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Oxnard hires new housing director

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 6:10pm

Another new department head is entering Oxnard's ranks. Arturo Casillas will start as the city's housing director Monday.

Inquiry ordered into misuse of hydrants

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 6:10pm

A county board wants water districts to control misuse of fire hydrants in the drought.

Oxnard utility bills to rise over next decade

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 5:22pm

Oxnard wastewater bills could jump 40 percent early next year, then see continuing smaller hikes for the next decade, the City Council was told Tuesday night. Water bills could also go up over the long term.

West county pet of the week: Odin

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 5:18pm
Odin is a lively 4 year old cattle dog mix. His life has not been easy.

East county pet of the week: Chloe

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 5:18pm
Chloe is a spunky, 9-year-old Queensland heeler/Australian shepherd mix.

Dance marathon, art show and other events set

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 5:16pm

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

Stern takes fundraising lead in 27th District

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 5:14pm

Henry Stern, who has been endorsed by his boss Sen. Fran Pavley, has gotten off to a significant financial head start in the race to succeed Pavley after she is termed out of office next year.

Bravo: Local high school reunions planned

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 5:13pm

Bravo shares information on reunions and student achievements.

Plans can help professionals catch up

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 5:11pm

Doctors, lawyers, dentists, accountants and other professionals need to ask them­selves if they are maximizing their ability to a) lower taxes and b) build retire­ment ­savings.

Teachers turn to each other for tips

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 4:38pm

School is still out, but for almost 200 Ventura County teachers and thousands more across the state, Friday was a big day for learning.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘The Conservative Heart’

NY Times Books - July 31, 2015 - 4:29pm
Arthur C. Brooks discusses “The Conservative Heart,” and Susan Southard talks about “Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War.”









Santa Paula police to host community event

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 4:23pm

The Santa Paula Police Department will be holding a National Night Out event Tuesday at a park, officials said.

Driscoll's expands organics standards

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 3:48pm

Driscoll’s this month announced that it’s producing commercial quantities of organic strawberry nursery plants and it’s readying to put them into production.

Boat lost control in Ventura Harbor crash

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 3:46pm

A boat lost control before crashing into Ventura Harbor earlier this week, harbor officials said Friday.

Long-awaited naval base land-use report released

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 3:06pm

Beefing up anti-terrorism security at Naval Base Ventura County Port Hueneme and supporting SOAR ordinances are among recommendations in a long-awaited draft report.

Comcast refuses to run ads for Sling TV

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - July 31, 2015 - 2:45pm
Is Comcast really so afraid of cord-cutters it won't even air ads for Sling TV?

Amid drought, fears rise of trees dying, falling

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 2:06pm

As Californians and the communities they live in cut back water use and let lawns turn brown, arborists and state officials are worrying about a potentially dangerous ripple effect: City trees going neglected and becoming diseased or even collapsing.

2 men arrested in shooting death of Calif. boy

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 2:01pm

Two men were arrested in the killing of a 4-year-old California boy who was hit by gunfire intended for someone else while playing with a stuffed animal in a relative's front yard, authorities said Friday.

Religion briefs for the area

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 2:00pm

A roundup of religion news for Ventura County.

Authorities respond to ill hiker near Moorpark

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - July 31, 2015 - 1:44pm

Authorities were on route to rescue an ill hiker Friday afternoon.

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