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Cuts to Oxnard police, fire units discussed

May 27, 2015 - 5:35pm

The Oxnard City Council heard presentations -- though few specifics -- on potential impacts of 5 to 15 percent cuts to police, fire and other departments Tuesday. Another informational session will be held Thursday before formal hearings next month.

Committee recommends adopting Laura's Law

May 27, 2015 - 5:22pm

After 10 months of study and deliberation, a special committee voted Wednesday to recommend that Ventura County adopt Laura’s Law, which would allow for involuntary outpatient treatment for mentally ill people.

Helicopter, climbers add nets to PCH hillsides

May 27, 2015 - 5:13pm

A helicopter dubbed the “Big Dawg” whirled above Pacific Coast Highway pulling heavy, steel netting panel by panel to climbers waiting on a rocky hillside.

Running, movie screening and more on tap

May 27, 2015 - 5:11pm

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

Ventura sues other users over Ventura River use

May 27, 2015 - 5:05pm

The city of Ventura, sued by Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, has filed cross-complaints against several other entities that draw water from the Ventura River.

Ventura educator surprised with Teacher of Year

May 27, 2015 - 4:56pm

Kathy Elliott, who teaches English and art at Pacific High in Ventura, was named Ventura County's Teacher of the Year Wednesday.

Brooks Institute sold to Massachusetts company

May 27, 2015 - 4:16pm

The Brooks Institute, a photography and film school in Ventura, has been sold amid a restructuring by the struggling public company that’s owned it for the last 16 years.

Theater review: ‘The Graduate'

May 27, 2015 - 4:00pm

At Conejo Players Theatre in Thousand Oaks, good acting can’t mask flawed adaptation

Challenge is on to cut food waste

May 27, 2015 - 3:40pm

The Food Waste Prevention Challenge: Cut down the amount of wasted food and save money by shopping smarter. Follow along with The Star as we take the challenge.

St. Bonaventure has the law on its side

May 27, 2015 - 3:13pm

High school softball teams don’t often require a sizable law enforcement presence in their dugouts. The St. Bonaventure High players have no choice.

Buying a home? This workshop is for you

May 27, 2015 - 2:51pm

The Ventura County Community Development Corp. and the city of Oxnard will provide information and resources to prospective home buyers.

Driver's ed class, summer camps and more on tap

May 27, 2015 - 2:37pm

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

Local cook competing on Fox series 'MasterChef'

May 27, 2015 - 1:54pm

Olivia Crouppen of Thousand Oaks is one of 22 home cooks competing for $250,000 as the Fox series "MasterChef" continues at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Ojai eases up on regulating vacation rentals

May 27, 2015 - 1:30pm
With less than two weeks to go before a scheduled crackdown on informal vacation rentals in Ojai, the City Council on Tuesday backed off its proposed hard line that would levy a $500-a-day fine.

Veteran Ventura educator named teacher of year

May 27, 2015 - 1:10pm

Kathy Elliott, an English and art teacher at Pacific High in Ventura, was named Ventura County's teacher of the year.

Oxnard firefighters oppose cuts [document]

May 27, 2015 - 1:07pm

The union for Oxnard firefighters issued a statement Wednesday morning outlining its opposition to possible budget cuts as the city looks to trim $10.6 million of general fund spending before July.

Thousand Oaks residents urged to take survey

May 27, 2015 - 12:10pm

Thousand Oaks residents are encouraged to take an online survey conducted by the city to gauge community attitude.

Blood drive honors fallen teen

May 27, 2015 - 11:45am

Blood drive honors a girl who loved music and baking.

Local student still standing after Round 3

May 27, 2015 - 11:44am
Labiba Sardar, of Ventura, successfully spelled “Frijolillo" in Round 3 of the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee on Wednesday, but advancing further will depend on results from her written test.  


Man charged in niece's methadone-related death

May 27, 2015 - 11:19am

A 64-year-old man has been charged in connection with the death of his niece who was using methadone, officials said.