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Best in Fest beer winners announced

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 3, 2015 - 2:55pm

Winners were chosen Sunday in the second annual Best in Fest beer competition organized as part of the Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival. The first-place brew will be featured at events in June.

Ambassadors cleaning up downtown Ventura parks

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 3, 2015 - 2:26pm

A new program has people hanging out in downtown Ventura parks to discourage illegal and inappropriate behavior.

Musical, meetings and other events planned

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 3, 2015 - 2:23pm

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

CSUCI's student research conference is May 9

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 3, 2015 - 2:17pm

CSU Channel Islands (CI) undergraduates have been hard at work researching everything from cancer to mercury levels in fish to internet addiction.

SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg dies suddenly

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 3, 2015 - 12:44pm

David Goldberg, a popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook second-in-command and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly at age 47, his company and family members said Saturday.

Magnitude-3.9 quake shakes buildings across L.A.

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 3, 2015 - 12:34pm

A small earthquake has rattled the greater Los Angeles area, shaking buildings and waking residents. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 3, 2015 - 12:22pm

Six days after the death of Freddie Gray sparked riots in Baltimore, the city's mayor lifted a citywide curfew on Sunday morning, signaling an end to the extraordinary measures taken to ensure public safety amid an outcry over police practices.

TV series that overstay their welcome

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - May 3, 2015 - 11:50am
As a warning to future generations, we are rounding up some much-loved TV series that just didn't know when it was time to call it a day.

'Avengers' sequel is second biggest US opener

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 3, 2015 - 11:31am

The Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves. The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all time according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.

Man missing found safe in Simi Valley

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 3, 2015 - 9:02am

The Simi Valley Police Department said a man who went missing last night has returned home.

Mayweather wins decision in richest fight ever

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 3, 2015 - 7:49am

The pressure of a $180 million payday never got to Floyd MayweatherJr., even if the richest fight ever wasn't the best.

Building departments can help you save water

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 3, 2015 - 1:01am
Building codes enforced by your local jurisdiction ensure efficient and environmentally compliant structures.

Report of gunshots investigated in Santa Paula

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 2, 2015 - 11:45pm

Police were investigating a report of gunshots Saturday night in Santa Paula, officials said. 

 

Royal birth brings joy to many in Ventura County

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 2, 2015 - 9:32pm
Local expatriate Britons and British enthusiasts in Ventura County congratulated the royal family on the birth of a baby girl.

TV ‘overload' leads to fight delay

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 2, 2015 - 8:52pm

The most anticipated boxing fight in years was delayed Saturday night because of high pay-per-view demand causing problems for cable and satellite systems.

Agencies promote motorcycle safety

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 2, 2015 - 8:06pm
The Thousand Oaks Police Department is among agencies promoting motorcycle safety and education in May, which is Motorcycle Safety ­Awareness ­Month.

Thousand Oaks officers on lookout for DUI

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 2, 2015 - 8:05pm
Thousand Oaks police said they'll be on extra alert to drunken and drugged driving as ­Cinco de ­Mayo approaches.

Fair spreads news about need for foster parents

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 2, 2015 - 6:26pm

­The Hope4Kids Adoption and Foster Fair at the Cama­rillo Community Center was led by Raising Hope Inc., Living Oaks Community Church, Ventura County Children & Family Services, and a variety of community partners.

Ruth Rendell, Novelist Who Thrilled and Educated, Dies at 85

NY Times Books - May 2, 2015 - 6:20pm
Ms. Rendell was a prolific writer of intricately plotted mystery novels that combined psychological insight, social conscience and teeth-chattering terror.






160 special needs athletes converge in Conejo

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 2, 2015 - 5:59pm

More than 160 athletes of all abilities between ages 5 and 22 took part in running, jumping, throwing and other activities during a Special Olympics event Saturday at Newbury Park High School.

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