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Giant green parade pig missing in Ventura

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 5, 2015 - 12:23pm

The most famous entry in Ventura's St. Patrick's Day Parade is missing.

Motorcyclist pinned under vehicle in Somis

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 5, 2015 - 11:50am
A motorcyclist was taken to a hospital in serious condition Thursday morning after being pinned under a vehicle in Somis, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.

Ringling Bros. circus: Recent animal troubles

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 5, 2015 - 11:45am

Ringling Bros. circus will stop using elephants by 2018. Here are some of the company's recent animal rights controversies.

Santa Barbara reports school-related chickenpox

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 5, 2015 - 11:32am

Santa Barbara County health officials say there have been five confirmed cases of chickenpox and one case of shingles associated with a school.

Denny's to open at former Carrows in Santa Paula

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 5, 2015 - 9:53am

The former Carrows Restaurant location in Santa Paula will reopen Sunday as Denny's.

ArtsBeat: Andrew Solomon Named President of PEN American Center

NY Times Books - March 5, 2015 - 9:45am
Mr. Solomon will take over for departing president Peter Godwin.






ArtsBeat: New Publisher for German-Language Edition of Martin Amis’s ‘The Zone of Interest’

NY Times Books - March 5, 2015 - 9:21am
The Swiss publisher Kein & Aber has picked up Martin Amis’s concentration-camp satire after the author’s longtime German publisher rejected it.






Simi Valley school administrators reassigned

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 5, 2015 - 9:02am

Five Simi Valley administrators will be at new schools next year.

A school? Housing? Future of Cowboys lot unclear

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 5, 2015 - 8:55am

Developers are moving ahead with plans for a housing tract on a 20-acre vacant lot in north Oxnard used for parking, viewing and concessions when the Cowboys train here. But school officials are simultaneously eyeing the spot for a new campus. The Cowboys, meanwhile, say they'll be back in 2015.

Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 5, 2015 - 7:30am

The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it.

Simi nonprofits invited to apply for grants

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 5, 2015 - 7:30am

Simi Valley has $150,000 available for nonprofit groups to use for new or ongoing projects.

Moving company expands into Ventura County

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 5, 2015 - 7:00am

Movegreen, an environmentally conscious residential and commercial moving company founded in Santa Barbara, is expanding into Ventura County.

AutoZone challenging lawsuit

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 5, 2015 - 6:30am

AutoZone is challenging a nearly $186 million damage award a San Diego jury handed to a woman who claimed she was wrongly fired after becoming pregnant.

Remote camera images show mountain lion kittens

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 5, 2015 - 6:08am

A remote camera captures photos of mountain lion and her two nearly grown kittens.

Fly a kite Sunday in Thousand Oaks

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - March 5, 2015 - 6:00am

Build and fly a kite — and meet Mary Poppins to boot — during an afternoon of music, food and fun Sunday outside the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

Fly a kite Sunday in Thousand Oaks

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 5, 2015 - 6:00am

Build and fly a kite — and meet Mary Poppins to boot — during an afternoon of music, food and fun Sunday outside the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

Friday and Saturday to be warmest days

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 5, 2015 - 5:49am
VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. - High pressure will build in over the region through the weekend bringing warmer temperatures and mostly clear skies into early next week, according to the National Weather Service. There is a slight chance of more rain beginning next Wednesday.  

DOJ: Racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 5, 2015 - 5:30am

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials contend are racist, profit-driven law enforcement practices in the small St. Louis suburb.

Senate fails to override pipeline veto

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 5, 2015 - 5:30am

The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy.

Calif man charged: Intent to join Islamic State

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 5, 2015 - 5:28am

A 21-year-old California man previously charged with lying on a passport application so he could fly to Syria to join the Islamic State terrorist group was indicted Wednesday on a charge of trying to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

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