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Gas prices soar in California as supply shrinks

Gas prices are soaring in California in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline due to labor unrest.

Internet whiplash: Llamas, the dress, Nimoy

It's been a rollercoaster of viral emotion: Llama drama, the dress and then the death of Spock.

Debate swirls over pesticide use

For a dozen years, the state allowed Dow AgroSciences and farmers nearly unfettered access to a potentially dangerous pesticide that had been strictly limited.

Leonard Nimoy left touching final message to all

Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Spock in the "Star Trek" series, has died at the age of 83.

Oxnard crews investigate truck explosion

Oxnard fire and hazardous materials crews Friday afternoon are investigating a paving truck explosion, officials said.

Leonard Nimoy's last message to 'Star Trek' fans

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - 10 hours 26 min ago
Actor Leonard Nimoy, beloved by Trekkies for his role as Spock, died Friday at age 83.

Ormond Beach steward to be in documentary

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - 10 hours 36 min ago

Walter Fuller, who for 18 years has counted birds and kept watch over a remote stretch of Ormond Beach, will be featured in a NationSwell minidocumentary being shot this week.

Simply Delicious: Cranberry Apple Crisp recipe

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - 10 hours 49 min ago

Get the recipe for a delicious Cranberry Apple Crisp.

Board praises Metrolink's response to crash

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - 11 hours 22 min ago

The Southern California Regional Rail Authority board, which oversees Metrolink service, held its first meeting since Tuesday’s commuter train crash in Oxnard that injured 30 people.

5 foodie things to do this weekend

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - 11 hours 24 min ago

From going to a seed exchange to ordering beer-infused desserts by a departing chef, there's plenty to do, see and eat this weekend in and around Ventura County. 

5 foodie things to do this weekend

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - 11 hours 24 min ago

From going to a seed exchange to ordering beer-infused desserts by a departing chef, there's plenty to do, see and eat this weekend in and around Ventura County. 

Venturan recalls how kindness helped heal a town

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - 11 hours 36 min ago

A Ventura man and the wife of the mayor of an Austrian town talk about how acts of kindness during World War II came back to help heal the sorrowful village.

Oxnard train crash probe continues today

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - 11 hours 44 min ago

Federal investigators planned Friday to keep digging through evidence and recreating the scene of this week’s commuter train crash in Oxnard.

Religious groups plan events

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - 11 hours 44 min ago

A number of temples and chabads have Purim celebratons planned next week.

ArtsBeat: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Elliot Ackerman’s ‘Green on Blue’

NY Times Books - 11 hours 56 min ago
Tom Bissell discusses “Green on Blue,” and John Hooper talks about “The Italians.”






Five outdoorsy things to do this weekend

Enjoy the outdoors this weekend, rain or shine!

Leonard Nimoy dies at 83

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - 12 hours 26 min ago

Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.

Port Hueneme council sets priorities for year

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - 13 hours 14 min ago

Creating a financial path for city government and establishing a pre-emptive sand replenishment program are among the goals Port Hueneme hopes to accomplish this year.

Check your Social Security records

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - 13 hours 42 min ago
Columnist Julie Jason reminds readers to check their Social Security report to make sure there aren't any errors that would impact their future payments.

Children poisened from laundry detergent packets

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - 14 hours 10 min ago

Highly concentrated laundry detergent in brightly colored, palm-size packets are proving so tempting to young children that 17 members of Congress filed legislation Thursday to make the toxic products less attractive to kids. 

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