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Concerts, swap meet and other events planned

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 3:36pm

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

Personal information needs protection

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 3:36pm

Michelle Singletary writes about the increase in data breaches and identity theft and what people can do to help protect themselves.

Oxnard couple still married after 72 years

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 3:36pm

A Camarillo couple searching for the longest-married pair in Ventura County finds Dorothy and Ben Morris, of Oxnard, whose wedding day was Nov. 22, 1942.

House OKs train-crossing improvements

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 3:04pm

The House passed a bill Wednesday to modernize passenger rail service through 2019, including a provision by Ventura County Democrat Julia Brownley to develop grade-crossing safety plans in light of two recent auto-vs.-rail incidents in Oxnard and Camarillo.

Oxnard gets grant to provide free bike helmets

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 3:04pm
The Oxnard Fire Department was awarded a $9,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to distribute free bicycle helmets to children, officials said.

Tune in, rock out with punk band Channel 3

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - March 4, 2015 - 3:00pm

The Cerritos-based group performs Friday with 7 Seconds in Thousand Oaks

Review: Erik Larson’s ‘Dead Wake,’ on the Sinking of the Lusitania

NY Times Books - March 4, 2015 - 2:53pm
Mr. Larson, who treats nonfiction like high drama, looks at the German torpedoing of the British ocean liner, in time for the 100th anniversary.






Aretha Franklin coming to Santa Barbara

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - March 4, 2015 - 2:32pm

Tickets go on sale March 7 for S.B. Bowl show

Aretha Franklin coming to Santa Barbara

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 2:32pm

Tickets go on sale March 7 for S.B. Bowl show

Cedars-Sinai reports 'superbug' infections

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 2:19pm

A second hospital in Los Angeles says several patients have been infected with a "superbug" tied to a medical scope similar to a recent outbreak at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Theater review: ‘Other Desert Cities'

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - March 4, 2015 - 2:00pm

Volatile family dynamic drives Jon Robin Baitz’s Tony-nominated play, which runs through April 5 at the Santa Paula Theater Center

Theater review: ‘Other Desert Cities'

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 2:00pm

Volatile family dynamic drives Jon Robin Baitz’s Tony-nominated play, which runs through April 5 at the Santa Paula Theater Center

France, Cameroon wouldn't take man shot by LAPD

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 1:56pm

A homeless foreigner shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row was in the country illegally after serving time for a bank robbery but couldn't be deported because no country would take him, U.S. immigration authorities said Wednesday.

West Ventura community group meets Wednesday

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 1:22pm

Learn about longtime North Ventura Avenue-based business Aera Energy during the monthly meeting of the Westside Community Council.

HUD audit of Port Hueneme not over

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 12:14pm

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development enforcement analysts are not done reviewing the city of Port Hueneme’s use of federal funds meant for affordable housing to determine if they have been used appropriately.

Which political party is the conservative party?

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 11:58am

Democrats represent and depend on America’s minorities. But they can do that and still be the Establishment power.  It is the Republican Party that gives more power to those who want to blow up the status quo and there isn’t anything conservative about that. 

McDonald's nixing antibiotic-raised chicken

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 11:57am

McDonald's is cutting chicken raised on antibiotics and milk from cows treated with an artificial growth hormone.

2.5 magnitude earthquake felt in Ventura

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 11:26am

A 2.5 magnitude earthquake was reported Wednesday morning about 3 miles from Ventura, officials said.

Groups appeal oil wells near Punchbowl Trail

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 11:21am

Local groups are appealing a project allowing 19 new oil wells in Upper Ojai near Thomas Aquinas College, along the popular Punchbowl hiking trail.

Man killed by police may have been from Cameroon

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - March 4, 2015 - 11:18am

The man who robbed a Thousand Oaks bank 15 years ago and was killed by Los Angeles police on Sunday may have been a Cameroon national, but his true identity remained unclear.

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