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Governor Brown signs vaccination bill

3 hours 23 min ago

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation that will require every child to receive the full regimen of required vaccines before being allowed to enroll in school.

Interactive: A look at 2016's presidential field

3 hours 34 min ago

A look at the careers of those in the race for the White House and some who may jump in.

Thousand Oaks seeks applicants for commissions

5 hours 58 min ago

The city is seeking applicants to join the Planning Commission and the Traffic and Transportation Advisory Commission.

Ojai invites public to examine vacation rentals

6 hours 14 min ago

Faced with a proliferation of informal vacation rentals, the city of Ojai is inviting the community to pitch ideas on how to regulate them.

Officials ID man killed in Oxnard crash

6 hours 56 min ago

Authorities Tuesday identified a 25-year-old man who was struck and killed by a vehicle in Oxnard early Sunday.

Women's business group offers Spanish program

7 hours 5 min ago

Women’s Economic Ventures will hold free orientation sessions Wednesday and Thursday on its business courses taught in Spanish.

Luau Luncheon, dance and other events planned

7 hours 15 min ago

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

Christie opens 2016 campaign, long climb ahead

8 hours 7 min ago

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opened his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday and, never one to aim small, declared he's "out to change the world."

Crews knock down house fire in Fillmore

8 hours 44 min ago

Firefighters Tuesday morning put out a blaze at a vacant home in Fillmore, officials said.

Power outage reported in Simi Valley

8 hours 49 min ago

About 265 Southern California Edison customers lost power Tuesday morning in Simi Valley, officials said.

Oxnard event aims to promote fruits, vegetables

8 hours 57 min ago
Health screenings, recipes, nutritional information and Zumba will be part of the upcoming Fruit & Veggie Fest 2015 in Oxnard.

Newbury Park girl shares cancer fight with rhino

9 hours 37 min ago

A 6-year-old animal lover and her new four-legged friend share a special goal: beating cancer.

No injuries reported in Ventura crash

9 hours 41 min ago

No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash in Ventura Tuesday morning, officials said.

Obama calls for broader overtime coverage

10 hours 1 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) - They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.

Film about friendship to be shown in Simi Valley

10 hours 18 min ago
"Faith of Our Fathers," a film about faith and friendship between two soldiers during the Vietnam War, will be shown Thursday evening at Regal Simi Valley, 2751 Tapo Canyon Road.

Man sets self on fire on Japanese bullet train

10 hours 44 min ago

ODAWARA, Japan (AP) - A man set himself on fire on a high-speed bullet train in Japan on Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, a fire official said.

Very warm temperatures to continue

11 hours 49 min ago

A warm and humid air mass will continue over the area throughout the week as high pressure remains over the Great Basin, according to the National Weather Service. 

California a top state for clean-energy jobs

12 hours 18 min ago

A new report from Environmental Entrepreneurs will be released Tuesday that shows solar installations and renewable-energy manufacturing in multiple states helped to almost double the number of “clean-energy” job announcements in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the same period last year.

Wine event to raise money for Special Olympics

12 hours 18 min ago

Food, wine and beer from local businesses will be offered at the Midsummer Eve Wine Festival, a fundraiser hosted by Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks on Aug. 15.

Moorpark center plans summer hikes

12 hours 18 min ago

The Moorpark Active Adult Center’s Walking/Hiking Club has several summer outings planned.