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Power outage reported in Simi Valley

June 30, 2015 - 8:29am

About 265 Southern California Edison customers lost power Tuesday morning in Simi Valley, officials said.

Oxnard event aims to promote fruits, vegetables

June 30, 2015 - 8:21am
Health screenings, recipes, nutritional information and Zumba will be part of the upcoming Fruit & Veggie Fest 2015 in Oxnard.

Newbury Park girl shares cancer fight with rhino

June 30, 2015 - 7:42am

A 6-year-old animal lover and her new four-legged friend share a special goal: beating cancer.

No injuries reported in Ventura crash

June 30, 2015 - 7:37am

No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash in Ventura Tuesday morning, officials said.

Obama calls for broader overtime coverage

June 30, 2015 - 7:18am

WASHINGTON (AP) - They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.

Film about friendship to be shown in Simi Valley

June 30, 2015 - 7:00am
"Faith of Our Fathers," a film about faith and friendship between two soldiers during the Vietnam War, will be shown Thursday evening at Regal Simi Valley, 2751 Tapo Canyon Road.

Man sets self on fire on Japanese bullet train

June 30, 2015 - 6:35am

ODAWARA, Japan (AP) - A man set himself on fire on a high-speed bullet train in Japan on Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, a fire official said.

Very warm temperatures to continue

June 30, 2015 - 5:30am

A warm and humid air mass will continue over the area throughout the week as high pressure remains over the Great Basin, according to the National Weather Service. 

California a top state for clean-energy jobs

June 30, 2015 - 5:00am

A new report from Environmental Entrepreneurs will be released Tuesday that shows solar installations and renewable-energy manufacturing in multiple states helped to almost double the number of “clean-energy” job announcements in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the same period last year.

Wine event to raise money for Special Olympics

June 30, 2015 - 5:00am

Food, wine and beer from local businesses will be offered at the Midsummer Eve Wine Festival, a fundraiser hosted by Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks on Aug. 15.

Moorpark center plans summer hikes

June 30, 2015 - 5:00am

The Moorpark Active Adult Center’s Walking/Hiking Club has several summer outings planned.

Simi Valley man sentenced to prison

June 29, 2015 - 10:36pm
A Simi Valley man was sentenced on Monday to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges, federal prosecutors said.

Arrest of child molestation suspect

June 29, 2015 - 10:35pm
A Fillmore man was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of child molestation.

Tai chi class designed for recovering seniors

June 29, 2015 - 10:03pm

A special form of 'moving meditation' is designed to help older adults who have had a heart attack or stroke or who have undergone surgery.

Support group, car show and other events planned

June 29, 2015 - 10:03pm

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

Oxnard fifth-grader draws Pooch Parade poster

June 29, 2015 - 10:03pm

Those who’ve seen the posters promoting the 18th annual Pooch Parade on July 19 know how adorable the artwork is.

County fire strike team fighting Lompoc fire

June 29, 2015 - 9:51pm

A wildfire burning near a historic mission in a rural area of Lompoc has prompted authorities to order the evacuation of approximately 1,200 people.

Simi Valley police look for robbery suspect

June 29, 2015 - 7:44pm
Simi Valley police said that someone entered a check-cashing business along the 2900 block of Cochran Street late Monday afternoon, presented a demand note and then fled with an undetermined amount of cash.

NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired

June 29, 2015 - 7:27pm

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.

Art exhibits, Fourth of July fun and more on tap

June 29, 2015 - 5:13pm

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