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Cowboys look to the future

July 29, 2015 - 6:13pm

On the eve of the first practice of his team’s 2015 training camp, Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said there’s no thought of building off of last season’s 12-4 season.

Reward offered in killing of Oxnard man

July 29, 2015 - 6:01pm

A reward was being offered in connection with the death of an Oxnard man last month who was found dead at Lemonwood Park, officials said.

Levee gap to be fixed by Wagon Wheel developer

July 29, 2015 - 5:41pm

A 2,500-foot gap in the north Oxnard levee system just south of Highway 101 will be fixed through revisions to a 2009 development agreement for 63 acres at the old Wagon Wheel site.

Boat crash damages pier, docks at Ventura Harbor

July 29, 2015 - 5:34pm

Multiple docks and a pier at the Ventura Harbor were damaged Wednesday in a boat crash, the Ventura Harbor Patrol said.

Local bowler wins silver in Special Olympics

July 29, 2015 - 5:31pm

Thousand Oaks resident Erik Fido, the only athlete representing Ventura County in the Special Olympics, won a silver medal in the team bowling competition.

Brother of slain Oxnard chiropractor testifies

July 29, 2015 - 5:23pm

Eric Gonzalez describes the night his brother was shot outside his family's home in Fillmore.

Kern County woman sentenced in Oxnard fraud case

July 29, 2015 - 4:52pm

A Kern County woman was sentenced to two years and eight months in state prison for recording a false document in connection with an Oxnard bail fraud case, the Ventura County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday.

Frantic pace kept to open Rancho Campana High

July 29, 2015 - 4:43pm

Opening day is fast approaching for Camarillo's newest high school.

Wife of Oxnard mayor succumbs to brain cancer

July 29, 2015 - 4:25pm

Julie Flynn, the wife of Oxnard Mayor Tim Flynn, died Tuesday night after battling an aggressive form of brain cancer. She was 48.

Special Olympics World Summer Games

July 29, 2015 - 4:00pm

The Special Olympics World Games has brought 6,500 athletes from 165 countries to Los Angeles. Follow our live coverage of the events here.

Teen charged with murder in death of 8-year-old

July 29, 2015 - 3:43pm

Prosecutors charged a 15-year-old boy with murder, kidnapping and sexual assault Wednesday in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town.

Officials: Debris in photo belongs to Boeing 777

July 29, 2015 - 3:01pm

A U.S. official says air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that a photo of aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year.

Young sharks sticking around the Ventura coast

July 29, 2015 - 2:29pm

As early as February, the baby sharks — newborns of great whites — were spotted near the area, closer to shore than locals remember seeing them.

Dentist who killed lion shuts office

July 29, 2015 - 1:44pm

MINNEAPOLIS — The turmoil surrounding the killing of a beloved lion in Zimbabwe by a Wisconsin big-game hunter was playing out around the world Wednesday, with court proceedings against two men, and the hunter saying anger aimed at him has forced a temporary halt to his dental practice.

Oil slick reported off Goleta beach

July 29, 2015 - 12:24pm

An oil slick was encountered off Goleta Beach Park Wednesday morning, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

Shuttered Kmart in Oxnard getting new tenants

July 29, 2015 - 11:36am

The long-vacant Kmart at the corner of Ventura Road and Channel Islands Boulevard in Oxnard will soon be divided into three spaces that have been leased.

Santa Paula man accused of vehicle theft spree

July 29, 2015 - 11:30am

A Santa Paula man was arrested earlier this month in connection with a vehicle theft crime spree in Goleta, officials said.

First comes the hack, then comes the scam

July 29, 2015 - 10:08am

Beware of scammers trying to take advantage of hacking victims, Michelle Singletary warns.

Kindergarten events, job workshop planned

July 29, 2015 - 9:45am

Kindergarten roundups, a vaccination clinic and employment workshop are among events for youths planned in Ventura County.

Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead

July 29, 2015 - 9:35am

Afghanistan's main intelligence agency said Wednesday that the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years.