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Ventura County Fair's grandstand music lineup

July 31, 2015 - 9:16am

Kevin Costner's band Modern West is one of 10 musical acts to perform during the fair.

California's golden hills blackened by wildfires

July 31, 2015 - 9:06am

The golden hills of California were being blackened Friday by a series of wildfires egged on by bone-dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds.

DUI checkpoint planned in Thousand Oaks

July 31, 2015 - 8:19am

The Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a driver's license/DUI checkpoint from 9 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday at an undisclosed location within the city limits.

Vehicle fire extinguished in Ventura

July 31, 2015 - 8:07am

A vehicle fire was reported Friday morning in Ventura, officials said.

American lion killer's extradition being sought

July 31, 2015 - 7:32am

Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday.

Simi to hold workforce seminar for teens

July 31, 2015 - 6:36am
The Simi Valley Youth Employment Service will hold a workforce seminar for teens Aug. 13.

DUI, weapons arrest made in Oxnard

July 31, 2015 - 6:04am

 A man was arrested for suspicion of DUI and possession of a weapon Thursday evening in Oxnard, officials said.

Chance of thunderstorms across mountains

July 31, 2015 - 5:47am

The National Weather Service reported that there will be a slight chance of thunderstorms across the mountains, the Antelope Valley and interior sections of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties Friday. Any thunderstorms this weekend should be confined to the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties as well as the Antelope Valley.

Report: State job licensing a mounting burden

July 31, 2015 - 5:00am
White House economists have issued a new report expressing concern about the patchwork of licensing requirements implemented by the states, which they say could be harming the labor market.

1 taken to hospital in Simi Valley crash

July 30, 2015 - 11:26pm
A pedestrian was taken to a local hospital after being struck by a vehicle Thursday night in Simi Valley, officials said.

Groups to protest fracking in Ventura

July 30, 2015 - 8:53pm

Local groups were planning to protest fracking Saturday in Ventura, officials said.

Cowboys Notebook: Suspended Hardy joins team

July 30, 2015 - 7:56pm

Greg Hardy joined his new Cowboys teammates for Thursday’s opening practices of training camp, but exactly when the controversial defensive end plays his first game for Dallas is yet to be determined.

Ventura police scholarship recipients named

July 30, 2015 - 7:40pm
Recipients of a scholarship that honors the only Ventura police officer killed in the line of duty were announced this ­week.

Special Olympics offers foods for thought

July 30, 2015 - 7:33pm

Food truck operators and chefs from fancy restaurants alike are working to give the 6,500 Special Olympics athletes and their supporters from 165 countries an authentic taste of American cusine by way of California.

Ventura man accused of elder abuse

July 30, 2015 - 7:05pm

A Ventura man was arrested in connection with elder abuse Thursday in Ventura, officials said.

Doctor's spouse denies guilt in patient death

July 30, 2015 - 6:28pm

A doctor’s husband accused of practicing medicine without a license and administering morphine that allegedly led to the death of an 88-year-old patient pleaded not guilty.

Change of command ceremony held on base

July 30, 2015 - 6:26pm

Engineering command at Naval Base Ventura County Port Hueneme changes leadership.

Local bowler wins two Special Olympics medals

July 30, 2015 - 6:10pm

Erik Fido the only athlete representing Ventura County, will bring back a silver and a bronze in bowling.

Woman arrested in county in making bomb threat

July 30, 2015 - 6:07pm
A woman was arrested at a Ventura County residence in connection with making a bomb threat to a California Highway Patrol dispatch center earlier in the week, officials said Thursday.

Stored cars leaving College Park in Oxnard

July 30, 2015 - 5:43pm

The Oxnard City Council formalized a deal for new car storage at the Del Norte waste facility, while cars will be removed from the troublesome College Park location by Friday.