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Manhattan Beach closed as globs wash ashore

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 28, 2015 - 12:41am
A stretch of Manhattan Beach is closed as U.S. Coast Guard scientists investigate mysterious balls of tar or oil that have washed ashore.

Camarillo flight school to train Chinese pilots

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 28, 2015 - 12:06am
Channel Islands Aviation says it will train Chinese pilots in Ventura County, then send them back home where the newly minted pilots would train Chinese nationals who want to fly their own small planes.

Tim McGraw's pants stole the show at iHeartRadio

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - May 27, 2015 - 11:43pm
The 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival was chock full of incredible talent and big names. But Tim McGraw's leather pants definitely stole the show.

Families make tough choice on 'The Briefcase'

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - May 27, 2015 - 10:59pm
On 'The Briefcase,' two families were presented with an incredibly difficult question — If you were given $100K, would you give it to another family?

Ventura County Fusion in the U.S. Open Cup

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 27, 2015 - 10:32pm

Ventura County Fusion hosts amateur club PSA Elite in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup Wednesday night at the Ventura College Sportsplex. The winner advances to play Major League Soccer champion Los Angeles Galaxy next month

Fusion ousted in third round of U.S. Open Cup

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 27, 2015 - 10:31pm

The decisive moment arrived so quickly that it was easy to overlook until the ball was in the back of the net.

Fox's 'Bullseye' doesn't hit the target

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - May 27, 2015 - 9:46pm
Fox aired the first episode of its new game show, 'Bullseye,' Wednesday, but it was anything but.

Nonprofit sues over Fillmore Senior Center

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 27, 2015 - 8:28pm

The nonprofit that runs the Fillmore Senior Center is suing the city to stop the city’s plan to take over the center once the nonprofit’s lease expires in July.

Pipeline company gets order to finish cleanup

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 27, 2015 - 7:55pm

Two federal agencies issued an order Wednesday to ensure that Plains All American Pipeline finishes the cleanup of what they call the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years.

T.O. students learn to eat local

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 27, 2015 - 7:26pm

On California Thursdays, students eat foods that have been procured in the state.

Castle project blends math, science, history

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 27, 2015 - 6:49pm

Mesa students learn math, science, history and engineering as they build castles in class.

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.

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