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3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago |

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

10 hrs ago |

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

12 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago |

Most Insurance Exchanges Just Got Bigger. Covered California Is Getting Smaller.

Every one of those state insurance exchanges added new carriers in preparation for Obamacare's second open enrollment period this fall.


Wed Aug 20, 2014

Fillmore Gazette

New School Year, New Superintendent

The first day of Fillmore Unified School District 2014/2015 school year was Thursday, August 14th and according to the new Superintendent all FUSD schools are in tip-top shape with special attention paid to the landscaping and other safety issues.


Related Topix: Education Etc.

MMA Weekly

War Machine Won't Fight Extradition; Attorney Claims He is a Good Guy Painted as a Monster

War Machine , formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver, was arrested last Friday in California on a felony charge of being a fugitive from justice in relation to an attack on his ex-girlfriend and her friend on Aug. 8 in Las Vegas.


Related Topix: Simi Valley, CA

Daily Mail

MMA star War Machine 'threatened to rape ex-girlfriend as he...

'Spare the lives of the remaining hostages. Like Jim they are innocents': Brave mother of beheaded American journalist calls on ISIS to cease killing as she pays tribute to her 'extraordinary son' 'I will not leave Berlin without having sex with you.


Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Modesto Bee

News & Notes

Modesto's interim Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department director is leaving to become general manager of the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District in Ventura County.


Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Riverbank, CA, Stanislaus County, CA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Pacific Business Times

Ventura County Credit Union purchases former Affinity Group campus

Ventura County Credit Union has purchased the property at 2575 Vista Del Mar Drive in Ventura for its new headquarters.


Related Topix: Ventura, CA

Reason Foundation

Pension Reforms Have Record of Success

Government worker unions are leery of pension reform, but it is an idea whose time has come for cities, counties and states around the nation, including Ventura County.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Home, Mortgage

Hotel Interactive

Delano Las Vegas Debuts Della's Kitchen, Where The Farm Meets The City

Historic farmhouse meets urban eatery at Della's Kitchen, blending responsibly sourced ingredients with a chic, industrial aesthetic.


Related Topix: Dining, Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Fruits, Vegetables, Baked Goods, Bread

Sat Aug 16, 2014


CAPTURED! Police Arrest MMA Fighter & Adult Film Star War Machine After Weeks In Hiding

With the aid of local police, War Machine was captured in Simi Valley, California, by U.S. Marshals yesterday afternoon at an Extended Stay America Hotel.


Related Topix: Simi Valley, CA, Ventura County (Simi Valley, CA), Entertainment, Drama, Television

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Cheryl Barnes and Johnny Britt Set for Hot Night of Cool Jazz Tonight

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 tonight, August 16 in Port Hueneme, Calif.


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

Daily Mail

War Machine arrested for 'stabbing Christy Mack and rupturing her liver in assault'

Mystery of mother-of-two, 28, found murdered in her home by her fiance just weeks before they were due to get married War Machine, the MMA fighter who allegedly assaulted ex-girlfriend Christy Mack and another individual, was arrested on Friday Simi Valley police said they worked with US marshals and found War Machine inside an Extended Stay ... (more)


Related Topix: Simi Valley, CA, Ventura County (Simi Valley, CA), ESA, Hotels

New York Daily News

MMA fighter War Machine arrested for beating Christy Mack: cops

Simi Valley, Calif. police honed in on the hulking 32-year-old fighter, real name Jonathan Koppenhaver, at an extended stay hotel.


Related Topix: Simi Valley, CA, Ventura County (Simi Valley, CA)

CBS Local

Oxnard Camping Grounds Shut Down Due To Flooding

McGrath State Beach will no longer be open for camping and day-use after water from the Santa Clara River began backing up behind the naturally occurring sand bar blocking the mouth of the estuary last weekend, according to the California Department of Parks and Recreation.


Related Topix: Oxnard, CA, Ventura, CA

Santa Paula Times

Antonio Magana 18 years, Santa Paula arrested for the Ashley Moran murder

On August 14, 2014 at approximately 3:55 p.m., Santa Paula Police Detectives with the assistance of the Ventura County District Attorney Investigators arrested Antonio Magana 18 years, Santa Paula for the murder of Ashley Moran 21 years, Santa Paula, who was pregnant at the time of her murder.


Related Topix: Santa Paula, CA

Fox News

'Slavery,' pregnancy drove California professor to accost teen pro-lifer, say defenders

Mireille Miller-Young, right, an associate professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, is accused of attacking 16-year-old Thrin Short, not pictured, during a March 4 anti-abortion protest on campus.


Related Topix: California, Santa Barbara, CA, Abortion, UC Santa Barbara