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Get ready for National Taco Day

April 18, 2015 - 2:00pm

Columnist Bill Nash is giving readers time to prepare for National Taco Day, which this year falls on the same day as National Vodka Day.

Three firms are semifinalists for business award

April 18, 2015 - 2:00pm

Three area companies have been named semifinalists in the annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Awards competition.

Shared recipes equal friendships and tasty food

April 18, 2015 - 1:45pm

Peggy Sabol's recipes are often of the shared and hand-me down variety and they are always a hit with her family.

Be aware you may need to file more tax forms

April 18, 2015 - 1:00pm

Columnist Sandra Sunken writes about extra forms that may be required if you lived abroad or have significant foreign investments.

Regulators announce new water conservation goals

April 18, 2015 - 12:56pm

State regulators on Saturday announced a revised plan to reduce water use in drought-stricken California that offers easier conservation targets for major cities, including Los Angeles, while demanding greater cutbacks from others.

Area businesses report latest news

April 18, 2015 - 12:45pm

A number of area businesses and business groups announce news.

Gourmet popcorn takes a fresh turn

April 18, 2015 - 12:30pm

The gourmet popcorn at Popped Fresh in Agoua Hills is made fresh at the store.

Freebirds World Burrito ends Ventura County run

April 18, 2015 - 12:09pm

Freebirds World Burrito has closed its first, and last, location in Ventura County.

Fisher's powerful message comes to Oxnard

April 18, 2015 - 12:00pm

Antwone Fisher, the keynote speaker at a Boys & Girls Club event Thursday in Oxnard, firmly believes things can change. His rising-from-the-ashes life story, which he'll discuss Thursday, is an almost perfect fit for the Boys & Girls clubs' mission.

Fava beans are at farmers market

April 18, 2015 - 12:00pm

Spring means fava beans are available at area farmers markets.

Business groups plan events

April 18, 2015 - 11:30am

A number of businesses and business groups have events planned in the coming days.

Aid-in-dying legislation closer to reality

April 18, 2015 - 11:00am

On six previous occasions, most recently in 2007, bills have been introduced in the Legislature to establish a right for mentally competent, terminally ill patients to receive from doctors prescriptions for lethal drugs. None advanced out of either the Assembly or Senate. But this year the conversation seems more serious.

Teen arrested in Oxnard on gun allegation

April 18, 2015 - 10:10am

Oxnard police arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of several firearms offenses.

Ventura apartment damaged in explosion

April 18, 2015 - 8:05am

Officials were investigating the cause of a Saturday morning explosion that damaged a Ventura apartment.

Shirley Jones, Marty Ingels talk 'Love Letters'

April 18, 2015 - 8:00am

The Hollywood couple will star in the A.R. Gurney play April 24-26 in Carpinteria