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11 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Southern California swelters in heat wave

Susana Pereda, left, support specialist, and product specialists Christopher Jorge, and Marcella Salem, right, demonstrate the birth simulator "Victoria" that is used for healthcare education. "> Susana Pereda, left, support specialist, and product specialists Christopher Jorge, and Marcella Salem, right, demonstrate the birth simulator "Victoria" that is used for healthcare education.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave, Mission Hills (San Diego, CA), San Diego, CA

15 hrs ago | Switched

This Man Is Refusing To Shower For 128 Days Thanks To California's Drought

Ojai, Calif. native Cody Creighton has a dirty little secret: he hasn't showered in 60 days and doesn't plan to again for months.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Ojai, CA

22 hrs ago | San Bernardino County Sun

Excessive heat warning remains in effect for Southern California Monday

As the region's heat wave lingered into a new week, a red flag warning denoting a risk of wildfire was in effect in much of Southern California today, along with an excessive heat warning intended to focus the attention of residents on the need to protect themselves from “dangerously hot weather.” “A strong ridge of high pressure will maintain very hot weather and near-record temperatures through Tuesday over much of the area,” the National Weather Service said in a statement.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave, Los Angeles County, CA, San Gabriel, CA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Santa Paula Times

Excessive Heat Warning issued Sunday National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning in the Los Angeles and Ventura counties areas through Tuesday, including Santa Paula. The alert of the dangerously hot weather expected was issued Sunday at about 2 p.m. when temperatures in Santa Paula were recorded as high as 104 degrees in some locations and "lows" of 92 degrees in others.

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Related Topix: Weather, Santa Paula, CA, OSHA

Examiner.com

High school bans sales of 'offensive' Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches

Call it a classic case of political correctness and liberalism run amok. On Friday, Fox News' Todd Starnes reported that California's Ventura High School prohibited a local football booster club from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches at a "back-to-school" event.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Education Etc., Ventura, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Karen Skole: Scouts benefit girls, adults alike

For many, a sit-upon, a round of Make New Friends, or fly-up wings may not carry any meaning, but to thousands of girls who are now adults throughout the Central Coast, these prompts bring back warm, fun memories more valuable than silver and gold as the song goes. And, so it goes ... another school year begins and with it brings another need or opportunity for a mom, a dad, a guardian, a grandma, or those with special skills to raise their hand to become a Girl Scout volunteer.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz County, CA, Opinion

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Fresno Regional Foundation names new CEO

Ralston, currently president of the Ventura County Community Foundation, will take the Fresno post in October. Ralston also previously served as president of two $100 million+ companies and as vice-president in private banking at J.P. Morgan & Co.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA

Chicago Tribune

Fire 10% contained; O.C. deputies urge Silverado Canyon evacuations

More than 280 firefighters are aided by water-dropping helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft as they battle a 1,300-acre fire in Silverado Canyon. More than 280 firefighters are aided by water-dropping helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft as they battle a 1,300-acre fire in Silverado Canyon.

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Related Topix: Fire, Silverado, CA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Weather, Heat Wave

Edhat

Red Flag Warning

THE HOT TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH LOW HUMIDITIES...AND INCREASING INSTABILITY WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH OVER THE LOCAL MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS TODAY IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS. WHILE HUMIDITIES WILL BE SLIGHTLY HIGHER SUNDAY INTO MONDAY...THERE WILL CONTINUE TO BE HOT TEMPERATURES AND EVEN GREATER INSTABILITY THAT COULD POTENTIALLY LEAD TO LARGE FIRE GROWTH.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave, Santa Barbara County, CA, Los Angeles County, CA

CBS Local

Deputies Release Sketch Of Man Suspected In Camarillo Burglary

Deputies with the Ventura County Sheriff's office Saturday asked for the public's help in identifying a suspect in connection with a burglary case. The suspect, who was described as a Latino male, allegedly approached a mother of two while she unloaded groceries and asked for directions, the office said in a written statement.

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Related Topix: Camarillo, CA

On Top Magazine

California High School Bans Chick-Fil-A From Its Campus

A California principal has banned Chick-fil-A from its campus, saying parents and students might be offended by the eatery's opposition to gay rights. Ventura High School Principal Val Wyatt said that the school could not accept an offer of 200 sandwiches and wraps to the school's booster club for a back-to-school fundraiser held this week.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Education Etc.

