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Beer sales restrictions hit businesses

March 1, 2015 - 4:20pm

Ventura's restrictions on the sale of single bottles and cans of beer under 22 ounces has impacted business.

Water contamination concerns spur legislation

March 1, 2015 - 3:36pm

SACRAMENTO – As state regulators conduct a review of oil disposal wells drilled near aquifers that could potentially be used for drinking water, two county lawmakers are pushing legislation to strengthen oil-drilling regulations.

Hundreds of bills introduced by Calif. reps.

March 1, 2015 - 3:13pm

Friday was the deadline for California state lawmakers to introduce the hundreds of bills that they will consider this year. They have until Sept. 11 to send the measures to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature or veto.

Obama invoking civil rights struggles

March 1, 2015 - 3:04pm

For President Barack Obama, it's a week to invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present.

Suspect in fatal street race held on 2M bail

March 1, 2015 - 3:02pm

Police say a 21-year-old man suspected of participating in an illegal street race that killed two spectators in Southern California has been booked on suspicion of murder.

Meeting, fundraiser and other events planned

March 1, 2015 - 2:48pm

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

Spacewalking astronauts finish cable job

March 1, 2015 - 2:48pm

Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules commissioned by NASA.

Thousand Oaks to consider rat poison resolution

March 1, 2015 - 2:47pm

Thousand Oaks could join a growing number of cities in California that have taken a stance against the use of rat poison due to its deadly impacts on wildlife.

Sierra Leone's vice president in quarantine

March 1, 2015 - 2:43pm

Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards.

Volunteers appreciated for their efforts

March 1, 2015 - 2:36pm

Military columnist JC Oberst praises the work of Ventura County volunteers and writes about the importance of diversity in our military.

Samsung ditches plastic design

March 1, 2015 - 2:27pm

Samsung has unveiled a stylish new flagship phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.

New Hampshire lake is Lower 48's only ice runway

March 1, 2015 - 2:25pm

Winter on New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee means ice fishing, hockey tournaments and, if the ice is strong enough, airplanes.

Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office

March 1, 2015 - 2:09pm

Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" disrobed "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.

Marijuana oil: Young girl's story

March 1, 2015 - 2:04pm

Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic disease causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching their child seize up will pass or turn fatal.

PCH could open tonight

March 1, 2015 - 1:31pm

A mudslide temporarily closed the Paciific Coast Highway Sunday morning. Officials aren't sure when it will open.

Simi chimney fire contained

March 1, 2015 - 10:37am
Firefighters put out a chimney fire in Simi Valley Sunday morning.

Burn area survives rain

March 1, 2015 - 8:38am

The sun and blue sky that emerged Sunday morning may not last.

Eye on the environment: Cardboard recycling

March 1, 2015 - 1:09am

We are fortunate in Ventura County to have our own cardboard-recycling paper mill.

Buena beats Rio Mesa to reach semifinals

February 28, 2015 - 10:22pm

Playing timid and afraid hasn’t been very successful for the Buena High girls basketball team.

Royal wins first CIF title in girls water polo

February 28, 2015 - 10:01pm

IRVINE — Thanks to a determined performance in the second half, the Royal High girls water polo team earned the program’s first CIF-Southern Section championship with a 13-8 win over Riverside Poly in the Division 4 final Saturday night at the William Wollett Aquatics Center.