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3 hrs ago | Fillmore Gazette

Piru Brush Fire

A brush fire in Piru burned about a halfacre Monday. Ventura County Fire Department crews knocked it down within a halfhour with the aid of a helicopter, hand crew, and water tender, along with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Piru, CA, Wildfire, Fire, Los Angeles County, CA

7 hrs ago | NBC Chicago

Late SoCal Firefighter Took Ecstasy

The Southern California firefighter who went missing during a mountain camping trip and was later found dead had Ecstasy and alcohol in his system when he died, according to a toxicology report obtained by NBC4 Friday.

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11 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

Feds Extend Temporary Child Immigrant Housing Plans At Military Bases To Next Year

Though three U.S. military bases were initially slated to be used for only 120 days to house unaccompanied alien children apprehended at the U.S. border, the Department of Defense has approved the extension of housing plans at the facilities through January 2015.

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Related Topix: US News, US Military, US Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base, Healthcare Law, Law, Conservative Political News

14 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Man convicted of pimping girl, 16, in Southern California

A 37-year-old man was convicted Thursday of luring a teenage girl from her home in Oakland and then pimping her out as a prostitute as they traveled through Southern California, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA, San Bernardino County, CA

18 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

Rubicon's Youth Production of the Drowsy Chaperone to Run 8/13-16

Rubicon's Summer Youth Program presents The Drowsy Chaperone, the Tony Award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison based on a book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar .

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Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment

23 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Super Premier Performing County Commerce Bank Reports Second Quarter Earnings for 2014

Counties recognized by The Findley Reports as a 'Super Premier Performing Bank' based on 2013 operating results, continued its strong earnings performance for the second quarter of 2014.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Ventura County Reporter

Picks of the Week - Happenings

VENTURA COUNTY FAIR Thursday, July 31, through Sunday, Aug. 10. The annual Ventura County Fair returns with this year's theme "A Country Fair With Ocean Air."

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Related Topix: Simi Valley, CA, Ventura County (Simi Valley, CA), Headphones, Rodeo, CA

Ventura County Reporter

7 reasons to catch Barenaked Ladies at the fair

The Ferris wheel has been constructed. The livestock grow plump in the barn. The bingo tent is ready to tempt the get-rich-quick crowd.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Barenaked Ladies, The Beach Boys, Short, Music!

Ventura County Reporter

Eye on the Environment

Drought is best time for flood planning Paradoxically, a drought is the best time to think about flood control.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Flood, FEMA, US News, Camarillo, CA

CBS Local

Endangered Whale Found Dead In Harbor At Port Hueneme Naval Base

The 40-foot baby finback whale appeared to have been dead for some time before floating into the harbor Wednesday afternoon, Vance Vasquez, Naval base spokesman for Ventura County, said.

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Related Topix: Port Hueneme, CA

The Fresno Bee

Dead whale floats in at California naval base

Kimberly Gearhart, a public affairs officer with the base, says the whale appeared to have been dead for some time and may have been struck by a ship.

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Related Topix: Port Hueneme, CA

Ventura County Reporter

Ventura County reaches

The Ventura County Animal Services, in cooperation with the nonprofit Paw Works, has reached a countywide "no kill" status, making Ventura the second county in California to have done so, according to the VCAS.

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Related Topix: Ventura, CA, Oxnard, CA, Camarillo, CA

Messenger

NPS Summer Star Festival, August 2

The National Park Service and the Ventura County Astronomical Society will host a Summer Star Party on August 2 at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Agoura Hills, CA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Noozhawk

McCune Foundation Makes Unique Investment to Housing Trust Fund

The McCune Foundation and the Ventura County Housing Trust Fund are pleased to announce a partnership between the two organizations in support of their mutual missions.

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Related Topix: Linda, CA

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Riggs Report: Focus shifts during Gov. Brown's Mexico trip

LATEST AS SOON AS WE GET IT. THIS FIRE BURNING NEAR FOREST HILL. TIME FOR "THE RIGGS REPORT."

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown, Rick Perry

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Steinberg discusses ambitions after leaving the Legislature

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento listens on the day that Sen. Kevin de Leon was chosen to replace him on Monday, June 16, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Gavin Newsom

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KTAR

Brown: California willing to shelter more migrants

California Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday his state is willing to shelter more migrant children from Central America if needed but reiterated that the United States needs to find a long-term solution to the immigration crisis.

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Related Topix: California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, North America Travel, Travel, Mexico Travel, University of Southern California

Los Angeles Times

Ex-Oxnard police officer gets 83 years to life for child molesting

A retired Oxnard police officer was sentenced Tuesday to 83 years to life in prison for molesting two girls, officials said.

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Related Topix: Oxnard, CA

My Mother Lode

Trainer sues to keep tigers in Ventura County

An exotic-animal trainer told repeatedly that she can't keep tigers on her Ventura County property has filed suit in Superior Court.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

NBC New York

Calif. Gives Prizes for Dirty Cars

Over the month of July, Ventura County water is hosting a dirty car contest to send a messy message about water usage across the state.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

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