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County appoints new health care chief deputy

April 16, 2014 - 7:55pm
Meloney Roy is named chief deputy director of the Ventura County Health Care Agency.

Iraq War veteran speaks in Ventura on 'war after war'

April 16, 2014 - 7:45pm
An Iraq War veteran spoke at Ventura's E.P. Foster Library as part of The Big Read, a series of events centered on one book and organized with the city and library.

Oxnard seals deal with Nyhoff for city manager

April 16, 2014 - 5:19pm
Despite a move by one council member to open the contract for major revisions, the Oxnard City Council approved 4-1 a three-year agreement with new city manager Greg Nyhoff.

Simi Valley man ordered to stand trial for stabbing death of grandmother

April 16, 2014 - 5:14pm
A man accused of fatally stabbing his grandmother in her Simi Valley apartment almost a year ago told police he killed her because she was "plotting" against him, according to court testimony Wednesday.

Driver pleads guilty in death of Ventura educator Chris Prewitt

April 16, 2014 - 4:32pm
An Oxnard woman on Wednesday pleaded guilty to felony gross vehicular manslaughter while being under the influence of alcohol or drugs for hitting and killing a popular Ventura educator while he was jogging.

2 transients burned in Ventura assault

April 16, 2014 - 3:23pm
Ventura police Wednesday were investigating an assault that left two transients with moderate burn injuries, officials said.

Organizers tout Ventura Botanical Gardens as the city's own Golden Gate Park

April 16, 2014 - 3:11pm
The Ventura City Council gives direction to the Ventura Botanical Gardens as it seeks approval for its master plan, to be built out over the next 30 years.

Oxnard students find prom dresses at free event

April 16, 2014 - 2:28pm
Dresses for prom were available free last week at Pacifica High in Oxnard to help financially strapped students attend the formal dance in style.

Residents of Oxnard sober-living facility displaced after electrical fire

April 16, 2014 - 2:08pm
Residents of a sober living facility in Oxnard were displaced early Wednesday after a small electrical fire, officials said.

Family of 6 displaced after Ventura apartment fire

April 16, 2014 - 2:05pm
A family of six was displaced early Wednesday after an apartment fire in Ventura, officials said.

Ventura County's 2014 homeless population way down, but there's a catch

April 16, 2014 - 2:03pm
Ventura County releases results of its 2013 Homeless Count. Numbers show a significant drop, but there are questions about the figure from Oxnard.

In Fillmore, new superintendent announced; high school principal out

April 16, 2014 - 12:40pm
The Fillmore School Board Tuesday selected a Ventura native to lead the district. At the meeting, discussion of Fillmore High's woes to ensure dozens of seniors at risk of not graduating continued even as the principal announced his resignation last week.

Authorities arrest, then release third Santa Paula homicide suspect

April 16, 2014 - 8:08am
Authorities arrested and later released a third suspect in the slaying of a bystander in Santa Paula, officials said.

Wolf hearing in Ventura draws howls of protest

April 16, 2014 - 8:00am
A much-debated decision on whether to list the gray wolf as an endangered species in California will take a few more months, a state commission decided Wednesday in Ventura.

Ventura County Surf Report: Wednesday

April 16, 2014 - 4:20am
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.


Oxnard seals deal for new city manager

April 16, 2014 - 4:02am
Oxnard sealed its new city manager selection with a 4-1 vote of the City Council Tuesday night.

Ojai runners ready for a special Boston Marathon

April 15, 2014 - 11:33pm
Ojai resident Curtis Names ran his second Boston Marathon last year. Like every other runner, he was hoping for a strong race. He set a goal of 3:10, and ran a solid 3:12.