Fri Sep 12, 2014

CBS Local

Hollywood Man, 22, In Custody For Possession Of Guns, Drugs

Detectives announced the conclusion of their cocaine sales investigation Friday after taking a 22-year-old Hollywood man into custody earlier this week. According to the Simi Valley Police Department, Daron Holmes III was arrested on Wednesday after fleeing from officers in the area of Yosemite and the 118 Freeway.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Santa Paula Times

Alan Teague: Limoneira Co. Board President, community leader passes at 76

Alan M. Teague, a gentleman, rancher, artist, horseman, lover of the land and community as well as Chairman of the Board of the Directors of Limoneira Co., passed Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Ventura County Medical Center. Harold Edwards, President/CEO of Limoneira, said, "While we were prepared for this to happen, we realize that none of us were truly prepared to lose our chairman, friend and leader."

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Related Topix: Frank Sinatra, Jazz, University of Arizona, Santa Paula, CA

Perez Hilton

Keith Urban Doing All He Can For Nicole Kidman After Father's Sudden...

Nicole Kidman 's father suddenly and unexpectedly passed away after a fall in Singapore. At the time when he got word about the loss, Keith Urban was in Thousand Oaks, California where he was on his way to perform at Sherwood Country Club for a benefit for the Ventura County Food Bank.

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Related Topix: Thousand Oaks (Thousand Oaks, CA)

Pacific Business Times

Port of Hueneme and city are at odds over Measure M

Measure M, the ballot measure that could raise taxes on contractors and other businesses in the Port of Hueneme and Naval Base Ventura County, is at the center of a political battle that pits community groups and businesses against city officials. Businesses and community groups say that if it passes, the ballot measure would create an unfair and confusing tax hike.

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Related Topix: Port Hueneme, CA, Oxnard, CA, Education Etc.

Ventura County Reporter

5 O'Clock Somewhere

Ah, Ventura County Beer Week, the event that takes Ventura by storm once a year and brings with it joy, compassion for your fellow man and a slew of beer-centric events that would bring tears to the eyes of even the most stoic beer drinker. The week-long program culminates with the California Beer Festival, but in this edition we'll be discussing the events prior to the big day.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Ventura, CA, Wine

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Ventura County Reporter

Longtime Camarillo tradition still delivers deliciousness

Family-owned restaurants are a dying breed. With chain eateries springing up all over the place and trendy "gastro-pubs" filling in the holes, traditional mom-and-pops that once defined certain areas of any given town in Ventura County are quickly fading into a sepia-toned past.

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Related Topix: Camarillo, CA, Home Gardening, Home

CBS Local

Chick-fil-A Banned From Ventura High School Campus Over Stand On Gay Marriage

A Ventura County high school principal has barred a booster club from selling a popular fast food sandwich on campus because of the chain's position on gay marriage. Ventura High School Principal Val Wyatt told the Ventura County Star the football booster club could not sell Chick-fil-A sandwiches at Wednesday's back-to-school night because the restaurant's beliefs could offend some students and their parents.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Education Etc., Ventura, CA

Edhat

Portions of U.S. Highway 101 Carpool Lane Open

The California Department of Transportation has opened portions of the newly-constructed High Occupancy Vehicle lane on the Ventura Freeway in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The carpool lane is open in the southbound direction from Casitas Pass Road in Santa Barbara County to Seacliff in Ventura County.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara County, CA, Los Angeles County, CA

Ventura County Reporter

Brownley vs. Gorell

In 2012, when California's redistricting map for Congress went into effect, the 26th District for the U.S. House of Representatives shifted from a Republican-represented district in the San Gabriel Valley to a seat that was basically up for grabs in Ventura County. Assemblywoman Julia Brownley, D-Westlake, moved to Oak Park from Santa Monica when Supervisor Steve Bennett pulled out his bid to run for the seat, and challenged former Assemblyman Tony Strickland, R-Thousand Oaks.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Julia Brownley, Democrat, Santa Monica, CA, Camarillo, CA, Life, Veteran Affairs

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