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Senior ensemble plays big-band music in Camarillo

April 22, 2014 - 7:34pm
Seniors of Note ensemble, an 18-piece band that specializes in Big Band music, meets weekly in Camarillo.

Oxnard children's museum welcomes new director

April 22, 2014 - 7:30pm
The new director of the Gull Wings Children's Museum will formally introduce herself to the community Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Oxnard museum's Hop into Spring event.

Ventura County sheriff receives $350,000 homeland security grant

April 22, 2014 - 7:16pm
The Ventura Coiunty Sheriff's Office has been awarded a $350,000 homeland security grant.

Rotary club 'adopts' Santa Susana Elementary

April 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
The Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise committed to 30 iPads over the next three years to help Santa Susana Elementary students learn current technology and aid in their education

Pair arrested on suspicion of stealing catalytic converters

April 22, 2014 - 6:56pm
Pair arrested on suspicion of stealing catalytic converters.

Missing 1938 trophy found at estate sale will be talk of this year's Ojai tournament

April 22, 2014 - 5:14pm
A trophy won by the late Joe Hunt in the 1938 Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament and found at an estate sale will be presented to a family member at this year's tournament Thursday.

Port Hueneme officials tour Oxnard water purification facility

April 22, 2014 - 5:00pm
Port Hueneme Public Work Director Chris Theisen said local residents can expect restrictions on water use.

Thousand Oaks to be Host Town for Special Olympics

April 22, 2014 - 4:59pm
Thousand Oaks has been selected as one of 100 cities in Southern California that will be Host Towns for the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles in 2015.

Ventura students to stage 'Aladdin Jr.'

April 22, 2014 - 4:53pm
Buena High School's drama department is staging Disney's "Aladdin Jr.," and shows will start Thursday.

Margaret Nesbitt: Rocky the pit bull's adventures include the great escape

April 22, 2014 - 2:00pm
Columnist Margaret Nesbitt adopted a pit bull named Rocky for a short time and today she writes about how he escaped and she rescued him one more time.

Betty Berry: Call a lawyer to help if a conservator is needed

April 22, 2014 - 11:36am
Senior advocate Betty Berry tells a reader that if her cousin really needs a conservator, something she believes should be avoided if possible, consult a lawyer to help with the process.

Santa Paula council gets report on school area parking problem

April 22, 2014 - 10:39am
The Santa Paula City Council received a report Monday night about what is being done to solve parking problems near the high school and now wants more details on how to fix it.

4 Ventura County campuses rank high on list of nation's top high schools

April 22, 2014 - 9:43am
Foothill Technology, Westlake, Oak Park and Santa Susana were among the top 1,000 on the 2014 Best High Schools rankings released this week by U.S. News & World Report.

Pedestrian injured in Oxnard hit-and-run crash

April 22, 2014 - 5:14am
A pedestrian was taken to the hospital early Tuesday after a hit-and-run crash in Oxnard, officials said.

Prep Politics: A week in the ASB office

April 22, 2014 - 4:33am
Thousand Oaks High School campaign for student cabinet begins tomorrow with banners, speeches and glad-handing

Prep Politics: A week in the ASB office

April 22, 2014 - 4:33am
Thousand Oaks High School campaign for student cabinet begins tomorrow with banners, speeches and glad-handing

Voters won't make decision on Ventura's mayor in November

April 22, 2014 - 4:29am
When Ventura voters head to the polls in November, they'll be voting on whether to move the City Council and Ventura Unified school board elections to even-numbered years. What they won't decide is what happens to the position of mayor.

Some Santa Paula Del Taco customers still waiting for refunds

April 22, 2014 - 4:24am
For some of the roughly 150 people who got charged thousands forfood at a Del Taco in Santa Paula last week, the hassle isn't over.

Ventura County Surf Report: Tuesday

April 22, 2014 - 4:22am
A look at the surf forecast from the National Weather Service. A look at today's surf conditions for Ventura County beaches:

Surf height: 2-3 feet

Rip current potential: High

Water temperature: 59-66 degrees

West swell with max sets to 4 feet, very strong currents and dangerous swimming conditions are expected -- elevated rip current risk due to large tidal swings. Little change expected for tomorrow.

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Ventura County board to consider mobile home rent control amendment

April 21, 2014 - 5:40pm
Ventura County supervisors on Tuesday will consider correcting an inequity in the county's mobile home park rent control ordinance.