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Heritage Valley bus system debuts Monday

February 27, 2015 - 5:01am
A new transit service that will bring fixed-route buses to the Heritage Valley debuts Monday with free rides all day.

Film Society kicks off new season Friday

February 27, 2015 - 1:02am
The Ventura Film Society opens its seventh season Friday night with the screening of "Now: In the Wings on a World Stage" at the Museum of Ventura County in Ventura.

Shining a light on painter Richard Schloss

February 27, 2015 - 1:01am
Painter Richard Schloss will sit long enough to be the subject of a Focus on the Masters tribute Saturday night in Ventura.

Police converge on Thousand Oaks home

February 27, 2015 - 12:41am
Six units with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office were sent to a Thousand Oaks home to talk to a possible battery suspect Thursday, officials said.

Plea filed in death of man last seen in Oak Park

February 27, 2015 - 12:33am
A convicted drug dealer pleaded not guilty Thursday to killing a 20th Century Fox executive who was last seen alive in Oak Park and whose remains were found in the Southern California desert.

Stabbing victim reported in Oxnard

February 26, 2015 - 11:08pm

A stabbing victim was reported Thursday night in Oxnard, officials said.

Oaks Christian wins 2-1, to face Westlake

February 26, 2015 - 9:43pm

The tradition continues for the Oaks Christian School girls soccer team.

Royal comes up short in quarterfinals

February 26, 2015 - 9:28pm

Royal High went all-out in the second half in hopes of extending its postseason run, but a late goal by visiting La Mirada ended the Highlanders’ season with a 1-0 loss in a CIF-Southern Section Division 4 quarterfinal game Thursday night.

Westlake wins, to play Oaks in semifinals

February 26, 2015 - 9:09pm

The Westlake High girls soccer team has instituted a “no excuses” policy for the postseason.

Crews respond to apartment fire in Port Hueneme

February 26, 2015 - 9:01pm

Crews responded to a fire at a two-story apartment building Thursday in Port Hueneme, officials said.

2 arrested in connection with weapons violations

February 26, 2015 - 6:50pm

Two people were arrested in connection with weapons violations Thursday in Ventura, officials said.

Bridge over railroad crossing needs funding

February 26, 2015 - 6:36pm

A long-planned bridge over the railroad tracks at Rice Avenue, where a Metrolink train crashed Tuesday after hitting a pickup, has no funding source.

Pickup driver in train crash gets out of jail

February 26, 2015 - 6:35pm

The truck driver accused of causing a commuter train crash this week in Oxnard got out of jail Thursday night after prosecutors decided not to file charges, his attorney said.

Students get lesson in farming

February 26, 2015 - 6:15pm

Students from Children's World in Ventura toured an organic farm Thursday in Moorpark.

Chance of showers, snow over weekend

February 26, 2015 - 5:54pm

There is a chance of rain showers and snowfall over the weekend in Ventura County, according to the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

$1.9 billion county budget headed for review

February 26, 2015 - 5:53pm

Ventura County government’s budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year is expected to reach $1.9 billion, the county’s chief finance official said Thursday.

Man accused of sexually assaulting teen

February 26, 2015 - 5:46pm

A 29-year-old Ventura man was arrested Thursday in connection with a sexual assault of a teen, officials said.

Billy Joel biographer coming to Thousand Oaks

February 26, 2015 - 5:42pm

Fred Schruers will discuss and sign copies of ‘Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography’ on Saturday at the Grant R. Brimhall Library

Conejo Valley's in a pickle over pickleball

February 26, 2015 - 5:41pm

Pickleball continues to grow in popularity, but fans say there aren't enough places to play in the Conejo Valley.

March Means Spring Planting Season Begins

February 26, 2015 - 5:37pm

March 20 is the first day of spring, but southern California gardeners can start planting their spring garden earlier in the month as warmer weather and longer days take hold.