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5 hrs ago | LA Daily News

Whata s open, closed on Labor Day in Los Angelesa San Fernando Valley

Government: City, county, federal and state offices, libraries and superior courts will be closed.


Related Topix: Lancaster, CA

10 hrs ago | Reuters

Surf's up: Hurricane Marie sends big waves to Southern California

Waves up to 15 feet high generated by a Pacific Ocean hurricane will hammer Southern California beaches in coming days, creating dangerous conditions for beachgoers and threatening coastal flooding, meteorologists said on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, California, Hurricane Marie, Los Angeles County, CA, Malibu, CA

14 hrs ago | CBS 3 Springfield

'War Machine' supporters claim self-defense involved in attack

A supporter of Jonathan Koppenhaver, better known as 'War Machine,' posted a photo of his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack.


Related Topix: Twitter, Simi Valley, CA, Ventura County (Simi Valley, CA), Holyoke, MA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

City Journal

Rebuked Again: A judge blocks a pension-reform measure in Ventura County

Last year, a group of dogged California pension reformers gathered in a hotel in downtown Sacramento.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, California, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Jerry Brown, US Governors, San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Accused former Ventura surgeon surrenders license

The Ventura County Star says as of Monday, Dr. Aria Omar Sabit can no longer practice medicine in the state.


Related Topix: Ventura, CA

California nursing home settles psychotropic medication case for $655,000

Ventura Convalescent Hospital's deal ends litigation filed in 2011, where families of residents said medication was being given without informed consent under the care of a skilled nursing facility physician.


Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine, Health, AARP

Sat Aug 23, 2014

LA Daily News

Brush fire in Valencia knocked down quickly

A fire scorched between two and three acres of brush in the Val Verde area west of Valencia today before it was knocked down.


Related Topix: Fire, Valencia, CA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Val Verde, CA, Los Angeles County, CA

Hot sauce plant's tour offers whiff of excitement

A Southern California hot sauce plant that came under fire for its spicy odors is throwing open its doors to the public, offering a whiff of excitement and perhaps a breath of fresh air in its relations with its neighbors.


Related Topix: Irwindale, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Reason Foundation

Pension Reform Newsletter - August 2014

This newsletter highlights articles, research, opinion, and other information related to public pension problems and reform efforts across the nation.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, August, CA, Retirement, Santa Clara County, CA, Gilroy, CA

Courthouse News Service

Navy Contractor Accused of Retaliatory Firing

A former employee of a military contractor whose malfunctioning drone struck and caused $30 million in damage to a Navy guided missile cruiser says he was fired for refusing illegal orders from a supervisor.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Point Mugu

Optimism reigns on planned Thousand Oaks bowling center

The 17,000-square-foot store in the east Ventura County city of Thousand Oaks is the designated spot for a new bowling center.


Roll Call

California Freshman Airs First Ad in Competitive House Race

Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., went up Friday with her first ad of the cycle, touting her commitment to women's issues.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Julia Brownley, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election

Stars and Stripes

Trucks, under tightened security, create traffic jams at Navy base

Big rig trucks have been snarling morning traffic in recent months at one entrance to Naval Base Ventura County, the county's largest employer.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Port Hueneme, Port Hueneme, CA


California Is 'Woefully Unprepared' For Sea Level Rise, Says A New Report

California is facing a possible loss of billions to its economy thanks to sea level rise - an outcome for which it is "woefully unprepared" according to a new report from the state's legislature.


Related Topix: California, Oxnard, CA, US News, Liberal Political News

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Reason Foundation

Ventura's Pension Reform Setback

On August 4, 2014, California Judge Kent Kellegrew took the unusual step of removing a citizen's initiative from the ballot that would have dramatically reformed pensions for all future employees in Ventura County, California by moving them from a defined benefit pension to a defined contribution retirement.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, California, August, CA, Pacific Grove, CA, Sacramento, CA

Pacific Business Times

In their own words: Spirit of Small Business 2014 winners

The Pacific Coast Business Times' 2014 class of Spirit of Small Business winners were honored at an awards luncheon on Aug. 14, 2014 following the publication of a special edition on July 25, 2014.


Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Thousand Oaks, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Ventura, CA

The Fresno Bee

Young immigrants would get $3 million in legal help under California bill

Immigration activists with Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles demand the Mexican government protect of unaccompanied minors and families crossing Mexico's territory during a protest outside the Mexican consulate in Los Angeles Thursday, July 3, 2014.


Related Topix: California, Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Ventura County Court System Family Law Destroys the Lives of Children

For all of the women and men that have been through the family court system in Ventura County, they can understand how the system instead of protecting children creates even more trauma for them.


Related Topix: Parenting

Calif. Man Killed in Mobile Home Blaze

Aug. 20--OAK VIEW, Calif. -- A man was found dead after a mobile home was destroyed in a fire early Wednesday in Oak View.


Related Topix: Oak View, CA, Fire

My Mother Lode

Woman dies after fall from cliff near Big Sur

Monterey County Sheriff's officials said Wednesday that 18-year-old Brianna Victoria Stevens was rock climbing with relatives near the Mill Creek Day Use Area when she fell.


Related Topix: Monterey County, CA, Big Sur, CA