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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to be charged with desertion

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 25, 2015 - 1:56pm

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion and avoiding military service, according to officials.

The play's the thing at local schools

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 25, 2015 - 1:55pm

California Lutheran University's Kingsmen Shakespeare Company is visiting 10 local schools, teaching youngsters about the bard and his impact on the English language.

Aid-in-dying supporters push for legislation

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 25, 2015 - 1:06pm

In an emotional preview to what promises to be a riveting committee hearing Wednesday afternoon, supporters of aid-in-dying legislation publicly previewed the videotaped, posthumous testimony from Brittany Maynard, the California woman who moved to Oregon last year to avail herself of that state’s law.

Officials ID woman killed in Hwy 118 crash

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 25, 2015 - 1:02pm

Authorities Wednesday identified a 55-year-old woman who was hit and killed by two vehicles while walking on Highway 118 in Somis Monday night.

Reviews: New Books From Thomas McGuane, Hanif Kureishi and More

NY Times Books - March 25, 2015 - 12:29pm
Authors explore a family in Staten Island after Sept. 11, adolescence in New Mexico and the rural life in Montana.






Navy report finds munition left on San Miguel

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 25, 2015 - 11:11am

Last April, the Navy shut off public access citing concerns about possible unexploded ordnance.

Restaurant review: Mojado Grill in Ventura

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - March 25, 2015 - 11:00am

Mojado Grill, in Pacific View Mall, offers distinctive mole dishes that aren’t your typical food-court fare

Restaurant review: Mojado Grill in Ventura

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 25, 2015 - 11:00am

Mojado Grill, in Pacific View Mall, offers distinctive mole dishes that aren’t your typical food-court fare

Police seize 'Spice' from local smoke shops

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 25, 2015 - 10:58am

Detectives from the Ventura County Narcotics Task Force said Wednesday they have concluded an investigation into local sales of “Spice,” also known as synthetic cannabis.

Bits Blog: A Conversation With the Authors of ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’

NY Times Books - March 25, 2015 - 10:20am
Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, who wrote “Becoming Steve Jobs,” discuss the evolution of Steve Jobs and how they won Apple’s cooperation for the unauthorized biography of its former chief executive.






Glyphosate spraying resumes on Ojai Valley Trail

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 25, 2015 - 10:18am

The Ventura County Parks Department has returned to spraying a glyphosate-based weed killer to combat weeds along the Ojai Valley Trail. The county said it tried out the nontoxic spray Weed Zap, but it was too expensive and not effective.

Singletary: Handling a letter from the IRS

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 25, 2015 - 10:13am

Respond immediately when you receive a letter from the IRS, even if you think it's a mistake, advises Michelle Singletary.

Crews battle small fire in Oxnard river bottom

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 25, 2015 - 10:08am

Firefighters on Wednesday morning were battling a small brush fire in the Santa Clara River bottom in Oxnard.

Police crack down on train-crossing violators

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 25, 2015 - 10:01am
Union Pacific and local law enforcement agencies were cracking down Wednesday morning on trespassers at train crossings in Oxnard and Camarillo.

Ojai musician Max Kasch is one to watch

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - March 25, 2015 - 10:00am

He’ll perform during the Americana Music Series on Friday at Plaza Playhouse Theatre in Carpinteria

Go green with graywater systems

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 25, 2015 - 9:31am

As a very dry rainy season passes, the prospect of recycling some household wastewater is gaining appeal for many Ojai Valley residents. And the good news is that it's getting easier to do so. Ventura County has taken steps toward a more accessible permitting process, and one environmental group is asking local governments to do the same.

BBC fires 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - March 25, 2015 - 9:21am
BBC has fired "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson after a dispute with a producer allegedly turned ugly, but fans aren't happy about his removal.

Legislators rally behind bills to aid women

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 25, 2015 - 9:02am

Seeking to flex their collective muscle, the 19 Democrats in the Legislative Women’s Caucus vowed this week they will unite behind a four-pronged agenda this year to improve economic conditions for women in California.

Confirmed: Mira Monte Starbucks moving

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 25, 2015 - 9:02am

The Starbucks-Wendy’s rumor mill continues to churn. But this time, it seems, the rumors have been confirmed: Mira Monte’s Starbucks is moving up the highway to the location of the Wendy’s restaurant. The rumor was confirmed not by company spokespeople, but by the Ojai Valley Municipal Advisory Committee (MAC).

Betting odds predict top names for royal baby

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - March 25, 2015 - 8:59am
Odds say Prince William's and Duchess Kate's second child will likely be a girl and will likely be named Alice, Alexandra or Elizabeth.
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