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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

Santa Paula Times

Classic Balloon Festival, Friday-July 25Saturday- July 26

The Citrus Classic Balloon Festival is known as such a great showcase for the area that the woman who created it was honored as Santa Paula's Citizen of the Year.


Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Award, Citrus, CA, Shasta, CA, Painting, Arts

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Man found dead after 10 days in California lake

A sheriff's statement says someone in a rented pontoon boat on Cachuma Lake saw what appeared to be a body Monday and called 911.


Related Topix: El Rio, CA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Gas explosion at Oxnard bakery injures 1

The Ventura County Star reported that the Sunday morning explosion happened inside the Ortiz Bakery, blowing out the store's windows and injuring one of two people inside the business.


Related Topix: Explosion, Oxnard, CA, Modesto, CA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Sriracha plant in Irwindale gears up for chili grinding season

IRWINDALE >> Parked outside the Sriracha factory Friday morning below the U.S. and California flags were the two newest, bright-red additions to the hot sauce plant on Azusa Canyon Road - mini tour buses.


Related Topix: Irwindale, CA, Kern County, CA

Classics in the Park Presents the Lady from Maxim's, 8/9-17

Classics in the Park, which has been mounting summer performances of classic plays in Ventura County for more than two decades, will perform Georges Feydeau 's riotous bedroom farce, The Lady From Maxim's, August 9 through 17, at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks.


Evening Times

Stateside stint has been worthwhile, says Rangers' Shiels

DEAN SHIELS insists Rangers' stint Stateside has proven worthwhile so far despite the Light Blues shock friendly defeat this week.


Fri Jul 18, 2014

CBS Local

3 Suspects Arrested For Alleged Involvement In Camarillo Kidnapping

Deputies have arrested three suspects who are allegedly involved in the kidnapping and beating of a Camarillo man that occurred in May, officials said Friday.


Related Topix: Camarillo, CA, Oxnard, CA


Lemons take their turn as high-dollar citrus

When lime prices hit triple-digits earlier this year, some shippers I talked to said restaurants were switching to lemons as a cheaper substitute.


Related Topix: Opinion