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Above, an architectural rendering of Fillmore's new proposed fire station, to be located near C Street and Hwy. 126. It is to be finished early 2018.


The California Department of Transportation plans to close U.S. Highway 101 on-ramps and off- ramps at Mussel Shoals and La Conchita for two nights in each community during the next two weeks. Residents, drivers and businesses are strongly advised to plan for the closures and expect delays.


Jackson Browne will play a pair of benefit shows during his recently announced U.S. fall acoustic tour, which gets underway on September 29 in Livermore, California, and wraps up October 13 in Boise, Idaho. The first benefit gig takes place on October 4 at the Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura, California, and will raise funds for Safety Harbor Kids.


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A few companies take the prerunner idea to mean that it has to have a full-tube chassis and a full leather, custom-made interior. That's all cool, but maybe a little much.


A longtime educational leader with 21 years of experience in both public and independent schools in Santa Barbara and Ventura, Tim Loomer, will be joining El Montecito School San Roque this fall as the interim head of school. Loomer has been brought on to help the school through a transitional phase due to the upcoming retirement of current Head of School Jeannine Morgan, who has successfully and faithfully led ELMO for 37 years.


Leo Tauber, M.D., of Ventura is well-known in the medical community for his role in founding in 1956 the Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation, originally the Medical Resource Foundation. The foundation, over the last six decades, has blossomed into a critical funding mechanism that provides essential health care to low-income residents throughout Ventura County.


Attendees of the 2015 Ventura County Pride festival. Just two months prior, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the country.


VENTURA, Calif.-Patagonia Inc. built an $800 million outdoor apparel empire selling heavy-duty jackets, backpacks and long underwear at premium prices, winning a loyal customer base with vows to "build the best product" and "cause no unnecessary harm." In 2010, German animal-rights group Four Paws said it found evidence that farms supplying down feathers to Patagonia were force-feeding geese to fatten their livers for foie gras.


Rose Marcario, CEO of outdoor clothing company Patagonia, believes providing employees with high quality on-site child care isn't just is good for families - it's good for the bottom line. "It's true, there are financial costs to offering onsite child care, and they can be expensive if you offer high-quality programs or subsidize your employees' tuition when onsite care is not available," Marcario writes in a Fast Company article adapted from Patagonia'sa new book, " Family Business: Innovative On-Site Child Care Since 1983 ."


After 70 years of educating college students aspiring to pursue careers in media, visual and communication arts, the Brooks Institute in Ventura has closed its doors indefinitely. The for-profit school announced classes won't continue in the fall, and that it has stopped enrolling new students.


The State Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists issued Ventura resident and licensed engineer Douglas Frank Burke a citation and administrative fine of $1,000 on April 11 for violating the Business and Professions Code, in failing to comply with Title 16, California Code of Regulations. The Board found that the Burke's professional opinions in his report, "Preliminary Report about Hydrostatic-induced and Earthquake-induced Landslide Hazards for the Ventura Hillside Mid Town," dated May 4, 2015, did not have basis in fact or experience or accepted engineering principles.


With students heading back to classes this month, we want to ask a little favor of teachers, principals and other educators at public and private elementary, middle and high schools alike: Please spend some time this school year teaching our children about water conservation, if you are not already. Because despite some mixed signals from water regulators lately, a severe drought continues in Southern California, and water education is more important than ever.


Celebrate folk-rock trailblazers Carole King , Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro when Rubicon Theatre Company presents BACK TO THE GARDEN later this week, the fifth offering in this season's Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series. This energetic and soul-stirring concert directed by Amy Jones with musical direction by Debra Barsha , stars Melissa Hammans , Shaleah Adkisson , Maddy Wyatt and Sue Terwilliger on guitar.


Rubicon Theatre Company presents an evening of nonstop laughs with the comedy FULLY COMMITTED by Becky Mode , a FREE one-night only performance starring JOEY SPONSELLER and directed by the award-winning Richard Israel on Tuesday, August 16 at 7 p.m. This highly energetic, witty and frenetic play follows Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan's premier restaurant. Sam is caught between coercion, threats, bribes and histrionics - with a cast of desperate callers who will stop at nothing in their zeal to land a prime reservation, or the right table.


The institute canceled its fall classes and will shut down by Oct. 31, according to a letter sent to Brooks students. "Changes in economic regulatory conditions in recent years have had a significant, prolonged, negative impact on the instruction," the letter penned by Transition Officer Kristen Howard reads.


Brooks Institute announces today at a staff meeting that it will be closing its doors permanently on Oct.31, canceling all classes for the fall semester. Given the large size of the incoming class of new students, of 150, I am puzzled," Clift said, noting an increase of 25 percent over last year.

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