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  • What it's like to free the innocent
    published on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:00:00 GMT
    Michael Hanline leaves the Ventura County Jail on Monday with attorney Alex Simpson, right, and California Innocence Project director Justin Brooks in Ventura, Calif. on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014....
  • Spanning generations
    published on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:45:10 GMT
    After a career in the U.S. Navy followed by launching a business in custodial service, Clarence Brueckner finds his greatest reward at age 77 as a volunteer maintenance worker for a charitable organization that helps young women overcome drug and alcohol addictions. "I consider myself retired but I spend a lot of time at Teen Challenge," Brueckner said in reference to the nonprofit that sits on 143 acres nestled in the Ventura foothills....
  • After 36 Years in Prison, Ventura Man's Murder Conviction Overturned
    published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:36:37 GMT
    Michael Hanline holds his wife, Sandee Hanline, upon his release from custody Monday in Ventura. Michael Hanline's 1980 murder conviction was recently vacated....
  • 83-year-old teacher Emilio Gonzalez is met by students at DHS Thursday.
    published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:50:24 GMT
    DHS senior Emily Lawrence, left, addresses the crowd of students on the back lawn of the school Thursday. Students organized an appreciation gathering in honor of substitute teacher Emilio Gonzalez, right....
  • Man whose murder conviction was overturned is free
    published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:10:03 GMT
    This 1974 photo provided by California Western School of Law shows Michael Hanline with his then girlfriend, now wife Sandee. Hanline, convicted of murder 34 years ago, was freed Monday....
  • Rubicon Theatre to Host Tiny Tots Holiday Concert, Party and Santa Photos, Begin. 12/6
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:29:00 GMT
    This holiday season, Rubicon Theatre creates fun for the whole family with the Tiny Tots Holiday Concert, Party and Santa Photos. Featuring Rubicon's Merry Elves with special guests Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman, a talented cast of local teens rings in the season with holiday tunes and a sing-a-long for the entire family....
  • Grace defined
    published on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:14:13 GMT
    It's hard to match the beauty, elegance and pageantry that ballet brings to the stage. Dancers leap, pirouette, kick and caper across the floorboards with impossible grace and clockwork timing, seemingly defying gravity while making it look effortless....
  • Man wrongfully convicted of Ventura County killing to be released
    published on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:34:00 GMT
    This 1974 photo shows Michael Hanline with his then-girlfriend, now wife Sandee. Hanline, who was wrongfully convicted and served 36 years in prison for murder, could be released next week....
  • California man imprisoned for 36 years was wrongfully convicted, prosecutors say
    published on Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:24:00 GMT
    Michael Hanline and his now-wife, Sandee Handline, in a 1974 photo provided by the California Innocence Project. Prosecutors say that new DNA evidence and previously sealed police reports have now cast doubt on his guilty verdict, and have agreed that he should be released....
  • Prosecutors: Man wrongly convicted of 1978 slaying
    published on Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:58:56 GMT
    VENTURA, Calif. >> A 69-year-old man who has spent 36 years behind bars for murder was wrongly convicted and could be released after a court hearing next week, prosecutors in Southern California said....
  • Local Farmer Casey Houweling recognized for Excellence
    published on Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:58:26 GMT
    PRLog - Nov. 18, 2014 - VENTURA, Calif. -- The Resource Conservation District of Ventura County and FOOD Share held their 5th Annual Ventura County Excellence in Agricultural Stewardship and Sustainability Award for 2014 at a luncheon last week at the Crowne Plaza in Ventura....
  • Oxnard Dentist Publishes Blog Discussing Long-term Effects Of Tooth...
    published on Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:02:35 GMT
    Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad, Southern California leaders in Ventura cosmetic dental procedures, have published a blog discussing the long-term effects of living without teeth. In their Nov. 15 blog published to their website , the Oxnard dentists write that those with missing teeth or anyone using dentures not supported by dental implants have difficulties receiving proper nutrition and often face substantial jawbone loss....
  • UCLA-led team wins grant to tackle concussions among football players
    published on Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:38:46 GMT
    A team of researchers from UCLA and Architected Materials that is developing breakthrough technology to reduce the number and severity of head injuries to football players today was named a winner of the Head Health Challenge II. The Head Health Challenge is part of the four-year, $60 million Head Health Initiative, which is sponsored by the National Football League, General Electric and Under Armour....
  • FOOD Share's 3rd annual CAN-tree Collection "tackles hunger"...
    published on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:09:21 GMT
    PRLog - Nov. 14, 2014 - VENTURA, Calif. -- The holiday season will shine a little brighter as The Collection at RiverPark hosts FOOD Share's 3rd annual CAN-tree Collection food drive from Dec. 5-7....
  • The people's theatre
    published on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:24:50 GMT
    "The theatre is a spiritual and social x-ray of its time. " - Stella Adams Some might say that theatre is no longer an art form that is readily accessible, nor is it speaking to the masses - particularly to the young....
  • Annie's Mailbox: Idea that alcoholism is a disease is not a double standard
    published on Wed, 05 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    Dear Annie: Please tell me, when did alcoholism become a disease? A disease is when the body is ill and not functioning properly. According to Webster's Dictionary, addiction is the quality or state of being addicted, and continues that it is a "compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance characterized by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal."...
  • SIM Confirms Returning Missionary is Dr. John Fankhauser
    published on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:15:27 GMT
    International Christian mission agency SIM reported today that the person Mecklenburg County Health Department reported Saturday evening as returning from West Africa to the Charlotte area and classified as "some risk" for Ebola infection is SIM missionary Dr. John Fankhauser. Photo: SIM missionary Dr. John Fankhauser....
  • Ventura City Firefighters Start a Bagpipe Band
    published on Sun, 09 Nov 2014 18:45:50 GMT
    Nov. 09--VENTURA, Calif. -- The wail and thump of a bagpipe band has long been a touchstone for firefighter and law enforcement memorials, weddings and other public ceremonies....
  • Roger Plum
    published on Sat, 08 Nov 2014 08:25:00 GMT
    Roger Plum died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Ventura, California, following a long illness. Roger was born June 15, 1929, in Alliance, Ohio, to Vernon and Mida Lucile Plum....
  • Lavan Alston, 4-star wide receiver, set to visit Oregon State Beavers
    published on Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:20:29 GMT
    Oregon State coach Mike Riley poses with four-star wide receiver Lavan Alston during his unofficial visit earlier this year. Oregon State's Class of 2015 is without a four-star recruit or big-time offensive threat, but that may soon change, as Rivals four-star wide receiver Lavan Alston is set to take an official visit to Corvallis during Civil War weekend....