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County public health wins award

July 28, 2015 - 3:53pm

The Ventura County Public Health Department received an award Tuesday for being the first local public health department in California to earn a national accreditation.

Movie screening, fair trip and more on tap

July 28, 2015 - 3:31pm

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

Commission hears positive news on port projects

July 28, 2015 - 3:27pm

Plans are being drawn up to deepen the main channel to 40 feet at the Port of Hueneme.

Town hall meeting, lectures and more on tap

July 28, 2015 - 3:22pm

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

Area YMCA names new president

July 28, 2015 - 2:03pm

The Southeast Ventura County YMCA, which oversees clubs in Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and the Santa Rosa Valley, has named a new president.

NFL upholds Tom Brady's 4-game suspension

July 28, 2015 - 1:24pm

Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Search for Santa Cruz girl comes to tragic end

July 28, 2015 - 11:41am

The search for a missing 8-year-old girl came to a tragic end after police found a body inside a trash bin at a Northern California complex where she was last seen riding her scooter. A teenage boy, who also lives in the complex, was arrested in the case.

Canning, homesteading classes offered in Ojai

July 28, 2015 - 11:06am

Learn about everything from canning to bamboo-backed bowmaking during the Homesteading Summer Series of workshops offered by the Ojai Valley Grange.

Betty Berry: Putting your legal affairs in order

July 28, 2015 - 11:04am

A will isn't necessarily the document that determines where your assets will go.

Local fire officials assisting in 3 wildfires

July 28, 2015 - 10:43am

Ventura County Fire Department officials are assisting in three wildfires, authorities said.

Angelina Jolie film pays tribute to Cambodia

July 28, 2015 - 9:53am

Cambodia helped Angelina Jolie become a film superstar and start a family. To tell the stories of people in the country that touched her, she is directing a Netflix film on location based on a memoir of the country's 1970s holocaust under the communist Khmer Rouge, blamed for the deaths of 1.7 million people.

Construction to close section of Highway 101/23

July 28, 2015 - 9:46am

Commuters heading southbound on Highway 23 to Highway 101 should avoid the interchange this weekend.

Officials ID man killed in DUI crash

July 28, 2015 - 9:41am

Authorities Tuesday identified a 56-year-old man who died in a Westlake Village crash Sunday.

California wildfires rage as temperatures rise

July 28, 2015 - 9:35am

High temperatures are expected Tuesday as crews struggle to make headway against a wildfire threatening about 450 homes and other buildings in the tiny wooded communities of Bass Lake and Cascadel Woods north of Fresno, California.

Fiorina advocates a get-tough foreign policy

July 28, 2015 - 9:17am

Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina took center stage at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Monday evening, and made clear that she hopes there will again be a place for her there when she returns in September for a GOP presidential debate.

Feds examine probable cause of spaceship crash

July 28, 2015 - 7:56am

The National Transportation Safety Board is considering what caused a Virgin Galactic spaceship to break apart over the Mojave Desert during a test flight 10 months ago, killing the co-pilot and seriously injuring the pilot.

2 accused of brandishing gun in Ventura

July 28, 2015 - 7:49am

The Ventura Police Department Command Center received a 911 call Monday night from a 20 year-old Ventura man, indicating he was the victim of a brandishing in Ventura.

Man drives off with $150k left by ATM workers

July 28, 2015 - 6:37am

MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — Police say a man drove off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash after two employees who were replenishing ATMs mistakenly left it on a lawn in northern New Jersey.

Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders

July 28, 2015 - 6:37am

The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.