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The Ojai: USC men clinch title in final match

April 25, 2015 - 9:28pm

First, his teammates mobbed him near the sideline. Then, they doused him with ice cold water from a Gatorade bucket.

Police announce driver checkpoint

April 25, 2015 - 8:59pm
Oxnard police said they plan a driver checkpoint at multiple locations ­Sunday ­night.

Suspect arrested after bricks thrown in Oxnard

April 25, 2015 - 8:43pm
Police said they arrested an Oxnard man Saturday in connection with an ­altercation.

Cal FC wins, to play Fusion in U.S. Open Cup

April 25, 2015 - 8:42pm
Chris Cummings and Johnny Bravo converted second-half penalty kicks as Cal FC edged host San Francisco City FC, 2-1, Saturday afternoon in the preliminary round of the U.S. Open Cup.

4-H'ers show off their animals in fair prelude

April 25, 2015 - 7:48pm

More than 150 youths, ages 5 to 19, who gathered Saturday at the ­Hansen Agri­cultural Research Extension Center in Santa Paula for Super Field Day, a day­long 4-H event that readies participants to compete in the Ventura County Fair.

Abandoned baby not forgotten in death

April 25, 2015 - 7:15pm

A baby who had been abandoned and died near Sacra­mento was laid to rest Saturday in Ventura by a group of people who didn’t know him but held a memorial service and adorned his small grave with yellow, red and pink rose ­petals.

Family's cookie recipe a hit at Stonefire Grill

April 25, 2015 - 7:09pm

A family cookie recipe by Lake Sherwood resident Sandy Moreno has become a hit with diners at Stonefire Grill restaurants in Thousand Oaks and beyond.

Oja Juniors: H-WL senior wins Boys CIF title

April 25, 2015 - 7:09pm

For Harvard-Westlake High senior Michael Genender, his victory in Saturday’s final of the Boys CIF Division at The Ojai represented the completion of a quest that started on the same court a year ago.

Ojai notebook: Another UCLA woman makes final

April 25, 2015 - 6:59pm

UCLA women’s tennis players have been extremely successful making their singles debuts at The Ojai over the last few years. Catherine Harrison is prolonging that trend.

Tony Biasotti: Measuring Ventura County

April 25, 2015 - 6:25pm

The Ventura County Civic Alliance publishes the State of the Region report, compiling research on Ventura County’s economy, farms, schools, environment, political culture, art scene and more. In May, the Civic Alliance will release the fourth edition, its biggest one yet, at two community events.

Quake shakes Camarillo dentist on Nepal trip

April 25, 2015 - 6:21pm
A Camarillo dentist who is in Nepal was jolted by Saturday's devastating earthquake in the mountainous country, where he is spending a month providing free dental care, but he contacted his wife seconds later to reassure her he was OK.

Volunteers lend Helping Hands across county

April 25, 2015 - 5:12pm
Hundreds of volunteers fanned out through­out Ventura County on Saturday to help make the community a better place ­to ­live.

Website can help with financial literacy

April 25, 2015 - 5:01pm

Michelle Singletary believes children learn by what they see their parents do when it comes to finances, but if they don't have those role models can help.

Concert, art exhibit and other events planned

April 25, 2015 - 4:34pm

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

Valley oak seedings planted in T.O.

April 25, 2015 - 4:11pm

Volunteers plant 50 valley oak seedlings in Thousand Oaks, creating a nursery so that whenever a centuries-old oak dies, it can be replaced.

Sotelo's pension can be included in trial

April 25, 2015 - 3:51pm

In a recent round of pretrial shuffling between Oxnard and its former city manager, the city got much of what it wanted.

Free library celebrates reading

April 25, 2015 - 3:48pm
Columnist Colleen Cason writes about the Little Free Library, many of which can be found in Ventura County, and how it celebrates reading and sharing.

The case for and against Saint Serra

April 25, 2015 - 3:47pm

Pope Francis, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez and others are presenting the case for the sainthood of Father Junipero Serra.

Taxpayer costs could rise with pension vote

April 25, 2015 - 3:46pm

Trustees of the Ventura County pensions system are looking at lowering their targeted rate of return on investments.

Local mobile home parks in Wall Street deal

April 25, 2015 - 3:43pm

Four Ventura County mobile home parks were recently part of a larger deal that involved a $650 million loan from major names in banking.