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Public forums to be held on OSD's election plan

April 24, 2015 - 12:27pm

The board is in the process of changing its districtwide voting system to one that would define specific boundaries, or an area, for each trustee.

5 foodie things to do this weekend (April 24-26)

April 24, 2015 - 12:26pm

Watch a local baker compete on a new Food Network show. Learn about agriculture at an organic farm in Camarillo. Sip (free!) tea from bone-china cups at quite possibly the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Yep, there's plenty to do, see and taste this weekend in Ventura County.

Young, male lion departure marks a first

April 24, 2015 - 11:55am

Mountain lions typically leave their mothers when they are 12 to 18 months old. But in the Santa Monica Mountains, finding one’s own territory can be a challenge.

Metrolink GPS system debuting in Ventura County

April 24, 2015 - 10:45am

Metrolink's Ventura County line is getting a new anti-collision GPS safety system this month, designed to avoid a repeat of the deadly 2008 Chatsworth crash.

Five outdoorsy things to do this weekend!

April 24, 2015 - 10:40am

So much to do this weekend in the 805!

Moorpark concerned about gravel company's plans

April 24, 2015 - 10:25am

Moorpark City Council members want county officials to address their concerns over a proposed expansion of a mining facility just outside the city.

CLU exhibit has a modern tech flavor

April 24, 2015 - 10:00am

A reception Saturday night will honor California Lutheran University students who are part of an exhibit of multimedia creations and technology using still, 3-D and motion graphics.

Man accused of firing gun at Ventura Harbor

April 24, 2015 - 9:35am
A Ventura man was arrested early Friday after firing a gun at the Ventura Harbor, officials said.

Three injured in Upper Ojai Valley crash

April 24, 2015 - 9:22am
Highway 150 has been reopened Friday morning after a crash that injured three people in the Upper Ojai Valley.

Rabbi honored for work with homeless

April 24, 2015 - 9:09am

Ventura Rabbi Lisa Hochberg-Miller has been named one of the nation's top rabbis for her work helping to end homelessness.

Oxnard Union ends food services contract

April 24, 2015 - 8:44am

Students in the Oxnard Union High School District won't be served meals by food services company Sodexo next year.

Regulators work to protect senior investors

April 24, 2015 - 8:30am

A new report gives seniors information they need to know about investing, columnist Julie Jason reports.

Volunteers Wanted for Ojai Lavender Festival

April 24, 2015 - 8:06am

Volunteers are sought for the Ojai Valley Lavender Festival organizing committee, and to help out on the day of the event, June 27, 2015.

Overturned vehicle on Hwy. 101 in Ventura

April 24, 2015 - 8:05am

A white sport utility vehicle overturned Friday morning on Highway 101 in Ventura, officials said.

Photo Branch of Ojai Art Center Call for Artists

April 24, 2015 - 8:04am

This year the Photography Branch of the Ojai Art Center is calling for artists to submit photographic images for its upcoming 2015 exhibit, “What Does Peace Look Like?” This is a themed-juried exhibit that will run from June 6 through July 8, 2015 at the Ojai Art Center. Stretching across a broad spectrum, many things relate to peace, for example, mothers embracing their children, reflections on the serenity of nature, and powerful protest marches, just to name a few.

Ready for the weekend? Get some inspiration here

April 24, 2015 - 8:00am

If you're out hiking, biking, fishing, boating, climbing, bird watching or just enjoying the great outdoors of Ventura County, we'd love to see your photos. Please add #vcsoutdoors to your Instagrams and Tweets.

Vehicle fire in Newbury Park

April 24, 2015 - 7:35am

A vehicle was on fire Friday morning in Newbury Park. It was reported at about 6:45 a.m. on the southbound 101 freeway at the Ventu Park Road offramp, according to California Highway Patrol.

Job seekers: 4 tips to avoid age discrimination

April 24, 2015 - 7:00am

Four tips for older workers who are looking for a job.

Comcast deal dead, but consolidation will go on

April 24, 2015 - 6:37am

NEW YORK (AP) - Even though Comcast's $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable is dead, consolidation among the companies that pipe in our TV, phone and Internet will carry on.

Stage collapses at Indiana high school

April 24, 2015 - 6:33am

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) - More than a dozen students suffered minor injuries after a stage filled with students collapsed during a musical performance at a central Indiana high school, authorities said Friday morning.