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Website can help with financial literacy

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 25, 2015 - 5:01pm

Michelle Singletary believes children learn by what they see their parents do when it comes to finances, but if they don't have those role models foolproofme.com can help.

Concert, art exhibit and other events planned

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 25, 2015 - 4:34pm

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

Valley oak seedings planted in T.O.

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 25, 2015 - 4:11pm

Volunteers plant 50 valley oak seedlings in Thousand Oaks, creating a nursery so that whenever a centuries-old oak dies, it can be replaced.

Jared Leto's Joker is straight out of Hot Topic

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - April 25, 2015 - 3:56pm
This first image of Jared Leto in his full Joker costume is out and the reception hasn't exactly been that great.

Sotelo's pension can be included in trial

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 25, 2015 - 3:51pm

In a recent round of pretrial shuffling between Oxnard and its former city manager, the city got much of what it wanted.

Free library celebrates reading

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 25, 2015 - 3:48pm
Columnist Colleen Cason writes about the Little Free Library, many of which can be found in Ventura County, and how it celebrates reading and sharing.

The case for and against Saint Serra

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 25, 2015 - 3:47pm

Pope Francis, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez and others are presenting the case for the sainthood of Father Junipero Serra.

Taxpayer costs could rise with pension vote

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 25, 2015 - 3:46pm

Trustees of the Ventura County pensions system are looking at lowering their targeted rate of return on investments.

Local mobile home parks in Wall Street deal

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 25, 2015 - 3:43pm

Four Ventura County mobile home parks were recently part of a larger deal that involved a $650 million loan from major names in banking.

Growing up different leads to a children's book

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 25, 2015 - 3:13pm
Medical conditions made Kelsey MacConell feel different when she was growing up. Now the Santa Paula women's first children's book has been published and it's about a flamingo who is different.

Why Bruce Jenner's pronouns matter

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - April 25, 2015 - 3:01pm
Jenner's interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer brought a language issue for the transgender community to the national stage.

Westlake Plaza has new look

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 25, 2015 - 3:00pm

The renovation took longer than expected and there was some controversy but the renovated Westlake Plaza is getting good reviews.

New book looks at sad part of U.S. history

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 25, 2015 - 2:30pm

Richard Reeves, the former New York Times and PBS chief correspondent and author of books on several presidents, will talk about his new book "Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment in World War II" on Thursday night at the Grant R. Brimhall Library in Thousand Oaks.

Cuba of 2015 is not the country of 1990

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 25, 2015 - 2:00pm

A trip to Cuba reveals some changes from the last time this writer was there, but basic freedoms are still missing.

Wind advisory in effect through Saturday night

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 25, 2015 - 1:36pm

Gusty winds are in the forecast through Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Paperless society remains a dream

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 25, 2015 - 1:18pm

Columnist Troy Wolverton reports about new technology that could lead to a paperless socity, but evidence points to that not being very likely.

Grandmother was influence on this cook

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 25, 2015 - 1:00pm

Bill Lynch learned to cooking watching his Italian grandmother create traditional dishes and he still enjoys himself in the kitchen.

Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, Everest shaken

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 25, 2015 - 12:48pm

A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 906 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years.

Maybe we have become too sensitive

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 25, 2015 - 12:30pm

Bill Nash writes about how we've become so sensitive about everythying from food to politics that it makes it difficult to know how act.

Business groups plan events

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 25, 2015 - 12:30pm

A number of business groups have events planned in the coming days

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