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2 hrs ago | 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.


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

Tue Jul 29, 2014


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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Santa Paula Times

Ventura County Fair Opens July 30

'A Country Fair with Ocean Air' The 2014 Ventura County Fair, 'A Country Fair with Ocean Air' runs from July 30th through August 10th at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Horse, Pets

NBC Los Angeles

San Miguel Island to Remain Closed for at Least Another Year

San Miguel Island was used for ordnance testing during and after World War II and at least two politicians are urging the U.S. Navy to step up a timeline to clear the from possibly dangerous ordinance so the island can be opened up for tourism.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Ventura, CA

And so what ever happened to that new bowling center in Thousand Oaks?

Remember all those stories about a new bowling center being planned for Janss Marketplace in the east Ventura County city of Thousand Oaks? The last flurry of stories reported that there was hope that the facility could be open by early next year.


Mass Transit

CA: VCTC Awards Contract for Inter-city Transit

The Ventura County Transportation Commission awarded a nine-year contract to Camarillo-based Roadrunner Management Services for the operation of its popular inter-city bus service.


Fri Jul 25, 2014

Santa Paula Times

Two more pull City Council nomination papers for November election

Ralph Fernandez, an incumbent councilman, and John Demers, who serves on the Planning Commission, respectively took out nomination papers Thursday and Friday, said Deputy City Clerk Lucy Blanco.


Related Topix: Santa Paula, CA, Oxnard, CA

Fox News

California professor pleads no contest to assault on pro-life students

Thrin Short, 16, of Ventura County, Calif., told she was pushed at least three times by associate professor Mireille Miller-Young during a March 4 anti-abortion outreach event at the University of California in Santa Barbara.


Related Topix: Abortion

Pacific Business Times

Ventura County's ripe farm loan market drives $15.3M bank deal

The Porterville-based parent company of Bank of the Sierra said July 17 that it is purchasing Santa Paula-based Santa Clara Valley Bank in an all-cash deal that includes three branches and $105 million in deposits.


Related Topix: Porterville, CA, Santa Paula, CA, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Avocado

Business Journal

Oil pipeline in Santa Monica gets 10-year renewal

The pipeline is located near the city's eastern border with Los Angeles, according to the Mirror.


Related Topix: Santa Monica, CA, Los Angeles, CA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Los Angeles Times

FBI investigating scam targeting immigrant children's families

Children at the White House earlier this month protest President Obama's response to the immigration crisis.


Related Topix: US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Military, US Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base


Pension Cutters Hope California Ballot Measure Could Start A Domino Effect

The following story was reported by Capital and Main and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, California, Simi Valley, CA, Ventura County (Simi Valley, CA)

Ventura County Reporter

5 O'Clock Somewhere

Brussels is a city of many contrasts. The United Nations calls Brussels home, and so do countless vagabonds and world travelers.


Related Topix: Beer, Oxnard, CA

Ventura County Reporter

Up in Vapor

At the age of 10, I became a self-elected member of the anti-smoking campaign in my house.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Home Gardening, Home, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Ventura, CA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Detainee base sites report few problems

No protests. No children in the schools. No effect on city services. Two children with pneumonia treated at a local hospital and paid for by the federal government.


Related Topix: Port Hueneme, CA, Oxnard, CA, Deval Patrick, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative William Keating

Fillmore Gazette

Western Railway, VCTC still at odds over track maintenance, lease

Will the City of Fillmore continue to attract tourism to town without the Fillmore and Western Train is a question many Fillmore residents are asking.


Related Topix: Fillmore, CA, Country, Santa Paula, CA, Los Angeles County, CA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Cheryl Barnes and Johnny Britt Set for Hot Night of Cool Jazz, 8/16

A fresh and powerful new voice on the contemporary jazz scene, Cheryl Barnes - whose new full-length album Listen To This is scoring airplay everywhere from KCRW in Los Angeles to WNVW in Cleveland - will be sharing a "Hot Night of Cool Jazz" with renowned R&B/Jazz singer Johnny Britt on Saturday, August 16 in Port Hueneme, Calif.


Related Topix: The Wave, Jazz, Port Hueneme, CA