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Pavley pushes for stricter oversight of oil

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 27, 2015 - 6:23pm

Frustrated by what she considers to be the repeated failure of California’s oil and gas regulatory agency to prevent the potential pollution of drinking water with contaminated oil-drilling discharges, Sen. Fran Pavley has set up a budget battle with the Brown administration over the issue.

Cuts to Oxnard police, fire units discussed

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 27, 2015 - 5:35pm

The Oxnard City Council heard presentations -- though few specifics -- on potential impacts of 5 to 15 percent cuts to police, fire and other departments Tuesday. Another informational session will be held Thursday before formal hearings next month.

Committee recommends adopting Laura's Law

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 27, 2015 - 5:22pm

After 10 months of study and deliberation, a special committee voted Wednesday to recommend that Ventura County adopt Laura’s Law, which would allow for involuntary outpatient treatment for mentally ill people.

Helicopter, climbers add nets to PCH hillsides

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 27, 2015 - 5:13pm

A helicopter dubbed the “Big Dawg” whirled above Pacific Coast Highway pulling heavy, steel netting panel by panel to climbers waiting on a rocky hillside.

Running, movie screening and more on tap

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 27, 2015 - 5:11pm

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

Ventura sues other users over Ventura River use

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 27, 2015 - 5:05pm

The city of Ventura, sued by Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, has filed cross-complaints against several other entities that draw water from the Ventura River.

Ventura educator surprised with Teacher of Year

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 27, 2015 - 4:56pm

Kathy Elliott, who teaches English and art at Pacific High in Ventura, was named Ventura County's Teacher of the Year Wednesday.

Hugh Ambrose, Historian Who Wrote ‘The Pacific,’ Dies at 48

NY Times Books - May 27, 2015 - 4:21pm
The historian began his career as a researcher for his father, Stephen E. Ambrose; his best-selling history became an Emmy Award-winning mini-series.







Brooks Institute sold to Massachusetts company

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 27, 2015 - 4:16pm

The Brooks Institute, a photography and film school in Ventura, has been sold amid a restructuring by the struggling public company that’s owned it for the last 16 years.

Theater review: ‘The Graduate'

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - May 27, 2015 - 4:00pm

At Conejo Players Theatre in Thousand Oaks, good acting can’t mask flawed adaptation

Theater review: ‘The Graduate'

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 27, 2015 - 4:00pm

At Conejo Players Theatre in Thousand Oaks, good acting can’t mask flawed adaptation

Challenge is on to cut food waste

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 27, 2015 - 3:40pm

The Food Waste Prevention Challenge: Cut down the amount of wasted food and save money by shopping smarter. Follow along with The Star as we take the challenge.

St. Bonaventure has the law on its side

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 27, 2015 - 3:13pm

High school softball teams don’t often require a sizable law enforcement presence in their dugouts. The St. Bonaventure High players have no choice.

Buying a home? This workshop is for you

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 27, 2015 - 2:51pm

The Ventura County Community Development Corp. and the city of Oxnard will provide information and resources to prospective home buyers.

Driver's ed class, summer camps and more on tap

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 27, 2015 - 2:37pm

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

Sorry, Batman: Dick Grayson Outgrows the Robin Costume

NY Times Books - May 27, 2015 - 2:27pm
Batman’s former sidekick is a sexy undercover agent in a new comic series.







Local cook competing on Fox series 'MasterChef'

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - May 27, 2015 - 1:54pm

Olivia Crouppen of Thousand Oaks is one of 22 home cooks competing for $250,000 as the Fox series "MasterChef" continues at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Local cook competing on Fox series 'MasterChef'

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 27, 2015 - 1:54pm

Olivia Crouppen of Thousand Oaks is one of 22 home cooks competing for $250,000 as the Fox series "MasterChef" continues at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Books of The Times: Review: In ‘Disclaimer,’ by Renée Knight, Secrets Wind Up in Print

NY Times Books - May 27, 2015 - 1:39pm
In this debut novel, a woman starts reading a story, then realizes that it’s about her and the secret she has kept for 20 years.







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