Ventura County Star's Top Stories of 2013 on Flipboard

By Ray Meese | We asked readers to rank our top stories of 2013.

Looking back: Springs Fire scorches 28,000 acres of land

The fire that started this morning in Camarillo Springs has hit the canyons of Point Mugu State Park and has burned 8,000 acres, with 10 percent …


28 people injured at Simi Valley fireworks show

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Twenty-eight people were injured in a fireworks explosion about 9:15 p.m. Thursday that led to the immediate shut …

Oxnard police seek public's help after sixth shooting this month

A wave of recent shootings in Oxnard has left the Police Department’s sergeant in charge of violent crimes with little time for sleep.

Sgt. Alex …


Oxnard teacher, fired for performing in porn films, appeals to court to get her job back

A science teacher fired for her past involvement in pornographic films will continue to fight for her job at the Oxnard School District.

Stacie Halas …

Battle to save Port Hueneme's eroding shoreline wages on several fronts

Timing has become critical as a battle to protect public and private property from Port Hueneme’s eroding shoreline continues on several fronts.

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Ventura man pleads not guilty to killing man whose body was found in freezer

A 49-year-old Ventura man accused of killing a man police said was dating his mother and then storing the body in a freezer pleaded not guilty …

Criminal Law

Simi Valley schools recommended for closure all have big enrollment drops

The three Simi Valley schools recommended for closure next year have some of the lowest enrollments in the district, making them logical targets to …

New leases reveal an oil land rush in Ventura County

Anticipating that new drilling techniques will make it possible to tap vast oil reserves thought to be unrecoverable, a Los Angeles-based oil company …

Oil & Gas Industry

Pilot killed after midair collision, crash in Santa Monica Mountains

An airplane pilot was killed when two planes collided over Ventura County on Monday afternoon, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department …

Unafraid, CLU theologian faces death

Jarvis Streeter is dying.

The religion professor at California Lutheran University delivers the news of the pancreatic cancer that has spread to his …

Frenzied housing market forces cleverness on the part of average buyer

The Saunders family has been outbid on every house they've seen in Simi Valley since they started shopping in February.

They don't have enough money …

Ventura church appeals decision on homelessness program

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A church in midtown Ventura that offers religious worship and food, clothing and other social services mostly to homeless people is …

Local Congress representatives turn to social media to discuss shutdown

WASHINGTON — In the late hours of the evening, with the federal government hurtling toward its first shutdown in 17 years, Rep. Lois Capps unleashed …

Sarah Baxter is big celebrity in cross country world

It's easy to spot Sarah Baxter during a cross country race. She's usually running alone far ahead of the pack on her way to another victory.

After the …

Johnson stuns Woods in last Tiger World Challenge at Sherwood

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Sunday’s final round of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge had all the makings of a Hollywood ending with one big exception.



Oaks Christian graduate Phil Bickford doesn't sign with Blue Jays

Oaks Christian School product Phil Bickford, the No. 10 overall pick in June's Major League Baseball draft, has apparently chosen to pitch for Cal …

Reader Poll Results: The Star's top stories of 2013

We asked readers to rank The Star's top stories of 2013. Providing a list of stories to choose from, each story could receive a score of 0-10 (10