Ventura County California

In this July 4, 2013 file photo, a triage area is set up at Ranch Santa Susana Community Park in Simi Valley, Calif. after a blast during the Fourth of July show injured 28 people as debris from fireworks, mortar tubes and the racks holding them flew into the crowd. (AP Photo/The Ventura County Star,Wendy Pierro,File)

Fireworks shell faulted in July 4 blast in Simi Valley

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An investigation by the state fire marshal found that a Fourth of July fireworks accident that injured nearly 30 people at a show in Southern California was caused by the malfunction […]

10/17/2013

Scientists keep eye on rare plant burned in fire

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) – As plants slowly grow back at the site of this year’s Springs Fire, scientists are hoping against hope that a rare succulent found only in the Santa Monica Mountains will […]

09/30/2013

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Metrolink Memorial to be unveiled today in Chatsworth

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A memorial plaque will be unveiled at the Metrolink station in Moorpark today, the fifth anniversary of a crash in Chatsworth that killed 25 people and injured 135 others. The bronze […]

09/12/2013

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Hot spell begins, threatens valleys

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A warming trend will begin today and, by Friday, generate temperatures up to 20 degrees higher than normal — the result of high pressure building over the region, National Weather Service […]

09/04/2013

In a Tuesday, July 9, 2013 file photo, Amanda Bynes, accompanied by attorney Gerald Shargel, arrives for a court appearance in New York. (AP Photo/Bethan McKernan, File)

Court grants conservatorship over actress Bynes

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A judge granted the mother of Amanda Bynes a temporary conservatorship on Friday to make decisions about her daughter’s treatment in case the former child actress is released from a facility […]

08/09/2013

Ojai Fireworks Injury

OJAI, Calif. (AP) – A Southern California Fourth of July fireworks show in Ojai was halted soon after it began when the 32-year-old pyrotechnic operator was injured by a premature blast. The Ventura County Star […]

07/05/2013

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Ex-KNX radio news voice Harry Birrell dies at 85

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Harry Birrell, who for more than three decades read the news to Southern Californians on KNX radio, has died. The station announced on its website that Birrell died Sunday in […]

05/26/2013

Farm workers pick crops with Springs Fire in background. (AP Photo)

Farm settles with workers who fled wildfire smoke

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Farmworkers who fled a Ventura County strawberry field because of smoke from a wildfire have been told they can return and that their presumed firing was a misunderstanding. About 15 workers […]

05/09/2013

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Small quakes strike Ventura County

PASADENA (CNS) – Two small earthquakes struck Ventura County today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.    The first temblor struck at 2:05 a.m. at a depth of 13 miles with a magnitude of 3.5, […]

05/07/2013

A bulldozer clears a firebreak near a wildfire burning along a hillside, Thousand Oaks, California. (AP Photo)

Cooler weather aids fight against Springs wildfire

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Cool, moist air moving into Southern California on Sunday helped firefighters build containment lines around a huge wildfire burning through coastal mountains. Fire crews took advantage of improved conditions as the […]

05/05/2013

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