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Cal Fire San Bernardino Unit firefighters carry a fire hose through a line cut in the brush in the San Bernardino Mountains community of Cedar Glen during a training exercise on May 17, 2018. Gov. Brown issued an executive order May 10 that provided $96 million more for programs that among other things are intended to help stop the spread of wildfires.


Visalia women testify in 1980 Ventura homicide trial "I remember thinking, 'They're going to find my body in this cornfield tomorrow,'" the Visalia victim told jurors. Check out this story on visaliatimesdelta.com: https://vtd-tar.co/2IHStVW Senior Criminal Investigator Chas Wiggins, of the Ventura County Public Defender's Office, from left, Wilson Chouest, and Chief Deputy Public Defender Andre Nintcheff, wait for the jury to come into Ventura County Superior Court Wednesday morning.


What are you doing this Memorial Day weekend? The Performing Arts and Convention Center in Oxnard has something extra-special planned to kick off your summer. Coinciding with the popular venue's 50th anniversary, PACC is hosting Oxnard's largest arts festival.


The American Red Cross held its annual Operation: Ride for the Red cycling event on Saturday, May 19, to raise funds in support of military, veterans and their families preparing for and coping with the challenges of military service through the American Red Cross's Service to Armed Forces programs.


The prospects of a year-round homeless shelter in Ventura are better but still largely depend on the will of Ventura's City Council, officials said at a presentation in Ventura City Hall on Sunday. "We have the resources.


Hawaiian reggae artist Mike Love brought The Great Remembering Tour to Discovery Ventura last week, spreading his message of good vibes, hope and reconnection with the "Great Spirit" through melody, rhythm and rhyme.


And, as Christmas approaches, one Ventura woman's story may serve as a caution to parents thinking of using the novelty items as stocking stuffers. Susan Casimano, a Ventura Unified School District teacher, recalls a field trip to L.A.'s Chinatown in May when one of her students handed her what looked like a pen.


Pittsburgh's sewer systems are in dire need of a $2 billion upgrade, which is kicking off with a $30 million contract. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette claims that the area's sewer systems are designed to bring waste to the Alcosan's plant near the Ohio river.


Grammy nominated multi-platinum selling Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will take the stage Sunday, May 27, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. According to a press release from Artisan Agency, 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's remarkable arrival onto the music scene.


If reading is an adventure, call 8-year-old Luke Lawrence an explorer extraordinaire. On Friday, May 11, Luke donated $330 he raised via a reading fundraiser to Step Up Ventura, a 501c charity, which provides therapeutic child care and access to preschool services to at-risk children up to 5 years of age.


The Amgen Tour of California zipped through Ventura County on Monday, May 14, from its Stage 2 launch at the Ventura Pier. Cyclists zoomed down Main Street before dashing down Harbor Boulevard through Oxnard, hurtling through Camarillo and then wrapping around to barrel through Ojai before catapulting toward the finish line in Santa Barbara.


Created for the Architectural Design class at Ventura College, taught by Curtis Cormane; design proposal for compact housing by Roberto Garcia-Martinez. Created for the Architectural Design class at Ventura College, taught by Curtis Cormane; design proposal for compact housing by Andrew Lemon.


It's hard to pinpoint exactly when political activists who were not local to the area started showing up at small-town rallies, protests and at city council meetings. Perhaps it's always been the status quo, but for those unaware of it happening in general, it may seem to have come to the forefront with the election of President Donald Trump.


Joe Cardella in front of the Ventura Historic Mural, next to the tile which bears his likeness. Photo by Dina Pielaet Joe Cardella, a pillar of the Ventura art community since moving here in 1988, died late on Tuesday, May 15, after a battle with esophageal cancer.


VENTURA, Calif: Leading online cannabis education platform, Green Flower, known for providing up-to-date, authentic cannabis information and training, has set May 22, 2018, for the launch of its newly updated "Green Flower 2.0" platform. The modernized, upgraded website and content portal will now offer users hundreds of hours of sharable video programming for FREE and, if preferred, they can choose to subscribe to a paid "premium" content option, which will provide exclusive access to a selection of Green Flower's top curated and specialized cannabis content.


Brett Aston, 24, proposed to his girlfriend, Allison Clark, at Syracuse University's Kissing Bench after she graduated from SU on May 12, 2018.( Allison Clark, 22, graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications last weekend, and her family, her boyfriend and his family were all there to watch. After the ceremony, they all headed outside to take some pictures.


District Attorney Joyce Dudley has filed four counts of first degree murder against Joseph James DeAngelo, the alleged Golden State Killer. Two counts are for the murders of Cheri Domingo and Greg Sanches on July 27, 1981, in Domingo's Goleta home, where both had been bludgeoned to death.


District attorneys mull next steps for Golden State Killer prosecution District attorneys have offered little information regarding the prosecution of the Golden State Killer. Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2018/05/14/district-attorneys-mull-over-next-steps-golden-state-killer-prosecution/608017002/ Joseph James DeAngelo, who authorities suspect is the so-called Golden State Killer responsible for at least a dozen murders and 50 rapes in the 1970s and 1980s, is arraigned April 27, 2018, in Sacramento County Superior Court.


Items obtained by the Ventura County Combined Agency Team during a search of Irvin Reveles' home and cars. According to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, authorities had been investigating a heroin delivery service operating in Ventura, Oxnard, Port Hueneme and the Ojai Valley called "The Boys."


Oxnard pauses gang injunctions Citing recent court decisions in both Los Angeles and Orange Counties, the Oxnard Police Department has temporarily brought a halt to its gang injunctions involving two Oxnard gangs, Colonia Chiques and Southside Chiques. The pause actually began in November, but Oxnard police say that they have kept the decision quiet while working with the Ventura County District Attorney's office to resolve the issue.

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