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Tire recycling can lead to better roads

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 29, 2015 - 5:00pm

Several road pavement rehabilitation and preservation projects benefit from the old tires you recycle.

Port Hueneme replaces city treasurer

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 29, 2015 - 4:58pm

Port Hueneme's city treasurer is no longer in the post and an interim is filling in, according to city documents.

East County Pet of the Week: Sherman

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 29, 2015 - 4:51pm

Sherman is an 8-year old Chihuahua who enjoys going out for walks.

West County Pet of the Week: Violet

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 29, 2015 - 4:43pm

Violet is a 1 year old chihuahua with a lovely personality.

Fashion show, meeting and other events planned

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 29, 2015 - 4:34pm

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

Oxnard HR unit needs funds doubled as cuts loom

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 29, 2015 - 4:33pm

Major budget cuts are looming in Oxnard, but the HR department is in such disarray its funding could be more than doubled.

Agoura Hills Launches New Teen Programs

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 29, 2015 - 4:06pm

Agoura Hills expands teen programs and now offers a free membership to hang out in new teen "Garage" space with loft and activities.

YMCA of Newbury Park to host July 4 events

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 29, 2015 - 3:45pm

The Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park is hosting its 5th annual Independence Day/July 4 5K/10K Run/Walk and a free family festival, parade and car show.

Kids help design Libbey Park playground

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 29, 2015 - 3:38pm
The company designing the new playground at Libbey Park in Ojai gets a slew of ideas from local children.

5 foodie things to do this weekend (May 29-31)

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - May 29, 2015 - 3:25pm

Watch a local chef compete on "Guy's Grocery Games." Get 31 percent off the price of an ice cream sundae. Pair local beer with slow-smoked barbecue. Yep, there's plenty to do, see and taste this weekend in Ventura County.

5 foodie things to do this weekend (May 29-31)

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 29, 2015 - 3:25pm

Watch a local chef compete on "Guy's Grocery Games." Get 31 percent off the price of an ice cream sundae. Pair local beer with slow-smoked barbecue. Yep, there's plenty to do, see and taste this weekend in Ventura County.

Weekend events in (and around) Ventura County

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 29, 2015 - 3:25pm

Looking for something to do this weekend in Ventura County? Here are ten suggestions!

Wounded warrior cyclists will head for Highway 1

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 29, 2015 - 3:19pm

Cyclists attending the wounded warrior clinic at Naval Base Ventura County will take part in a bike ride Saturday.

Ventura County pet of the week: Ozzy

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 29, 2015 - 3:14pm

Ozzy is a great little dog who gets along well with other dogs and people.

Moorpark man gets 15 years in sextortion case

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 29, 2015 - 3:13pm

A Moorpark man was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison for tricking children into sending him naked photos and videos, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Oxnard man gets long sentence for 2011 slaying

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 29, 2015 - 2:40pm

An Oxnard man was sentenced Friday to 50 years to life in prison for the 2011 killing of another man whose body was left on a Camarillo dirt path.

MJ's Neverland Ranch is now for sale

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - May 29, 2015 - 1:22pm
Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is on the market for $100 million, but you might not find it under that name.

Bookshelf: A Fresh Lens on the Notorious Episode of Ota Benga

NY Times Books - May 29, 2015 - 1:21pm
Pamela Newkirk engrossingly transforms what was billed in 1906 as a lesson in ethnography into a larger window on racism.







Verdugos mountain lion to be studied

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 29, 2015 - 12:30pm

An 8-year-old mountain lion in the Verdugo Mountains is the latest to be studied by National Park Service biologists and the first in the small, isolated range.

Oxnard statement on Sotelo victory lauds jurors

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - May 29, 2015 - 12:22pm

Oxnard gave an official statement on its win in the federal lawsuit brought by former city manager Ed Sotelo, noting he is taking in about $24,000 in monthly retirement benefits. He had sought $2.2 million, but a federal jury Tuesday found in favor of the city.

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