Monday, April 12, 2010 

Suspect arrested in slaying of Faria Beach couple — VC Star

Authorities arrested a male suspect who is now in custody

Ventura Hells Angel could face domestic charges — VC Star

Ventura police arrest Hell’s Angel after he allegedly hit his girlfriend.

Three Stabbed At Oxnard Soccer Game — KVTA
One Person Arrested

World Leaders Convene At Nuclear Security Summit — NPR

President Obama and top officials from 47 countries have gathered at an unprecedented global summit in Washington to forge a plan that would halt the spread of nuclear weapons and keep them out of the hands of terrorists – which he calls the single biggest threat to nuclear security.

Property tax deadline is Monday — KEYT

Monday, March 29, 2010

Tea party organizer is new at activism — VCStar

‘We’re going to keep fighting,’ a founder of local group says

Ventura Fire misses lifesaving window about half the time — VCStar

Response times now slower

Taggers Blamed For Oxnard Shooting — KVTA
Victim Shot In The Face

Elderly Woman Dies In Ventura Crash — KVTA
Mother Runs Over Son, Kills Him, In Oxnard
Man Drowns Off Oxnard Beach

All Within Four Hours Sunday Afternoon

Dual Suicide Attacks Kill 37 On Moscow Subway — NPR 

Two women blew themselves up 45 minutes apart at separate stations packed with morning commuters Monday.

Monday, March 8, 2010

‘Hurt Locker’ Scores Big On An Oddly Agreeable Oscar Night — NPR

MONKEY SEE: The Hurt Locker had a big night, and its director is the first woman to win an Oscar.

The Growing Power Of The Sugar Pill — NPR

Placebos play a useful role in drug testing: they help scientists determine just how effective a drug is. But a comparison of studies of antidepressants finds that patients find placebos twice as effective today as they did in the 1980s. Researchers aren’t entirely sure why this is happening, but they say these findings could complicate medicine.

Anthem’s rate hikes to add to burdens of jobless — VCStar

The prospect of paying Anthem Blue Cross $911 a month for health insurance has Ursula Britton counting birthdays and feeling as if she’s boxed into a corner.

Ventura public input sought on safe, lawful access to medical marijuana — VCStar

Last fall, when dozens of medicinal marijuana users went to the Ventura City Council to urge it to show compassion and give them a legal place to get their medicine, the council responded just as every other community in Ventura County had in the past: It said no.

Feeling the Sting – LA Times

Business: More than half of Ventura County’s apiaries have closed, and others are threatened by low honey prices, parasites and the expected arrival of the Africanized bees.

Monday, March 1, 2010

T.O. Tea Party fervor undiluted at rally in rain – VCStar

Waving American flags and carrying signs that read "Freedom Not Marxism" and "Take Back Our Country," about 60 people braved the rain Saturday to attend an outdoor Tea Party rally in Thousand Oaks.

Damage from storm at Ventura Keys — VCStar

Tsunami hits waterways

Man Pleads Guilty To Rape Try At East Ventura Church — KVTA

Will Face 7 Years In State Prison

Canada Salutes The Olympics, Laughs At Itself — NPR

Olympic Closing Ceremonies: Canada went out with a smile.

Chile Imposes Curfew Amid String Of Aftershocks — NPR

Police fired tear gas and imposed the overnight curfew to control looters who sacked virtually every market in the hard-hit city of Concepcion, as terrifying aftershocks turned more buildings into rubble and forced thousands to set up tents in parks and grassy highway medians.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Tiger and Toyota: rebuilding the brands

The pro golfer and the automaker act to repair tarnished reputations.

Attorneys, judge voice concerns in Laut case — VCStar

Murder defendant Jane Laut of Oxnard was in Ventura County Superior Court Friday morning, only hours after being set free on $1 million bail, as attorneys and a judge aired their concerns about evidence and publicity in the case.

Eye on the Environment: Water plan more crucial as supplies dwindle — VCStar

You hear the announcements to reduce landscape watering, wash full loads of laundry, put a bucket in the shower to catch the water as it warms up, turn off the faucet while you brush your teeth, and put a shut-off nozzle on the hose while you wash the car, among others.

Cost of camping is going up in Ventura County — VCStar

The county Parks department will ask the Board of Supervisors to approve small hikes in camping fees on Tuesday.

Stolen car crashes into Ventura home — KVTA

Alleged suspect stole vehicle from a party before accident on Petit Avenue

Monday, February 15, 2010

Movie mogul’s neighbors stunned at loss of stunning view

Residents who live next to Jerry Bruckheimer’s ranch in the Ojai Valley rail against the trees he’s planted that obscure their vista of the Topa Topa Mountains.

Murder charge likely to be filed in Laut case

Prosecutors intend to file murder and firearm charges Tuesday against the widow of former Olympic medal winner Dave Laut, who was fatally shot in August at his home in Oxnard.

Beating victim fights for life after gang attack

Oxnard Police look for 15 suspected of beating on Cypress Road

Beef Recall Expanded

A Southern California meat-packing firm has expanded its recall of ground beef and veal that might be contaminated with E. Coli.

Despite recent rain, drought concerns remain high

The recent rainfall is a welcome occurance to drought impacted Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties. But, it’s still a drop in the bucket compared to what’s really needed to ease the crisis.