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Moorpark moves forward on 90 town homes

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 18, 2015 - 3:30pm

The Moorpark City Council has allowed an application to be submitted that could lead to the construction of 90 town homes near one of the city’s main intersections.

Fillmore's financial future looking better

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 18, 2015 - 3:29pm

A tiny sales office of a large medical supply distribution company has helped the city of Fillmore get its finances in order now that all the lawsuits are settled.

How does your garden grow? With less water

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 18, 2015 - 2:30pm

Garden tour season starts this weekend, and homes are featuring drought-tolerant plantings, water-saving irrigation systems and even artificial turf.

Reality-TV bites are on menu at Camarillo cafe

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 18, 2015 - 2:14pm

Mama Rita's in Newbury Park closed after its appearance on Gordon Ramsay's restaurant fix-it show "Kitchen Nightmares." Now some of its dishes are showing up on the menu at Mission Oaks Cafe in Camarillo.

Brush fire jumps line

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 18, 2015 - 2:04pm
County fire officials say a brush fire near Santa Paula has jumped its line of containment.

Get ready for National Taco Day

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 18, 2015 - 2:00pm

Columnist Bill Nash is giving readers time to prepare for National Taco Day, which this year falls on the same day as National Vodka Day.

Three firms are semifinalists for business award

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 18, 2015 - 2:00pm

Three area companies have been named semifinalists in the annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Awards competition.

Shared recipes equal friendships and tasty food

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 18, 2015 - 1:45pm

Peggy Sabol's recipes are often of the shared and hand-me down variety and they are always a hit with her family.

Top 3 TV shows that need a reboot

Ventura County Star - Entertainment - April 18, 2015 - 1:33pm
In this week's Top 3, we talk about three television shows we believe should get rebooted.

Be aware you may need to file more tax forms

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 18, 2015 - 1:00pm

Columnist Sandra Sunken writes about extra forms that may be required if you lived abroad or have significant foreign investments.

Regulators announce new water conservation goals

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 18, 2015 - 12:56pm

State regulators on Saturday announced a revised plan to reduce water use in drought-stricken California that offers easier conservation targets for major cities, including Los Angeles, while demanding greater cutbacks from others.

Area businesses report latest news

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 18, 2015 - 12:45pm

A number of area businesses and business groups announce news.

Gourmet popcorn takes a fresh turn

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 18, 2015 - 12:30pm

The gourmet popcorn at Popped Fresh in Agoua Hills is made fresh at the store.

Freebirds World Burrito ends Ventura County run

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 18, 2015 - 12:09pm

Freebirds World Burrito has closed its first, and last, location in Ventura County.

Fisher's powerful message comes to Oxnard

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 18, 2015 - 12:00pm

Antwone Fisher, the keynote speaker at a Boys & Girls Club event Thursday in Oxnard, firmly believes things can change. His rising-from-the-ashes life story, which he'll discuss Thursday, is an almost perfect fit for the Boys & Girls clubs' mission.

Fava beans are at farmers market

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 18, 2015 - 12:00pm

Spring means fava beans are available at area farmers markets.

Business groups plan events

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 18, 2015 - 11:30am

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

Aid-in-dying legislation closer to reality

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 18, 2015 - 11:00am

On six previous occasions, most recently in 2007, bills have been introduced in the Legislature to establish a right for mentally competent, terminally ill patients to receive from doctors prescriptions for lethal drugs. None advanced out of either the Assembly or Senate. But this year the conversation seems more serious.

Bookshelf: Books on a Photographer, the Underground Railroad and Ancestry

NY Times Books - April 18, 2015 - 10:28am
Books about genealogy and the history of New York City; the photographer Eve Arnold; and the abolitionist Sydney Howard Gay’s contribution to the Underground Railroad.






Teen arrested in Oxnard on gun allegation

Ventura County Star - Happening Now - April 18, 2015 - 10:10am

Oxnard police arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of several firearms offenses.

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