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  • Arson, prowling arrest made in 50-acre Ventura brush fire
    published on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:40:00 GMT
    A helicopter drops water on a 50-acre brush fire that broke out in Ventura on Monday. It was contained by nightfall....
  • The Oaks at Ojai
    published on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMT
    Inside the foyer of The Oaks at Ojai spa, it was pleasantly dark after the bright afternoon sun of outside downtown Ojai. The restaurant area to the right inside was set for dinner with cloth napkins and candles, and we were welcomed and invited to look around, while waiting for the desk clerk to return, a few minutes....
  • Fitness experts elevate walking to superstar status
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:34:13 GMT
    Walking may never become as trendy as CrossFit, as sexy as mud runs or as ego-boosting as Ironman races, but for fitness experts who stress daily movement over workouts and an active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games, walking is a superstar. For author and scientist Katy Bowman, walking is a biological imperative like eating....
  • Walking is the a superfooda of fitness
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:08:22 GMT
    Walking may never become as trendy as CrossFit, as sexy as mud runs or as ego-boosting as Ironman races but for fitness experts who stress daily movement over workouts and an active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games, walking is a super star. For author and scientist Katy Bowman, walking is a biological imperative like eating....
  • Ventura brush fire 35% contained, no structures damaged
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:51:00 GMT
    A brush fire that broke out Monday afternoon just north of the city of Ventura is about 35% contained and is under control at less than 50 acres, fire officials said. Firefighters will be remain on scene overnight and into Tuesday to prevent any flare-ups, authorities said....
  • Walking is the super food of fitness
    published on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:49:57 GMT
    Walking may never become as trendy as CrossFit, as sexy as mud runs or as ego-boosting as Ironman races but for fitness experts who stress daily movement over workouts and an active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games, walking is a super star. For author and scientist Katy Bowman, walking is a biological imperative like eating....
  • Walking is the superfood of fitness: experts
    published on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:51:37 GMT
    Walking may never become as trendy as CrossFit, as sexy as mud runs or as ego-boosting as Ironman races but for fitness experts who stress daily movement over workouts and an active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games, walking is a super star. For author and scientist Katy Bowman, walking is a biological imperative like eating....
  • Kiwanis Club honors Santa Paula's Firefighters of the Year
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:00:00 GMT
    Santa Paula Reserve Firefighters Matt Klein and Andy VanSciver received honor and recognition as 2013 Santa Paula Firefighters of the Year at the September 12 awards banquet held at the Sheraton Four Seasons in Ventura, where firefighters from throughout Ventura County were honored by the Kiwanis for their public safety efforts. This is the twelfth year the Kiwanis Clubs of Ventura County have held the Fire Services and Heroes Celebration, and Representative and Kiwanian Vice President Ralph Rey...
  • SPFD Captain Steve Lazenby retires but continues working fire scenes
    published on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 03:00:00 GMT
    You could put a new twist on an old saying and state when SPFD Captain Steve Lazenby retired recently he went from the fire to the frying pan. 'Oh, I'm still in the emergency response business,' said Lazenby, a native Santa Paulan whose family has a long history of fire service; he and his wife Susan's son Dustin is a fifth generation firefighter....
  • GMSP: Det. Haumann honored as Public Safety Officer of the Quarter
    published on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 03:00:00 GMT
    A Santa Paula Police Senior Officer and Detective whose first day on the job was investigating a violent homicide was honored by the Chamber of Commerce at Good Morning Santa Paula! SPPD Det. Randy Haumann was lauded as Public Safety Officer of the Quarter at the September 9 Continental breakfast meeting....
  • GenRocket Announces Oct 3rd Presentation: Making Software Testing...
    published on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:37:53 GMT
    GenRocket will hold a presentation, "Making Software Testing Accessible and Manageable for Small Teams" on Friday, October 3rd in Ventura, CA. This presentation is sponsored by the Ventura Ventures Technology Center, Ventura County Library and Aspire3: Entrepreneur Education Experiences....
  • Fillmore Fire Dept to Receive Life Saving Equipment
    published on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:11:29 GMT
    At meeting Tuesday night, Fillmore City Council honored Fillmore Search and Rescue with a Proclamation for their 65 years of service. The team of volunteers often search all night in rough terrain or swift water for those lost or injured....
  • New Board Member has a History of Philanthropy at Ventura College
    published on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:00:00 GMT
    After serving on the Ventura College Foundation's scholarship selection committee for a number of years, Eleanor Tillquist recently joined its board of directors. She will serve with her husband of 62 years, George, who has been on the foundation board for 10 years....
  • Ventura County Lodging Association to Host Security Training Class
    published on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:10:58 GMT
    Ventura, CA, September 23, 2014 -- -- The Ventura County Lodging Association is sponsoring a free anti-terrorism and security training session Friday, October 24 at the Four Points Sheraton in Ventura . The daylong class is open to all individuals responsible for maintaining security at lodging and other private facilities in Ventura County....
  • Pedaling Safely in Our Communities
    published on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    One a Two a Three a Hurrah!! We're making South Coast roads safer for all road users. Both Goleta and Santa Barbara have recently been awarded Active Transportation Grants for bicycling and pedestrian improvements....
  • Ventura Tooth Replacement and Restoration Expert to Speak at...
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:02:46 GMT
    Internationally acclaimed prosthodontist and presenter Dr. Saj Jivraj is presenting at the Spectrum Day Vancouver conference tomorrow. Dr. Jivraj, founder of a Ventura contemporary dental implant center called the Anacapa Dental Art Institute, will speak about All-on-4a dental implants in a presentation called "Clinical and Laboratory Aspects of Graft Less Solutions."...
  • 'Conviction' at Rubicon Theatre has courage all its own
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:44:34 GMT
    Carey Crim's promising new drama about a high school teacher accused of sexual misconduct shares some obvious thematic DNA with John Patrick Shanley's 2004 take on child abuse and the Catholic Church, but "Conviction" charts a more secular course with a mature theatrical voice and perspective all its own. Developed under a new works program at Ventura's Rubicon Theatre, its full premiere staging by co-directors Scott Schwartz and Katie Lindsay impresses with a thoughtful, layered exploration of ...
  • Picks of the Week - Happenings
    published on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:05:13 GMT
    CALIFORNIA BEER FEST AND BLUES AND BBQ FESTIVAL Saturday, Sept. 20, 12:30-4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept....
  • Health & Fitness
    published on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:03:45 GMT
    Photo by: Chris Burau W ith CrossFit mania in full effect and seemingly every industrial garage space in Ventura County turning into a gym, it can be difficult to sort through the insanity of it all. A simple space in an almost hidden location, Pure is a place where any fitness goals can be achieved without long-term contracts, pushy instructors, crowded group instruction or the always icky overall meat-market feel....
  • Beauty & Style
    published on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:03:33 GMT
    B elieve it or not, there was a time when expectant parents and everyone shopping for them had maybe a handful of choices in diaper bags, and just about all of them involved the colors pink, blue and that reigning king of gender-neutral hues: yellow. Things have changed a lot since then, with much of the credit going to Ventura designer DeNai Jones, founder of Petunia Picklebottom....