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Foreclosures jump 20 percent in April

May 20, 2015 - 9:01pm

A significant increase in foreclosure activity in April isn't the start of a new housing crisis, though, according to a market research firm.

Carl's Jr. in T.O. demolished, ready for remodel

May 20, 2015 - 7:01pm

Plagued by problems involving inoperable plumbing and pest control, a Carl's Jr. in Thousand Oaks has been torn down and is ready for a remodel.

Refugio oil spill: What you need to know

May 20, 2015 - 6:54pm

Refugio oil spill: What you need to know

Man to serve seven years for county burglaries

May 20, 2015 - 6:41pm
A Los Angeles man has been sentenced to seven years in jail and ordered to pay more than $100,000 for a series of agricultural-related thefts, Ventura County prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Woman accused of stealing from Ventura man

May 20, 2015 - 5:43pm

A Ventura woman was arrested last week in connection with stealing money from an elderly family member, officials said.

Senate panel backs parole board picks

May 20, 2015 - 5:26pm

The Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday recommended confirming the appointments of seven members to the 12-person board that has granted more paroles to life-term inmates than any before in California.

Crews help injured hiker in Santa Rosa Valley

May 20, 2015 - 5:03pm

Crews helped a hiker who fell and hot her head Wednesday in the Santa Rosa Valley near Camarillo, officials said.

Students put their own spin on roller coasters

May 20, 2015 - 4:41pm

A build-your-own roller coaster project has Hueneme High students crossing all fields of study, from physics to English, and visiting Magic Mountain.

County official looks for new committee members

May 20, 2015 - 4:28pm
Ventura County Supervisor Peter Foy announced Wednesday that he is searching for two people to fill special committee spots.

Trick shot pro racks them up in Moorpark

May 20, 2015 - 4:21pm

A professional billiards player and trick shot champion stops by Butera's in Moorpark

Moorpark Road on-ramp reopens in Thousand Oaks

May 20, 2015 - 4:19pm

The Moorpark Road on-ramp to northbound Highway 101 is expected to reopen by 6 a.m. Thursday.

Memorial Day events scheduled across county

May 20, 2015 - 4:16pm

Cities across Ventura County are hosting events designed to let residents pay their respects to those who have served in the armed forces.

Game day and art camp sign ups are underway

May 20, 2015 - 3:16pm

Youth can enjoy playing games as well as sign up for an art camp in Camarillo.

County mental health leader dies

May 20, 2015 - 2:37pm

The chairman of an advisory panel on mental health issues has died.

Backyard fire out

May 20, 2015 - 1:36pm

Firefighters quickly knocked down a backyard vegetation fire in Camarillo Wednesday afternoon.

Oil spill closes state beaches, campground

May 20, 2015 - 1:32pm

Refugio State Beach will stay closed through the holiday weekend as crews work to clean up an estimated 21,000-gallon oil spill along the coast.

Sotelo continues testimony in suit against city

May 20, 2015 - 12:56pm

Under cross-examination, former City Manager Ed Sotelo says the city didn't need a reason to not renew his contract.

Local students recognized at state science fair

May 20, 2015 - 12:34pm

Students from Ventura High School and Phoenix Ranch School received awards at the fair, held Monday and Tuesday in Los Angeles.

David Letterman to sign off as late-night host

May 20, 2015 - 11:45am

After 33 years and 6,028 broadcasts of his late-night show, David Letterman is signing off.

Firefighters put out barranca fire in Ventura

May 20, 2015 - 11:21am

Firefighters Wednesday morning knocked down a brush fire in a Ventura barranca, officials said.