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March 31, 2000 | TONY LYSTRA
Ventura County Star President and Publisher John P. Wilcox is leaving the newspaper for a job as executive vice president and general manager of the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn. Star Editor Timothy J. Gallagher, 43, will succeed Wilcox as president of the Star and will continue to work as the paper's editor. Both the Star and the Commercial Appeal are owned by E.W. Scripps Co., which runs 19 daily newspapers, nine television stations and other media enterprises.
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March 23, 2014 | By Howard Blume
Simi Valley City Councilman Steven T. Sojka, 49, was arrested recently, reportedly on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to police and local media. The incident was first reported Saturday by the Ventura County Star, which said the arrest was related to drinking. Booking records don't clearly indicate the reason for the arrest, but say Sojka was taken into custody at 12:11 a.m., March 12, on a misdemeanor charge. El Segundo police made the arrest.
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August 26, 2009
Ventura and Los Angeles, Calif. - August 24, 2009 - The Ventura County Star and the Los Angeles Times Media Group (LATMG) today announced their participation in a late-week total market coverage advertising insert program, providing an effective distribution solution with targeted reach to 95,000 East Ventura County households, plus Fillmore and Mission Oaks. "We're pleased to be able to offer this combined preprint package to our advertisers and our community," said George Cogswell, President and Publisher of the Ventura County Star.
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January 24, 2014 | By Eryn Brown
A large section of the historic Ventura Pier has been closed to the public after one of its supporting posts failed. According to a report in the Ventura County Star , the piling, which anchors the 1,600-foot-long pier to the ocean floor, "apparently gave way" as a group of city employees stood on the structure Friday afternoon. The city ordered visitors to evacuate the two-thirds of the pier closest to the ocean shortly thereafter. The portion of the pier closest to the shore, which offers access to two restaurants, remains open.
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December 12, 2008 | Catherine Saillant, Saillant is a Times staff writer.
The Ventura County Star was rebuffed Thursday in its efforts to quickly overturn a judge's order to withhold publication of a story that details the slashing death of a 6-year-old boy last year. Legal experts and the newspaper's editor said the ruling earlier this week by Superior Court Judge Ken Riley is a clear violation of 1st Amendment protections. But Riley, who was out of town, declined to hold an immediate hearing and set one for Monday.
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October 14, 1997 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ventura County Edition of the Los Angeles Times has won 31 awards for excellence in the fourth annual Ventura County Press Club contest, including 17 first-place prizes for daily newspapers. The Times dominated in the major news-writing categories for the fourth straight year, winning prizes for best spot news story, best investigative story, best in-depth story, best series of articles and best continuing coverage of a news event.
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August 26, 1995 | PHYLLIS W. JORDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ventura County Edition of the Los Angeles Times has won 40 awards for excellence--including 22 of 30 first prizes for daily newspapers--in the second annual Ventura County Press Club awards contest. Times reporters dominated the awards in the local newswriting and reporting categories, winning prizes for best news story, best story by a team of reporters, best series of articles, best investigative story and best news feature story.
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March 19, 2009 | Catherine Saillant
The father of an Oxnard teenager accused of gunning down a gay classmate was found dead Wednesday, the day his son was scheduled to appear in court to determine if he would face a trial, Ventura County authorities said. Bill McInerney, 45, was discovered shortly before 8 a.m. in the living room of his Silver Strand home by a friend who arrived to drive him to court, said James Baroni, Ventura County's chief deputy medical examiner.
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April 13, 1999 | BARBARA MURPHY
The Ventura County Star has sold its 4 1/2-acre Thousand Oaks location for $3 million to a company that plans to open a fitness center on the site. The property at 2595 Thousand Oaks Blvd. consists of the newspaper building plus three smaller buildings, totaling 40,000 square feet. AVG Partners, which purchased the property, plans to tear down the smaller buildings.
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November 18, 1994 | KAY SAILLANT
Ventura County Newspapers announced Thursday that the company is changing the name of its three daily newspapers and two zoned editions--a move aimed partly at attracting a larger advertising base. The Ventura County Star-Free Press will drop "Free Press" from its masthead to become the Ventura County Star beginning Tuesday, said publisher John P. Wilcox. Two zoned editions of that paper will be called the Oxnard Star and the Camarillo Star.
