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Two separate, strong thunderstorms were developing over Santa Monica and Ventura County on Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service said. Local flooding was expected in storm cells, according to tweets from the Los Angeles office of the NWS. Rain was falling along the Los Angeles coast, in Beverly Hills and parts of Orange County. The storm between Ventura and Ojai would bring heavy rains, while the one over Santa Monica was expected to briefly bring heavy rain, the NWS said. Extremely heavy rain falling near Ventura & Ojai with lightning.


I think of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom whenever I think of the good ol' Imperial IPA from Russian River Brewing Co., Pliny the Elder. The scene wherein Jones is running for his life from a massive boulder only to narrowly escape, but Pliny the Elder is Jones and the boulder is the beer treasure hunters of Ventura County. Acquiring Pliny the Elder in Ventura is near impossible because Russian River doesn't distribute here. So it was north I went. We left with three bottles of Pliny and three of Blind Pig. Maybe someday that will change.


After an investigation, detectives served a search warrant in November on Gil's residence in the 2200 block of Fawn Avenue. Gil was arrested Wednesday at the Ventura Police Department. He was later booked at the Ventura County Jail on suspicion of lewd conduct with a minor, luring a minor, sodomy of a minor and rape of a victim incapable of giving consent due to intoxication. Anyone with related information is urged to contact detective Cpl. David Ruggiero of the Ventura Police Department at 339-4304.


According to the Ventura County District Attorney's Office, Jose Alejandro Sanchez Ramirez, of Yuma, Arizona, abandoned his 2005 F-450 produce truck, which was hauling a trailer with welding equipment, after it got stuck on the train tracks on Tuesday . Ramirez's attorneys say he did everything he could to remove his truck, but when he saw the train approaching, he left the scene. According to officials, the produce truck caught on fire, and five train cars derailed. Officials said trains fully operational by late Wednesday afternoon.


Bonnie Weigel, current president and CEO of Food Share, Ventura County's food bank, has announced her intention to run for Ventura County Supervisor, District 1, a seat currently held by four-term Supervisor Steve Bennett. District 1 includes the Ojai Valley, Ventura and northwest Oxnard. "It's time for new leadership," said Weigel. Weigel, 46, a registered Republican, has headed Food Share since 2008. Bennett can legally hold the office for one more term; voters passed a three-term limit initiative, Measure T, in 2008.


And the ball seems to be moving fairly fast. A request for proposals for the purchase and development of the site was approved by the City Council on Feb. 10. Deadline for proposals is March 12, giving prospective buyers just a month to come up with their plans. At least one company has already shown some interest in Site #2. "Right now, we're working with the city and county to consider possible options that could allow us to expand our footprint," Fetcher explained. Recommendations for that site will go before the City Council in April.


Adrian Navarrete-Gonzalez entered the pleas Wednesday. The Ventura County Star reports a county grand jury indicted the 28-year-old Navarrete-Gonzalez for first-degree murder with a special circumstance of kidnapping. He was also charged with assault on a child causing death and use of a knife. Prosecutor Ann Spillner says the evidence showed Navarrete Gonzalez stabbed his young son in the car Jan. 2 before going into his house and calling police. Police found the boy, named Jacob, dead from a single stab wound.


Dr. John David Broms Jack lived on the beach overlooking the ocean-in Ventura. He was active in growing his medical practice, Ventura Orthopaedic Group, and becoming valued member of the community for 50 years. He was Chief of Staff at Ventura Community Memorial Hospital and received numerous medical honors and awards over the years including the Physician Emeritus of the Year in 2004. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura. Condolences may be left at TedMayrFuneralHome.com.


The train, the first of the morning on the Ventura route, had just left its second stop of Oxnard on its way to downtown Los Angeles, about 65 miles away, when it struck the truck around 5:45 a.m. There were 48 passengers aboard and three crew members, who were all injured. The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Railroad Administration were sending investigators to the Tuesday crash in Oxnard. The tracks, which are also used by Amtrak and freight trains were shut down. Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.


A Metrolink train derailment in Oxnard this morning where at least 30 people have been injured has caused delays for some Metrolink trains. Ventura lines appear to be the only routes affected at this point.


The Carpinteria Unified School District needs a new superintendent now that longtime schools chief Paul Cordeiro has left for Santa Clarita. Cordeiro, who led the Carpinteria district for almost 10 years, took a job with the Newhall School District at the end of January. There wasn't much warning for his departure, as Cordeiro accepted the job in early December, according to The Santa Clarita Valley Signal newspaper. Chancer, who started Feb. 2, is a Carpinteria local but new to the district. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook .


Authorities have arrested a man who allegedly set fire to five cars in the parking lot of the Ventura County Government Center. California Highway Patrol officers leaving a detention facility saw the cars ablaze at around 4:15 a.m. Saturday in Ventura. One car had moderate damage but the others are considered total losses. The county Sheriff's Office says deputies took 36-year-old Jeffrey Landis of Santa Monica into custody with the help of a police dog after he resisted arrest. There's no word on a motive for the arson.


VENTURA -- Deputies arrested a suspect Saturday in connection with a massive arson attack on vehicles in a parking lot. According to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, deputies were sent around 4:00 a.m. to the Ventura County Government Center, located at Victoria Avenue and Telephone Road. Officials said the vehicle fires were extinguished within two hours. The government center houses the main county court house, and a jail facility, but it is not open 24 hours a day. No further information is available at this time.


Michael Powers, 52, of Ventura, has been appointed to the California In-Home Supportive Services Authority. Powers has been the County of Ventura executive officer since 2011, where he has served in several positions since 1992, including director of the Ventura County Health Care Agency, hospital administrator, compliance officer and assistant county counsel. He was an associate at Nordman, Cormany, Hair and Compton from 1989 to 1992. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.


Each painting is a primal garden teeming with buoyant organisms and plantlike formations. Horowitz-Brookes is currently writing a novel and is an active blogger. Blatantly fecund, primal and inevitably erotic, "End of Bees" is more like the story of the birds and the bees. Horowitz-Brookes creates a strong body of work that conveys her interest in depth and space, and reveals a painterly style that is fresh and self-assured. End of Bees is abuzz until March 12 at Ventura College's Santa Paula Campus, 957 Faulkner Road.


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Holland has been photographing Silver Lake for three years and every day is different, she said. It has been a long hard road for her, as she lost her job, car and home because of her medical expenses, and moved in with her sister in Loveland. Holland has never participated in The Art Advocacy Project before, but now that she's more involved in the Loveland community, has volunteered at the Loveland Museum/Gallery and has art hanging at LoCo Artisan Coffee House, she thought it was another great way to exhibit her art to the public.

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