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The headline on a story in a Ventura County daily newspaper in April 1968 was intriguing although not particularly threatening: "Nine Nude Hippies Arrested: Found Huddled Around Bonfire" There was a 1952 rickety-looking gray-green-painted school bus, which, for reasons unknown, was being driven by a bearded man with piercing eyes, who identified himself as Charles Manson. The bus had skidded off the road and ended up in a deep ditch on Deer Creek Mountain Road, 5 miles south of Point Mugu - not exactly a main tourist thoroughfare.


History has proven that art and culture entwine. The extent of that impact may vary, however, as do the driving forces that encourage artistic efforts.


From the branch at 300 South Mills Rd., Ventura: Armando Casillas, Kayla Vibbart, Jasmine de la Rosa, Cruz Garcia and Roxy Rosales. Through Dec. 15, customers and community members can drop off donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots campaign at Rabobank locations around the county.


The craft of weaving has given us many of the most durable metaphors we have for high levels of communal integrity. It's no accident that when people reach for the best appropriate way to praise a multicultural society, for example, they often speak of it as a "grand tapestry."


San Jose native and Bellarmine College Preparatory alum Sean Reilly graduated from Santa Clara University, where he studied environmental science and biology, in 2016. And Madeleine Chang of San Francisco, Michael Chen of Boulder, Colorado, and Alexis Kallen of Ventura, California, are seniors at Stanford University.


District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today the filing of felony charges against Timothy Edmond Burke, Jr. , of Las Vegas; Deisi Tapia Rivera , of Las Vegas; Veronica Esther Ventura , of Oxnard; Angela Maire Covarrubias , of Ventura; and Elizabeth Angie Olvera , of Santa Paula. The defendants are charged with multiple felony counts including grand theft, theft from an elder, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit false advertising.


Seniors Madeleine Chang of San Francisco, Michael Chen of Boulder, Colorado, and Alexis Kallen of Ventura, California have been named 2018 American Rhodes Scholars, according to an announcement made Nov. 18 by the Rhodes Trust. The three seniors join alumnus Jelani Munroe, who was earlier notified that he would be the Rhodes Scholar from Jamaica.


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Celebrate the New Year with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Bank of America Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Fred Kavli Theatre, Tuesday, December 31, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. 2017 marks the 24th anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's remarkable arrival onto the music scene. Since its formation in the early nineties in Ventura, California, the band has toured virtually nonstop, performing on average over 150 shows a year, and has produced a sizable catalog of recorded music, with sales of over 2 million albums to date.


District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that David Hernandez , of Santa Paula, pled guilty to first-degree murder and admitted using a gun in the commission of the crime. On July 23, 2014, Hernandez shot and killed Hector Alamillo as the two sat in a living room at a residence in Santa Paula.


The Alzheimer's Association, California Central Chapter's Ventura County Regional Office has moved to a new address, 2580 E. Main Street, Ste. 201 Ventura.


Nov. 13--If Santa Paula shifts to coverage through the Ventura County Fire Department, residents could see an increased presence at big emergencies, access to specialized services like helicopter firefighting and benefit from enhanced equipment. Residents could also see longer response times and the city will pay significantly more for the service, turning over most of its share of property taxes plus revenue it gets from fire inspection and related fees.


"I was looking for something in the area that's really plentiful but underutilized," explained Drew Quine, who was raised in Maui, came to Santa Barbara City College in 2008, and graduated from in 2014 with an environmental studies degree. Then he started working for a Port Hueneme company that was trying to turn biodiesel waste into energy, and he wondered where else that something-from-nothing formula could be applied.


November is National Adoption Month, and Foster VC Kids is sharing a heartwarming story in hopes of inspiring adoptions in Ventura County. Victor Pulido and Pedro Virgen completed foster parent certification in 2014, moving one step closer to fulfilling a dream of raising a family together.


In 2015, the family of the deceased Helen Gallick sued Simi Valley-based El Rancho Simi Pioneer Cemetery District and its former manager Barbara Scroggins for mishandling of human remains, fraud and breach of contract, after discovering that Gallick had not been buried where the family had been told she was. In June 2016, the family settled for $200,000, as reported in the Simi Valley Acorn.


Composer Evan Sponseller reimagined early-aughts-era punk songs from his youth in The Seas We Fear to Sail. Photo by Sarah Plum The raw, bloodied energy of punk rock and studied, upbeat precision of a capella choirs might not seem to blend well in theory - but local composer Evan Sponseller, 31, has a vision.

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