Commission will hear about the city's water resources and production over the past 10 years when it meets Tuesday.

Businesses invited to tax credit workshop

July 27, 2015 - 3:29pm

Ventura County business owners can learn more about the California Competes tax credit program at a workshop Tuesday in Camarillo.

Nurses' exodus leads to cutback in surgeries

July 27, 2015 - 1:53pm

Ventura County Medical Center has shut down two operating rooms because too many nurses have left.

Faux Ventura nightclub makes 'True Detective'

July 27, 2015 - 1:43pm

Ventura made a fictional cameo in this week's "True Detective" when plot lines and plunging necklines converged at the Kali Club.

Olympic Committee looks elsewhere for host city

July 27, 2015 - 1:27pm

Now that Boston is out of the picture, the U.S. Olympic Committee wants to explore other opportunities to host the 2024 Games.

Simi seeking neighborhood council members

July 27, 2015 - 11:36am

Simi Valley is seeking executive board members for the city’s four neighborhood councils.

Concert, outreach activity and more on tap

July 27, 2015 - 11:17am

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

Live: Special Olympics World Summer Games

July 27, 2015 - 10:56am

Athletes around the world show their strength, determination and training in powerlifting competition at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. Follow the heavy lifting as it happens here.

Federal Reserve getting close to raising rates

July 27, 2015 - 10:47am

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is getting close to raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, perhaps in September. When it meets this week, though, don't expect any timetable for a rate hike to be spelled out in a post-meeting statement. For now, the Fed wants to keep its options open.

Inclusive park gets upgrade in Thousand Oaks

July 27, 2015 - 10:35am

Old Meadows Park in Thousand Oaks has a whole new look and play equipment for children with special needs.

The week in review (July 20-26)

July 27, 2015 - 10:24am

Been busy? Get caught up on news from across Ventura County, July 20-26.

Ventura man accused of stealing items from car

July 27, 2015 - 8:55am

A 20-year old man was arrested Saturday after allegedly stealing items from a vehicle in Ventura, officials said.

Carly Fiorina to speak at Reagan Library

July 27, 2015 - 8:08am

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is scheduled to discuss foreign policy between the United States and China at a 6 p.m. forum Monday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley.

Smartphones used as tools for medical research

July 27, 2015 - 7:52am

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life.

California health exchange to announce new rates

July 27, 2015 - 6:43am

California on Monday will announce 2016 premium rates for individual health plans sold on the state's insurance exchange, an important gauge of affordability amid growing concern that some insurers around the country are seeking double-digit price increases.