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Bill Locey's concert picks March 27-April 3 2015

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - March 26, 2015 - 4:30pm

This week: Young Dubliners in Agoura Hills, Ill Repute in Thousand Oaks, Jimmy Thackery in Ventura, Holly Near in Santa Barbara and the Brian Wilson Fest in Los Angeles

Brides scoop up $99 wedding dresses at Goodwill

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 26, 2015 - 4:07pm

Brides began lining up an hour before a Goodwill store in Oxnard was set to open Saturday for its second wedding sale.

Port Hueneme mulls outsourcing police

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 26, 2015 - 4:07pm

Port Hueneme is considering contracting with an outside law enforcement agency to replace its small police department, which employs some of the highest paid officers in Ventura County.

Suspect in baby death touted business skills

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 26, 2015 - 3:56pm

A woman accused of masterminding a scheme to kidnap two babies and pass them off as her own after she told her married boyfriend she'd given birth to his twins is a self-styled business mogul with scores of podcasts, websites and a book to her name, records searches revealed Thursday.

'Better bigger' is Ojai artist's mantra

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 26, 2015 - 3:48pm

Known for her horse paintings, Ojai artist Kate Hoffman enjoys the freedom a large canvas offers.

Yoga, festival and other events planned

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 26, 2015 - 3:30pm
Area groups and organizations have a number of events scheduled in coming days.

Boy taken to Mexico returned to father

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 26, 2015 - 3:27pm
A 7-year-old Oxnard boy taken to Mexico by his mother has been reunited with his father here, police said Thursday.

State eases sex offender restrictions

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 26, 2015 - 3:17pm

California will alter its 8-year-old ban preventing all registered sex offenders from living near schools or parks, state officials announced Thursday, instead imposing the restriction only on pedophiles and others whose sex crimes involved children.

Manzanares earns Star's soccer honor

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 26, 2015 - 2:44pm

He has been the freshman phenom, breaking into the varsity lineup four games into his first season at and never looking back.

Drought relief bills sent to governor

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 26, 2015 - 12:30pm

The Assembly on Thursday sent to Gov. Jerry Brown two emergency drought-relief bills that allocate more than $1 billion for various actions and gives the Department of Fish and Wildlife greater authority to stop illegal diversions from rivers and streams, particularly by illegal marijuana growers.

Parents of missing students to rally in Oxnard

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 26, 2015 - 12:18pm

A caravan of parents and supporters of 43 college students who disappeared in Mexico last year is coming Thursday evening to Oxnard.

Events and festivals, March 27-April 3, 2015

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 26, 2015 - 12:00pm

Events and festivals, March 27-April 3, 2015 This week: Ex-Dokken guitarist George Lynch gives free guitar clinic in Newbury Park, Ventura County Jewish Film Festival continues, Ventura County Fairgrounds holds first Spring Carnival

New & upcoming concerts. March 27-April 3, 2015

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - March 26, 2015 - 12:00pm

On sale this week: Courtney Love in Ventura, Gordon Lightfoot in Agoura Hills, John McEuen in Santa Barbara and Kelly Clarkson in Los Angeles

Arts and culture listings, March 27-April 3, 201

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - March 26, 2015 - 12:00pm

This week: Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” at Ojai ACT and “Twelfth Night, or What You Will” at CSU Channel Islands in Camarillo; Ventura College Symphony in Ventura; New West Symphony in Oxnard, Thousand Oaks and Santa Monica

Events and festivals, March 27-April 3, 2015

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - March 26, 2015 - 12:00pm

Events and festivals, March 27-April 3, 2015 This week: Ex-Dokken guitarist George Lynch gives free guitar clinic in Newbury Park, Ventura County Jewish Film Festival continues, Ventura County Fairgrounds holds first Spring Carnival

Galleries & attractions, March 27-April 3, 2015

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - March 26, 2015 - 12:00pm

This week: “ShadowGraphica” at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks; “Here and Gone,” photographs by David Baker and Richard Shirley, at Ojai Community Bank; and “CI: It’s All in the Name Santa Rosa Island” at CSU Channel Islands in Camarillo

Change of command at Ventura Co. Navy base

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 26, 2015 - 11:51am

Capt. Chris Janke took over as commander of Naval Base Ventura County during a ceremony Thursday, and the Ventura County Star covered it live.

‘The Opposite of Spoiled,’ by Ron Lieber

NY Times Books - March 26, 2015 - 10:35am
How to talk with children about money.






Oxnard tap water could get ugly next week

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 26, 2015 - 10:17am

Fire hydrant testing during the week of March 30 could discolor tap water for Oxnard residents, and the high mineral content could stain laundry, officials warn. But the supply is safe to drink.

Oxnard Union demands pesticide safety update

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 26, 2015 - 9:22am

The Oxnard Union High School District board voted unanimously Wednesday to request state regulators update the community on the presence and safety of pesticides near its schools.

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