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Dozens Treated After California Truck Explosion

AP | Posted 11.19.2014 | Crime

SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — Hazardous materials crews were trying Wednesday to determine how to deal with an unstable substance remaining after an ex...

This Woman Forgave the Drugged Driver Who Killed Her Spouse -- And Is Starting a Movement

Jen Reeder | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Jen Reeder

In honor of her husband, Erin hopes to create a movement in which people live lives full of compassion, everyday miracle, adventure, and being "bold and authentically you." It's a call to action to live your best life possible.

Pension Cutters Hope California Ballot Measure Could Start A Domino Effect

Capital and Main | Gary Cohn | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

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John Nava: Selected Portraits at the Vita Art Center

John Seed | Posted 07.03.2014 | Arts
John Seed

John Nava, one of America's pre-eminent realist artists, is the subject of a small show of twelve portraits -- paintings, monotypes and Jacquard tapes...

California Kids Saying NO

Ventura County Star | Tom Kisken | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

Ventura County youths cut their daily reliance on Coke, SunnyD and other sugary drinks at a greater pace than anywhere else in California, according t...

David Lohr

Life Sentence For Fatal Cleaver Attack On 6-Year-Old Boy

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.06.2012 | Crime

Calvin Sharp, an ex-taxicab driver who brutally murdered a 6-year-old boy with a meat cleaver, has been sentenced in California to life in prison with...

Dems Target Independent in California House Race

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.05.2012 | Los Angeles
The Center for Public Integrity

Groups hoping to help Democrats pick up a House seat in November have spent more than $1 million aimed at boosting their favorite candidate and knocking off independent challenger Linda Parks.

Our Guide To The Ventura County Fair

The Huffington Post | Holly Quinn | Posted 11.19.2011 | Travel

The Ventura County Fair was established in 1874. It is one of the few county fairs in the country located right on the ocean, drawing as many as 300,0...

Teacher Told Slain Student To Stop Wearing Makeup

AP | Posted 10.04.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A teacher testified Thursday that a gay student at a Southern California junior high school paraded around in makeup and high heel...

Nic Cage's Stolen Comic Book Found

AP | By ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 06.11.2011 | Arts

LOS ANGELES -- A valuable comic featuring the debut of Superman has re-surfaced in a storage locker, and police said Monday that it appears to be the ...

No Passport With Somewhere to Go -- Making Lemonade in Southern California

Crai S. Bower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Crai S. Bower

Seems everyone possesses a tragic passport story.

The River Haven Community

Lee Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lee Schneider

I didn't know you could play a Celine Dion CD off a car battery. But Mike Casper has figured how. He's one of 20 or so residents of River Haven, a transitional encampment in Ventura County, California.

Domes for the Homeless

Lee Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lee Schneider

Can a new village of homes be built in a day? The answer is yes if you have volunteers, vision, and an innovative design for geodesic homes.

Of California, Fairgrounds and Things I Can't Afford to Buy Given the Current Budget Situation

Rose Hayden-Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rose Hayden-Smith

Talk about selling fairgrounds? If we value the future of agriculture in California, this is not a dare any of us should be willing to take.

California Thermal Hot Spot Reaches 812 Degrees

Fox News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The ground is so hot in one part of Southern California it can melt the shoes right off your feet. An unexplained "thermal anomaly" caused a patch of...