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Conejo anti-poverty program seeks participants

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 5, 2015 - 5:01am

An initiative geared at lifting people out of poverty is still looking for participants for its inaugural class in Thousand Oaks, organizers said.

WATCH: Conan tries to make friends in Cuba

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - March 5, 2015 - 4:00am
When Conan O'Brien first arrived in Cuba, he just had to explore the city and try to make some new friends. Key word here: try.

By the Book: Kazuo Ishiguro: By the Book

NY Times Books - March 5, 2015 - 3:00am
The author, most recently, of “The Buried Giant” was obsessed with Sherlock Holmes as a child.






See Danny DeVito's 'Tonight Show' #TrollFoot pic

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - March 5, 2015 - 12:02am
Danny DeVito has ruled social media with phots of his #TrollFoot for years. And he got to add another photo to his collection on the 'Tonight Show.'

Police: 2 suspected Oxnard gang members arrested

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

Police said they arrested two suspected gang members Wednesday night in Oxnard.

Man shot in Oxnard

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 10:46pm

OXNARD, Calif. - A man was shot Wednesday night in Oxnard, officials said.

Person run over by vehicle in Moorpark

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 9:55pm

A person was taken to a hospital after being run over by a vehicle Wednesday in Moorpark, officials said.

CSUCI administrator gets national honor

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 8:47pm

Wm. Gregory Sawyer, vice president for student affairs, will be recognized by the American College Personnel Association.

4 suffer minor injuries in Santa Paula crash

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 8:45pm

Four people suffered minor injuries from a traffic collision Wednesday in Santa Paula, officials said.

Qaasim Middleton's explosive 'Idol' performance

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - March 4, 2015 - 8:44pm
Qaasim Middleton showed exactly why America voted him into 'American Idol's' top eight male performers with an 'explosive' performance.

Crews extinguish Simi vehicle fire

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 8:27pm

Crews responded Wednesday evening to a vehicle fire in the 1500 block of ­Dakin Avenue, according to the Ventura County Fire ­Department.

Simi man arrested in child endangerment

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 7:30pm

A man was arrested in connection with child endangerment in Simi Valley, officials said Wednesday.

Officers get ready to run in Antarctica

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 7:18pm

A group of five active and former officers with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office were in the midst this week of a long journey to Antarctica, where they will participate in a marathon to benefit ­local ­charities.

Query on pesticide use ordered

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 7:15pm

A county supervisor wants answers on pesticide use near Rio Mesa High School.

ArtsBeat: Elizabeth McCracken Wins $20,000 Story Prize

NY Times Books - March 4, 2015 - 6:30pm
Ms. McCracken won for her collection “Thunderstruck.”






For kids, bee is more than memorizing words

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 6:04pm

This year's Ventura County Spelling Bee will be Saturday at CSU Channel Islands.

Local Scouts take part in nationwide food drive

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 5:36pm

Countywide, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturing Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls took part in the drive to collect canned and non­perishable goods for four ­food ­banks.

Ventura postpones discussion on homeless expert

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 5:14pm

Ventura's Homeless Committee will not discuss a proposal to hire a national consultant during its meeting Thursday.

Witness testifies in Camarillo murder trial

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 4:54pm

Prosecutors allege Rogelio Reyes fatally shot George Huizar, 23, of Oxnard, who was found dead on his birthday on a path between two farm fields in Camarillo.

Teen helps foster kids find sense of style

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 4:49pm

A Newbury Park High School student who was once part of the foster care system knows what it's like when foster teens have to wear what they're given — not what they choose — so she comes up with a way to help them develop their own sense of style.

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