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Aloft Dancetheatre is pirouetting through some major transitions this year. A new set of patrons, new business model and a new performance space in downtown Ventura have given the local modern movement and dance company a fresh start, and will hopefully allow them to put down some permanent roots.


Ventura County Sheriff's Deputy Eugene Kostiuchenko, left, was struck and killed on the side of the 101 Freeway on Tuesday. Kevin Hogrefe, 25, right, has been charged with murder in the case.


Prosecutors have filed a murder charge against a driver accused of running down a veteran sheriff's deputy who had pulled over another motorist on a Ventura County freeway. District attorney's inspector Kimberly Michael says 25-year-old Kevin Hogrefe of Camarillo was also charged Thursday with a count of fleeing the scene of an accident involving death.


Entrepreneurs hoping to open a gun store in Ventura may need to think again after the City Council ordered staff to draft an ordinance that could place tougher restrictions on new businesses in the city. In a 4-3 vote, the City Council called for staff to draft an ordinance that would limit where new stores could open in the city, ban home-based firearm sales and extend record-keeping and background check requirements mandated by the state beyond minimum requirements.


Every day, tens of thousands of South Coast residents are negatively impacted by the gridlock on Highway 101. Some sit idly for hours in frozen traffic; others endure the resulting congestion on our neighborhood streets, while our county suffers as a whole from the negative air quality and restricted flow of goods and services.


Ventura, California - Attorney General Harris today issued the following statement on the death of Ventura County Sheriff's Deputy Eugene Kostiuchenko: "Today, the state of California lost another dedicated law enforcement officer in a senseless tragedy. My sympathies go out to Ventura County Sheriff's Deputy Eugene Kostiuchenko's family and loved ones, as well to as the members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.


Unfortunately, if you repeat a lie often enough, it begins to seem like the truth. One such oft-repeated myth, propagated with the help of millions of dollars of outside oil money, is that "there is no risk of fracking" in Santa Barbara County so we don't need Measure P to protect us.


A look at tougher regulations on firearms sales is on the docket at a Ventura City Council meeting Monday night. The city could decide to add another set of rules on top of existing state and federal firearms sales restrictions, including designating particular locations for gun shops.


A man identified at Zale Thompson approaches New York City police officers with a hatchet in the Queens borough of New York. Photo: AP New York: Investigators on Friday were closely examining the background of a man who attacked several police officers in Queens with a hatchet on Thursday, focusing in part on comments he made on the Internet disparaging whites and Christians and supporting violent jihad.


THE CAPITOL STEPS Thursday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. The Capitol Steps plan to bring down the house and Senate with their unique blend of music and political comedy. Each show consists of tasteful lampooning guaranteed to leave both sides of the political spectrum laughing.


M illy has come a long way since being seized, as a puppy, from a dog breeding/fighting ring in the highly publicized El Rio raid a few years ago. She no longer fears people and instead has become outgoing and loving, yet she still waits day after day for a permanent home.


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"You're gonna want to put in earplugs for this," the teens told me before two of them launched into a song of their own creation that featured crunchy guitar licks and hard-hitting drum patterns. It was infectious rock 'n' roll, and those of us listening bobbed our heads and tapped our feet to the driving beat.


Dean Joseph Basler, 58, of Ventura, Calif. pleaded guilty to two felony counts of embezzlement associated with more than $250,000 in premiums that Basler received for homeowners insurance policies.


In partnership with Ventura Water, the City of Ventura and the Ventura Chamber of Commerce, Assemblyman Das Williams , D-Carpinteria, will be hosting a Water Conservation Summit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Ventura City Hall, 505 Poli St. This event will feature presentations and panel discussions with educators, innovators and government officials as they discuss water conservation efforts, the current status of our water, and why it is so important to conserve for the future. Many agencies and community organizations will also be present to talk about conservation efforts and how the general public can become more water-wise in their residences, businesses, and landscaping efforts.


The first few minutes of Adam Rifkin's unique documentary , " Giuseppe Makes A Movie ," may harvest an extreme reaction of "What in the world am I watching? This is crazy-town stuff." This will be followed by thoughts of, "this is a really weird world in which I'm slowly becoming mesmerized."


The winning entries from this year's California Coastal Art &Poetry Contest will be on display through Sunday, November 9,2014, at Channel Islands National Park. Kindergarten through high school students from throughout the state participate in this contest, which is sponsored by the California Coastal Commission each year.

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