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Ventura (Ventura, California)

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  • Boxer made his mark — awkwardly

    OAK VIEW, Calif. — Ray "Windmill" White, a veteran of 60 professional fights, pulls a paperback from a shelf in his office, opens "The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists" and thumbs through it. Finally spotting his name, he looks up and smiles. "So,"...
  • Vend Natural sells healthful snacks in machines

    Vend Natural sells healthful snacks in machines
    Healthful food and vending machines don't exactly mix. Vending machines are typically seen as antithetical to good health, with the industry criticized for contributing to childhood obesity and targeted by new rules requiring calorie disclosure. But...
  • O.C. Man Convicted of Bludgeoning, Dismembering Wife

    O.C. Man Convicted of Bludgeoning, Dismembering Wife
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA -- An Orange County man was convicted Monday of bludgeoning his wife of 39 years to death and then burning her dismembered body in a Ventura County campground. A jury found Richard Gustav Forsberg, 63, guilty of one felony count of...
  • Paul Egertson dies at 75; Lutheran bishop resigned after participating in ordination of lesbian minister

    Paul Egertson dies at 75; Lutheran bishop resigned after participating in ordination of lesbian minister
    The Rev. Paul Egertson, who was asked to resign as a Lutheran bishop in 2001 after violating church policy by participating in the ordination of a non-celibate lesbian minister, has died. He was 75. Egertson, a senior lecturer at California Lutheran...
  • Rusty McNeil dies at 81; U.S. folk-music historian who teamed with her husband

    Rusty McNeil dies at 81; U.S. folk-music historian who teamed with her husband
    Folk singer Rusty McNeil was willing to take her husband-and-wife act on the road in the early 1970s, but the mother of five had one stipulation: "Family had to come first." So the McNeils converted a retired 1949 school bus into a home on wheels that...
  • Man Finds $1 Million Comic Book Stolen From Nicolas Cage

    Man Finds $1 Million Comic Book Stolen From Nicolas Cage
    SIMI VALLEY (KTLA) -- A copy of a rare comic book stolen from Nicolas Cage more than a decade ago was discovered in a local storage locker. The 1938 comic book, "Action Comics #1," was stolen from Cage's West Los Angeles home in 2000 and has an estimated...
  • Raising limoncello's appeal

    Raising <i>limoncello's</i> appeal
    It's easy enough to freehand your way into a decent bottle of limoncello. All you need is a generous handful of lemon zest, a neutral spirit, some sugar and a couple of days of infusing patience. But to Ventura Limoncello's co-owner James Carling,...
  • Market Watch: Persian cucumbers tastefully taking over

    Market Watch: Persian cucumbers tastefully taking over
    Ten years ago, Elizabeth Schneider, the doyenne of produce writers, called for "a cucumber revolution" in her definitive book, "Vegetables From Amaranth to Zucchini". Denouncing the standard American slicing varieties, she implored, "Refuse to buy pumped-...
  • Market Watch: Pixie mandarins from Ojai are a farmers market favorite

    Market Watch: Pixie mandarins from Ojai are a farmers market favorite
    Small and unprepossessing they may be, but Pixie mandarins are a farmers market favorite for their seedlessness, rich flavor — combining the best of mandarin and orange — and late season. In the last decade, Pixies grown in this picturesque...
  • Market Watch: Selecting the best grapefruit

    Market Watch: Selecting the best grapefruit
    Grapefruit may be the most misunderstood of California's fruits. Excellent locally grown examples are available year-round at farmers markets, but it's also easy to fall for fruit — often similar-looking and grown just a few miles away —...
  • The Artisan: StoneGround Bakery in Agoura Hills

    The Artisan: StoneGround Bakery in Agoura Hills
    In the weeks leading up to Rosh Hashana, Abby Franke and his team of bakers at StoneGround Bakery are braiding thousands of egg-and-honey-rich challah loaves by hand. The breads are kosher, as are the hundreds of other Jewish-German products in the Agoura...
  • High winds lead to scattered power outages

     
    By mid-afternoon Thursday, about 6,400 homes were without power due to high winds in territory served by Southern California Edison, a company spokesman said. Outages began about 6:30 a.m. as gusts surged to 60 mph with sustained winds of 20......