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January 10, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
A man charged with assaulting an off-duty firefighter who fled a Simi Valley courthouse Thursday before a hearing in the case has turned himself back in to authorities . Devin Lamar Kelley, 25, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly attacked the Ventura County firefighter Oct. 26, Simi Valley Police Department officials said in a statement. The 35-year-old firefighter, who was unconscious when officers arrived on the scene in the 500 block of Valley Gate Road, was taken to a hospital, police said.
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January 9, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A man charged with assaulting an off-duty firefighter fled the Simi Valley courthouse before a hearing in the case, police said Thursday evening. Devin Lamar Kelley, 25, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly attacked the Ventura County firefighter Oct. 26, Simi Valley Police Department officials said in a statement. The 35-year-old firefighter was unconscious when officers arrived on the scene in the 500 block of Valley Gate Road, police said.
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August 27, 2013 | By Times Staff Writer
Immigration authorities are looking into possible human smuggling after a panga boat was found Tuesday morning on the shore of Mugu Rock, Ventura County sheriff's officials said. California Highway Patrol officials responded about 6:10 a.m. to a report about the beached vessel. Ventura County sheriff's officials and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were called to assist, said Capt. Don Aguilar of the Sheriff's Department. “We frequently have boats that wash ashore, whether it's for drugs or human smuggling, but this one we believe is suspected of human smuggling,” Capt.
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May 8, 2013 | By Hector Becerra
Unincorporated areas of Ventura County are joining other communities that require actors in porn films to wear condoms. The County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance Tuesday that takes effect immediately, according to the Ventura County Star , which reported that no one spoke out against or in favor of the law. The supervisors spoke only briefly about it, the newspaper reported. The ordinance would be enforced by the county's public health department, which would send inspectors to film locations.
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April 4, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
Authorities are searching Thursday for two Thousand Oaks teenagers who they believe ran away from their homes and may be suicidal. Ventura County sheriff's deputies received a call around 1 a.m. Thursday reporting 13-year-old Nicholas Marino as missing. Deputies searched for Marino at his girlfriend's house, and Kaylee Rebert, 14, was then also reported missing. “They apparently left some notes,” sheriff's Capt. Luis Obregon said, but would not provide further details. Officials said the teens were last seen at their homes.
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August 26, 2009
Ventura and Los Angeles, Calif. - August 24, 2009 - The Ventura County Star and the Los Angeles Times Media Group (LATMG) today announced their participation in a late-week total market coverage advertising insert program, providing an effective distribution solution with targeted reach to 95,000 East Ventura County households, plus Fillmore and Mission Oaks. "We're pleased to be able to offer this combined preprint package to our advertisers and our community," said George Cogswell, President and Publisher of the Ventura County Star.
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November 7, 1998 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
A man has been posing as a local newspaper supervisor and setting up burglaries by calling residents for a bogus quality control audit and then soliciting information about when they are home, Ventura authorities said Friday. The caller is telephoning east-side residents and asking if the delivery time of their newspaper has been coinciding with their departure for work, Ventura Police Sgt. Bob Velez said.
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August 27, 2013 | By Times Staff Writer
Immigration authorities are looking into possible human smuggling after a panga boat was found Tuesday morning on the shore of Mugu Rock, Ventura County sheriff's officials said. California Highway Patrol officials responded about 6:10 a.m. to a report about the beached vessel. Ventura County sheriff's officials and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were called to assist, said Capt. Don Aguilar of the Sheriff's Department. “We frequently have boats that wash ashore, whether it's for drugs or human smuggling, but this one we believe is suspected of human smuggling,” Capt.
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April 17, 2009 | Dennis McLellan
John S. Broome, an Oxnard rancher and philanthropist whose family has owned land in Ventura County since before the turn of the 20th century and who was a major supporter of Cal State Channel Islands, has died. He was 91. Broome, who had a stroke in January, died April 10 at home on his ranch, said his grandson Alden Broome. The Illinois-born Broome was part of a family that bought a Mexican land grant in Ventura County -- Rancho Guadalasca -- in 1880.
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March 19, 2009 | Catherine Saillant
The father of an Oxnard teenager accused of gunning down a gay classmate was found dead Wednesday, the day his son was scheduled to appear in court to determine if he would face a trial, Ventura County authorities said. Bill McInerney, 45, was discovered shortly before 8 a.m. in the living room of his Silver Strand home by a friend who arrived to drive him to court, said James Baroni, Ventura County's chief deputy medical examiner.
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