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A riverboat runs through Channel Islands Harbor [Photo gallery]

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 03:05
The owner of the riverboat Scarlett Belle were seeing red, literally. This week, the paddle wheel boat based in Channel Islands Harbor underwent some upgrades, including the painting of the paddles.

Sheriff's deputies run Myanmar marathon for charity

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 02:29
Five Ventura County sheriff's deputies returned from Myanmar this month after running the Bagan Temple Marathon. The Cops Running for Charity team raised $52,000 for nonprofits.

Simi Valley police get first compensation raise in years

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 01:39
Simi Valley rank and file police officers will receive their first compensation hike in several years starting in July.

Thousand Oaks priest consults on TV series about Father Junipero Serra

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 01:29
A Thousand Oaks priest and expert on Father Junipero Serra is an integral part of a five-part docudrama that begins Wednesday.

Diesel spill prompts marine life cleanup at Ventura Harbor

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 01:27
California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel on Tuesday were overseeing the care of marine life affected by a spill of 500 gallons of diesel fuel in the Ventura Harbor.

Westlake Village Rotary Club to pair with Manila club to help typhoon victims

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 01:22
Edwin Velarde has formed a task force of Rotary Club of Westlake Village members to reach out to other clubs and the wider community in an effort to raise money to help victims of the typhoon in the Philippines.

Paintball park to open soon near Santa Paula

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 00:53
Santa Paula will soon have its very own paintball park complete with more than eight fields for players as well as tournament fields.

Settlement agreements reached in sexual harassment suit

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 00:45
Settlement agreements have been reached in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against the former CEO of a Medi-Cal plan.

Pepperdine to screen Kennedy film

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 23:45
Fifty years after President Kennedy's assassination, Pepperdine University will screen "John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Days of Drums" on Friday.

Two juveniles accused of vandalism, theft at Simi Valley school

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 23:25
Two juveniles were arrested this week on suspicion of vehicle theft and school vandalism in Simi Valley, officials said.

Common Core may change path to math

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 03:02
Who would have guessed Pacifica High School's Craig Sipple teaches algebra?

Calabasas ranch displays American Indian basketry

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 01:33
Terry DeWald described Native American basketry as a cherished art endemic to America, to about 50 guests at the King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas on Saturday.

Retirement party honors 3 Simi Valley police dogs

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 23:35
The Simi Valley Police Department and the Simi Valley Police Foundation had a celebration to honor the service of three retired police dogs.

Simi committee that may consider possible school closures holds 1st meeting

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 01:35
Parents and teachers from Simi Elementary on Thursday night attended the first meeting of a district committee organized partly to determine if schools should be closed.

Oxnard school board OKs 1.5 percent raise for employees

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 22:33
The board approved an across-the-board salary increase of 1.5 percent for employees.

Ojai board approves school plans for student achievement

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 22:31
The board also heard that Chaparral High School recently completed the self-study process and was accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges for six years.

Somis trustees OK report on development fees

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 22:30
The board approved an informational report detailing the annual and five-year accounting of development fees, which is available for public review.

Las Virgenes board OKs fee schedule, field trips

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 20:21
The board voted unanimously to send the Spirit Team to the Rose Parade.

Get involved: The Heads Up Football program

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 02:10
If you want to learn more about concussion safety, USA Football’s Heads Up Football program offers training to coaches, players, parents and officials. The program teaches participants about concussion awareness, tackling and equipment.

Ventura County Ballet Company presents 'The Nutcracker'

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 19:26
The Ventura County Ballet Company is celebrating its 15th year this season with another production of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's holiday classic "The Nutcracker."